About Colin

Colin is an internationally recognized award wining Live Event Sound Engineer/Designer whose sound design has been heard all over the world.

Colin specializes in Large Scale Live Broadcast Events, overseeing and co-ordinating all audio aspects of the live shows. He is the Sound Designer/Live Sound Supervisor for both The Brit Awards and MTV’s European Music Awards and is Hans Zimmers Live FOH Engineer. Colin also specializes in movie showings with live Orchestras.

Colin was the recipiant of TPI’s ‘FOH Engineer of the Year’ Award in 2017 and was the finalist for both the Parnelli Award and Pro Sound Award in the same year.

Colin’s Story

Colin’s background is in theatre. He trained at The Guildhall School of Music and Drama and was a resident Sound Designer at The National Theatre for ten years before going freelance. Colin’s sound design projects include events, rock/pop, classical, theatre, film and corporate. Below are a few highlights, please see Colin’s portfolio for a full listing.

Live Music & Event Highlights:

Sound Designer for ‘The Brit Awards’ since 2015.  Live Sound Supervisor ‘MTV EMA’s since 2014. Live Sound Supervisor ‘BBC Music Awards’ 2014. Headed up the Live Sound Operating Team for the 2012 Olympic Games. The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Concert, The Classical Brit Awards, The Blue Planet, Planet Earth & Frozen Planet Live Arena Shows, José Carreras, Plácido Domingo, Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, Herbie Hancock, Rolando Villaón, Jonas Kaufmann, Katherine Jenkins, Lang Lang, Marti Pellow, George Fenton, The LCO, LPO, RPO, BBC Concert, RCO, Manchester Camerata, Philharmonia, The Sydney, Bartok, Dallas, Seattle, Lithuanian State Orchestras and the Pope.

Recent Theatre Design Highlights:

Derren Brown’s ‘Miracle’, ‘Infamous’, ‘ Svengali’ and ‘Enigma’ (West End & Tours), The History Boys (National Theatre, West End, Broadway & International Tour), The Secret Garden (Edinburgh,  Toronto), The Night Of The Iguana, Chess, The Witches Of Eastwick, The King and I, Jolson and Co, A Man for all Seasons, Oliver!, Imagine This, Closer, Treasure Island, Berlin Hanover Express, A Midsummer Nights Dream, The Taming of The Shrew, Fabulation, Strawberries in January, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Oliver!, Ragtime, DreamGirls, Anything Goes, The Full Monty, Fiddler on the Roof, Into the Woods, Chicago, Guys and Dolls, Cabaret, Company and Les Misérables., Sweeny Todd.

Film Highlights:

Stage Beauty, Alfie and Mrs Henderson Presents.

“I think music in itself is healing. It’s an explosive expression of humanity. It’s something we are all touched by. No matter what culture we’re from, everyone loves music.”


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