colin crighton
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BIOGRAPHY

As a teenager I learnt to play the guitar by jamming along to John Lee Hooker and Howlin' Wolf records. Angst then turned me onto punk, metal and indie music for the best part of a decade. A few years ago, kids came along, life balanced out and a reawakened passion for music resurfaced. This lead to a deep exploration of dub, reggae, jazz, west african rhythms and finally, back to my roots, the blues...

In the last year I have began writing seriously for the first time in 15 years, picking up keys, banjo, uke, saxophone and kora to add to my guitar based tunes. The songs on this page and elsewhere were all recorded in my back kitchen on an old Akai mixing desk to give a warm, home brewed atmosphere...

Below are some links to other sites where you can here more from myself and check out the album. Any feedback on my music would be great and if anyone would like to review my album, that would also be greatly appreciated.. just give me a shout and I'll pass on a promo code for a free download...

 

All the best,

Colin

New album "A Stones Throw From Nowhere" now available from reverbnation or bandcamp and a free funk/blues EP to come soon...

http://colincrighton.webs.com/

http://colincrighton.bandcamp.com/album/a-stones-throw-from-nowhere

http://soundcloud.com/candjcrighton

http://www.facebook.com/pages/ColinCrighton/166055630134251

http://www.reverbnation.com/colincrighton

 

 

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Steph Casey left a comment for colin crighton
"Nice to see you here Colin. Your sounds are always a treat for the ears."
Jun 17, 2013
colin crighton left a comment for Steph Casey
"Hi Steph! Like Gary says, another excuse to pop back here.. haven't been here for months :)"
Jun 17, 2013
A song by colin crighton was featured

 play Never Quite A Ghost - Colin Crighton

03:55
Jun 11, 2013
colin crighton commented on Adam Sheets's group 'Blues Lovers'
"This is how we do Deep South swamp blues in the North of England.... http://colincrighton.webs.com/"
Dec 3, 2012
Gil left a comment for colin crighton
"Thank You Colin for your friend request. Yes that Indian Twilight song blew me away when I heard it and I knew I had to do something to get it out there.  It was buried deep in a guitar forum and the audio was very thin. Did my best to produce…"
Oct 30, 2012
colin crighton posted a video

St James Infirmary Blues

My humble version of the jazz/blues classic...
Oct 16, 2012
colin crighton commented on Lucca Soria's blog post 'CD Review - Bob Dylan "Tempest"'
"Yes, fantastic, insightful review Lucca! This album to me, has the sound of someone who is comfortable in their own shoes and is doing it for the sheer joy of it. There's a really relaxed feel to the band which is echoed in Bob's…"
Oct 15, 2012
colin crighton commented on Barbara Bruederlin's blog post 'CD Review - Band of Horses "Mirage Rock"'
"'Tis a shame to read a review like this... The Horses have been one of my favourite bands of the last few years and unusually, something both me and my wife enjoy! We were looking forward to something new from them but will be a little wary now…"
Oct 12, 2012
colin crighton posted a song

 play this_thing_that_you_stole

05:12
Oct 11, 2012
colin crighton left a comment for Cap Wilhelm-Safian
"alright there! just listening to your sounds through RN now... really like what you're doing :) "
Oct 6, 2012
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"haha! cheers alan... well if nothing else, at least i've made a nice cover :)"
Sep 25, 2012
A song by colin crighton was featured

 play Where I Belong - Colin Crighton

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Sep 24, 2012
colin crighton posted a song

 play the_train_39_s_coming

03:05
Sep 24, 2012
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"I hope the music lives up to the cover. :)"
Aug 29, 2012
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Art work for the new blues/funk EP.
Aug 29, 2012
colin crighton replied to T Hanssen's discussion 'What is your favorite album this week?'
"Not a new album this, but I can't get enough of "House With No Name" by Horse Feathers at the moment... In terms of violins, I've never been a huge fan but they are used so well in this that my head has been turned... Gorgeous…"
Aug 29, 2012

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At 2:14am on June 17, 2013, Steph Casey said…

Nice to see you here Colin. Your sounds are always a treat for the ears.

At 5:35pm on October 30, 2012, Gil said…

Thank You Colin for your friend request. Yes that Indian Twilight song blew me away when I heard it and I knew I had to do something to get it out there.  It was buried deep in a guitar forum and the audio was very thin. Did my best to produce it and make a video suited for the song. So many songs like that get lost.

At 8:13am on June 28, 2012, colin crighton said…

A full preview of my debut album "Out of the Swamp" can be found at the following link.. http://soundcloud.com/candjcrighton/sets/out-of-the-swamp/... if anyone would like to review it or just give me some honest pointers, i'd be hugely grateful...

At 4:24am on June 25, 2012, Big Snow Big Thaw said…

Thanks for the kind words Colin!

At 7:13am on June 21, 2012, Thomas Hine said…

Great music and feel Colin

 

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