Mike Clark

Mike Clark

BandRockSinger/Songwriter

Mike Clark has managed to unfold himself into an expressive performing songwriter with honest lyrics and a knack for hooky melodies.

Biography

Like many wayward musician types before him, Mike Clark has spent the last few years practicing the art of moving. With stints as both a university wrestler and a music school drop-out, oil field roughneck, tree planter, shoestring backpacker, sewer ditch digger, road manager and general malcontent, he has managed to unfold himself into an expressive performing songwriter with honest lyrics and a knack for hooky melodies.

Mike is currently residing in Vancouver after spending a year in Los Angeles where he crashed on couches and invaded the private lives of more than one gracious host, which happens to be quite a bit better than a reclined car seat in some interstate rest stop. As road manager for the band "Tegan and Sara", Mike became quite accustomed to the touring life as only experienced by young, struggling acts on the road. He came to enjoy this world through an ever evolving series of car windows, van windows, airplane windows and last but not least, greyhound bus windows.

He has just finished recording his debut independent album "Darker Machines" with the help of co-producer Futcher (The Be Good Tanyas, HellenKeller) and has successfully managed to craft an honest imitation of Wilco, Nirvana and Elliot Smith hanging out in a cheap hotel with discounts for bingo playing regulars, doing drunken karaoke to campfire favourites. Already garnering recognition for his songs, expressive performances, and chronic indigestion, you will undoubtedly hear his name again soon, if only because every single person alive knows at least one Mike Clark.

Discography

Darker Machines (Copperspine Records) 2004