Edwyn Collins

Edwyn Collins

Edwyn Collins  Scottish Musician


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Edwyn Collins is a 62 year old Scottish Musician. Born Edwyn Stephen Collins on 23rd August, 1959 in Edinburgh, Scotland, UK and educated at Morgan Academy in Dundee, Scotland, he is famous for His 1995 international hit song 'A Girl Like You' in a career that spans 1976–2005, 2007-present and 1976–2005, 2007–present. His zodiac sign is Leo.

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First Name Edwyn
Middle Name Stephen
Last Name Collins
Full Name at Birth Edwyn Stephen Collins
Alternative Name Edwyn Collins, Orange Juice, Edwyn Stephen Collins
Age 62 years
Birthday 23rd August, 1959
Birthplace Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
Build Average
Eye Color Green
Hair Color Brown - Light
Distinctive Feature Suffered two brain hemorrhages in February 2005, and later contracted the MSRA super bug while recovering in the hospital..., Strokes left him with permanent right-sided weakness and difficulty with speech (Aphasia)..., In November 2009, at a gig in London's Bloomsbury Ballroom, Collins's singing was contrasted with his slow speech: "[W]hen he started to sing, his baritone proved as powerful as ever"...
Zodiac Sign Leo
Sexuality Straight
Ethnicity White
Nationality Scottish
High School Demonstration School in Park Place, Dundee, Scotland, Morgan Academy in Dundee, Scotland
Occupation Text Singer-songwriter, musician, record label owner
Occupation Musician
Claim to Fame His 1995 international hit song 'A Girl Like You'
Music Genre (Text) Alternative rock, Post-Punk, New Wave, Indie Pop, Sophisti-Pop
Year(s) Active 1976–present, 1976–2005, 2007-present, 1976–2005, 2007–present
Instrument (text) Vocals, Electric Guitar, Bass Guitar, 6 and 12-string acoustic guitar, Violin, Synthesizer, Sampling, Drums, Harmonica, Guitar, Bass
Record Label Setanta/Epic Records, Heavenly Records, AED (Analogue Enhanced Digital) Records, Diablo (UK), Dangerous / Bar None Records, EMI Music Distribution, Cooperative Music, A&M, Sessions Records, Sony Music Distribution, Universal Music, Postcard Records, Polydor, Domino, Elevation Records, Demon Records
Associated Acts Nu-Sonics, Orange Juice, The Drums, Aztec Camera, Roddy Frame, The Cribs
Official Websites http://www.edwyncollins.com/, www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/14c0c282-e0c1-46fe-acd1-9a015ba721c5
Pets Roddy Frame (Aztec Camera), Grace Maxwell (wife)

Edwyn Stephen Collins (born 23 August 1959) is a Scottish musician, producer and record label owner from Edinburgh, Scotland. Collins was the lead singer for the 1980s post-punk band Orange Juice, which he co-founded. Following the group's split in 1985, Collins started a solo career. His 1995 single "A Girl Like You" was a worldwide hit.

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