Clayton Doley

Clayton Doley

 Sydney, New South Wales, AUS
BandBluesJazz

Clayton is widely regarded in the Australian music industry as one of the finest Hammond Organ players of his generation. This is a high energy original show with soulful vocal melodies and hooks that you can sing along to, as well as an explosion of mesmerizing Hammond Organ virtuosity.

Biography

Clayton Doley is Australia's finest Hammond organist and is quickly gaining international recognition as one of the top new players on the world stage.
His fiery bluesy virtuosity has earned him spots on on some of the worlds biggest festivals including Montreal International Jazz Festival, Byron Bay Blues Festival, Toronto Jazz Festival and Tremblant International Blues Festival to name a few.

Drawn to the Hammond B3 organ from a very early age, he is a master of the instrument. He has dedicated his life to exploring the full potential of the B3 and utilising it's dynamics, depth of tone and it's bass pedals. Not just an organist, Clayton has a deep and rich and soulful singing voice and his bluesy songwriting combines modern structure and harmony with thoughtful and sensitive lyrics.

His new album "Desperate Times" has been embraced by the international blues community and has received worldwide critical acclaim. It made an impressive debut in the month of it's release by charting at number 2 in the Australian Blues and Roots charts and coming in at number 9 in the US Roots Music Report Blues Chart.

As well as fronting his own bands, Doley is a very experienced and versatile session musician and has either played on, produced or written songs for hundreds of Australian albums including many ARIA award winning releases.

He's primarily a blues player but his versatility sees him in demand in wide variety of genres. He joined UK violinist Nigel Kennedy for a series of shows performing the songs of Jimi Hendrix, opened for Aerosmith with a band featuring members of Guns'n'Roses, Thin Lizzy and INXS and performed with rock bands The Divinyls, Silverchair and Jimmy Barnes.

He is constantly in demand for touring projects, even with his own busy touring commitments he manages to tour with artists such as Harry Manx (Canada) and Eugene 'Hideaway' Bridges (USA), and has in the past toured with Steve Cropper and Donald 'Duck' Dunn (USA), David Garibaldi (USA), A Camp (Sweden), Nigel Kennedy (UK), Silverchair pictured (Australia), The Divinyls (Australia), and Jimmy Barnes (Australia).

Lyrics

Dealing With The Devil

Written By: Clayton Doley

VS1
just how stupid can we all really be
what will it take to see
freaky storms or natural catastrophes
or how about the rising seas
green house gasses in the air that we breathe
smog in the big cities
methane all up in our atmosphere
it means global warming is here

PRE
we all feel the climate changing
it's just mother nature raging
we've only got ourselves to blame if we keep

CH
if we keep dealing with the devil
if we keep dealing with the devil
if we keep dealing with the devil
we'll make this world a living hell

VS2
we keep on adding precious fuel to the fire
till our natural resources dry up
greedy people kill the earth for a dollar
just wait till they kill each other
if we could leave some of our forests alone
we might possibly save some ozone
toxic waste and plastic all in our seas
we're our own worst enemy

PRE
we all feel the climate changing
it's just mother nature raging
we've only got ourselves to blame if we keep

CH
if we keep dealing with the devil
if we keep dealing with the devil
if we keep dealing with the devil
we'll make this world a living hell

BRIDGE
when fertile soil turns into desert sand
and clean drinking water is in such high demand
do you understand this could be the extinction of man

CH

Desperate Times

Written By: Clayton Doley

i used to be a happy man
i had the world on a string
but i got stung up had a sting of bad luck
and lost everything

somebody stole my car
the machine ate my credit cards
i lost my job my house got robbed
i think i need c p r

ch
desperate times call for desperate measures
when your under pressure to sometimes
got to be strong just to keep on
living in desperate times

vs2
i used to be an honest man
a pillar of society
but i turned to crime just to provide
for my family

struggling to make ends meet
just trying to make the rent every week
you know i will beg borrow and steel
till i get back on my feet

ch

vs3
i used to be a simple man
thought i new my left from right
but my up came down when my right went wrong
that complicated my life

they say that ignorance is bliss
i wish id never learned all this
now im in too deep deep down in the streets
and i long for the life i miss

Friday The 13th

Written By: Clayton Doley

vs1
i was born on friday the 13th
my mother died while she was having me my daddy cried
he couldn't raise me on his salary
so he robbed the local bank and they threw him in the penitentiary

i was born on friday the 13th when i get knocked down someone kicks me in the teeth

vs2
on the 13th night of the 13th day
13 doctors tried but 13 doctors failed
now my mothers ghost appears to me in my dreams
she says yes the end is coming but no you won't be saved

i was born on friday the 13th when i get knocked down someone kicks me in the teeth

(solo)

vs3
i grew up on the streets outside the gates of hell
fear and hunger were my friends i knew them well
bad luck and trouble followed me round like a bad smell
and my old friend desperation thew my money down the wishing well

i was born on friday the 13th when i get knocked down someone kicks me in the teeth

Discography

The Hands - Live and Breathe - 2004
The Hands - Everything Is Wonderful - 2008
Clayton Doley's Organ Donors - Tension! - 2010
Clayton Doley - Desperate Times - 2012

Set List

Check Yourself
Booker Table
Chester Drawers
Desperate Times
Misty
Dealing With The Devil
Live and Breathe
Action Speaks Louder Than Words
Right Kind Of Loving