Livin on Dreams
Colin Arthur Wiebe grew up in Victoria, British Columbia. Having an opera singer for a father, Colin has grown up with music. He has been writing songs and singing since childhood. Colin won the prestigious American Song Festival with the song 'Key To Your Heart', penned with hometown friend and former bandmate, David Reimer. Colin moved to Winnipeg in the early 1980's to join an up and coming recording act called The Billboard Heroes. They moved to Vancouver to record an album which was unfortunately never released. Through the years in the thriving Canadian music scene, Colin fronted the popular Vancouver band 'The Meteors' which was one of the most booked bands at 86 St Music Hall during the exciting time of Expo 86. Colin was recruited by A&M recording artist, Paul Janz and toured in support of the Electricity Album. In 1991 Colin joinedThe Randy Bachman Band and has been a loyal part of Randy's team since.Highlights include playing the Orange Bowl in Miami Florida as well as the NBC Orange Bowl parade. The Governor Generals Award Show on CBC for Neil Young's induction. TV and concert appearances in Europe, the opening of Tin Pan South in Nashville with Delbert McLinton, Michael McDonald, and Jimmy Webb as well as playing many Classic Rock shows with the likes of Alice Cooper, 3 Dog Night, The Doobie Brothers and The Little River Band and many more. See the Bachman Photo Album Colin is prominently featured on the new Randy Bachman 'Every Song Tells Story DVD' and will be touring with Randy throughout 2003. Colin Arthur Wiebe's debut album, Livin On Dreams was produced by Randy Bachman (founder of chart-toppers The Guess Who and Bachman Turner Overdrive ) The songs are solid, well crafted, radio-friendly, and produced by the man with the midas touch. Colin's rock n' roll, pumping piano can be heard on the albums first track 'Pebble In My Shoe'. Randy Bachman's ringy Chuck Berry style guitars and Colin's gritty vocal compliment this infectious groove, laid down in style by veteran 'Guess Who' drummer Garry Peterson. Songs with lyrics that penetrate the hearts of baby boomers, like 'They Grow Up So Fast' the emotional duet with award winning female vocalist Suzanne Gitzi, continues to get airplay. Colin wrote 'Red, White & Feeling Blue' in the aftermath of the September 11 tragedy which the US military uses as background music for their 'classified' video presentation on 9-11. 'Ride Of Your Life' was written by Colin for the Canadian Cancer Society's 'Cops For Cancer' bicycle event. Colin performed at both the opening and closing ceremonies as well as providing the entertainment for a number of The Canadian Cancer Society's fundraising events. Colin has recently written a song called 'Rising On Angels Wings' which he sung at the dedication of a friendship garden memorial built at his daughters' school to honour the lives of the four local boys that were killed in a car accident involving a train. Colin's new CD 'Closer To You' is available for review now. When Colin is not performing, recording or touring he lives in Delta with his wife and 2 daughters, Jessica and Allie. He owns a graphic design/ marketing company, and is passionate about helping others to find their purpose. Colin's music is the kind of music lots of people like. It's no accident that whatever form of band Colin has had over the years he has packed houses and sent people away with a smile on their face and a song in their hearts. This singer has it all - a comfortable air of self confidence, a no nonsense delivery that cuts to the heart of a song, and that Canadian edge that cuts through any crowd. He writes songs that we can all relate to and chooses familiar grooves that can satisfy most any musical taste. Colin has the unique charm and charisma that can capture an audience and have them become friends as well as fans. He takes the time to sing and play songs that have a story, a purpose and reflect his own experiences and spiritual values.