Posts Tagged ‘Colin Clyne’

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/

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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‘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

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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

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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

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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.

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