A native of Stonehaven, Scotland, Colin Clyne recently ended a 10 year stay in Southern California, where along with Scotland he had a sizeable following. He is now based back in the NE of Scotland.
On the 13th of August 2012, Clyne attended The San Diego Music Awards in California, USA, where he was crowned as the ‘Best Acoustic Act’. Remarkably, Clyne also won this award in 2011. This award has previously been won by internationally acclaimed artists Jason Mraz and Jewel. More recently, Clyne was named by NBC San Diego as one of San Diego’s top 12 Singer Songwriters in amongst an elite list which also featured Jewel, Tom Waits and the late Jim Croce.
Doricana, Clyne’s debut album, contains songs that are a blend of Clyne’s Scottish influences and love of American music. The album was recorded and produced by Grammy award winning Engineer Alan Sanderson, best known for his work with The Rolling Stones and Burt Bacharach.
Doricana included guest appearances from session musician extraordinaire Dennis Caplinger (Johnny Cash / Eric Clapton), Matt Hensley (Flogging Molly), Rick Nash and Larry Grano (both of The Eve Selis Band), Tim Foley and Enrique Platas (both of Skelpin) and opera singer Victoria Robertson, with production work in London, San Diego and San Francisco.
2014 saw Clyne return with the release of his brand new studio album The Never Ending Pageant. Recorded in Santee, CA & mixed and mastered by long term cohert & Grammy award winning Engineer Alan Sanderson once again at San Francisco’s legendary Hyde Street Studio.
The Never Ending Pageant garnered both critical and chart success with it reaching a peak of #6 in the UK iTunes Country album charts in amongst country greats such as Dolly parton & Johnny Cash. Lead off single ‘Merry Go Round’ also reached a peak of #48 in the UK iTunes Country single charts. The record was heralded by STV as being a ‘…truly stunning collection of songs..’.
2014 continues to be a banner year for Clyne, with more touring, recording and soundtrack work on the horizon. Whether a fan of all manner of different genre’s Colin Clyne’s music is a special sound, which can touch the heart or lift the spirit.
- Believe in yourself
From living room to open mic
Strap on the seatbelts and away you go!
Be present, opportunity is sometimes unexpected
- Your music career timeline
Starting later in life has it’s own benefits
Balancing a wage earning job with your music career
How your experience, vision and planning will have a positive influence on your album creation
- From open mic to big stage
Be true to yourself
Pay attention to honest advice and don’t be discouraged
Surround yourself with supportive people
Allow others to help you – Hire a Team
- Going from singer/songwriter to a band
Working with other musicians in the studio and on stage
- Worthy Colin Clyne Comments & Quotes
“I think a lot of people just give up in this game (singer-songwriter) a little too easily, they want instant gratification…as opposed to the long road.”
“I stayed true to what I was doing and the people that liked it found me eventually.”
References and Resources
Thanks for stopping by and listening. If you like this podcast please share with your friends, we’d really appreciate it!