Check below for my latest news and updates.
Check below for my latest news and updates.
I’m very honoured that NBC San Diego have highlighted me as one of San Diego’s Top 12 Singer / Songwriters amongst some serious music royalty (Tom Waits, Jewel, Jim Croce et al) and here’s me thinking that no one understood a word I was singing!
Check out the full list:
I’ve just recently finished up recording the tracks for a new studio album out at Analog Chew in Santee, California. I hope to have this album released later in the year once it’s been mixed and mastered.
Keep checkin’ back folks!
PS More on this in my blog section!
The new EP is available at all the usual online stores including iTunes:
SAN DIEGO, CA. – Hot on the heels of Colin Clyne’s second win in a row as “Best Acoustic Performer” at the San Diego Music Awards, he will release a new, live EP, Doon Tae the Wid on November 30, 2012. Recorded in 2011 at the Sacramento and Woodland Highland Games by Ryan Poole and once again mixed and mastered by Grammy winning producer / engineer Alan Sanderson, the disc includes four tracks as well as a preview of the upcoming documentary DVD on Clyne’s “Doricana” tour, from film maker Craig Rian.
A taster for a new full length album due next year from Clyne, if you’re a fan in the slightest of Clyne’s wonderful mix of Celtic influences, folk music and rock ‘n’ roll attitude, this EP delivers.
The release will be celebrated with a special show at the Tin Can Alehouse, 1863 5th ave. San Diego, CA 92103 (21 and up. $5 cover) on November 30, with Clyne accompanied by guest musicians as well as special opening acts, Carl Durant and Pat Hull
Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you………….‘Doon Tae The Wid’ live from Woodland, CA. This EP has 4 live tracks, plucked from the vaults from the 2011 West Coast US Doricana tour.
‘Doon Tae The Wid’
1. Change My Ways (Live)
2. Traditional Song (Live)
3. Pomegranite Grey (Live)
4. Ode To The Spider (Live)
The EP will be officially released on 21st November through San Diego’s BlindSpot Records in association with ‘Tidy Wee Bird Productions’.
HOWEVER, these tracks are now EXCLUSIVELY loaded here for you to listen to, get to know each other, take your time and maybe consider a future together!
Myself and my band will be performing at the 2012 San Diego Music Thing conference and musc festival. We perform on the Saturday night (15th September), all details on my tour section.
Public Enemy’s Chuck D will be the main guest speaker.
It’s with tremendous delight I can announce I have been named the San Diego Music Award 2012 Winner in the Best Acoustic Act category. Two years in a row is an amazing feat for a guy that no-one in California can actually understand, so, I thank you all from the bottom of my guitar case for continuing to help support my music.
Once again I have been nominated for ‘Best Acoustic Act’ at the 2012 San Diego Music Awards. I’m very honoured to have won it last year thanks to my wonderful fans and friends!!!
Let’s see if we can do it again!! This year will be very hard due to the level of acts nominated!
The good folk’s at San Diego Acoustic (.com) did an interview / feature segment on yours truly. Thanks to Ken Lehnig and David Dodds (not the ex Aberdeen Footballer). Click below to see the full interview!
I can confirm that today I was booked to perform at this year’s new ‘Open air at the square’ format at the Stonehaven Hogmany celebrations!!
This link from the Scotland TV website tells you a wee bit more about it. I’ll have more info later in the year on my Tour section.
It’s with great delight that I announce the launch (eventually) of the official video for my song ‘Stonehaven radio Station and Me’. It was filmed and edited by my good friend Mr Craig Rian. It was shot at Signature Sound Studio in San Diego, CA. The song itself is all based on stories from my youth as I traveled Scotland following Aberdeen FC with my Uncle Gordon and his colleagues at the Stonehaven ship to shore radio station. Please Enjoy:
I’m delighted to announce that I will be performing at the Carlsbad Museum of Making Music in Carlsbad, California on Friday the 3rd of August 2012. Tickets are $10 and you get some free pizza (Flippin’ Pizza Knockout) and a free beer (Stone brewery) with your ticket purchase.
For further info:
I’m delighted to announce that I’m now an official RotoSound String artist.
I look forward to using their superb strings from now on!
Check out their website to see what amazing artists they have on their roster!
Well, 2011 was a great year for me. Toured several times, wrote new songs, met new friends, saw new Countries, got a lot of radio play, played on the Telly, won a San Diego Music Award, filmed a couple of tours, played on the Isle of Skye, enjoyed many, many nights of laughter, music and ‘drink’ all while having my lovely wife with me. However, most importantly, the news I’m going to be a Father was by far and away the best of the best (once it sunk in)!!
I look forward to all the new exciting things that will happen in 2012 and will continue to focus on the postives as opposed to the negatives which will be discarded like a fireball into Stoney harbour!
2012 for me will be a tale of 3 Dragons, and I’m going to embrace it with a lot of energy. As for the Mayans, they can kiss my arse!
Have a great New Year everybody, I hope your 2012 will be everything you want it to be!
Myself, Josh Damigo and Saba will be performing an end of year show at ‘Irenic’ (see tour section) in North Park, San Diego on the 2nd of December. The doors open at 7pm!!
