Colleen is attracted to music's energy, and its power to help people communicate and express themselves. Being where the live music is, is her lifeline: “Whatever it is, you can’t live without music… I like a beat and I like to get up and dance.” Many Sunday afternoons were spent at the Regal in Crouch Street, Colchester, seeing live acts in the early careers of Dickie Valentine, David Whitfield, and Shirley Bassey. These days Colleen recommends Newham's Brick Lane Music Hall as the place to go!
|Interview date||26th October 2016|
|Source||National Jazz Archive|