Mick Clarke Band
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Mick Clarke Band

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Looking For Trouble Appaloosa 1984
Rock Me Appaloosa 1986
All These Blues Appaloosa 1988
West Coast Connection Brambus 1989 NebulaCircle (USA) BGO
Steel and Fire Line 1990 Burnside (USA) BGO
Tell the Truth Taxim 1991 Burnside (USA) BGO
No Compromise Taxim 1993 Burnside (USA) BGO
Roll Again Taxim 1995 BGO
Happy Home Burnside (USA) 1998 Allegro
New Mountain Burnside (USA) 2000 Allegro
Live in Luxembourg Taxim 2003 BGO
Solid Ground Taxim 2008
The Rambunctious Blues Experiment
Rockfold 2011
Killing Floor Spark 1969 Sire Records (USA)
Out of Uranus Penny Farthing 1970 Repertoire, Akarma, Mailbox
Zero Tolerance Appaloosa 2004
Rock'n'Roll Gone Mad Rockfold 2012

The Cobra's Melodies Rockfold 2011


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n 2012 British Blues Guitarist Mick Clarke continues to tour with his band, promoting his new single "Graveyard Shift - the Remix", which has already hit number one on the indie chart in India, where it is released through Hungama Digital.

In 2011 he released "The Rambunctious Blues Experiment" his thirteenth solo album, and he has also recently re-issued six of his previous albums on BGO Records. Mick is currently working on a brand new album to be released in Spring 2013. Recent live dates have included festival appearances in Sweden, Holland and England.

Mick began his solo career in the early 80s and has become an established name on the European scene, touring regularly in every country from Finland down to Italy. Praised for his fiery "straight from the wood" guitar sound, he has appeared on numerous festivals with artists such as Robert Cray, Johnny Winter and the late Rory Gallagher.

Recent tours have included appearances at the Baden Blues Festival in Switzerland, "Rock at Sea" in Stockholm, Sweden, Harelbeke Rock and Blues in Belgium and the Bragdoya Blues Festival in Norway. In 2005 Mick headlined the Saturday night at the Great British R&B Festival in Colne, England as part of the British Blues All Stars.. also featuring Kim Simmonds and Maggie Bell.

Mick has also toured several times in the U.S.A. and appeared with artists such as Johnny Winter,Canned Heat, Big Jay McNeely and C.J.Chenier plus rock shows with Foghat, Savoy Brown and the Paladins. The Southern California Blues Society called him "One of the finest blues players to come out of England".

Mick began his career with Killing Floor part of the British blues boom of the late 60s. The band backed Texas blues guitar star Freddie King and toured with legends such as Howlin' Wolf and Otis Spann. . In 2012 the original four piece band got together again to record a brand new CD, "Rock'n'Roll Gone Mad" - its fourth album release in forty four years. The band returned to live work with a performance at Sweden Rock Festival 2012.

In the mid 70s Mick co-formed SALT a powerful blues-rock act who were a big hit on the London scene in the 70s playing regularly at the Marquee and other top venues. The band played at the Reading Festival and also opened for Muddy Waters at two major London concerts. SALT has also reformed for occasional re-union tours.

Micks first solo album Looking For Trouble came out on the Italian label Appaloosa in the early 80s and sold well. More albums quickly followed including West Coast Connection recorded in Portland, Oregon with local musicians. Recent releases have been on the German label Taxim, including the classic "No Compromise",and "Happy Home" on Mick's U.S. label Burnside features just Mick with Lou Martin on piano and some old favourite songs. "Live in Luxembourg" is Mick's first ever live album, recorded in 2002 at the "Big Blues" in Luxembourg, and the 2007 "Solid Ground" contains thirteen brand new original blues rock compositions.

Mick's current album "The Rambunctious Blues Experiment" was recorded at Mick's home studio in Surrey, and is an attempt at a completely spontaneous blues recording. Tracks were recorded first take with no rehearsal, therefore capturing a live feel that would be difficult to achieve otherwise. The album features Mick with Russell Chaney on Drums and Dangerous Dave Newman on harp. Released on Rockfold Records / iTunes - international distribution is through BGO.

THE MICK CLARKE BAND originally started working around the London area in the early 80s, but quickly received offers of work from mainland Europe and the United States. Early festival appearances such as the Belgium R&B Festival in Peer confirmed their appeal for continental audiences, while the US tours established a world wide reputation for the band.

Mick leads a band of top musicians, tearing up audiences where-ever they go..players have included Chris Sharley, Eddie Masters, Lou Martin, Mick Hawksworth, Dave Lennox and Ian Ellis. The current line-up is usually three piece, sometimes augmented with Dangerous Dave on harp.

With a combination of original material and blues standards Mick's brand of rocking blues never fails to deliver the goods. As one U.S. reviewer put it - If you don't see THE MICK CLARKE BAND kick yourself!