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Bass Guitar (Fender, 5 & 6 String fretted fretless and acoustic)  

Double Bass/ Upright Bass (acoustic electric) Backing Vocals/Harmonies. 

Other instruments:, Guitar (Electric), Sousaphone




Music Qualifications 


(1993 – 1997)- BA hons (2.1) Popular Music & Sound Recording Salford University  and previously Leeds College Of Music (3yrs).   




Experience (significant dates/work) 

(all work on bass guitar and double bass) 


Live Performance 


1990 – 1994 Played bass guitar with various local bands and musicians, studied at Leeds College Of Music.

1995 Toured with a professional show band on cruise ships and holiday centres as resident band and backing artists covering a wide variety of genres.

1996 Resumed studies at Salford University, played double bass with The Salford University Big Band under direction of Robin Dewhurst.

1997- 1998 Performance several artists and producers including Jools Holland, The Waterboys,  The Casa Latina all Stars, James Morrison, Jersey Street. Toured with The Commitments soul band around Europe and Scandinavia.



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1999 Fronted and directed self project Subterranea  performances include Manchester Jazz Festival.

2000- 2004 Performances include Jersey Street, Corinne Bailey Rae,  Malena , Holly Lerski, Angie Palmer, Branford Marsalis, Badly Drawn Boyand Rebelski.

2005-2007 Performances with Angie Palmer Sax Assault, Acoustric, Bob Mintzer, Cole Page &  Ray Quinn (Face Music/ Sue Carling). 

2007-2008 Co-write/production/performance of “If U Believe” with Kenny Thomas & Solaris, Craig Owen. 



Studio And Television Work 


1994 On Granada Television  two performances on  Stars In Their  Eyes show.

1997 - 1998 Studio recordings for record producer Alan Parsons. 

1999- 2000 Studio work with Manchester producers:Jersey Street andRainy City Music. 

2001- 2002 Studio recording with Manchester producers Mettle Music, Uncut Television (Class OF…..1985/6 BBC2) appearances with Curiosity Killed The Cat & T’Pau.

2003-2005 Recordings and remixes with: S-Club, Rebelski (Heavenly Records) , Holly Lerski (Sanctuary Records) 


2006 -2009 Recordings with Cherry Ghost, New Order, Danni Minoque, Chris De Burgh (All Around The World Records) also recent recordings with The Jooks, Ray Quinn, Badly Drawn Boy Sax Assault & Bob Mintzer.  



Other Work and Interest’s


Since June 2000, I have authored my own web pages to incorporate global sales of my original music “Make Time Last” in both digital and CD formats. www.olliecollins.com the website also offers information and recourses regarding my profile and photographs, as well as a wealth of educational information for bass players.  


I am also a music educator and  have published two bass tutoring books under the name “Bass Stop Music”  I am also the bass guitar and double bass tutor at Salford University.


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