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Colin Towns

key, *1948 GB, West Ham
Singer / Musician / Composer of Rock
A.k.a. Colin William Towns Cosmo Toons

Colin William Towns (born 13 May 1948, in West Ham, London) is an English composer and keyboardist. He was noted as playing in bands formed by ex-Deep Purple singer Ian Gillan, and later worked extensively in composing soundtracks for film, television and commercials. Learning piano as a child, by the age of 13 he was earning money playing at weddings and birthdays in his neighborhood of the East End of London. He went on to play in numerous dance bands, jazz ensembles and also became a session musician.

     
Instruments
  • Keyboards
  • Flute
  • Vocals
Genres
  • Rock
  • Jazz
  • Soundtrack
  • Classical
Popular Tracks   
Doors of the Mind on Dark Drama by Colin Towns
Approach of Darkness on Dark Drama by Colin Towns
Mysterious Paths on Dark Drama by Colin Towns
One Step Beyond on Dark Drama by Colin Towns
Hope on Meeting of the Spirits by Billy Cobham, Colin Towns & hr-Bigband
The Long Night on Dark Drama by Colin Towns
You Know, You Know on Meeting of the Spirits by Billy Cobham, Colin Towns & hr-Bigband
Sad Memories on Dark Drama by Colin Towns
Murderous on Dark Drama by Colin Towns
Don’t Fence Me In on Don't Fence Me in - The Music of Cole Porter by Bohuslän Big Band, Colin Towns & Nils Landgren

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Band Members
Discography



Title Artist Year Type
John Lennon -- In My Own WriteColin Towns, The NDR Big Band2010Album
Visions Of Miles: The Electric Period Of Miles DavisColin Towns, hr Bigband2009Album
The Catherine Cookson Music Collection Volume 1Colin Towns, Alan Parker2008Album
Doc MartinColin Towns2007Album
Meeting Of The Spirits (A Celebration Of The Mahavishnu Orchestra)Billy Cobham, Colin Towns, hr Bigband2006Album
Lend Me Your EarsColin Towns, The NDR Big Band2006Album
Mon AngeColin Towns2005Album
Frank Zappa's Hot Licks (And Funny Smells)Colin Towns + The NDR Big Band2005Album
Les Rivieres Pourpres 2 - Les Anges De L'apocalypseColin Towns2004Album
The Theatre Of Kurt WeillColin Towns, The NDR Big Band2000Album
The Wind In The Willows AttractionColin Towns1999Album
Guest House ParadisoColin Towns1999Album
Solo Instruments - StringsColin Towns1998Album
CadfaelColin Towns1996Compil.
The BuccaneersColin Towns1995Album
Modern JazzDavid Mitcham, Colin Towns1994Album
The Puppet Masters (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)Colin Towns1994Album
The Beatrix Potter Music CollectionColin Towns1994Compil.
Classical Hollywood IIIErich Wolfgang Korngold / Jerome Moross / Franz Waxman / Colin Towns featuring The Korngold Quartet, Scott Woolley, The Mildred Pierce Orchestra1992Album
Capital CityColin Towns1990Album
The Wolves Of Willoughby ChaseColin Towns1989Album
Dramatic Brass And ElectronicsColin Towns1985Album
Pastoral/RomanticColin Towns1985Album
DramaColin Towns1983Album
Making FacesColin Towns1982Album
BreakdownColin Towns1980Single
Full CircleColin Towns1978Album
Full CircleColin Towns1978Single
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