A full-time career entertainer, Col draws on a wealth of experience from his work and travels in Australia and overseas, including nine years in North America and six years in South East Asia. He is currently based on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast but always keeps an eye on distant horizons.
He has appeared consistently in the best resort hotels, restaurants, cafes, taverns, and clubs from the Great Barrier Reef to the shores of the magnificent Sydney Harbour, his birthplace. A true troubadour, he was Noosa and Bali’s first full time musician-surfer, working long residencies in both idyllic locations. With a deep love for his craft and no intention of stopping doing what he loves best, he continues to draw praise from management and audiences of all varieties for his professional manner, individual style and distinctive voice.
An accomplished and dedicated guitarist, he plays acoustic, six and 12-string, classical and Fender Strat/Tele guitars. In the recording studio he plays bass and keyboards. His ever expanding repertoire covers just about every genre and as a bonus for Jimmy Buffett fans, Col can chose from a list of over 110 songs, Margaritaville included of course.
Although primarily a soloist, Col has had long working relationships with some of Australia’s finest pros, notably Ewan MacKenzie, Bill Payne, Ross Williams, Doc Span, Gavan Anderson, Peter Wells and Steve Hutchinson. He has shared the stage with his mentors and contemporaries such as Doug Ashdown, Marion Henderson, Mike McClellan and Greg Quill. Never the shy one, he enjoyed great success on all of Australia’s “New Faces” shows, once being runner up to Paul Hogan on Chanel Nine’s National New Faces Grand Final. Other television appearances included “Reg Lindsay’s Country Homestead” singing one original tune and three Jimmy Buffett tunes, much to the delight of drummer Tommy and guitarist, Phil Emanuel.
Col has been performing at the Apollonian since 1992 and looks forward to every Sunday with real enthusiasm at being able to contribute to a memorable Aussie experience for everyone.
The Apollonian’s famous spit roast is always a favourite. Popular with locals and visitors alike. A wood fired spit-roast is prepared in our rustic bush kitchen. Large platters of salad, hot potatoes and damper complete this popular meal … be sure to book early for this unique dining experience.
When: 11.30 am to 2.30 pm.
Where: Apollonian Hotel, Laguna Street, Boreen Point – Map – about a 30 minute drive from Noosa Beach.
Booking: ESSENTIAL – To make a reservation call us on 07 5485 3100 between 10.00 am and 10.00 pm any day.