Posts Tagged ‘Americana Music’

Doricana Fest, Stonehaven, UK, 8th October

Tuesday, May 24th, 2016

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 :

‘The Never Ending Pageant’- Top 10 iTunes UK charts

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

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!

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/the-never-ending-pageant/id899132325

Pre-sale for The Never Ending Pageant

Sunday, July 13th, 2014

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!

Thank warmly
Colin x

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/the-never-ending-pageant/id893566666

Scottish dates September / October 2013

Friday, September 13th, 2013

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:

http://www.ticketweb.co.uk/event/john-emil-tickets/71083

New Album, Pastures New, errrrrrm DVD release????.

Saturday, May 18th, 2013

Once again I find myself back in ol’ Blighty for a few weeks, I will be here a lot more soon, more on this later

Where do I start with regards to the last few months…..well, I finished recording my brand new studio album out at Analog Chew Studio in Santee, California. Once again, Mr Alan Sanderson is on Production and Engineering duties and did a terrific job. Alongside him we had the Brazilian Wizard Pedro Talarico who is a very valuable member of the team (it truly was such a great team effort). Actually, before we pop the corks, throw this bad boy in shrinkwrap and start selling it to the masses at StarBuck’s we have a few very small things to record / tweak (blah blah blah) in an overdub sense but it’s pretty much done.

Thanks to Jerry Sisti and Zach at Analog Chew who were incredibly hospitable and profesional. Special shout out to his brother (John Sisti), who took some amazing photographs of the session (will air some soon). Everybody involved did an amazing job. The general consensus is that we have created something emotional, something special, however…thats not really for us to decide, is it!? Much chest bumping, high fiving, whisky cracking etc has been had but we still have a lot of work to do in a mixing and finessing sense. Also, I’m working on a special guest or two! More later.

I won’t say too much about the new album at the minute other than we recorded 11 songs, a couple have been in my set for a while but most are new. The album title is also the title of one of the songs…….. I know, I know, I always feel that it’s a bit of a cop out when acts do that but the title just fits the general vibe of the album, plus the title is great and the track is really great too………hmmmm, well that’s really not up to me either (right?), the wife has told me to rein it in a bit (as always….she’s Scottish) as I get too excited (not visibly of course being Scottish) and tend to bump my gums about it, more with regards to what a great job everybody did than anything else. 🙂 One more thing I shall say is, I stepped out of my comfort zone for some of these songs and I left everything in the studio……….I was knackered for about 2 weeks afterwards:)

OK, the main reasons I can’t say too much about the release of this new album yet is that I first have the ‘small’ matter of moving from San Diego, California back home to Aberdeen, Scotland. After several years myself and the family are heading back to our homeland. I’ll be posting a date and venue for a ‘See you soon’ soiree of sorts in San Diego, CA for all our Southern Californian friends.

Finally, Mr Craig Rian continues to follow me about like Paparazzi to Kim Kardashians arse, he filmed the whole recording process and we continue to capture great stuff for the mooted DVD release. What can I say? It will be done when it’s done!!! 🙂

I hope to see you somewhere down the line sometime, somehow…….. soon.

Love
C x