Colin Patrick Henry Meloy, born in 1974, is the lead singer/songwriter for "The Decembrists," a folk rock band based in Portland, Oregon. Meloy handles vocals, acoustic and 12 string guitar, electric guitar, bouzouki, harmonica, percussion, and adds interpretive hand gestures.
His first EP release was "Colin Meloy Sings Morrissey." His debut album was entitled "Colin Meloy Sings Live." Meloy wrote a book on "The Replacements," and as a children's writer, released "Wildwood" in '04.