Coach bassist Charlie Colin dead at 58


Charlie Colin, bassist and founding member of the American pop-rock band Educate, greatest known for their early-aughts hits like “Drops of Jupiter” and “Meet up with Virginia,” has died. He was 58.

Colin’s sister Carolyn Stephens confirmed her brother’s demise to The Related Push Wednesday. He died after slipping and falling in the shower even though property-sitting down for a friend in Brussels, Belgium, superstar web page claimed.

Colin grew up in California and Virginia and attended Berklee Faculty of New music in Boston.

He played in a group known as Apostles immediately after faculty with guitarist Jimmy Stafford and singer Rob Hotchkiss. The band ultimately dissolved, and Colin moved to Singapore for a year to produce jingles.

Finally, Colin, Hotchkiss and Stafford relocated to San Francisco, in which Train formed in the early ’90s with singer Pat Monahan. Colin introduced in drummer Scott Underwood to spherical out the group, in accordance to an job interview with Colin and Hotchkiss in Berklee’s alumni journal.

As a founding member of Practice, Colin played on the band’s very first 3 records, 1998’s self-titled album, 2001’s “Drops of Jupiter” and 2003’s “My Private Country.” The latter two releases peaked at No. 6 on the Billboard 200 chart.

“Meet Virginia,” from Train’s debut album broke the leading 20 of the Billboard Warm 100, but it was their sophomore album, “Drops of Jupiter,” that verified the band’s achievement.

Customers of the rock group Practice, Rob Hotchkiss, left, Patrick Monahan, Scott Underwood, Jimmy Stafford and Charlie Colin pose in New York, Feb. 15, 2002. (AP Photo/Jim Cooper)

The eight-times platinum title monitor “Drops of Jupiter (Notify Me)” — which options the Rolling Stones’ session pianist Chuck Leavell and Leonard Cohen’s string orchestrator Paul Buckmaster and was prepared about the demise of Monahan’s mother — hit No. 5 on the exact chart. It also earned two Grammys, for ideal rock song and very best instrumental arrangement accompanying vocalist(s).

Colin left Educate in 2003 because of to material abuse. “Charlie is a single incredible bass player, but he was in a ton of pain, and the way he was dealing with it was very agonizing for everyone else all-around him,” Monahan advised NBC San Diego.

In 2015, he reunited with Hotchkiss to commence a new band identified as Painbirds, alongside Tom Luce.

In 2017, he formed one more band, the Aspect Deal, with Sugar Ray’s Stan Frazier and the PawnShop Kings’ Joel and Scott Owen.

On Wednesday, a tribute to Colin appeared on the formal Fb and X social media internet pages for the band Practice. “When I satisfied Charlie Colin, entrance remaining, I fell in really like with him. He was the sweetest person and what a handsome chap. Let us make a band which is the only fair detail to do,” it reads.

“His distinctive bass enjoying a stunning guitar do the job assisted get folks to discover us in SF and outside of. I will normally have a warm spot for him in my coronary heart. I usually tried to pull him nearer but he had a eyesight of his possess. You are a legend, Charlie. Go attraction the trousers off people angels.”

Prior to his dying, Colin documented his time in Brussels, writing “Formally my favourite town,” in a March Instagram publish.