by Chris Elliott…..
It seems like a long time since we were last out and about writing reviews about those entertainers we enjoyed watching and listening to.
To give our readers an update on the entertainment scene we are please to report that Col Colman an ASAP entertainer is back again for the 3rd year running at the LA Hotel, Lapta every Tuesday and Saturday night from 19th July.
Col brought his family to North Cyprus in 2013, his wife Maha is Egyptian and is from Luxor where she met Col and where they married. Lilly-Mai their lovely daughter was born in Luxor in 2012. We had the opportunity of seeing Col performing at the LA Hotel when it was it was Maha’s birthday. Lilly-Mai is a lovely child who chatted away and Maha said she is starting to speak Arabic, English and some Turkish so as she grows older she will put us to shame with 3 languages! She is also following in her father’s footsteps and also wants to play guitar.
Originally from England, Col Coleman is a lively character with a great sense of humour and he loves music and entertaining. Although of English origin, Col spent most of his life in Egypt before making the move to North Cyprus where he joined ASAP to be a legal entertainer. Whilst in Egypt, Col was lucky enough to perform with a variety of musicians and known acts, primarily the bands ‘The Usual Suspects’ and ‘Old Heads Young Shoulders’ in addition to being a member of the first band ever allowed to play at the Luxor Temple with guest vocalist Michelle Rounds.
Playing in bands in Egypt as guitarist and vocalist, Col could be found three times a week in popular JJ’s Bar and made such an impression he is featured in travel reviews. In North Cyprus, Col set up as a solo artist and is able to play ‘everything’ to suit the audience. Col’s primary love is Blues and Rock although he will incorporate everything from Jazz, Country and Rock and the occasional ballad as well to give variety to the performance.
For more information of performances at other venues, please call Col on 0548 845 3976