Colin Hargreaves

Colin Hargreaves was born in Montreal in 1974 and adopted by newly arrived parents from England. Enriched with music, his father was a trained musician who played harpsichord and piano. Growing up, Colin also learned to play recorder, piano and clarinet. It was clear from an early age that Colin liked to engage himself with an audience, competing in local Kiwanis music festivals and performing at school talent shows and church functions.

Colin always enjoyed his family visits to England, also for the exposure to the variety of music and radio stations not readily available in his small hometown of Deep River, Ontario. At 14, the family moved to the city of Ottawa where Colin soon was immersed into new underground sounds. House and Techno, music one could only hear on University radio or at 'All-Ages' nightclubs that featured Disc Jockeys and went all-night long. 'Club Zinc' and 'Cafe Deluxe' were among the earliest clubs in the area Colin enjoyed in this fresh scene of the early 90's.

 

In the summer of 1993, Colin landed his first club gig in the By-ward Market at the old William Street Cafe. In 1995, he played his first rave booking at 'The First Protocol' which was held inside an airport hangar on a military base. Since then Colin has worked alongside many great artists, promoters and DJs and played at many clubs, events and festivals. Some of his most memorable events include: playing at the N.C.C. Winterlude Festival in an Ice-Palace, the famous OM Festival in 2004, and playing in London, England on his 30th birthday.

 

After enjoying many years in Ottawa, Colin decided to head west and explore. He lived in Edmonton, AB for two years and held a residency at 'Level 2' and also made a guest appearance at 'The Bank Ultra-Lounge'. Then in 2008, he moved to Vancouver, BC and is now monthly resident at 'Subeez' where he plays the first Saturday of every month.

 

Colin is available for Club, Party and Private Bookings and will also donate his services for Charity, Promotional and Fundraiser Events.

 

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