I can finally announce that I’ll be releasing a new single during August 2020. I’ll have more details very soon!!!
Posts Tagged ‘Scotland’
**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
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 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 Never Ending Pageant
By Bart Mendoza, September 2014
Scottish native Colin Clyne was a San Diegan for roughly a decade, ending in 2013, but what a time he had. Kick starting his lifelong dream of being a musician, he not only released three albums and built a devoted following during his stay, he won the coveted Best Acoustic Performer trophy at the San Diego Music Awards in both 2011 and 2012. Now back in his native Scotland, he has released his fourth disc, The Never Ending Pageant.
The album has a strong San Diego connection. Indeed, it’s the culmination of his work with Grammy-winning producer Alan Sanderson, who also helmed Clyne’s previous efforts. While those albums, in particular 2010’s Doricana, were very good, TNEP is definitely a cut above. Recorded primarily at the Santee studio, Analog Chew, Clyne performs guitar, vocal, and harmonica duties; the album also features some of the area’s most noted players including guitarist/mandolinist Pedro Talarico, bassist Rick Nash, singer Taylin Rae, pedal steel player Rick Schmidt, and drummer Larry Grano
Interestingly, while in the U.S. Clyne was lauded as a Celtic artist, but at home he has been making major inroads as a country artist. The album has already made an impact, hitting #6 on the iTunes Country Chart, with the first single, “Merry Go Round,” hitting #48. It’s a strong choice for the lead-off track on the disc, with a jaunty rhythm, a nice hook in the line, “how could anyone love me,” and a killer chorus; it’s an A-side single.
The 11 songs here reflect an Americana flavor, which is especially strong on the twangy pedal steel and harmony drenched stomper “Toast the Happy Times,” but there is a refreshing variety of sound textures, rhythms, and keys to be found on TNEP. It pleases the ear and ranges from strings backed, epic ballad “Top of the Mountain” to the minimalist “My Bonny Broken Valentine,” which just features Clyne’s voice and finger-picked guitar, plus a bit of pedal steel for atmosphere. The album does rock a bit in places, notably “Playing God,” and it’s nicely counter-balanced by a melancholy ballad such as “Doin’ Fine.” That said, my favorite track is probably “This Blue Town,” a song that comes across a bit like a particularly good early Crowded House track.
TNEP is an album that reveals more with each listen. It sounds great, but beyond that it’s an excellent batch of songs that’ll make you want to hit replay. Throughout his career, Clyne has continually set the bar higher, with this album a testament to his hard work and love of song craft. Long-time fans of Clyne’s music already know this album is essential listening, but any fans of Americana, folk or country influenced sounds should also make hearing The Never Ending Pageant a priority. They won’t be disappointed.
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.
A lovely review that appeared on The Daily Country for my unreleased record ‘The Never Ending Pageant’.
Album Review Colin Clyne ‘The Never Ending Pageant’
Scottish born folk singer-songwriter Colin Clyne, is set to release his new album The Never Ending Pageant on Fat Hippy Records on July 21st. The album, produced & engineered by Grammy Award Winning Engineer Alan Sanderson (The Rolling Stones, Burt Bacharach), is a delightful slice of folk and Americana by way of Scotland.
Colin, who was crowned ‘Best Acoustic Act’ at the San Diego Music Awards in 2011 and 2012 (previous winners include Jason Mraz and Jewel) is an artist who is equally comfortable with upbeat folk tunes (“Toast The Happy Times”) as well as songs more melancholy (“Dunnotar Skies”). The lead off track, “Merry Go Round,” as well as “I’d Rather Do,” are pure goodness; they will instantly hook you with their melodies and subtle harmonies. All eleven tracks are well written and touch on themes universal and relatable (love, moving on after a relationship has ended and enjoying life).
And, if you are a lover of the harmonica (and who isn’t?), you will be thrilled to know the expressive instrument is well represented here on multiple songs including “Top Of The Mountain,” “Sizzle Not The Steak,” “Playing God” and the title track.
Colin Clyne has made an album that, whether you are in Scotland or the States, you will want to seek out and give a listen.
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!