My friends over at Emerald Sunday (Dundee based brock band) are releasing a new single called ‘Saltwater’ on the 29th of September. It’ll be on all digital platforms. I’m honoured to make a guest appearance on the harmonica.
It’s a lovely acoustic song that was written by Wesley Watts. Wesley was a good friend of Alan in the band and sadly he passed away earlier this year before he got a chance to record any of his songs. It’s a lovely tribute to him, please go and check out the band and the song when its released!
It was a funny one as it consisted of songs from two separate sessions.
Three of the songs came from a session in 2008 that was going to be an album called ‘Torn Between Two Everyrhings’, overall we did 8 or 9 full band songs and decided to keep ‘Good for something’, ‘Into my Garden’ and ‘Peace in my mind’.
However, i put them on the back burner to go out and play live as much as i could as I wasn’t vocally ready or good enough to sing those songs at that point.
The other session was held in Signature sound studios (San Diego) sometime in January 2010. Myself, James Hood & Enrique Platas went in with Alan Sanderson to record 10 songs, completely live and acoustic, just like we had been playing the pubs and clubs of Southern California at the time!
The album was mixed in two sessions, one at The Way studio in London (August 2009) and the other at Hyde Street studios in San Francisco (February 2010) It was mastered at Universal studios some time in March or April 2010 and released 10th May 2010.
It was such a great learning curve and wonderful experience…thanks to all that were involved in it!
I’m delighted to announce my one and only solo show for the year in my hometown of Aberdeen Scotland at historic venue The Blue Lamp on the 10th of November 2023. The ‘Lampie’ truly is one of my favorite venues in Scotland and it’s always a wonderfully intimate and special night there.
“…A bold arrangement of pounding drums, dynamic guitars and Clyne’s rich vocals, ‘Friend or Foe’ sweeps you up in a sonic swirl twirling you about with kaleidoscopic lights floating about you…and you love every second!…”
I’m looking forward to performing at this years Tartan Heart Festival. I’ll be performing on The Free Range Acoustic Stage on the 29th of July at 3:45pm, you can’t beat a lovely mid afternoon gig under a boat….yes, the stage is an upturned boat, which after many years of being at Bella I’ve never noticed…..Where The Ships Go To Die anyone?
Belladrum truly is both mine and my family’s favourite Festival!
Colin’s new band The Broken Creels have released their debut single ‘Friend or Foe’ on the 7th April 2023. It hit number 1 on the UK iTunes Rock chart beating out some legendary acts to grab the top spot (Metallica, AC/DC, The Waterboys and Peter Gabriel).