I play songs from the 1950's and 60's. In my view the best music period ever!
Artists covers include Chuck Berry, Elvis Presley, Bill Haley & The Comets, Jerry Lee Lewis, Marty Wilde, Billy Fury, Joe Brown, Cliff & The Shadows, The Beatles, Manfred Mann, Rolling Stones, The Beach Boys, The Everly Brothers, Spencer Davis Group and many more.
I have a small set up and some lights if needed. I play a one hour set which can be split into two halves of 30 mins.
1950's Roll Over Beethoven (Chuck Berry) Rock Around The Clock (Bill Haley & The Comets) Three Steps To Heaven (Eddie Cochran) Be The Day (Buddy Holly & The Crickets) Twenty Flight Rock (Eddie Cochran) Endless Sleep (Marty Wilde) Johnny B. Goode (Chuck Berry) Shake Rattle & Roll (Bill Haley & The Comets) Oh Boy! (Buddy Holly & The Crickets) At The Hop (Danny & The Juniors) Great Balls Of Fire (Jerry Lee Lewis) I Guess It Doesn't Matter Anymore (Buddy Holly & The Crickets) Move It! (Cliff Richard & The Shadows) Smoke Gets In Your Eyes (The Platters)
1960's Can't Take My Eyes Off You (Andy Williams/The Four Seasons) What Do You Want? (Adam Faith) Oh Carol! (Neil Sedaka) Oh Diana! (Paul Anka) Penny Arcade (Roy Orbison) Runaround Sue (Dion) Apache! (The Shadows) The Last Waltz (Englebert Humperdink) I Saw Her Standing There (The Beatles) Do You Wanna Dance? (Cliff Richard & The Shadows) Let's Dance (Chris Montez) Every Time You Walk In The Room (The Searchers) Keep On Running (Spencer Davis Group) My Girl (The Temptations) Mustang Sally (Wilson Picket) Sweet Caroline (Neil Diamond) Let's Twist Again (Chubby Checker) I Feel Fine (The Beatles) Brown Eyed Girl (Van Morrison) Do Wah Diddy (Manfred Mann) How Do You Do It? (Gerry & The Pacemakers) Flowers In The Rain (The Move) Everybody's Talkin' (Harry Nilsson) Halfway To Paradise (Billy Fury) Be Young Be Foolish Be Happy (The Tamms) Suspicious Minds (Elvis Presley) Lady Madonna (The Beatles) Save The Last Dance For Me (The Drifters) Wild Thing (The Troggs) It's All Over Now (The Rolling Stones) At The Hop (Dion & The Belmonts) All My Loving (The Beatles) I'm Into Something Good (Herman's Hermits) I'm A Believer (The Monkees) Sloop John B. (The Beach Boys) Ob La Di Ob La Da (The Marmalade) Wonderful Land (The Shadows) I Could Easily Fall In Love With You (Cliff Richard) Here Comes My Baby (The Tremeloes) Twist & Shout! (The Beatles) In The Midnight Hour (Wilson Picket) King Of The Road (Roger Miller) All Or Nothing (The Small Faces) Pretty Flamingo (Manfred Mann) Pretty Woman (Roy Orbison) The Night Has A Thousand Eyes (Bobby Vee) Gee Whiz It's You (Cliff Richard) Be My Baby (The Ronnets) Daydream Believer (The Monkees) There's A Ghost In My House (R Dean Taylor) Route 66 (The Rolling Stones) A Girl Like You (The Troggs) Eight Days A Week (The Beatles) Travellin' Light (Cliff Richard) F.B.I. (The Shadows) Everlasting Love (The Love Affair) The Lovin' Things (The Marmalade) Wichita Lineman (Glen Campbell) Shakin' All Over (Johnny Kidd & The Pirates) Help Me Rhonda (The Beach Boys) Hippy Hippy Shake (The Swinging Blue Jeans) True Love Ways (Buddy Holly) Runaway (Del Shannon) Batchelor Boy (Cliff Richard)
The Son Of Hickory Hollers Tramp (O.C.Smith) Mean Woman Blues (Roy Orbison) Delilah (Tom Jones) Saturday Night At The Movies (The Drifters) Foot Tapper (The Shadows) Hi Ho Silver Lining (Jeff Beck)
Just to say thank you to all who made nice comments about my show, some of which are displayed below, it is really very much appreciated! I love what I do and to see folks having a great time is really special! Thank you Colin
Hi Colin, Thanks for giving us such superb show, our 70th birthdays will certainly be one to remember! The whole evening went very well and you were such a big part of it! My Husband is very much into The Shadows music and loved what you played! So glad we saw you when we did as we were just about out of ideas as to what to do for the entertainment! Best wishes, Brenda & John (The Polish Club - Scunthorpe)
Dear Colin, I want to congratulate you on such a fantastic night! Thank you also for stepping in at such short notice! We had a fabulous time and the dancefloor was heaving! The encore seemed to go on for at least an hour! I told you that they would keep you busy if you went down well with them didn't I? Ha Ha! We hope to have you again in the future! Regards, Joan Taylor (Babworth Ladies Darts Team)
Hi Colin, Thank you for such a wonderful night! Jane and I were thrilled with you and the music you played! You had something for everyone and many commented on how good it was! We will certainly be contacting you again to play at our new pub when it opens later this year! Thanks, Sandra and Jim Brakeman
Hi Colin, We would just like to say thank you for a great evening of entertainment! I was so nervous about how things would go but you were so accomodating and the show was great! We are recommending you to a couple of our friends who are getting married soon!Thanks again! Jayne and Terry (Market Deeping Snooker Centre)
Hi Colin, Would just like to write and say a big thank you for the evenings entertainment at our snooker presentation dinner dance at The Baskerville Hotel in Baston! everyone has been telling me how good you were and we will hopefully be asking you for next years presentation dance! Kind regards, Roddy Woodthorpe
