Local musician Colin nominated for award

Colin Clyde on the photoshoot of his albumcover for Doricana.
Colin Clyde on the photoshoot of his albumcover for Doricana.

A STONEHAVEN musician has been recognised at The San Diego Music Awards with a nomination for the Best Acoustic Act.

Colin Clyne, originally from Stonehaven,will attend the ceremony on the 8th August in California and will discover if he has won the award, which has been won previously by International artist Jason Mraz, just days before returning to Scotland to perform at The Edinburgh Fringe festival.

In recent years his time has beeen split between Scotland and California and as a result, he has a large following on both sides of the Atlantic.

Colin’s debut album, Doricana, was released in May last year, and is described as combining the singer’s Scottish influences and his love of American music. Stonehaven does feature on the tracks of the album, this is particuarly evident in the track, “The pain of the Mississippi Queen,” where Colin sings about his longing to return home to the land where the ‘deep fried mars bar’ was born.

The release of Colin’s album comes after years spent on the road visiting venues such at Hollywood’s Viper Room and Scotland’s Tartan Heart festival.

Hi is playing a number of gigs in Scotland in August, more information can be found on his website www.colinclyne.com.