Colin Towns was born in 1949. He is one of Britain's most prolific TV and film composers. His list of credits and includes TV dramas such as Cadfael, Pie In The Sky, Between The Lines and Imogen's Face, and films such as Space Truckers (with Dennis Hopper), The Puppet Masters (starring Donald Sutherland) and Captives (starring Tim Roth)In 1976, he joined ex-Deep Purple singer Ian Gillan and stayed through various incarnations of the Gillan Band, co-writing most of the songs on the band's 10 albums until 1983 when Ian Gillan became singer with Black Sabbath.
By this time, Towns had already released a soundtrack for the Mia Farrow film Full Circle,and that year he released the soundtrack to the film Slayground.Since then, Towns has written in most genres of music, including country, R&B, rock, and his first love - jazz.
In 1990 The Mask Orchestra, a 19-piece band, was born.
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