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Colin Gray

Colin Gray - Alternate Mode Artist

On completion of his studies at The Royal Military School of Music where he won the Denis Brady Memorial Prize for Percussion Performance, Colin was posted to the Band of The Prince of Wales’s Division. During his five years of service, Colin travelled all over the world including tours to Canada, Cyprus, The Falklands, Europe and Dubai where he performed in the exclusive Madinat Theatre and Al Jumeirah Beach Hotel Complex alongside Jim Davidson. Whilst in the UK, Colin performed at The Festival of Remembrance at The Royal Albert Hall alongside Katherine Jenkins and Russel Watson and at the world famous Edinburgh Military Tattoo that was broadcast to a global audience. He also appeared as a featured soloist of the Band and was selected by the Principle Director of Army Music to appear in The All-Star Band of the Corps of Army Music. 

Colin has been the Principal Timpanist of the Flowers Band since 2005 during which time he has worked with many renowned conductors including Gary Cutt, Richard Evans, Roy Newsome and Philip Harper. He has performed at all the major contests in the UK with the Band including The Open at Symphony Hall Birmingham, Brass in Concert at The Sage Centre Gateshead and The National Finals at The Royal Albert Hall. He has also performed on several of the Band’s CDs including a Solo CD by Brett Baker, the Principle Trombone of the Black Dyke Band. 

Colin has performed for many musicals, appeared with The British Concert Orchestra under the direction of BBC Radio 2’s “Listen to the Band” host Frank Renton, whilst also guesting for numerous function bands, big bands and orchestras.  

Colin is currently a percussion teacher for the award winning Hampshire County Music Service and is an in-demand freelance percussionist with a busy schedule of concerts, musicals and performances. 

In 2009, Colin was delighted to become an Alternate Mode Artist.