Picks and Pans Review: Introducing ... Simon Collins
Who's His Daddy? Phil Collins
Like father, like son—Simon Collins is both a singer and a drummer. The 31-year-old pop-rocker releases his U.S. debut, U-Catastrophe, on Aug. 19.
ON GETTING INTO MUSIC
I've been immersed in the whole music world since I was a fetus. I've been playing drums since I was 5. It was natural for [my dad] to want to pass on the torch—or pass on the sticks. And it was very touching for both of us to play drums [on U-Catastrophe's 'The Big Bang']. We're both pretty good at it!
ON HIS BIG STAGE BREAK
My dad played [my hometown of] Vancouver on my 13th birthday, and I was scheduled to play the drums on "Easy Lover," but I broke my arm breakdancing. The irony! But I went up there and played anyway—with one arm. That was a cool moment.
ON REELING IN LOVE
My partner, Debora Lucyk, is a videographer, so we're doing the videos together for the [U-Catastrophe] campaign. We've been together for about three years. It was love at first sight.
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