About Colin

Colin has performed at:

  • Guilt and Co.

  • The Centennial Stage in North Vancouver

  • The Railway Club

  • The Libra Room in Vancouver

  • The Michael J. Fox Theatre in Burnaby

  • Canada Day in Cloverdale

  • The Columbia StrEAT Food Truck Fest

  • The Uptown Live Festival

  • Fridays on Front (New Westminster)

  • The Hard Rock Casino

  • Caribbean Days

  • The Harmony Arts Festival

  • The Aria Banquet Hall

  • Studio Records


 Colin Sankey is an award-winning bass player and multi-instrumentalist from Vancouver, B.C.

Colin has a four-year degree from VCC School of Music and has played with the likes of Juno winner Hugh Fraser, multiple time Juno nominee Francois Houle, John Korsrud, Bryan Deans and the Plastic Acid Orchestra, and Miles Black.

Using the extended range of his six-string bass, he masterfully blends the skills of a virtuoso with the touch of an artisan, creating a soundscape that both excites and relaxes the audience.

His innovative use of loopers and effects pedals creates a complete sound reminiscent of a full band, which is not normally heard from bass players.

His solo bass techniques are modeled off the pioneering bass work of virtuosos such as Victor Wooten, Marcus Miller, and Alain Caron.

Colin's work transcends genre, as he seamlessly jumps from songs such as "Night in Tunisia" by Dizzy Gillespie, to "In My Life" by the Beatles, to "Redbone" by Childish Gambino, all without missing a beat.

Sample Solo Bass Setlist

The following list is just a sample and not a complete representation of Colin's solo repertoire 

 Redbone – Childish Gambino 

Senorita – Camilo Cabello and Shawn Mendes 

Summertime – George Gershwin 

Autumn Leaves – Joseph Kosma 

All of Me – Gerald Marks and Seymour Simons 

Fly Me to the Moon – Bart Howard 

Get Lucky – Daft Punk 

Hallelujah – Leonard Cohen 

In My Life – Beatles 

Girl from Ipanema – Anotonio Carlos Jobim 

Night in Tunisia – Dizzy Gillespie 

Song for My Father – Horace Silver 

Isn’t She Lovely – Stevie Wonder 

Wake Me Up When September Ends – Green Day 

Mad World – Tears for Fears 

Bohemian Rhapsody – Queen 

Overjoyed – Stevie Wonder 

Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger – Daft Punk 

I’ll Be There – Jackson Five 

Yesterday – Beatles 

Under the Bridge – Red Hot Chili Peppers 

More Love – Victor Wooten 

Boulevard of Broken Dreams – Green Day 

Let it Be – Beatles 

Stand by Me – Ben E. King, Jerry Leiber, and Mike Stoller 

Fur Elise – Ludwig van Beethoven