Sydney Devine

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Sydney Devine (born Cleland, Lanarkshire 1940) is a Scottish singer whose career began with a television appearance in 1953 at the age of thirteen, developed during eight years touring with the White Heather Group. When visiting Hawaii with Andy Stewart's band, he heard the Hawaiian singer Don Ho perform Tiny Bubbles; this became Devine's signature tune and he went on to sell fifteen million albums {verification please}. His record sales were revived in December 2005 when a frothy drink making machine was advertised on television using Don Ho's version of Tiny Bubbles.

Other songs that Devine made his own include The Answer To Everything, Legend In My Time, Crying Time, When You & I Were Young, Maggie and one that was written for him by his good friend Tommy Scott, Scotland Forever.

He is one of “Scotland’s most successful performers” of all time (Evening Times, 17 October 2007), and “Scotland's most successful crooner” who is an “ever-present part of the Scottish entertainment industry,” (“Sydney Devine and the jingle that rings a bell with his fans” The Herald, 22 December 2005).

The entertainer has sold around 15 million albums (Sydney Devine 2011, Artistes International Management Ltd) - and has recorded and released over 40 albums, 10 DVDs and more than 20 singles. He has had numerous TV specials including appearances on various Hogmanay shows. He also hosted his own series, Devine Country, in 1979 with guests such as Stella Parton and Dottsy. In the early eighties he took over as host of the STV Scottish entertainment show, Shindig. From late 1974 he hosted a weekly radio show on Radio Clyde called Absolutely Devine and after a few years added a second show called Even More Devine. After leaving Clyde in the early nineties, he broadcast twice a week for West Sound Radio in Ayr. This year (2014), he celebrates 40 years at Glasgow's Pavilion Theatre with three special shows in November.

He was recently honoured by the Scottish Music Hall Society with a lifetime achievement reward.

He continues to release albums and also appears annually for a run of shows in Glasgow's Pavilion Theatre. He lives in Ayr with his wife Shirley.

He is sometimes referred to as 'Steak and Kidney'.,[1]

ALBUMS[edit]

  1. Your Favourite Country Songs (Emerald - 1970)
  2. Country (Emerald - 1973)
  3. Encores (Emerald - 1974)
  4. Crying Time (Emerald - 1974)
  5. The Very Best Of (Emerald - 1975)
  6. Absolutely Devine (Emerald - 1975)
  7. Live At The City Hall, Glasgow (Emerald - 1975)
  8. Live At The City Hall, Glasgow (Pickwick - 1975)
  9. Doubly Devine (Philips - 1976)
  10. This Song Is Just For You (Sunset - 1976)
  11. Devine Time (Philips - 1976)
  12. The Collection (Pickwick)
  13. Greatest Hits (Emerald)
  14. Almost Persuaded (Philips - 1977)
  15. Nashville Album (Philips - 1978)
  16. My World Of Music (Philips - 1979)
  17. 20 Golden Greats (Ronco)
  18. 25th Anniversary Album (Philips)
  19. Heartaches (Philips)
  20. Take My Hand, Precious Lord (Emerald)
  21. Favourite Memories Of Mine (Country House)
  22. By Request (Country House)
  23. From Scotland With Love (Scotdisc)
  24. Country Jukebox (Scotdisc)
  25. Always & Forever (Scotdisc)
  26. Green Green Grass Of Home (Scotdisc)
  27. The Very Best of (MCA)
  28. Norfolk Country (Scotdisc)
  29. Crying Time (Emporio)
  30. 50 Country Winners(Prism)
  31. Line Dance Party 2 (Scotdisc)
  32. Crying Time (Prism)
  33. Simply Devine (Scotdisc)
  34. Dance Party (Scotdisc)
  35. Big Country Line Dance Party (Scotdisc)
  36. 40 Greatest Hits (Emerald)
  37. The Best Of (Music Delta)
  38. Crying Time (Emerald)
  39. You Can Dance (with Tommy Scott) (Scotdisc - 2005)
  40. When I Stop Dreaming (Scotdisc - 2006)
  41. Line Dance Party (Scotdisc - 2007)
  42. Skiffle Country (Scotdisc - 2010)
  43. Tiny Bubbles and the Signature Songs (Scotdisc - 2012)


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rhinestone cowboy Sydney Devine back at Pavilion Theatre". www.theglaswegian.co.uk. 13 November 2008. 

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