Bio

 

The Shine was formed by Jamie Donaghy and Paul Martin in 2006, in a caravan with 2 guitars and 8 cans of beer where they penned You Said - which went on to be a big hit in their home town of Kinlochleven in the Scottish Highlands, and over the years their music has earned them the nickname ‘The Highland Beatles’.

In early 2011, bassist Matt Cooper joined the band followed by Tom Jenkins on Drums and the return of the Marc Comiskey on Lead Guitar

Their biggest gigs to date have been WestFest-Strontian, where they performed on the main stage and went on to close the festival at the Strontian Hotel, and Rock the Fort in Fort William, again on the main stage.  The Shine also performed in the fringe events for Rock the Fort and went down a storm!  The band likes to do as much as they can for charity - they are annual performers and supporters of the Scottish Burnt Children’s Trust and the Kinlochleven Christmas Festival.   They have also done gigs for Cancer Research and the Ballachulish Christmas Light Fund.

From the band

We would like to thank former band member Ian Tennie who has hugely contributed to the band we are now. A massive thank you to Carol, Elaine, Emma and Kayleigh for their patience – you really are our better halves!!  Big shout out to Andy Hague our roadie; thanks for everything! James Taylor for his photography skills, a Huge thanks to the Ice Factor, Kinlochleven, for their continued support and finally our manager/ promoter Lisa for her dedication and putting up with us!