Colie Brice has recorded 28 independently produced albums, recorded and co-produced three internationally distributed albums as the lead singer and a songwriter for Phantom's Opera a band that at one time featured members of Bon Jovi and other notable NJ musicians and is footnoted in the Encyclopedia of Rock & Roll.
Colie has worked at PolyGram, Universal Music Group, Classic Records, Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, AERIA Records, Asbury Media, and currently does independent consulting for a major label client.
He started off his music career in Sayreville NJ opening in local clubs for Skid Row, Prophet, American Angel, and Glen Burtnik among others with his first band Gemini.
After experiencing the Grateful Dead live, Colie set upon pursuing a creative direction he terms the "Luna Muse" principle and started creating a sub genre of music he calls New Age Blues. In 1997 Colie's solo debut New Age Blues was accepted in the 40th Annual Grammy Nomination Entry List in several categories including Top Instrumental for "17G (Tribute to Jerry)"
Colie Brice is a southpaw born under a bad sign on June 3, 1968 in Point Pleasant , NJ.
Colie currently resides in Eastport, Maine and remains an avid home recording enthusiast and active local musician. Recently he opened for the legendary Dick Dale on August 9, 2014 at Rossport Farms.
For more information please visit: http://coliebrice.com
A recent interview:
" My latest release and its essentially the latest addendum to the ongoing audio anthology of my existence. Whether reckless or bold, I record a lot of stuff off the cuff that a more perfectionist oriented artist would spend more time refining. I figure that life is short and I’d rather blaze trails and build makeshift camps than build roads and empires. Basically, I prefer things to be natural and wild more so than artificial and tame. Of course this could also be purely pseudo intellectual babble formulated to conceal my basic laziness and primal limitations.. I suspect the truth lay somewhere in between.. I tend to shelter myself with delusion from the pain of reality, so I'm not absolutely certain what's the real deal .." - Colie Brice
Q: Do you get out and play your music live, and if so, what can an audience expect at one of your shows?
A: For the past three years I’ve been on a live performance binge and several of my good friends refer to me as a gig whore.
I'm fiercely proud to be an Asbury Park, NJ based musician and on any given night I could playing a headlining set at the Stone Pony with Capt. James and the PAIN or sitting in with Joe Harvard's open mic night. A gig is a gig is a gig. Fish gotta swim, players gotta play. I respect any chance to play. You never know where or how you're gonna get your next free music lesson.
As for my solos performances.. Truthfully they are uneven.. I can get very self conscious sometimes singing my own songs.. When I’m feeling particulalrly good and confidant, and RELAXED I can sometimes go into a magical zone where it all flows, but when I’m feeling tense, insecure, and exhausted.. I just kind of just phone it in and effectively epitomize mediocrity. So I suppose on any given night I could be a tragic figure of a middle aged rockasaurus who just can’t let it go gracefully or a bad ass mofo who can still wail! To quote Forest Gump's Mother: "You never know which one you're gonna get"!
Q: What aspects of playing and recording music do you most enjoy?
A: There is no greater joy or high than a live performance where the song, the sound, and the scene all come together perfectly and you're truly outside of yourself and purely in the moment. Yet I also love the creative infinity of the studio and can often get quite lost in that space.
I have several hundred tracks available that range from from ridiculously campy and/or experimental meanderings to full fledged master recordings that I’m actually proud of. Being a Gemini Demon with multiple manic/depressive personalities my personal preferences tend to change from one moment to another..