WTN National Song Contest 2012

Round two of the WTN song comp is now open. July rain made it through in second place hopefully our fans and new likes can make that number 1 for the final :) Voting can be found at by clicking the image below and you can vote once a day until 23rd Dec

WTN National Song Contest 2012

The Shine have made it through to the second round ! Thanks to all that voted , the second round begins on the 1st Dec 

Unsigned Wednesday on Skyhigh Radio

The Shine have been added to the Unsigned playlist for Wednesday the 7th of November!! starts at 10pm (U.k time) And is broadcast WORLDWIDE!! 

Tuning in is easy, simply go to www.SkyHighRadio.co.uk and the music will start automatically! If you'd like to interact with our listeners and presenters you can tune in via our chat room @www.Xat.com/SkyHighLounge this is our preferred way of listening as it give's you the artist the chance to answer any questions our listeners may have.




WTN National Song Contest 2012


Over the course of next week all acts will be announced over on the WTN Media YouTube page.
Once everyone has been announced the first round of public voting will begin. This will happen over on the WTN website at Midnight on 12/11/2012. The voting period will last around 2 weeks, ending on 25/11/2012. The top ten acts

 from the vote will win themselves a free live session and carry on in the competition, the remaining ten acts will unfortunaly not continue (don't make me feel worse than i already do!).
The second round of public voting will begin on 01/12/2012 and end on the 23/12/2012. Five acts will go through and win a recording session, five won't.
On the 01/01/2013 the final round of public voting will begin. The number one act will win themselves a free music video.


Radio Airplay

Thanks To Barry Dickson for including The Shine , excellent show have a listen 

MRU Music Nomination


The Shine have been nominated in the best unsigned U.K act at the 2012 MRU Music Awards :)


Photo: The Shine have been nominated for best unsigned UK act 2012 In the MRU music awards !!! :)  http://www.mrutv.com/mru-music-awards

Live recordings @ The Jack

New Videos :)

New videos filmed at the Edinburgh Fringe 2012 :)


The Shine @ The Steam Inn

First gig for The Shine in the Steam Inn Mallaig Sat 23rd Aug 9.30


New Pictures


New Photos added thanks to JamesAtaylorPhotography

Downhill Downtown 2012


Hey people get your tickets for Downhill Downtown now! We're opening the 2nd stage on Sat at 8.15pm.

The rockyroads.net UCI Mountain Bike World Cup presented by Shimanoreturns to Fort William across the 9th and 10th of June 2012 - and this year the adventures are set to continue into the night as they take the party Downtown.

Connecting the best music in Scotland with one of its premier sporting events in theYear of Creative Scotland, Downhill Downtown is guaranteed to be the best party in Lochaber this year.

New Videos :)

Check out our latest videos :) Paul, Jamie & Matt of the Shine, recorded at The Onich Hotel 19th May 2012

The Shine @ The Crofter

Tonight 9pm @ The Crofter Fortwilliam High Street 

Chosen Melody @ Edinburgh Fringe


26th Aug 2012 ST Brides Centre 9pm

Emerging Scottish Highland indie/folk five piece and Fringe Debutants bring their mellow electric/acoustic sound from Kinlochleven to Edinburgh. Showcasing self penned melodies from their shiny new album interspersed with select popular covers from the sixties to the noughties.The Shine are a band on a upward curve who enjoy playing together...and it shows. 

Catch their Edinburgh debut at St Brides.... 1 night only tickets on sale now 

The Shine @ SSDT


Come along at 8.30 for a general knowledge quiz followed by a fantastic acoustic set by us at 10.00

Nevis Radio Band Aid

So just one more sleep till the big event. Have you got your tickets yet?

Welcome to Our New Website


Welcome to our new website we hope you take the time to look around and see what The Shine have to offer. 2012 is turning out to be our biggest year yet, with more gigs and venues than ever before. Check back for regular updates and videos over the coming months and beyond

Good times and good gigs to come, all your favourite songs, whatever genre, whatever year, we have them covered, with enthusiasm and passion. Although our main focus is doing our own material we just love playing as a band.... We are The Shine.

Edinburgh Fringe



BIG news people - WE WILL BE SHOWCASING AT THE EDINBURGH FESTIVAL FRINGE on SUN 26TH AUGUST!!! Tickets available soon! Excited much!!!!! 


Thank You

Special thanks to James.A.Taylor for his continued support and fantastic photography work

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