Check out Josh and Saba here:
Josh Damigo http://www.joshdamigo.com/
Presale tickets are available now for $10 and will be $15 at the door. The show itself will be filmed and recorded by Mr Craig Rian.
For tickets: http://casbah.frontgatetickets.com/choose.php?lid=61326
This show is ALL AGES and families are encouraged. Kids 12 and under are FREE with paid adult admission.
Beer & Wine bar will be available…..naturally!
Let’s finish 2011 with a bang!
Thursday the 8th September saw us perform live on San Diego television news channel KUSI. We played for an hour or so and I believe they used little snippets here and there to help us promote the artwalk by the bay set we performed on Sep. 11th.
I hope to get this video up on here asap……..watch this space!
It’s with great delight (and a slightly sore heid) I can announce, I won ‘Best Acoustic Act’ at the 2011 San Diego Music Awards! I thanked a few people last night in my acceptance speech but there are so many more I wish I could have thanked before getting the stage hook!
This win was down to all my friends and fans who voted for me and pushed the name out there. It’s a messy business but we got there in the end. Without you this couldn’t and wouldn’t have happened. I love you all.
It’s with great delight that I announce I have been nominated for the ‘Best Acoustic Act’ at the 2011 San Diego Music awards.
Not only am I honored to be involved, but delighted to be in amongst many great artists, musicians and friends for San Diego’s musics big night of the Year.
Please feel free to vote here:
It’s with great excitement that I announce ‘Celtic crossroads’.
Irish fiddler extraordinaire Patric Petrie (of Skelpin), Irish singer songwriter David Lally and myself are holding an event at Oceanside’s delightful Sunshine Brooks Theatre. This evening of music will be held on Saturday the 25th of June at 730pm. The title is a suggestion of all our ‘celticness’ and how they intertwine and cross paths………..or something to that effect!
The format will be a showcase of our own individual styles combined with some collaborations between each artist and some special guests. Members of my band, including James Hood on lead guitar and Scottish Percussionist John McCallum will join me on stage to perform songs from my Internationally acclaimed album Doricana. Quite possibly a few Scottish favourites will be thrown into the Celtic cauldron and we’ll see how it tastes!
Tickets for this unique evening can be purchased direct from myself, David or Patric. They can also be purchased at the door and through the venue’s website:
Tickets are currently priced at $15.
Please feel free to ‘share’ this event on Facebook too:
This will probably be my last performance in Southern California till the end of the Year. So, I hope to see all my friends and fans come out and enjoy a evening of music friendship and laughter.
‘…we are all connected by invisible lines…’
I’ll be embarking on a tour from Seattle on the 28th April. I’ll then be heading South through Ocean Shores, Portland, Vancouver (WA), Lake Oswego and then performing at the Sacramento Highland Games on the weekend of May 7th and 8th. Tickets for games can be found at:
Keep checking the tour section (on the book shelf) for gig info.
It’s with much sadness that I have to report that my Japanese tour has been postponed due to current circumstances in the country. My heart goes out to all affected by these recent events.
I hope to rearrange dates (and add more) later in the Year.
Doricana Producer / Engineer Alan Sanderson has won a Grammy for the work he did on San Diegan band, Switchfoot’s ‘Hello Hurricane’ album! A massive congratulations to my good friend Alan. It’s thoroughly well deserved!
There will be a bus running from San Diego up to the Molly Malone’s gig in L.A on the 17th February, to book an exclusive seat on this party bus please contact email@example.com
I’ve uploaded a ‘Behind the Scenes’ film on the recording of my new album Doricana!!!!! Starring myself, Alan Sanderson, James Hood, Enrique Platas and Marvin Glover.
I’m delighted to announce that my new album Doricana is now available on iTunes, either go through my music page or click below:
Also………for the folk’s back home in ‘Scotchland’ and in particular…..Aberdeen. Physical copies of Doricana are being sold in the Press and Journal shop on Union street. More news on further Scottish outlets very soon!
Go to my music / shop page at the top of my homepage for a link to Digstation…………….or use this link:
For a physical copy order here:
The first single ‘Into My Garden’ is up online on my myspace & reverbnation pages (check link page).
It will be available on iTunes quite soon , so please keep checking back here regarding it! Doricana will be released on the 11th May 2010.
My NEW upcoming album will be released on the 11th May 2010…to commemorate Aberdeen Football Club winning the European Cup Winners Cup……..actually, that was sheer coincidence!
Welcome to Colin’s new home on the internet – www.colinclyne.com. Your source for Colin’s music, videos and latest updates.
Colin Clyne featured in San Diego Reader
It’s been a while since I was last in touch with some of you.
I am delighted to announce some UK gigs in August but due to the credit crunch, swine flu and Peter & Jordan’s impending divorce (shocking) I’ll be sticking to playing in Scotland!
Following my Scottish tour I’ll be doing some recording in London where I’ll be continuing to work with current Rolling Stones Engineer Alan Sanderson on the follow up to my 2007 debut ‘Songs from the Cold Store’. There are very few of these left but I believe these are unlimited on iTunes if you fancy giving Apple the lions share of your 99p per track!
Hope to see some (all?) of you somewhere, sometime………till then!