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Joined Up Writing – a Lockdown collaboration

Tuesday, November 24th, 2020

Back in May during the first lockdown, local North East poet Fin Hall came up with a novel idea to while the days away. He asked people to contribute to a poem called ‘Joined Up Writing’. Anyone could contribute to this from novices to hobbyists to published poets and indeed published songwriters. The idea was to use a word from the last line of the previous verse in the first line of your verse and so it went on, ‘Joined Up Writing’. I contributed a verse amongst 100 different voices.

Amazingly, Fin ran with this, secured publishing and it’s now available to purchase on Amazon. Even better, the proceeds of the book are going to Fin’s chosen charity; Willows Animal Sanctuary up in Fraserburgh, Scotland:

https://www.willowsanimals.com/

So, if anyone fancies adding a wee bit of local collaborative lockdown poetry as a Christmas stocking filler all in the name of charity then please grab a copy at the below link:

Alternative Fruit review – ‘You Can’t Wish A Good Guy Away’

Monday, November 23rd, 2020

Thanks to the wonderful folk over at ‘Alternative Fruit’ for reviewing the new single.
‘…folk inspired melodies wrap around the bars like snugly tied ribbons of character…’

https://www.alternativefruit.com/sound-read-4/colin-clyne-you-cant-wish-a-good-guy-away-alternative-fruit

Charlotte Talks Music reviews new single ‘…Good Guy…’

Wednesday, November 18th, 2020

Another lovely review just dropped onto my front door mat regarding the new single.

“… It is a track that I feel fans of both Bob Dylan and John Denver will absolutely love…”

https://charlottetalksmusic.blogspot.com/2020/11/colin-clyne.html?m=1

Edgar Allan Poets – Single Review

Tuesday, November 17th, 2020

Thank you to Edgar Allan Poets for their kind review on my new single:


“Clyne’s music immediately reminds you of Bob Dylan, fantastic lyrics and folk sounds.
The Production is of the highest level and you feel like listening to the artist live, near a fire at sunset.
The melodies and the amalgam of sounds make you immediately dream of the Scottish Highlands where William Wallace once fought and lived.
I got thirsty listening to Clyne’s music, beer and especially whisky are the best company while listening to these wonderful songs.
His kind of music varies between alternative, folk, country and rock and each song can surprise you by adding a new element.
We are talking about a musician of the highest level, you can tell by the quality of the chords progression and the sound quality of his albums.
Fantastic discovery that we must suggest to all of you!”

https://www.edgarallanpoets.com/colin-clyne/

New Single ‘You Can’t Wish A Good Guy Away’ OUT NOW!!!

Monday, November 16th, 2020

My new single ‘You Can’t Wish A Good Guy Away’ is OUT TODAY (digitally) through Royale Music via INgrooves (Parent Co, Universal).

Big thanks to producer/ engineer Steve Curtis for his fabulous skills and professionalism, t’was a really enjoyable session. Steve also played bass, percussion and some keys on the track.

Thanks also to long term friend / piano player Dave Curtis who added piano and keys. Yours truly was on vocals, guitars, harmonica and percussion duties(for those that are interested).

Once again thanks to Daz Alexander for artwork and Bryan Campbell for graphics design.

Warmest Thanks
Colin

PS please share music links if possible. X

‘Louder Than War’ magazine – Single Review

Wednesday, September 16th, 2020

Massive thanks to Joe Whyte and the team over at ‘Louder Than War’ for the single review for ‘Where The Ships Go To Die’:


“…Stunning new single from award-winning Scots singer. Joe Whyte gets the lowdown….”


…From Aberdeen, Colin Clyne’s debut album “The Never Ending Pageant” was given a raft of favourable reviews and airplay by the esteemed Bob Harris on BBC6 Music among many others. This new single is a slight change in direction from the folky-rootsy-trad elements of that debut album and sounds to these ears like the American Gothic of Tom Waits, the dark poetry of Nick Cave, the everyman blue collar rock of Steve Earle and oddly enough, one-time next-big-thing Glaswegian rockers Gun…”

NEW SINGLE ‘Where the Ships Go To Die’ AVAILABLE WORLDWIDE NOW!

Monday, August 31st, 2020

I can finally announce the release of my brand-new single ‘Where The Ships Go To Die’ available on Worldwide distribution through Royale Music in conjunction with inGrooves (Universal distribution).

I want to say a massive thank you and give credit to all the wonderfully talented and professional people involved in this project:


Alan Sanderson- production, engineering, mixing and mastering.
Steve Curtis – recording and engineering all my vocals, guitars and ships bell (yeah, really) on the Scottish sessions.
Gregg Montante – Acoustic & electric guitars and assisting with music direction for all the USA based players.
Raef Aaron Khalsa – All the programming of drums, choirs, percussion and various other effects.
James East – Bass guitar
Bobby Cressey – Piano, Hammond organ and keys.
Josh Thompson – Drums
Erdis Maxhelaku – Cello
Marta Z– Viola, Violin

Thanks to Stephen Morgan at Royale music for helping get the song where it needs to go.
A massive thanks to Sherrene for sticking with me and believing in me more in the last 6 years than anyone, including myself at times. Without you this wouldn’t have happened, so thank you..

BIG shout out to all my family, friends and fans for continued support!

Now, everyone……..PLEASE go download, stream, buy, listen, share this damn song …..it’s been 6 bloody years…..I need a break already!!

Love and peace
Colin xxx

SPOTIFY – https://open.spotify.com/track/1SUA0mOTQXqRAV22IzIMSU?si=nNbsgSnqQCKrGss6C-C0zQ

New single ‘Where The Ships Go To Die’!

Tuesday, August 4th, 2020

My new single ‘Where The Ships Go To Die’ is finally ready to have a vintage bottle of champagne cracked off her bows and sent off to sail far as long as the wind may carry her.

Its been a long road but I’m delighted to announce ‘Where The Ships Go To Die’ is available from Royale Music via INgrooves (Parent Co, Universal Music) on Friday the 28th August….more news soon.

Oh and here’s the pre-save link for all your Spotify, Apple Music, Deezer requirements. It’ll be available on all digital platforms.

Cheers

Colin

https://ingroov.es/where-the-ships-go-to

New Music Alert!!

Friday, July 3rd, 2020

I can finally announce that I’ll be releasing a new single during August 2020. I’ll have more details very soon!!!

COMING SOON!!!!!

Stonehaven Radio Station P&J piece

Tuesday, June 30th, 2020

The Press and Journal’s Scott Begbie has done a historical piece on Stonehaven’s old Ship to Shore Radio Station from it’s role in World War 2 and the Piper Alpha tragedy. He spoke with some of the folk that used to work there as a working ship to shore radio station, including my Uncle Gordon Reid and Ally Taylor.

He also talks about it’s future as a brewery for Six Degrees North Brewery in Stonehaven.

I was interviewed for my input on my 2010 song ‘Stonehaven Radio Station and Me’ and touched on my upcoming (comeback) single ‘Where The Ships Go To Die’.

Please give it a read. It’s a wonderful piece.

Thanks
Colin x

https://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/nostalgia/2289107/the-north-east-radio-lifeline-that-saved-countless-lives-through-war-and-peace-and-tragedy/?fbclid=IwAR0U9Lt0ULC_g0ATbxMK5KBopeivL2vijw_dkx9eZe_M1l0MxrrDScbjspg