Clinark

Clinark

 Brampton, England, GBR
BandR&BReggae

Modern Consious Reggae Music and Lovers Rock Carribean and UK influenced aiming to reach the masses trhoughout the world, to Inspire people with the message of upliftment and hope for the People of the World.

Biography

Clinark - The Reggae Torch


Biography (Short Version 3 Nov. 2013)


UK based Reggae singer, songwriter  and producer, Clinark, is known as The Reggae Torch. Clinark  (pronounced Klin_ark). He was  born on the British colony of Bermuda.  His real name is Clinarke Dill.  He sang and  played keyboards and drums for top bands. A chronic bout of vertigo caused Dill to turn his back on music in 1999. Dill was encouraged to return to music in 2004. He wrote and recorded the vocals for a song called 'Dem Come' (2004) under the name of 'Dill-in-Jah, this was for UK label Dread Unity. He moved to the England in 2005 and formed the independent record label, Nurture Projects Music.


In  2006, Dill released his first album, Clinark Live in Holland with Poormanfriend Band. Dill  continued  to write more songs, a mixture of Culture, social commentary, ballads and Lovers Rock. This became his debut studio album Journey to Foreign. (2008) and Deluxe Dub Album (2009) . He worked with producers Mafia & Fluxy, guitarist Stanley Andrew and Matic Horns, and Dilly at Stingray Studios in London. The 20 track album included collaborations with Maxi Priest with the song Better Tomorrow receiving a  nomination as 'Song of the Year (2009).  He also collaborated with Richie Spice, Luciano, Kofi, Brinsley Forde (Aswad)  Gramps  and Peetah Heritage.


In June 2009, Dill released the Jackson 5 Classic,Ill Be There, It was released just 4 days before Michael Jacksons death.. Dill said I was devastated that Michael passed and decided to release another single 'Smile' (2009), which was one of Jacksons  favourite songs .This was recorded at Blue Pro Studios in London.  Fans persuaded  him to put out a whole album of songs. This was called  A Tribute to Michael Jackson - A legend and a Warrior (2010). The 18 track album covers songs with what Dill calls a'Reggae Twistand two acoustic mixes. This includes two previously released singles: and  You Are Not Alone, and   I Just Cant Stop Loving You. This album was also nominated for British Reggae Industry Awards (BRIA) in the Best British Album category as well as "Journey To Foreign.


Dill released the single' Babylon City' (2012) a self-penned conscious Reggae song spawned by UK summer riots.In the same year, He worked with a track from House of Riddiim in Austria and at Blue Pro Studios.InDill released a new EP, They Dont Care About Us - A Tribute to Michael Jackson (Remix).


Michael Jackson fans still kept Dill busy in 2013 with requests for more covers Currently he has 'Human Nature' on pre - release. It is a mellow soul version of the classic, proving to be a hit with DJ's. Also he released a newly penned song in August 2013 in commemoration entitled "Happy Birthday MJ.  It was well received in the Soulful House genre.  February 2013,


In September 2013. He collaborated on Songweavers  "Ray  of Hope" for the 4th International Charity CD (International Peace Project) lyrics by Shimon Peres, President of Israel, Clinark produced the music in Pop/Soul style.


On 22 October 2013. Dill  released 'No More War.' A sequel to his song 'Babylon City.'This time he produced his own vocals and  final mix  and collaborated on the 'Jah Bless Riddim' with One Harmony Records. There is also another project in the pipeline with this team. This time Dill  has written and recorded a Lovers Rock song on this project called 'What You Gonna Do.' The song is on the Unification Avenue Album with various artists which is due to be released this year.




Discography

Clinark's Discography

To date Clinark has been involved in the following releases.
Journey to Foreign Album Released Sep 2008 CD& MP3

Released Dec 2006 CD FORMAT
Album: Clinark Live in Holland with Poor Man Friend Band
Venue: Groene-Engel, Oss, Holland, May 5th 2006.
Label: Nurture Projects
1. HEATHEN (Written by Bob Marley)
2. DEM COME (Written by Clinarke Dill)
3. LIFE IN THE GHETTO (Written by Clinarke Dill & Juliet L Edwards)
4. RUNAWAY (Written by Clinarke Dill & Juliet L Edwards)
5. COLONISED (Written by Clinarke Dill & Juliet L Edwards)
6. BEAUTIFUL ISLAND (Written by Clinarke Dill & Juliet L Edwards)
7. FIRE BUN (Written by Clinarke Dill & Juliet L Edwards)
8. INSPIRATION PRAYER (Written by Clinarke Dill & Juliet L Edwards)
9. LORDÂ’S PRAYER (Arrangement by Clinarke Dill)

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Released: 2004
Single: Dem Come (10'')
Label: Dread Unity
Written by Clinarke Dill - Sung under the name of 'Dillinjah'

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Released 1987
Jah's on our Side Album CD format
Youth Creation Band
Label: EDMAR
8 tracks on the album
Clinarke wrote and these 4 songs and sang as lead.

1. The love that I feel
2. We must fight against apartheid
3. World wide problems
4. Drug Population

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Released 1985
Single:Come in a de land
Youth Creation Band

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Set List

1.Heathen
2.Dem Come
3.Life In the Ghetto
4.Runaway
5.Choices
6.Brown Eyes
7.Inspiration Prayer
8.Fire Bun
9.Lords Prayer

45 min sets

Covers some Bob Marley,Third World,