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Colin Buchanan (musician)

Colin Buchanan (musician)

Australian singer
Colin Buchanan (musician)
The basics

Quick Facts

Intro Australian singer
Is Songwriter
From Australia
Type Music
Gender male
Birth 1 January 1964, Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland
Age 56 years
The details


Colin Buchanan (born 1964 in Dublin, Ireland) is an Australian singer, entertainer and multi-instrumentalist.


Colin moved with his family to Melbourne as a six-year-old, Australia and then Peakhurst, Sydney, before moving to the outback with his wife for a couple of years, studying with Cornerstone Community. This included a year in Bourke, in the corner country of New South Wales, and another in Grenfell, NSW.


Colin has won nine Golden Guitar country music awards and has written songs with Lee Kernaghan, Adam Brand and Troy Cassar-Daley. His song "Hat Town", written with Lee Kernaghan, won an APRA Award, while his Christmas album, recorded with Greg Champion, has become an Australian classic, in particular his "Aussie Jingle Bells", now a staple at school end-of-year concerts. He was nominated for four Aria Awards in 1993 for Best Country Album for Hard Times (lost to Lee Kernaghan for The Outback Club), in 1994 for Best Children's Album for I Want My Mummy (lost to Mic Conway for Whoopee), in 1998 for Best Country Album for Edge of the Kimberley (lost to Shanly Del for My Own Sweet Time) and in 2013 for Best Comedy Release for The TGIF Songs of Colin Buchanan (lost to Tom & Alex for The Bits Were Least Ashamed Of).

Colin was a regular presenter on ABC TV's Play School from 1992 to 1999, when the program was revamped. More recently he appeared on Playhouse Disney, a co-production between Australia's Seven Network and Disney Channel. He appeared with Monica Trapaga each year representing Seven and Disney on Carols in the Domain. For 20 years he hosted Qantas' in-flight audio entertainment, predominantly "Big Country", pioneering the guest co-host format eventually adopted across all Qantas inflight audio channels.

Since the mid-1990s, Colin has devoted much of his time to producing Christian albums. In particular, his children's albums are popular across Australia, United Kingdom and in parts of the United States. A former school teacher at several schools, his songs can be heard playing in many a primary classroom and Sunday School.

Personal life

Colin and his wife Robyn have four children named Elliot, Laura, Emily and Riley



  • Galahs in the Gidgee (1991)
  • Hard Times (1992)
  • I Want My Mummy (1993)
  • The Measure of a Man (1994)
  • Remember the Lord (1996)
  • Practise Being Godly (1997)
  • Follow the Saviour (1998)
  • Edge of the Kimberley (1999)
  • Real Hope (2000)
  • Land of the Getaway (2001)
  • 10, 9, 8... God Is Great (2002)
  • Live in the Big Tent (2002)
  • Special Edition Volume # 1 (compilation of demos) (2002)
  • God of Wonders (Double CD) (2003)
  • Baa Baa Doo Baa Baa (compilation) (2003)
  • Jesus Rocks the World (Double CD) (2004)
  • King of Christmas (Double CD) (2005)
  • Bourke To Beaconsfield (compilation) (2006)
  • Nicky Nacky Nocky Noo(2006)
  • Colin's Favourites (compilation)(2007)
  • Super Saviour (Double CD) (2008)
  • God Rock (2011)
  • The TGIF Songs Of Colin Buchanan (Double CD) (2013)
  • The Jesus Hokey Pokey (2014)
  • Jingle Jingle Jesus (2015)


  • Missin' Slim (Lee Kernaghan & Colin Buchanan) (2004 tribute to the deceased Slim Dusty)
  • Goodbye, Crocodile Hunter (2006 tribute to the deceased Steve irwin)
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