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Colin Chisholm

Colin ChisholmBirthday: 01.03.1953

Lead Vocals

Colin also grew up in Edinburgh and has one brother. He had previously got close to success with a band called Reflection who got as far as the popular TV show Opportunity Knocks. A founder member of Bilbo Baggins with Brian and Dev, Colin has the most amazing and unique voice with a tremendous range. He is also a football fan and supports the Edinburgh team Hearts.

Following the break-up of Bilbo in 1979 Colin went on to form a duo with Brian as Chisholm and Spence. He later continued to perform as a solo artist on the cabaret circuit in Scotland and made some TV appearances. In 1995 he again worked with Brian and recorded and staged his critically acclaimed musical MacGregor's Trap. The duo were back together again in 1998 when they were the support act for Don Williams during his UK tour, playing an acoustic set. (For more up to date information go to Spence Music)

To find out what Colin is doing now go to Bilbo Today.

The information collected below is from various promotional information sheets. Sometimes the information conflicts, i.e. year of birth, eye colour, etc.

Name Colin Chisholm
Birthdate 1st March 1953 (or 1st May)
Birthplace Edinburgh
Height 5' 8 1/2"
Eyes Brown or blue
Hair Brown
Weight 9st 7lb
Home Edinburgh
Instrument played Vocals
Early Musical Influences Brenda Lee,
Little Richard
Favourite Records "Blue" - Joni Mitchell
Any Gladys Knight
Musical Education In the bath!
First appearance In the bath!
Biggest break Opportunity Knocks
Hobbies Badminton,
Favourite composer Joni Mitchell
Dislikes Smoothies,
Plastic fruit,
Likes Lager
Favourite Films Bambi,
King Kong
Favourite TV Programmes Best Sellers series,
TV Sport,
Andy Pandy
Favourite Personality Rab Smith (Darts player),
Olivia Newton John,
Prince Charles
Favourite food Anything I cook myself,
Favourite Drink Lager,
dark rum,
Ambition To conquer the entire galaxy

The source of the above information is from 3 separate documents. The first can be found as part of a press release from Polydor. The other two are also issued by the record companies

Polydor Press Release  
Polydor Lightning
Polydor Information about Bilbo Baggins Lightning Information about Bilbo

Colin can also be heard on Runrig's album "The Big Wheel" as a backing vocalist on 4 tracks, including the fantastic "Hearthammer", which was released as a single in 1991, only reaching 25 in the UK charts (although it should have got much higher).

Colin can be heard singing on the tracks for the film ‘Comfort and Joy’ and Channel Four’s 'Propects' series as well as countless commercials (source: cover for MacGregor's Trap).

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Page Last Updated: 4 March, 2010

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