Colin Clyne is a multi award winning Scottish singer/songwriter (Alt-Folk / Americana).
Having previously spent 10 years in California, Clyne is now back in Scotland blazing a trail in the UK music scene. He left San Diego as a 2 time winner of ‘The Best Acoustic Act’ at the prestigious San Diego Music Awards. In the US, NBC featured Colin in a top 12 list of best singer songwriters associated with San Diego in among Tom Waits, Jewel and the late Jim Croce.
In addition to his previous album, Doricana, The Never Ending Pageant was produced by Grammy Award Winning Engineer, Alan Sanderson, (The Rolling Stones, Elton John, Ryan Adams, Burt Bacharach).
STV (Scottish TV) hailed Colin as a ‘…rising star of Scotland…’ with The Sun newspaper describing his ‘The Never Ending Pageant’ album as ‘…a glorious selection of folk and county rock numbers…’ akin to Ryan Adams or Bruce Springsteen.
Clyne has become a seasoned road vet, impressing crowds at venues from Hollywood’s infamous Viper Room to Aberdeen, Scotland’s The Blue Lamp. He has racked up numerous festivals appearances including The Tartan Heart Festival (Belladrum), Southern Fried Festival, Enjoy Music Festival, True North and sold out The Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Clyne appeared at the 2012 Stonehaven Hogmanay Party in Scotland, where he opened the stage for International touring band The Red Hot Chilli Pipers in front of 6,000 party goers.
He has also shared the stage with the likes of Dave Arcari, James Grant (Love & Money), Big Country, Donnie Munro (Runrig), Justin Currie (Del Amitri), Skerryvore, Mark Olsen (Jayhawks), Nigel Clark (Dodgy) and performed at a VIP event for Elton John.
Radio play for Colin’s most recent single releases (Where The Ships Go To Die, You Can’t Wish A Good Guy Away, Within Hindsight and Wishing Winter Away) and his back catalogue continue to be celebrated with airplay from “Whispering” Bob Harris on BBC Radio 2, Keith Greentree with BBC Radio Norfolk, Baylen Leonard of BBC London/Amazing Radio, Chris Hawkins on BBC Radio 6 Music, Iain Anderson on BBC Scotland, BBC Radio Nan Gaidheal, BBC Radio Cumbria, BBC Radio Shropshire, BBC Tees, BBC Merseyside, BBC Hereford & Worcester, BBC Cambridgeshire, BBC Suffolk, Amazing Radio, XFM, Best Country Radio (The Iceman), Roots & Fusion, Chris Country Radio, UKCountryRadio, Blues & Roots Radio and many more radio stations across the globe.
In April 2023, Clyne’s new band The Broken Creels released their debut single ‘Friend or Foe’ to some critical acclaim. It reached No.1 on the UK iTunes Rock chart upon it’s release.