Award winner on home turf

stonehaven musician Colin Clyne was named ‘Best Acoustic Act’ at the 2011 San Diego Music Awards on Monday evening.

Colin is currently on a tour of Scotland and tonight, Friday, he will perform at Cellar 35, 35 Rosemount Viaduct, Aberdeen, along with Amy Sawers and Mike Loszak from Eskimo Blonde. Tickets are £10 or £15 for a pair.

Along with the rest of his shows, the Cellar 35 gig will be filmed by American filmmaker Craig Rian for an upcoming DVD project Colin has been working on since the release of his album Doricana.

Take your smiley face along and you might get in on the action!

For some music is a career, for others it’s a calling. Doricana may be guitarist and songwriter Colin’s debut album, but it’s built on years of touring and years of honing his acoustic guitar based mix of Celtic, folk and pop influences.

The songs on Doricana, are a blend of Clyne’s Scottish influences and love of American music, recorded and produced by Grammy Award Winning Engineer Alan Sanderson, best known for his work with The Rolling Stones and Burt Bacharach.

A native of Stonehaven, Scotland, Colin now divides his time between his homeland and Southern California, with a sizeable following in each.

Playing shows in both solo and band mode, Clyne has become a seasoned road veteran, impressing crowds at venues ranging from Hollywood’s infamous Viper Room, to Scotland’s Tartan Heart Festival and all manner of stages in between. Now sponsored by Timberline Guitars (US), with a hand built model for touring and Rotosound strings (UK), Clyne has also been a regular on European radio with numerous appearances, including BBC Scotland, Northsound Radio Aberdeen and a top ten pick by ‘The voice of new music in Scotland’ DJ Jim Gellatly.

2011 promises to be a banner year for Clyne, with more touring and recording, as well as soundtrack work on the horizon.

Whether you are a fan of Celtic music, folk or rock, Colin Clyne’s music is a special sound, which can touch the heart or lift the spirit.