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Pip Collins was born Raymond Unsworth in 1948 in Wigan, Lancashire

He began singing at a very early age and soon realised he could earn money from friends and relatives by standing on a chair strumming a very large guitar performing "Hang down your head Tom Dooley". He went on to become a member of the choir at his Primary School and remained a Chorister at his Secondary School. He went on to become the only male member of a 40 strong all female choir and performing most of the solos.

This was to be the beginning of a long and varied career as a Professional Entertainer. He began by fronting Rock & Roll Bands in 1963 and developed into a Solo performer, becoming a respected member of the Entertainment profession around the cabaret scene worldwide, having performed in Greece, Malta, Tenerife, Lanzarote and many parts of mainland Spain.

In the early years of his career he represented the town of Wigan on numerous occasions in the Top Town competition on local radio and for three years, was resident Compere at what was to become the Riverside Club at Central Park. Moving on to Mr. Ms. Nightclub at Wigan Casino, working alongside some of the top Acts of the time.

For a time he lived and entertained on the Canary island of Lanzarote.

His career has spanned four decades and he has remained a strong performer and a great inspiration to other entertainers in the business.

Because of his professional status and great organizing skills he has, over the years been involved in numerous charity events, from scanner appeals, to benefit events for needy children.

Alongside his singing career, he has had numerous parts on television, appearing in programs such as Coronation St, Emmerdale, Brookside, Boon, Hettie Wainthrop, World in Action, Sherlock Holmes and many others, photos of which you can see on this site.

Pip has a great talent for song arrangement and producing backing tracks and albums for other acts in the entertainment business, having owned and run his own Recording Studio.

He has maintained a strong following on the entertainment scene for all these years.

Pip retired due to ill health in February 2003 after thirty nine years and eleven months in the business.

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