Thanks for visiting my website. My name is Ollie Collins I’m a bass
player from Manchester UK.
main ethos when it comes to playing the bass is to be solid and
reliable, with an emphasis on note placement and time rather than over
embellishment. However, I'm also in to a variety of sounds, styles,
effects and textures such as fretless and extended range basses.
In addition playing bass guitar and double bass, I also play guitar,
sousaphone and sing lead and backing vocals. I read both dots
and chord charts and have plenty of experience working in Theatre
and on TV.
New Album for 2021/2
in the later stages of recording what will be my third album.
I'm excited with how it is sounding so far. As ever, honoured to have
some great musicians involved too.
is a taster track, I hope you like it.
Who else I've Work With: (in order of who I can
Rivers, Nearly Dan, Bigfinn, Rogue Emperor, Angie Palmer, Badly
Drawn Boy, Sister Sledge, The Temptations, Jersey Street, Craig
Owen, Ian Lang, Sax Assault, Bob Mintzer, Branford Marsalis, Gwillam
Simcock, Simon Willescroft, The Elliot Henshaw Band, Jooks, Subterranea,
Akoustrick, Turn It Loose, Curiosity Killed The Cat, Alan Parsons,
Iconic Phare, Ray Quinn, Danii Minoque, New Order, Mettle Music,
Soularis, Hed Kandi, Kenny Thomas, Rebelski, Holly Lerski, Russell
Watson, James Morrison, The Commitments, Cherry Ghost and Parlour
Flames - a band featuring Bonehead (Ex Oasis) and Vinny Peculiar.
Where I've Played
played in all sorts of places from tiny coffee shops to 20 thousand
capacity outdoor arenas. Notable venues/events: Glastonbury Festival,
Royal Festival Hall, Montreux Jazz Festival, Royal Albert Hall,
London Astoria, Hammersmith Apollo, Manchester Apollo, Manchester
Academy, Manchester GMEX, Manchester Arena, O2 Arena, , Belfast
Odyssey Arena, 02 Indigo Club, 606 Club, Pizza In The Park, World
Sax Congress, London Olympia and more locally…..the Manchester Jazz
have two albums out under my own name. "Make Time Last" recorded
in 2002 and "A New Direction" 2008. Both records comprise of original
material featuring various bass instruments. There are also songs
with me singing! I was lucky and honored to work with some great
friends/musicians on these projects, check out my brother site
olliecollins.com For More Details. More recently in 2009
my band "Akoustrick" have a listen here.
are available to buy via the Music page or CD Baby links
to the right. You can also download tracks from places like itunes.