Posts Tagged ‘Scotland’

Cover Art for New SINGLE…

Wednesday, August 19th, 2020

…i thought I’d share with you the story behind the cover art for upcoming single ‘Where The Ships Go To Die’.

I found this wonderful photograph attributed with an online article (the economist) on ship dismantling in Bangladesh. The picture was everything I had been looking for in terms of the mood of the song. We tracked down and contacted Bangladeshi based photographer Saiful Huq Omi/Counter Foto to seek permission, which he duly granted. Saiful’s work has been displayed in the following publications (New York Time’s, Time Magazine, Newsweek, The Economist and the BBC to name but a few).

After we had the photograph we sent it over to New York based graphics designer Scott Braun (who we’d already hired to work on a new logo) and he did a fantastic job putting the artwork together . Scott also has long list of established clients on his resume / cv!

Massive thanks to both gentlemen for their talents and wonderful contribution to the project. The single is due out on the 28th August 2020, pre-save link: https://ingroov.es/where-the-ships-go-to

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!!!!!

New music video for Dunnottar Skies

Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

**NEW MUSIC VIDEO**


Debut music video ‘DUNNOTTAR SKIES’ is here from the album “The Never Ending Pageant”.

Dunnottar Skies VIDEO


CREDITS:
‘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

Colin Clyne irish tour with Big Country

Wednesday, January 13th, 2016

Colin will be heading out on a week long tour round Ireland and Northern Ireland next month. He will be doing some dates with Big Country. Here’s the list of gigs:

CC_Irish_Tour_Feb16

Colin Clyne on Bob Harris Sunday show BBC Radio 2

Tuesday, October 27th, 2015

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):
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06jt1kp

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

Americana Cavalcade Festival, Scotland – June 2015

Wednesday, March 18th, 2015

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.

San Diego Troubadour review for ‘The Never Ending Pageant’

Monday, October 27th, 2014

COLIN CLYNE: The Never Ending Pageant
By Bart Mendoza, September 2014
http://sandiegotroubadour.com/2014/09/colin-clyne-the-never-ending-pageant/

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 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

Merry Go Round hits the TOP 50 in UK!!

Friday, July 4th, 2014

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:

US iTunes:


https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/merry-go-round-single/id888725091

UK iTunes:

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/id888725091

It can also be bought on all other digital platforms.

Thanks
Colin x