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Colin Buchanan Entertainer

Colin Buchanan
Born1964 (age 54–55)
Dublin, Ireland
OriginBourke, New South Wales, Australia
GenresCountry, Children's, Christian
Singer
Instrumentsvocals, acoustic guitar, harmonica
1991-present
Websitewww.colinbuchanan.com.au

Colin Buchanan (born 1964 in Dublin, Ireland) is an Australian singer, entertainer and multi-instrumentalist.

Childhood

Colin moved with his family to Melbourne, Australia as a six-year-old, and then Peakhurst, Sydney, before moving to the outback in 1988, with his wife for a couple of years, studying with Cornerstone Community inc. This included a year in Bourke, in the corner country of New South Wales, and another in Grenfell, New South Wales.

Career

Colin has won ten Golden Guitar Australian Country Music Awards[1]and has written songs with Lee Kernaghan, Adam Brand and Troy Cassar-Daley. His song "Hat Town", written with Lee Kernaghan, won an APRA Award, while his Christmas album, recorded with Greg Champion, has become an Australian classic[], in particular his "Aussie Jingle Bells", now a staple at school end-of-year concerts[]. He was nominated for four ARIA Awards in 1993 for Best Country Album for Hard Times (lost to Lee Kernaghan for The Outback Club), in 1994 for Best Children's Album for I Want My Mummy (lost to Mic Conway for Whoopee), in 1998 for Best Country Album for Edge of the Kimberley (lost to Shanley Del for My Own Sweet Time) and in 2013 for Best Comedy Release for The TGIF Songs of Colin Buchanan (lost to Tom & Alex for The Bits Were Least Ashamed Of).[]

Colin was a regular presenter on ABC TV's Play School from 1992 to 1999[2], when the program was revamped. More recently he appeared on Playhouse Disney, a co-production between Australia's Seven Network and Disney Channel. He appeared with Monica Trapaga each year representing Seven and Disney on Carols in the Domain. For 20 years he hosted Qantas' in-flight audio entertainment, predominantly "Big Country", pioneering the guest co-host format eventually adopted across all Qantas inflight audio channels.[]

Since the mid-1990s, Colin has devoted much of his time to producing Christian albums. In particular, his children's albums are popular across Australia, United Kingdom and in parts of the United States. A former school teacher at several schools, his songs can be heard playing in many a primary classroom and Sunday School.[]

Personal life

Colin and his wife, Robyn have four children named Elliot, Laura, Emily and Riley.

Discography

Albums

  • Galahs in the Gidgee (1991)
  • Hard Times (1992)
  • The Measure of a Man (1994)
  • Aussie Christmas With Bucko & Champs (1995)
  • Edge of the Kimberley (1999)
  • Real Hope (2000)
  • Special Edition Volume # 1 (compilation of demos) (2000)
  • Land of the Getaway (2001)
  • God of Wonders (2003)
  • Baa Baa Doo Baa Baa (compilation) (2003)
  • Bourke To Beaconsfield (compilation) (2006)
  • Colin's Favourites (Compilation) (2007)
  • Boom Chicka Boom (2009)
  • God Rock (2011)
  • The Songwriter Sessions (2012)
  • The TGIF Songs Of Colin Buchanan (Double CD) (2013)
  • King of the Jungle (2013)
  • Jingle Jingle Jesus (2015)
  • Boss Of The Cross (2016)
  • Colin's Crackers Favourites Vol 2 (2016)
  • Living on the Rock (2016)
  • Calvary Road (2017)
  • Colin's New Testament Big Bible Story Songs (2017)
  • Jesus The Game Changer (2017)
  • Fam Bam Bible Jam! (2018)
  • Catechismo Kids (2019)

Children's albums

  • I Want My Mummy (1993)
  • Remember the Lord (1996)
  • Practise Being Godly (1997)
  • Follow the Saviour (1998)
  • Live in the Big Tent (2000)
  • 10, 9, 8... God Is Great (2002)
  • Jesus Rocks the World (2004)
  • King of Christmas (Double CD) (2005)
  • Nicky Nacky Nocky Noo (2006)
  • Super Saviour (2008)
  • Live in the Big Tent (Special Edition) (2010)
  • The Jesus Hokey Pokey (2014)
  • Fam Bam Bible Jam! (2018)
  • Catechismo Kids (2019)

Singles

  • "Missin' Slim" (Lee Kernaghan & Colin Buchanan) (2004 tribute to the deceased Slim Dusty)
  • "Goodbye, Crocodile Hunter" (2006 tribute to the deceased Steve Irwin)

Awards and nominations

APRA Music Awards

Year Nominated works Award Result Lost to Ref
1994 "She's My Ute" with Lee Kernaghan and Garth Porter Country Song of the Year Nominated John Beatty - "Game of Love"
[3]
"Mummy Song (a.k.a. I Want My Mummy)" Children's Composition of the Year Nominated The Wiggles - "Hot Potato"
1996 "Nine Mile Run" with Fiona and Tania Kernaghan Most Performed Country Work Nominated Lee Kernaghan - "1959"
[4]
"Skinny Dippin'" with Lee Kernaghan, Lawrence Minton and Garth Porter Nominated
1999 "Hat Town" with Lee Kernaghan and Garth Porter Won N/A
[5]

ARIA Music Awards

Year Nominated works Award Result Lost to Ref
1993 Hard Times Best Country Album Nominated Lee Kernaghan - The Outback Club
[6]
1994 I Want My Mummy Best Children's Album Nominated Mic Conway - Whoopee!
[7]
1998 Edge of the Kimberley Best Country Album Nominated Shanley Del - My Own Sweet Time
[8]
2013 The TGIF Songs of Colin Buchanan Best Comedy Release Nominated Tom & Alex - The Bits Were Least Ashamed Of
[9]

References

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ IMDB Credited as a cast member
  3. ^ "Nominations - 1994". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA) | Australasian Mechanical Copyright Owners Society (AMCOS). Archived from the original on 18 September 2009. Retrieved 2018.
  4. ^ "Nominations - 1996". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA) | Australasian Mechanical Copyright Owners Society (AMCOS). Archived from the original on 18 September 2009. Retrieved 2018.
  5. ^ "Most Performed Country Work", APRA
  6. ^ "Best Country Album", ARIA
  7. ^ "Best Children's Album", ARIA
  8. ^ "Best Country Album", ARIA
  9. ^ "Best Comedy Release", ARIA

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