Rock \ Pop \ R&B
New CD: Curry Drops May 25th!
Glen Collins is one of the most sought after guitarists in Newfoundland. For the past 25 years he has performed, produced, recorded and toured with many of Newfoundland's top musical artists, and has appeared on over 30 local releases.
On May 25, Glen is releasing “Curry”…a career milestone featuring many of NL’s top performers and musicians including Janet Cull, Dana Parsons and Neil Conway.
“No one works harder, plays better or composes more brilliantly than Glen. His contribution to the canon of local music is enormous and he continues to create works that are meaningful and relevant in the ever changing music industry.”
— Sandy Morris (WGB, Land & Sea, Studio)
“I honestly feel Glen is one of the most talented and exciting guitarists with whom I have performed. His attention to detail is extraordinary. His musical ideas are boundless; the energy and sound he achieves on guitar are things any bandleader would love to have in his/her ensemble.”
— Bill Brennan (Ta Da! Musical Director, Solo Artist)
In both 2015 and 2016 Glen won the coveted Arts and Letters Awards for Senior Division Music composition and his first solo project entitled 'Curry' will be released on May 25th.
Glen has appeared on numerous radio and TV shows and music he has created and/or produced was featured on 3 seasons of 'Majumder Manor', CBC's Fisheries Broadcast (theme music) and in several television documentaries. His guitar work can be found on numerous MusicNL award winning releases. Selected projects include…Vince Collins: Over Home (Producer, Recording, Mixing/Editing, multi – instrumentalist), Dana Parsons: Within the Dark (co – songwriter, guitars), Ashley Fayth: Wonder Wonder and Superpickers!: Blues on the Ceiling (recording, mixing/editing, multi-instrumentalist), performed and co-produced with Newfoundland music icons Sandy Morris and Peter Narvaez, was released in 2011 to great reviews, Multiple Music NL nominations and is considered a tour-de-force of great guitar picking!
Glen remains an in demand pit musician for many local theatre companies such as TaDa!, Theatre St. John's, Beothuck Street Players and is a first call guitarist with the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra (performances include The Once, Alan Doyle, Eleanor McCain, Mark Murphy, Jody Richardson, Ennis, Linda Boyd, Jonathon Munro, Keith Power, Rajaton, Krystin Pellerin). Theatre performances include Hairspray, Mama Mia, Rock of Ages, Jesus Christ Superstar, Mary Poppins, All Shook Up, Footloose, Grease, Annie, Tommy, High School Musical, Evita, Chicago, Cabaret, Cats, Rocky Horror Show and Our Divas Do Christmas, Broadway.
Always eager to give back to the musical community, Glen has served on many ECMA, Factor and ArtsNL juries and has been an advisor to several arts and music educational committees.