Decca are helping 89-year-old Colin Thackery complete his bucketlist ahead of the release next week of his album Love Changes Everything.
Sergeant Major Colin, the Norfolk singer who captured the hearts of the nation when winning Britain’s Got Talent 2019, became the oldest artist in the world to sign his first record deal when he joined Decca in July. He has had a busy year writing a book as well as recording his album.
Decca’s VP A&R and artist strategy Tom Lewis says, “Colin Thackery has both charmed and inspired us all. He has an energy, curiosity and work ethic that puts many of us to shame. His core values of loyalty, devotion and selfless service are so refreshing - I’d vote for him!”
The team at Decca have kept the Chelsea pensioner busy by helping him with his bucketlist. It included a suit fitting from Savile Row, a visit to the Menin Gate war memorial in Belgium and performing for the Queen.
For his album release next Friday, Colin has a packed promo schedule which kicks off with a BBC Breakfast news interview before he heads over to Loose Women for a chat on Monday. On December 10 Colin will tick off the big one from his list when he performs for the Queen on The Royal Variety Performance.
Colin’s Love Changes Everything album features his heartfelt versions of Wind Beneath My Wings and We’ll Meet Again as well as the title track, which he performed on Britain’s Got Talent. Also included is Colin’s cover of Ed Sheeran’s Supermarket Flowers which had the audience and judges in tears following his emotional performance on Britain’s Got Talent: The Champions.
His fans will also be able to hear these tracks live as Colin embarks on a UK tour early next year, including a date at London’s Cadogan Hall on March 9, to celebrate his 90th birthday.