Clever Bastards

Clever Bastards

BandRockAdult Contemporary

Northwest rock legends team up with British songwriter.

Biography

Hailing from Birmingham England, Mike Curley crafted his career as a dj/mc, in the early days of British house music. With a one of kind vocal style - he mc'd for bbc radio 1 favorite Pete Gooding gaining an underground cult following in Birmingham. 2004 brought attention from the U.S major labels during his solo project as Marchate with the album - Here For You - gaining worldwide distribution with digital media giants such as iTunes and Rhapsody. In the summer of 2006 he signed an exclusive deal with the popular internet radio network - Insomnia Radio - to host and produce a weekly acoustic session show - LiveIntheLounge™ currently syndicated into over 70 countries with over 55,000 weekly podcast subscribers and distributed worldwide through iTunes.

Mike Derosier gained international success as part of triple platinum selling rock band Heart, co-writing some of Heart’s most famous hits, touring the world - even performing in front of 300,000 fans at the oakland coliseum. He also scored double platinum success with Alias and Richard Marx. Along with former Boston members Barry Goudreau on guitars and vocalist Fran Cosmo they formed Orion the Hunter with their album released on Columbia Records, producing the hit single "So You Ran" . As one of the most succesful drummers of all time, he is also renowned within the drumming community as one of the most solid and original in the history of rock. Mike still performs clinics with other world-renowned drummers and friends Carmine Apice (Vanilla Fudge, Rod Stewart. Ozzy Osborne) Alan White (Yes, PlasticOnoBand, George Harrison) and lengendary session drummer Kenny Aronoff.

Roger Fisher is internationally renowned for shaping the legendary electric sound for the triple platinum selling band Heart, Roger’s opening riff on Barracuda is one of the most memorable in the history of Rock 'n' Roll and featured in the 2000 version of Charlies Angel’s. Other riffs such as - Crazy On You - was sampled by rap-superstar Eminem on his 2005 release Encore. Roger also co-wrote some of Heart’s other most famous hits including Love Alive and Mistral Wind and played to well over a million people during his touring career with the band. He has also scored other hit records on the billboard charts such as the song - More Than Words - with the band Alias and has written two critically acclaimed solo albums Standing, Looking Up and Evolution. Roger recently appeared on live t.v in the Czech Republic in front of 2million viewers performing with famed Czech musician and friend Michael Kocab featuring talks with Bolek Polivka, Czech's most popular tv personality and Vaclav Havel - the countries former president.

Rick Knotts is best known for his work and success in the band Rail, who were signed to EMI and received heavy rotation on MTV. Major North American tours followed supporting bands such as Van Halen, Three Dog Night and Heart, with the bands work now celebrated in Seattle's famous Experience Music Project. Rick holds over ten worldwide patents and is the co-inventor of the most used guitar sustainer system in the music industry featured on many Jackson Guitars - and used on CB’s Heaven To Me and also by musicians and friends Ben Carey of Lifehouse and Phil Collen of Def Leppard, among many others. In recent years Rick has worked extensively alongside Floyd Rose on Floyd Rose custom guitars consulting with other artists such as Richie Sambora (Bon Jovi) Brad Whitford (Aerosmith) Joe Walsh (The Eagles) James Valentine (Maroon 5) and guitar legend Joe Satriani.

As bass player and backing vocalist for Paul Rodgers (Bad Company, Free, Queen), Lynn Sorensen has played to sold out crowds at most of the worlds major and legendary venues such as the Barrowlands of Scotland, Apollo-Hammersmith and the Royal Albert Hall in London appearing with Brian May(Queen).
In Australia he perfomed at the Sydney Superdome and has also toured North America and Asia. In the summer of 2006 Lynn performed in front of 160,000 people at the Udo Festival in Japan headlining with Kiss, Alice In Chains and the Pussycat Dolls. Lynn's talents have also seen him perform a half time show in front of millions on live monday night football including working on projects with rapper Sir Mix-a-lot. He is also classically trained in violin & viola.

Discography

Since the Great Unconformity was released in May 2005 the band have shared the stage with Foreigner, Styx, Reo Speedwagon on the mainstage at the gorge amphitheater. Played a sold out show at the triple door in Seattle. They have gained airplay in five states being Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Alaska. Oversees in the United Kingdom and Germany and have appeared on some of the west coasts largest radio stations. They are fast becoming one of the most popular independent internet radio artists gaining regular rotation on Live365 stations in England, Scotland, Wales, Canada, USA and Mexico.
The album cut Play Away appeared on a World Cup 2006 CD licenced through St.Clair Entertainment.

“The terrific guitar riffage of Fisher and Knotts, the powerful bedrock rhythm of Sorensen and Derosier, plus the sturdy post-Ian Hunter vocals of Curley combine for a rock 'n' roll tour de force that's both familiar and new“
The Triple Door - Seattle

“Standing On The Balcony - It did me curious and wanting to hear more...”
Haley Jones - Music Director - KMTT 103.70 The Mountain.

“You just need to hear just a few words from Mike's mouth before you know it's a Clever Bastards track, which is only reinforced by the great ensemble cast of musicians. This is easily one of my favorite albums so far this year”.
Colin Meeks - IndieLaunchPad.com

"Mike Curley you have an amazing voice"
KZOK 102.50FM - Bob Rivers in the Morning

“The music is very unique and draws you back to it for multiple listens”.
Jebb Wright - Classic Rock Revisited Magazine

“Yes my friends they really are Clever Bastards”
Phil Coyne - Insomnia Radio U.K

“This is the first CD I have enjoyed from start to finish in many years. It has a unique flavorful sound that was unlike anything I have heard recently and what I would expect from such talented artists”
Eric Mulvany - Michigan

Rog--you hit it out of the park with this one. Absolutely love it!!! ALL of it!!!!!! It's absolutely awesome!!!!!!! Spreading the word every chance I get!!!
Robin Smith - The Frame Lady

“We love it”
Insomnia Radio Network

“The best band to emerge from Seattle in the last 15 years”
Phillip Rauls - Seattle music veteran.

Set List

Sets can range as needed.

Two 45 minute sets with the band playing the 2nd and 3rd set.