Posts Tagged ‘Doricana’

2012, taking the foot off the gas downhill!

Wednesday, January 16th, 2013

Apologies for the lack of blog action on here of late. Life has been something else for sure!

Well, 2012 was a hell of a year for me and I don’t mind telling you that it’s been the best year of my life so far. As you may or may not know, I became a Father for the first time back in March and that came with it’s own set of challenges. My time has become very limited and precious. So, it was my intention to take the foot off the gas a wee bit in 2012 and as you may have seen, that didn’t quite happen.

I managed to maintain some kind of live presence albeit in a much more regional sense throughout California. I was also blessed to win another San Diego Music Award for Best Acoustic Act in August, it was particularly special as my wife and daughter were both there to share it with me. We also captured it on film, this will be featured on my upcoming tour DVD that I’ve been working on with Craig Rian since 2010, we are excited to share this with you later this year……..oh I also release a limited edition live EP called ‘Doon tae the wid’, this was taken from a gig Idid in Sacramento during the 2011 Sacramento and Woodland Highland Games and Celtic Festival. This was also used as further promo for the upcoming DVD.

2012 was finished off nicely with an appearance at the New Year party in my hometown of Stonehaven, Scotland. I was the opening act for Scotland’s ‘Red Hot Chili Pipers’ in front of 6000 folk, it was a brilliant night all round with the exception of the long lines for the bar, the guys will get that sorted for Hogmanay this year, that I have no doubt of. Special thanks to Michelle Ward and June for their support and drive.

So, currently I’m in the middle of demoing new songs for my new album, I have loads of songs but I’m in the whittling down process where I decide what my best 15 are, then we demo them and then whittle them down to 10. I’m also on the look for some funding, so, if anyone is interested in possibly coming in on an executive producer basis give me a shout, I’ll bring the beer…..if not then I guess I best crack open my piggy bank again!!! 😉

Love
Colin

PS, I promise to update this a tad more this year.

Doon Tae the Wid EP Online downloads

Friday, December 21st, 2012

Through MondoTunes, ‘Doon Tae The Wid’ is available at approx 750 online stores, here is the main one.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/doon-tae-the-wid-ep/id577009253

Releasing New EP, Doon Tae the Wid – CD release show Nov 30 2012

Monday, November 12th, 2012

SAN DIEGO, CA. – Hot on the heels of Colin Clyne’s second win in a row as “Best Acoustic Performer” at the San Diego Music Awards, he will release a new, live EP, Doon Tae the Wid on November 30, 2012. Recorded in 2011 at the Sacramento and Woodland Highland Games by Ryan Poole and once again mixed and mastered by Grammy winning producer / engineer Alan Sanderson, the disc includes four tracks as well as a preview of the upcoming documentary DVD on Clyne’s “Doricana” tour, from film maker Craig Rian.

A taster for a new full length album due next year from Clyne, if you’re a fan in the slightest of Clyne’s wonderful mix of Celtic influences, folk music and rock ‘n’ roll attitude, this EP delivers.

The release will be celebrated with a special show at the Tin Can Alehouse, 1863 5th ave. San Diego, CA 92103 (21 and up. $5 cover) on November 30, with Clyne accompanied by guest musicians as well as special opening acts, Carl Durant and Pat Hull

New Live EP – ‘Doon Tae The Wid’ ready for sneaky listen on COLINCLYNE.COM

Thursday, October 18th, 2012

Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you………….‘Doon Tae The Wid’ live from Woodland, CA. This EP has 4 live tracks, plucked from the vaults from the 2011 West Coast US Doricana tour.

‘Doon Tae The Wid’
1. Change My Ways (Live)
2. Traditional Song (Live)
3. Pomegranite Grey (Live)
4. Ode To The Spider (Live)

The EP will be officially released on 21st November through San Diego’s BlindSpot Records in association with ‘Tidy Wee Bird Productions’.

HOWEVER, these tracks are now EXCLUSIVELY loaded here for you to listen to, get to know each other, take your time and maybe consider a future together!

More soon…………………..

San Diego Music Thing Conference & Festival 2012

Sunday, September 2nd, 2012

Myself and my band will be performing at the 2012 San Diego Music Thing conference and musc festival. We perform on the Saturday night (15th September), all details on my tour section.

Public Enemy’s Chuck D will be the main guest speaker.

http://www.sandiegomusicthing.com/

SAN DIEGO MUSIC AWARD 2012

Monday, August 13th, 2012

It’s with tremendous delight I can announce I have been named the San Diego Music Award 2012 Winner in the Best Acoustic Act category. Two years in a row is an amazing feat for a guy that no-one in California can actually understand, so, I thank you all from the bottom of my guitar case for continuing to help support my music.

Love
Colin X