Posts Tagged ‘Stonehaven’

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

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 :

Colin Clyne homecoming gig

Monday, April 4th, 2016

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.

Colin Clyne & The Carrons – Montrose Folk Club

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

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!

CC&TC’s

http://www.linkshotelmusic.com/event.php?event=402

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.

‘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

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

The Daily Country review – The Never Ending Pageant

Thursday, July 3rd, 2014

A lovely review that appeared on The Daily Country for my unreleased record ‘The Never Ending Pageant’.

http://thedailycountry.com/6/post/2014/06/album-review-colin-clyne-the-never-ending-pageant.html

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.

New Single – ‘Merry Go Round’ AVAILABLE for World wide download

Thursday, June 19th, 2014

My brand new single Merry Go Round is now available to download. The lead off track from my brand new studio album ‘The Never Ending Pageant’ (album due out 21st July) has been released as a world wide digital release through Aberdeen based record label Fat Hippy Records.

Here is the link for the US iTunes:


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

Here is the link for the UK iTunes:

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

The Never Ending Pageant

Friday, May 16th, 2014

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!