Live Sessions | Studio
Bass Guitar (Fender, 5 & 6 String fretted fretless and acoustic)
Double Bass/ Upright Bass (acoustic electric) Backing Vocals/Harmonies.
Other instruments:, Guitar (Electric), Sousaphone
(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)
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
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
1999 Fronted and
directed self project Subterranea performances
include Manchester Jazz Festival.
Performances include Jersey Street, Corinne Bailey Rae,
Holly Lerski, Angie Palmer,
Branford Marsalis, Badly Drawn
with Angie Palmer Sax Assault, Acoustric, Bob Mintzer, Cole Page
& Ray Quinn (Face Music/ Sue Carling).
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
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.