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The Tartan Tenor

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Scotland's Top Classical Crossover Singer, The Tartan Tenor. Available to "Add a touch of Class...ical to your event!"
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Colin Thomas Bryce is a Scottish Classical Crossover Tenor and graduate of the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. Trained in both Opera and Musical Theatre, he enjoys a very busy performance schedule throughout the UK and internationally as a highly sought-after  concert performer, corporate entertainer and event producer.  Since graduating in 2013, Colin has performed extensively with acclaimed UK vocal quartet, The Opera Boys including as a headline act for contracts aboard some of the world's finest cruise lines including Crystal, Cunard, Celebrity, P&O, Saga and Norwegian Cruises. He has also performed with them on each of their four UK theatre tours and for private events both home and abroad. Under the name of the Tartan Tenor, Colin has appeared as a guest soloist for numerous concerts and private events including at the likes of the world famous Gleneagles Hotel and Buda Castle, Budapest. In 2021 he was a finalist at the Scottish Italian Awards for the category of Scotland's Best Italian Performer. Within Scotland he regularly performs with pianist Gina Baker giving concerts in health care settings on behalf of Music in Hospitals and Care Scotland. He has also worked with a top Scottish surprise entertainment act at corporate functions, weddings and private parties. In 2016 he notably lent his vocals to the popular restaurant chain Tony Macaroni on a series of popular radio adverts based on the tune of "Pa' pa' l'Americano."

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The Tartan Tenor's Reviews

From Encore customers:

Megan P
2 months ago
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5 out of 5

We hired Colin for our wedding as a Ceilidh caller and I couldn’t recommend him more! So patient, especially with an inexperienced Welsh crowd, but it went down a storm.

David M
2 months ago
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5 out of 5

We booked Colin's services for a Burns Night Supper in the Combined Mess of an MoD establishment and was not disappointed. Having been left high and dry by bands cancelling bookings or arriving late for functions in the past, I have to say Colin put me at my ease straight away. His communication was excellent from the outset of the booking. His warm, patient and generous nature on the night added to the atmosphere. His skill in guiding a collection of very "novice" dancers was invaluable. Suffice to say, a fantastic time was had by all and I would not hesitate in recommending his services to anyone looking for (in my opinion) a much better alternative to a conventional ceilidh band.

Mateusz B
7 months ago
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5 out of 5

Brilliant! Great communication before, arrived early, easy going, amazing communication, catered to our needs, got an 80 year old granny dance four dances, and surprised us with a serenade. Cannot recommend Colin more!

Josh K
9 months ago
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5 out of 5

I booked Colin, The Tartan Tenor for a small ceilidh and I couldn't recommend him highly enough. Excellent communication throughout the booking, understanding when I had difficulty with venue booking and accomdating with specific song requests. He was excellent at guiding the group through our ceilidh, both professional and lots of fun - he really made our event highly enjoyable. Our group are already discussing booking with him again for next year. Thanks Colin!

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Mel C
2 years ago, for a Concert in Victory Gate
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5 out of 5

Colin is so easy to work with, very friendly and accommodating. The performance of the songs from musicals from both himself and his fellow singers was wonderful. They had great interaction, covering the large space for all 230 guests and the atmosphere created on board the ship was fantastic. Well worth the 2 years wait for this evening, and we certainly will be booking and working with Colin again”

Tom B
2 years ago, for a Private event in Strathaven ML10
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5 out of 5

"Your Les Mis was even more awesome than I imagined!"

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The Tartan Tenor's Song list

