Clint Bracknell

Clint Bracknell

 Perth, Western Australia, AUS
BandFolkSinger/Songwriter

'... one hell of a voice with deep, rich tones … as well as being a sweet guitarist … an effortless and damn impressive performance of folk, soul and country-tinged originals.’ Drum Media Sydney

Clint Bracknell makes rough music on a big black guitar.

Biography

Rough music on a big black guitar from a south coast West Australian nominated for ‘Best Original Score’ in the 2012 Helpmann Awards and featured in the core choir for Archie Roach’s ‘Into the Bloodstream’ performances at the 2013 Perth International Arts Festival.

‘Bracknell possesses one hell of a voice with deep, rich tones … as well as being a sweet guitarist … an effortless and damn impressive performance of folk, soul and country-tinged originals.’ Chris Familton, Drum Media Sydney

‘Clint Bracknell is one of the most accomplished Indigenous singers, guitarists and songwriters in Western Australia.’ Bruce Devenish, ABMUSIC

The full length album 'Rough Music' was recorded over two days in 2013 and is released in September.

Lyrics

Valentina

Written By: Clint Bracknell

Well I pulled in about and hour ago
Was a long drive down a dusty road
Motor died three times on the way from Mt Helena
Tonight you're mine Valentina
Tonight you're mine Valentina

Way down in the mud and the blood and the booze
With and old pair of eyes and a new pair of shoes
I tried to look surprised when I seen ya
Tonight you're mine Valentina
Tonight you're mine Valentina

In many ways I'm a simple man
Got no moves no grace no plan
You're the lioness and I'm the lamb but I've never been keener
Tonight you're mine Valentina
Tonight you're mine Valentina
Tonight you're mine Valentina
All mine

Intelligent Design

Written By: Clint Bracknell

You are a intelligent design
You make mountains shake like grapes on the vine
Don't know what's wrong with you but sometimes
Feels like you're drilling for oil down the back of my spine

People come and people go
I never meant to find ya
Now it's all too late
You are a monster made
By an intelligent designer

You are a intelligent design
Cut me up real good like it don't hurt
You could turn water into wine
But you keep changing golden plains to dirt

People come and people go
I never meant to find ya
Now it's all too late
You are a monster made
By an intelligent designer

Little Devils

Written By: Clint Bracknell

The first day he woke
And on the second day he smiled
The third day he spoke
In that laid back southern style:
'Is it my imagination
Or are those of higher station
Less worthy of the view
Than those below?
Well, I guess as I learn more
There's more I'll know

There is evil
There is evil everywhere
Like smoke it gets in your hair
There is evil
There is evil and one thing to do
Fight the little devils inside of you'

The next day he saw
And on the fifth day he cried
The sixth day he tasted salt
Water from his eyes:
'I know I got no right to judge
And what I say say don't count for much but
This old world 'aint all that it could be, see
And these three words
He could not help but repeat

There is evil
There is evil everywhere
Like smoke it gets in your hair
There is evil
There is evil and one thing to do
Fight the little devils inside of you'

Discography

'Rough Music' [LP] 2013
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/rough-music/id664934075?ign-mpt=uo%3D4

Set List

60 minute original set.