Colin Buchanan is back - and back with a collection of great new songs he's recorded for a new album for his new record label East West, through Warner Music Australia. Colin's talent for painting vivid word pictures of the Australian landscape continues to place him among the most respected and applauded songwriters in the business. Now with hit producer Garth Porter bringing his production skills and experience to Colin's music, Edge Of The Kimberley is heralded as Colin's most mature and musically satisfying recording to date. Buchanan's entrance into the entertainment industry was as a singer/songwriter. In 1991 he released his debut album "Galahs In The Gidgee" and immediately won over both critics and audiences.
The Sydney Morning Herald called him 'simply the best singer/songwriter to emerge from the Australian country music scene in the last decade. He won the prestigious Golden Guitar for New Talent Of The Year at the CMA of Australia Awards in 1992. His next two albums "Hard Times" (1992) and "Measure Of A Man" (1994) continued to increase Colin's reputation and popularity with songs that resonate the scenes, stories and experiences of the real Australia, vividly painting word pictures about people and places from the outback and city - their lives, hopes, adventures, dreams, successes and foibles. It's not just country music where Colin has found acceptance of his talents.
His children's album "I Want My Mummy" (1993) that he dedicated to `children (and adults) with a childish sense of humour` was nominated for an ARIA. `Aussie Christmas With Bucko & Champs` (1995) recorded with fellow songwriter Greg Champion became an instant classic with it's amusing and slightly irreverent `Australianised` version of well known seasonal tunes. It achieved Gold sales certification and another ARIA nomination . His many national TV appearances performing and being interviewed about his music on program including 60 Minutes and Midday Show caught the attention of a number of TV executives. To quote one executive `He is incredibly talented, full of real, unaffected enthusiasm.` Colin appeared weekly on Australia's Strangest Home Improvements, has been a regular presenter for several years on Playschool - an Australian television institution now in it's 31st year of production as well as co-host on the nationally syndicated radio program The Outback Club.
Colin has also hosted several in flight video programs for Australia's national carrier Qantas, one of which won an international airline AVION Award for Best Magazine Program. He also regularly presents Qantas` To The Max in flight program for children. Other career highlights include co-hosting the CMA of Australia Awards Show in 1996 and 1997, Award presenter on the 1997`s ARIA's and live performances at a number of major music festivals across Australia. Born in Dublin Ireland in 1964, Colin emigrated to Australia with his parents in 1970. The family settled briefly in Melbourne before moving to Sydney where he finished school and went to college to become a primary school teacher. In 1987 Colin married Robyn, his teenage sweetheart and in 1988 they moved to outback NSW to a Christian Community at Bourke to teach children and work part time as a labourer on local farms.
The outback life was a whole new world for a city boy like Colin and on the weekends he would entertain his friends with songs penned from his new experiences and observations. His travels as an entertainer over the past six years have taken him to virtually every part of Australia and have served to provide Colin's creativity with knowledge and experience to draw upon for his many and varied entertainment, media and music career pursuits. He is now based in Sydney's southern suburbs with his wife and four young children.