- Nessun Dorma
- La Donna è Mobile
- The Drinking Song (Brindisi)
- Largo al Factotum (Figaro)
- Che Gelida Manina
- Un'aura Amorosa
- Una Furtiva Lagrima
- Toreador
- Ombra Mai Fu
- O Mio Babbino Caro
Classical Crossover/Film Themes
- Nella Fantasia
- Parla Più Piano (Godfather Theme)
- Everything I Do I Do It For You
- Time to Say Goodbye
- Caruso
- Por Ti Sere (You Raise Me Up)
- Senza Catene (Unchained Melody)
- Regresa a Mi (Unbreak My Heart)
- Mama
- My Way
- Hero
- Arms of an Angel
- That's Amore
- Volare
- The Prayer
- Thunderball
- Hallelujah
- The Rose
- Perfect Symphony
- To Where You Are
- 1000 Years
- I Will Always Love You
- Believe
- Panis Angelicus
- Ave Maria
- Pie Jesu
- Granada
- Marechaire
- O Sole Mio
- Funiculi Funicula
- Mattinata
- Silent Noon
- Fear No More the Heat O the Sun
Musical Theatre
- Bring Him Home
- Music of the Night
- Maria
- Anthem
- Love Changes Everything
- Oh What a Beautiful Morning
- On the Street Where You Live
- Some Enchanted Evening
- Luck Be A Lady
- You'll Never Walk Alone
- Younger Than Springtime
- Lullaby of Broadway
- One Night Only
- Somewhere Over the Rainbow
- Singing in the Rain
- Stairway to Paradise
- Surrey with the Fringe on the Top
- Empty Chairs at Empty Tables
- Stars
- I am Aldolpho
- Pure Imagination
- Never Enough
- Go the Distance
- Til I Hear You Sing
- Tell Me it's Not True
Scots Song
- My Love is Like a Red Red Rose
- As Fond Kiss
- Auld Lang Syne
- Ye Banks and Braes
- A Man's a Man
- Loch Lomond
- The Northern Lights of Auld Aberdeen
- Caledonia
- The Piper o Dundee
- Johnnie Cope
- Ye Jacobites by Name
- Follow the Heron
- Duncan Gray
- Flower of Scotland
- Highland Cathedral
- Ain't That a Kick in the Head
- Fly Me to the Moon
- Lady is a Tramp
- Moondance
- Cry Me a River
- Beyond the Sea
- Straighten Up and Fly Right
- That's Amore
- What a Wonderful World
- Summertime
- Mack the Knife
- Someone to Watch Over Me
- She's Always a Woman to Me
- All of Me
- Thinking Out Loud
- Bridge Over Troubled Water
- Can't Help Falling in Love With You
- Your Song
- Angels

The Tartan Tenor's Prices

Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£275
Up to 1 hour£475
Up to 2 hours£475
Up to 3 hours£475


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Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

My clients love how engaging I am throughout my performances. I wear my heart on my sleeve so my personality always shines through no matter the performance setting. They also love the banter that is laced through my performance sets as it makes the whole act accessible. Being a performer is not about ego - it's about sharing an experience and entertaining.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

I have been very fortunate to have performed all over the UK and internationally across wedding and corporate venues, cruise ships, regional theatres, hotels, cathedrals, concert halls and castles. Venues include, Buda Castle (Budapest), Gleneagles, the Balmoral, Leeds Castle, HMS Warrior, Goodwood House, National Museum of Scotland and the Cunard Fleet.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

My influences are very varied as I strongly believe artists can (and should aspire to) learn from each other regardless of the genre they specialise in. Doing so only enhances the job which, at the end of the day, whether you sing opera or folk music, is to entertain. My main influences have been Freddie Mercury Alfie Boe, Andrea Bocelli and Hugh Jackman.

What is the most high profile gig you've performed?

The most high profile gig I have performed at was at a corporate dinner (250 people) for a private client in July 2019. The setting was the stunning Buda Castle in Budapest which boasts phenomenal architecture and views looking out over the Danube River and toward Pest. For this contract I performed a short set of West End classics including Bring Him Home.

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

No problem, get in touch and we can discuss how best to reaccomodate the performance.

Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?

This tends not to be necessary around the types of performances I provide.

How much time do you need to set up?

If providing my own PA, typically no more than one hour is needed to set up and sound check. If PA is provided by the client, then usually no more than 20mins.

Can I pick the pieces you play from the set list?

Yes, although certain performance packages have been specially written with a fixed set list designed for best effect. Happy to discuss all details with the client.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

I am able to provide my own PA however for larger events that are using AV company then it's much easier to use their equipment.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

I can do, however this comes at a small surcharge of £25 to cover cost of learning and rehearsing the new rep and purchasing necessary high end backing track/s to perform the song to.
Opera, Classical, Classical crossover, Musical theatre, Film / TV music, Swing, Scottish music
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Event types:
Wedding, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Birthday party, Burns night, Christmas party, New Year's Eve, Wedding proposal
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Producer, Actor, MC, Singing teaching
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