Archive for April, 2014

Inverness gig review from ‘Inverness gigs’ ezine

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

I had a lovely little review from a recent gig in Inverness from the good folk at ‘’, full article can be read here:

Not the end for Carnivale.
By Frank Finlayson

Far from the madding crowd on a Friday night sits within Hootananny, the Bothy. It’s an intimate little room that you can escape the world below and sit down, amongst the collection of sofas and candles, and appreciate some acoustic sets.

It’s a bit of a hidden gem which brings together a mix of acts from far and wide. Compered by Conor O’Hara, tonight was the turn of Stonehaven’s Colin Clyne, Aberdeen’s Cara Mitchell, and flying the flag for Inverness, Hannah Finlayson.

Colin kicked the night off with his folk infused pop/rock; a set of songs with character and storytelling. Colin came with a pedigree; you aren’t San Diego acoustic act of the year two years running without some ability to back you up. Colin is re-establishing himself in Scotland from his time away and brings the audience in with his heartfelt songs that touch a chord with those present.

He has a wry observation on modern life that doesn’t go amiss on his audience. He has a confident delivery, and a knack of bringing an audience along with him, a skill no doubt honed on bigger stages. Colin is a guy to watch out for, especially with the release of his new album, ‘The Never Ending Pageant’ later this summer. Catch him when you can.

The Never Ending Pageant – video promo

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

I’m delighted to share with you a new video created by San Diego Film maker Craig Rian to help promote my upcoming studio album ‘The Never Ending Pageant’.