Check below for my latest news and updates.
Check below for my latest news and updates.
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:
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:
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…’
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…”
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!”
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.
PS please share music links if possible. X
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…”
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
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.
I can finally announce that I’ll be releasing a new single during August 2020. I’ll have more details very soon!!!
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.
**NEW MUSIC VIDEO**
Debut music video ‘DUNNOTTAR SKIES’ is here from the album “The Never Ending Pageant”.
Dunnottar Skies VIDEO
‘Dunnottar Skies’ recorded in San Diego & San Francisco, California, USA by Alan Sanderson with additional recording in Nairn, Scotland by Ken Allardyce.
Video, Edit & Production by Craig Rian.
Drone footage by Mark Westguard (Dunnottar Castle).
Additional video & drone footage by Albert Labombard
Studio filming by Kevin Smith (Captain Toms music studio, Aberdeen, Scotland).
Actress – Angela Rummans
USA – https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-never-ending-pageant/id899132325
UK – https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/the-never-ending-pageant/id899132325
www.colinclyne.com & Fat Hippy Records, UK
We are delighted to announce that Doricana Fest are partnering with Mackies of Scotland for our first festival. It’s an honour to share the stage with one of Scotland’s finest family businesses.
Also, there’s been a lot of press and publicity regarding our little cow experiment up at Mackies too. I’ve been up to visit the dairy cows to perform a few acoustic songs for them. Also, they’ve been listening to my two albums on a non stop loop for a few weeks. The milk yield during this period of time will be noted and we shall find out if ‘Country Music’ (Doricana) improves milk yield in dairy cows…….watch this space!
As for tickets to Doricana:
And as for the video on the cows experiment:
Thanks for all the support
Stonehaven, Scotland-A new Americana music festival, “Doricana Fest”, will take place at the Stonehaven Town Hall on October 8, 2016 from 4pm. Jointly spearheaded by local award winning Americana Singer/Songwriter Colin Clyne and Almost Blue Promotion’s head honcho Martin Raitt.
Stonehaven is tuning up for a boot scooting new Americana music festival aimed at visitors and locals alike. The one day (family) festival will feature 6 Scottish bands with Americana roots including The Holy Ghosts (Edinburgh), Colin Clyne (Stonehaven), Daniel Meade (Glasgow), The New Madrids (Perth), Mikey Maclennan (The Carloways, Bridge of Earn) and The Malpaso Gang (Aberdeen).
The event is based at 250 person capacity Stonehaven Town Hall. Day ticket price will be £13 standard / £10 concession. Children 12 and Under are FREE.
Tickets available at Ma Simpsons :
Colin will be performing songs from his critically acclaimed albums Doricana & The Never Ending Pageant at an intimate homecoming gig in Stonehaven on the 29th April at Zee’s nightclub. The last solo show he played there was when he opened for The Red Hot Chilli Pipers at the open air at the square in 2012.
Tickets are going fast for this special show and are available at Ma Simpson’s music shop or online here.
Local up and coming singer songwriter Alannah Moar will open the show.
I’ll be heading back to the Acoustic Music Centre (St Brides) in Edinburgh for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. This will be my 4th or 5th Fringe festival.
I’m performing on the 20th August 2016. All details and tickets are available here:
Unfortunately, the Big Country gigs in Dublin & Belfast (I was due to open) have been pulled due to ill health with the promoter (and friend Charlie Campbell).
My Irish tour will remain and we’ll be working very hard towards finding replacement shows in both Cities.
Sorry for the last minute issues but I’m sure you’ll all join me in wishing Charlie the best in his recovery.
Legendary radio presenter Bob Harris (BBC Radio 2) played Doin’ Fine on his Sunday show.
The playback is available here (song is approx. 40 minutes in):
Bob also spoke about Colin’s time on the West Coast of the US and his music after the song played directly after Colin’s. He mentioned that ‘The Never Ending pageant’ was ‘…really very good…’!
High praise indeed.
This comes off the back of some recent BBC 6 Music radio play from Chris Hawkins!!
Thanks from all at CC HQ
Colin Clyne & The Carrons are delighted to be performing at this years Tartan Heart Festival. They will be performing on the Potting Shed stage on the Saturday evening at 845pm. This will be Colin first return to Bella since his last solo performance there in 2009.
