Posts Tagged ‘Colin Clyne’

Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Friday, March 11th, 2016

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:

http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2523440

Colin x

Big Country gigs in Belfast & Dublin

Friday, February 5th, 2016

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.

Thanks
Colin

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

Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival 2015

Tuesday, July 14th, 2015

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.

http://www.tartanheartfestival.co.uk/

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

BBC Cumbria Radio Play

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

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:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02hrkh8

UK Songwriting Contest 2014 – Finalist

Monday, December 29th, 2014

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.

http://www.songwritingcontest.co.uk/2014-results.html

Jim Gellatly – The Sun article

Monday, October 27th, 2014

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:

http://jimgellatly.files.wordpress.com/2014/09/scottish-sun-190914.pdf

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.