Thursday, 4 September 2008

HELLO FROM COLIN.

Hello everyone and welcome to the new site!
I'm excited about finally getting it online, I'm really happy with it.

I want to first thank Graeme Laurenson for working so hard on putting this site together and to his brother Kenny who has been a great inspiration and support over the last few months, taking photos and art directing the website amongst other things.Well done guys you've done a fantastic job..

I've just confirmed more dates in LA at Largo on sep 17th and 24th and at the Hotel Cafe on Sep 20th which I'm really excited about. It's great to be playing the songs from the new record 'Democracy of One' in a live situation.
I played my first show recently in the new Largo which is at the old Coronet theatre on La Cienega Blvd here in Los Angeles. I was joined by my good friend Jeremy Ruzumna on organ, piano, and by the great guitarist, producer and film composer Michael Brook. It's been cool to reconnect with Jeremy who used to play with The Devlins many years ago and is such an amazing player.
And to have Michael play was a real honour,he's incredible and also makes the best coffee in Hollywood.

I'm hoping to do as much touring as possible in the coming months so if you have any ideas or suggestions please let me know, I'd love to hear from you.

On the video page of the site you can see the clip we recently made in Buenos Aires with my director friend Sebastian Lopez and his editor wife Sabrina. And also a short film Sabrina directed and put together to explain a little bit about the new album. The story of how I ended up there making these pieces with them is a great one so I'll save that for the next blog|

So, I hope you enjoy the site, we'll be updating it as much as we can, and we'll have the store page up soon too as we're planning for you to be able to download or buy the album directly from the site. Kenny is working on lots of other stuff for the store too so it will be fun to see how that develops!

Finally, please join the mailing list on the "Contact" page so that we can keep you notified of events and blogs and perhaps strange goings on in the wonderful world of Hollywood etc..

But most of all I hope you enjoy the music... my friend Pierre Marchand has done a wonderful job producing 'Democracy of one' and I can't wait for people to hear the complete record.

all the best,

Colin. x

8 comments:

Robert said...

Congrats, Colin, on the album and the blog. Michael Brook, WOW! I'm a big fan of his, as well, and sorry I missed that show. My tour suggestion: Monterey, CA. It's 7 hours up the coast from LA, 2 hours from San Francisco, and there's a couple great places for live music, like:

Monterey Live
and
The Ol' Factory Cafe

Both have hosted national touring acts in recent months. Plus, it's beautiful here! Let me know if you're interested and if I can help. Can't wait to hear the finished product -- the songs online are AMAZING.

Cheers,
-Rob.

Peter N said...

Great idea to use blogger for your blog Colin. Any chance of a show back in Dublin? I only managed to catch The Devlins once in the Pod years back. Again feel free to use my blog to get any news out! Peter

Second Motion Records said...

great work Colin! will add you to my blog as a link and ad your video to mine
cheers!

http://www.secondmotionrecords.com
http://secondmotion.blogspot.com

Cee said...

Thanks for the update on the Largo gig and the information on the new tour dates.
Hopefully we'll get you to SF soon. Rob's right, Monterey IS beautiful.
So how much Spanish did you pick up?
Un abrazo,
Cee
xox

candlelit said...

Hello Colin
I hope the album is a huge success brother - it sounds great.
I'm gonna buy my copy and urge everyone I know to do the same.
A thousand thanks again for your very special contribution to the Martin Stephenson tribute CD - he was blown away.
You are a wonderful artist and a beautiful man.
Much love to you and all yours brother.
Blessings
Pete Shields*

icinia said...

The video is absolutely stunning! As well as the web site I might add. When will you get to Missoula MT?

Tess said...

So the big question for those of us new to the sounds of Colin Devlin, and are impressed...

How do we buy your tracks? I can't find them anywhere.

Peter N said...

Great news about the Whelans gig.

peter