The Red Hot Cols were formed in October, 1998, to provide character based theme entertainment at a corporate Christmas party for the Novotel, Launceston in Tasmania. Since then they have performed at many corporate events Australia-wide.
Specialising in stand-up comedy, musical satire and comic character themes “the Cols” feature the combined talents of Colin Dean and Andrew Colrain.
Colin Dean has been performing in musical theatre for over twenty years and as a professional singer for over thirty. Whether as part of a guitar duo, Old Time Music Hall Troupe, leading man in a Broadway style musical or just singing with a pub band, Colin’s variety of experience is vast.
As a proud Tasmanian, Colin has performed in Hobart’s magnificent Theatre Royal in leading roles such as Bill Snibson (Me & My Girl), Sky Masterson (Guys n Dolls), Archibald Craven (The Secret Garden) and Barron Von Trapp (Sound Of Music), as well as some fun roles such as Big Daddy (Sweet Charity), Rooster Hannigan (Annie) and Pap Finn and the Duke (Big River). Other favourite roles are Javert (Les Miserable) at the Derwent Entertainment Centre and Sweeny Todd (Sweeny Todd) at the Peacock Theatre.
Colin was part of the dancing male ensemble of Billy Elliott in Sydney and Melbourne, whilst understudying and performing the roles of Dad and George. Colin was also part of the cast of Jekyll & Hyde to tour South Korea with TML Enterprises, completing a tour of Taiwan with the same cast late in 2010.
Colin’s television credits lie with the ABC late night show, “Something Hot Before Bed”, with movie credits being “Back From The Dead”, and “Dirt Cheap”, in which he played Donald the bumbling hit man.Musical impersonations are his specialty and while he is still performing, Tom Jones or Elvis will never die.
Andrew Colrain also holds many years of theatrical experiences on his side with University Revues and more than seven years of touring with the Paine Fools touring revue, “Funny Bits”. Andrew is also no stranger to Musical Theatre having played the lead role of Cliff Bradshaw “Cabaret”, Ralph in the Tasmanian touring production of “Bouncers”, Peter in “Jesus Christ Superstar” and Big Jules in “Guys & Dolls”. Andrew also played Coach opposite Debra Byrne in “High School Musical” at the Derwent Entertainment Centre.
Extensive work in television advertising has seen Andrew as the face of Local Government Election Campaigns and his voice is heard by many through radio advertising.
Andrew has worked as a professional singer for over 15 years and is a regular guest artist in cabaret at Hobart’s Wrest Point. His singing strength completes the Red Hot Cols harmony that is the basis of their unique comedic style.
The Red Hot Cols are very versatile and can therefore be relied upon to make you laugh in any way possible.
However, Andrew and Colin enjoy working closely with their clients to create new material and themes. This gives you a unique experience in which you have input, and makes the gig more enjoyable for them.
The Red Hot Cols perform at any venue around Australia.