What a fantastic night last night, we were so brilliantly entertained by that fabulous Vocalist, Musician and entertainer Colin Powell. Our grateful thanks Colin from all of the (Buffs) at our Christmas Dinner, made our night, thanks again. If any of our Bygone Donny friends have not seen you perform then they are missing out on a treat, look out for Colin when he his booked locally, or message him and ask him where he is appearing next. You will not be disappointed, what a fabulous act, our thanks again. Terry & the lads. (The Buffalos Christmas party - Doncaster)
Dear Colin, Many thanks for your performance at Sherwood Forest Golf Club on New Years Eve. It was a great evening and much of that was down to you. Your ability to judge the mood of the audience and perform appropriately was a credit to your talent, well done! Comments from members ranged from ' This is Brilliant ! ' to ' This is the best New Year Party Yet !' A great night was had by all and we look forward to your next performance at Sherwood. Richard Cooper (Club Captain - Sherwood Forest Golf Club)
Dear Colin, Just thought I'd drop you a few lines to thank you for a brilliant night. Our Daughter Cheryl was very nervous on her wedding day but in the event was so pleased with how the the whole day went and then to be topped off with you on the night it made for an unforgettable evening. Her husband Terry is a big Shadows fan and was so impressed by the instrumentals you played! In approximately two years my other Daughter is getting married and would certainly like to consider booking you again! I will contact you again with regards to this of course. Thank you once again! Anne & James Shorey
"Colin played at our New Year's Eve party in 2012 and we were so impressed that we booked him straight away for 2013. The audience covered a wide age range and we had a another wonderful evening - Colin played a mixture of old and new keeping the dance floor busy the whole time. I am sure we will be booking him again. Ian Anderson Sherwood Forest Golf Club"
Hi Colin, Just an informal thank you from me as Lady Vice Captain at Sherwood for New Years Eve. I thought you were great and when asked by Mr Vice captain what I thought about next year my immediate response was 'book him!' Very best wishes, Lynn Buttery Sherwood Forest Golf Club (Lady Vice Captain)
Hi Colin, Great night, thanks! You went down like a storm. I will be in touch with you about re-booking you for this October! Thanks, Eileen Wood
Hi Colin, What a great evening Colin. I think you saw how much people enjoyed themselves. We like to have a good time here. I am under pressure to organise another one now! I’ll be in touch. Terry. (Jowett Court House (Retirement Home) Bradford
Hi Colin, Seriously you were brilliant...the family loved every word you sang, you were truly professional in the church and all 3 songs sounded amazing! In the pub at the wake everyone commented and said that Dennis would have most certainly approved!! I will be booking you again maybe for our family BBQ later this year ay my house, thank you so much from all of us!! Take Care! Simon Benning (for and on behalf of the family of the late Dennis Heywood, Nottingham)
(P.N. This lovely testimonial came after I played at Dennis Heywood's funeral which consisted of 3 songs chosen by the family at the church and then many Rock'n'Roll songs which Dennis liked at the wake!)
"Wow...Colin you were great last night and really got my party swinging. Your play list was brilliant just what I wanted and you got everyone dancing and singing along I won't hesitate to recommend you to all friends and family in the future and look forward to having you play for us again. TOP GUY- Book Colin..You will not be disappointed 😊" Sarah Mills 50th Birthday Party
Hi Colin, On behalf of Tamworth U3A, I would like to thank you for making our Annual / Christmas Lunch such a huge success. Everybody had such a fantastic time due to your choice of music and a great singing voice. I have never seen so many people on the dance floor. I would highly recommend you for any event. Thanks Colin. Kind regards Judy Emery
Hi Colin, Just wanted to thank you again absolute stirling performance Everybody commented afterwards I would like to book you for next July When I look at the nearest date I will be in touch,it will be at the Red Lion again Thanks again Rob Knight
"superb, great guy x played at our wedding highly recommend" Claire Davison
"Absoloutley superb if you like rock and roll 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s he can do it all we had him for our wedding on 28th july 2018 everybody danced and enjoyed his music even does requests and can learn extra songs if needs be superb 5*. "Cant say enough about what a top guy he was played songs we asked to learn for our wedding and did a cracking job a good voice and artist,class act totally recommend! Andrew Davison
A massive thank you to Colin Powell Singer & Guitarist who provided the entertainment at Dads 90th Birthday Party. All the residents & staff as well as ourselves had a great time singing and dancing to your show. Bernie & Teresa making a show of me & Dad see first video! Very reliable and professional person, easy to deal with and great with my Dad and the other residents. Thank you Colin once again for making Dads day so special Bernie, Teresa & Kathy 90th Birthday Party @ Dr Andersons Lodge Care Home