Black aka Colin Vearncombe

Live Act Singer/Songwriter
Black aka Colin Vearncombe - Singer/Songwriter Live Act in Cork

Black aka Colin Vearncombe Short Info

Liverpool-born Colin Vearncombe is probably best known for his legendary hits ‘Wonderful Life’ and ‘Sweetest Smile’, but Black (Colin’s musical nom de plume) has released more than 10 studio albums as well as several live albums in the past 25 years.

Now he’s back in the studio recording his first album of new material in over 6 years, to be released in Spring 2015. Earlier in 2014 he launched a direct-to-fan crowd-funding campaign to support the new album, co-written with long-time musical sparring partner Calum MacColl (son of Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger and brother of Kirsty MacColl). The album is being produced by the legendary Calum Malcolm (The Blue Nile, Prefab Sprout). Colin explains: “Calum Malcolm has produced some of my all-time favourite artists and I’m immensely flattered that he’s working with us on the new album. He’s also a great personality to have in the studio.”

Intensely emotional songs, richly arranged and recorded with a superb band of A-list musicians, are delivered in Colin’s trademark rich smoky vocals. The result looks set to become a modern classic ‘Black’ album that will delight his longstanding fans as well as engaging a wider audience of fans of artists such as Nick Drake, Rumer, Robert Palmer and the Pet Shop Boys.

Liverpool-born Colin Vearncombe is probably best known for his legendary hits ‘Wonderful Life’ and ‘Sweetest Smile’, but Black (Colin’s musical nom de plume) has released more than 10 studio albums as well as several live albums in the past 25 years.

Now he’s back in the studio recording his first album of new material in over 6 years, to be released in Spring 2015. Earlier in 2014 he launched a direct-to-fan crowd-funding campaign to support the new album, co-written with long-time musical sparring partner Calum MacColl (son of Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger and brother of Kirsty MacColl). The album is being produced by the legendary C...

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Past Gigs Black aka Colin Vearncombe

  • 05 | 2015 Windlesham The Theatre
  • 05 | 2015 London Under The Bridge
  • 05 | 2015 Cheltenham Cleeve Barn
  • 05 | 2015 Bath Chapel Arts Centre
  • 04 | 2015 Bromsgrove Artrix
  • 04 | 2015 Liverpool Zanzibar
  • 04 | 2015 Edinburgh TBC
  • 04 | 2015 Glasgow TBC
  • 04 | 2015 Dundee Clarks
  • 04 | 2015 St Helens Citadel
  • 04 | 2015 Barton Upon Humber Ropery Hall
  • 04 | 2015 Otley Korks

Discography Black aka Colin Vearncombe

  • 2013 EP 2 EP | Nero Schwarz
  • 2013 EP 1 EP | Nero Schwarz
  • 2011 Any Colour You Like Compilation Track | Nero Schwarz
  • 2009 Water On Stone Album | Nero Schwarz
  • 2009 The Given Album | Nero Schwarz
  • 2007 Black CV Album | Nero Schwarz
  • 2005 Between Two Churches Album | Nero Schwarz
  • 2004 Black Leg Vol 2 Album | Nero Schwarz
  • 2003 Black Leg Vol 1 Album | Nero Schwarz
  • 2002 Smoke Up Close Album | Nero Schwarz
  • 2001 Live At the Bassline Album | Nero Schwarz
  • 2000 Water On Snow Album | Nero Schwarz
  • 1999 Abbey Road Live Album | Nero Schwarz
  • 1999 the Accussed Album | Nero Schwarz
  • 1993 Are We Having Fun Yet? Album | Nero Schwarz
  • 1991 Black Album | A&M
  • 1988 Comedy Album | A&M
  • 1987 Wonderful Life Album | A&M

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Origin

  • Cork IE

Founded

  • 1984

Members

  • Colin Vearncombe Vocals and guitar
  • Calum MacColl Guitar & backing vocals

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