Colin Wilkie has long been recognized one of the European Singer-Songwriter scene's pioneers, whose songs have been recorded by: Th'Antique Roadshow, Gary and Vera Aspey, John Pearse, Tony Ireland, Julian Dawson, Johnny Collins, Le Clou, Hannes Wader, Anne Wiley, Liederjan, and many other performers. On his new album "Bangter Rites!" he presents both thought provoking, and humerous material. The, in the meantime, 76 year old remains musically versatile and vital; at times the songs swing to a country fiddle, or move gently with cello and piano, groove to a slide-guitar and blues harp, or a multiplicity of other musical accompaniments. Backing Colin are some of his longtime friends and colleagues: Shirley Hart, Julian Dawson, Jörg Suckow, Klaus Weiland, Johannes Epremian, Biber Herrmann, and multi-instrumentalist Andy Horn, who also produced the album.