Colin Thomas Bryce
Colin is a Scottish tenor and graduate of the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama where he trained under the tutelage of Adrian Thompson, Jeffrey Howard and Vivien Care. He was a recipient of the Leverhulme Scholarship and was also generously supported by the Cardiff Caledonian Society. Whilst training Colin reached the semi final of the prestigious Thelma King Award for Singers before going on to play the role of Pirelli in Longborough Festival Opera's Young Artist production of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street to rave reviews. In 2013 Colin worked several contracts as a session singer at Fieldgate Studios originating a mix of crossover and musical theatre songs.
Since graduating Colin has enjoyed a varied and busy performance schedule which has seen him singing all over the world including as guest entertainer cruise ship contracts, UK Theatre tours, corporate/theatre entertainment and as co-producer/creator and compere for the RWCMD Annual Burns Night.
Between 2013-2014 Colin performed with classical cabaret ensemble All That Malarkey at esteemed venues such as Leeds Castle, Goodwood House, St Paul's Covent Garden as well as delighting audiences at the 2013 Edinburgh Fringe Festival with their exclusively 4 and 5 star show.
Throughout 2015 Colin enjoyed an incredibly busy schedule singing Tenor 1 for Ancora and the Opera Boys as a guest entertainer across Cunard, Celebrity, NCL and P&O. He also appeared as the Tenor Soloist in Julian Wagstaff's "Song to Me" at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and on Scottish radio as the voice of restaurant chain Tony Macaroni.
2016 saw Colin continue with the Opera Boys across the P&O UK fleet including corporate and theatre performances in the UK. He also continued to record voice overs for Scottish radio. Colin joined the team at Music in Hospitals & Care Scotland giving concerts for hospital patients and care home residents across the country.
2017 was Colin's was a jam packed year between cruise ship contracts across Crystal, Celebrity, NCL and P&O, the Opera Boys UK Tour and regular concerts for Music in Hospitals & Care.
In 2018, Colin performed with the Opera Boys on their second UK tour as well as giving performances on board Crystal Cruises and Cunard. He also gave regular solo concerts on behalf of Music in Hospitals & Care in Scotland as well as making several appearances as a guest soloist across the country. This year also saw him working regularly as an operatic soloist for SOS Secret Opera Singers for private events and functions throughout Scotland.
In 2019 Colin performed on his 3rd UK tour with the Opera Boys including several cruise contracts (across Cunard, Crystal and Saga Cruises). He continued giving performances as an operatic soloist with SOS Secret Opera Singers at private function events throughout Scotland, and also as a soloist for Music in Hospitals & Care Scotland. In January he took charge of producing the entertainment package for the HMS Warrior's 2019 Burns Night. Under his new brand of "The Tartan Tenor" he performed at various prestigious events including at Buda Castle, Budapest and the famous Gleneagles Hotel. He also launched a new concert show with his pianist Gina Baker, performing a sell-out event at the Strathaven Town Mill Theatre.
2020 saw Colin continuing his pre-existing commitments with the above organisations including commencing a 4th UK tour with the Opera Boys until the industry was shut down as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. In the latter part of the year Colin delivered numerous live stream concerts for MiHC.
Now into early 2021, he is hopeful for a return to normality in the near future.
For more details of Colin's upcoming performances please visit the 'diary' page.