The festival is being headlined by Kaiser Chiefs, Manic Street Preachers and The Proclaimers.
Colin Clyne & The Carrons will be headlining a terrific evening of music at the Inverbervie Burgh Hall on the 8th May 2015.
Also performing that evening will be San Diego singer songwriter Jenn Grinels, Montrose’s Gary Anderson & Laurenckirk’s 16 year old Alannah Moar.
Tickets are available online at:
Colin Clyne & The Carrons will be performing at this years Americana Cavalcade Festival. This event is held at the Perth race course in Perth, Scotland on the 6th June 2015 (Gold cup weekend).
Should be a great day with performances also coming from Martin Stephenson, The New Madrid’s, Red Pine Timber Co & Vanity Fayre.
Colin Clyne & The Carrons will be playing a couple of sets at the Montrose Folk Club on the 12th March 2015 (8pm). There’s already demand for this event so head on over to the address below to grab a ticket asap!
The current single ‘I’d Rather Do’ from my album ‘The Never Ending Pageant’ has been getting some BBC airplay down in England (BBC Cumbria) on the ‘Braithwaites Country’ show.
The podcast for 15th Feb 2015 is here:
Delighted to announce that my song ‘Top Of The Mountain’ was named as a finalist in the adult contemporary category of the 2014 UK song writing contest. The judges marked it with a score of 9 out of 10. I also had 8 songs in the semi final and all were well received by the judges.
Although I didn’t win, it was a massive honour to be featured, congratulations to all the winners.
Scotland’s ‘voice of new music’; Jim Gellatly, did an article on yours truly and new album ‘The Never Ending Pageant’. He described it as a ‘…glorious selection of folk & country rock numbers…’.
It can be viewed online here:
The new record hit no.6 on the UK iTunes Country album charts this week. Everyone at Fat hippy Records are delighted!
We are hoping for top 5 once the radio plays kick in.
The record is still available to buy on all digital platforms and on cd for at!
Pre-Sale for #TheNeverEndingPageant is now live!
All support and purchases are greatly appreciated. We’re all fired up at Fay Hippy Records to see if we can get the record into the #TOP20 of UK country charts, why the hell not indeed, all pre sales count towards the 21st July launch date!
Absolutely delighted to announce that my brand new single ‘Merry Go Round’ made it to number 48 on the UK iTunes Country singles chart, hell if good ol’ Dolly Parton hadn’t played at Glastonbury last weekend we may well have gone even higher!!!
Fancy buying it?? Here’s it:
It can also be bought on all other digital platforms.
My new studio album ‘The Never Ending Pageant’ will be released on the 21st July 2014. I’m delighted to announce that the record will be released through Scottish record label ‘Fat Hippy records’ and will be promoted in conjunction with the good folks at Quite Great PR.
More announcements to come very soon with regards to single etc!
I’m delighted to share with you a new video created by San Diego Film maker Craig Rian to help promote my upcoming studio album ‘The Never Ending Pageant’.
My new album ‘The Never Ending Pageant’ is finally finished. After recording the main bulk of the tracks last year at Analog Chew Studio in Santee, CA, I recently returned to California to mix and master it at the legendary Hyde Street studios in San Francisco.
Once again, my good friend, mentor and Grammy Award Winning Engineer Alan Sanderson was in the main production chair. There was also some additional work undertaken by world renowned Producer & Engineer Ken Allardyce at his studio in Nairn, Scotland.
At the moment I don’t have a release date set in the place as I work on a few things in the background before hand. I also hope to have a video teaser (from San Diego film maker Craig Rian) up on-line soon with regards to it. WATCH THIS SPACE!
Thanks kindly for all your continued support and patience.
I’m delighted to be opening the stage for International touring artist and fellow Scottish performer Dave Arcari at The Lemon Tree, this coming Saturday (22nd Feb). Doors at 7pm ish and first act on at 730(ish).
For tickets (£7.50):
On the 8th of December I’ll be opening the stage at the Lemon Tree in Aberdeen for acclaimed Scottish singer songwriter James Grant. Doors at 730pm, I’ll be playing a wee set sometime shortly after that.
Tickets for this can be obtained here:
On the 25th September I will be opening up for American singer songwriter John Emil at Caffe Borsa in Dundee, the show kicks off at 9pm. Tickets are £7 and can be purchased here:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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!