SEEKINGBand to Join, Vocalist, Vocalist - Bass, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - Tenor, Vocalist - Soprano, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Other Percussion, Violin, Saxophone, Keyboard, Piano, Background Singer, Flute, Other, Mandolin, Fiddle, Dobro, Vocalist - Alto, Trombone, Steel guitar, Upright bass, Cello, Electronic Music, Harp.
I'm a songwriter currently working with some local musicians but we are starting to get offers of gigs that they unfortunately can't make it to because of other commitments.
I'm looking for musicians to form a band immediately that can master my songs or at least style quickly with a view to gigging every weekend if possible and every event that we get invited to.
The music is lively and fun and we generally have a great time wherever we play. I'm an entertainer not a wailing heart.
.....visit my website.....mysteryclarke
See the Mechanical Donkey video or listen to White Shores to hear our current style.
We are currently getting paid gigs but also still doing some unpaid for charity and exposure. Expect a low-income transition phase while you learn the material.
Ideally I would like a kit-drummer (light but tight, funk influences an advantage) and a confident lead guitarist who preferably does not write their own songs. My current bass player may also need to be replaced and there is room for a female vocalist who can sing lead as well as backing.
I stress that there has been no falling out with my current bunch, they are lovely people but they have kids, jobs and other bands and just cannot commit to my intended work schedule.
If you like the material and think you can make that sort of commitment then please get in touch and let's make this happen!
- Screen name:
- Member since:
- Jan 12 2016
- Active over 1 month ago
- Level of commitment:
- Very Committed
- Years playing music:
- Gigs played:
- Over 100
- Tend to practice:
- 2-3 times per week
- Available to gig:
- 6-7 nights a week
- Most available:
Pink Floyd, David Bowie, The Beatles, John Lee Hooker, Led Zeppelin etc etc etc
I have everything I need to gig everything from pubs to big festivals except a PA system. We have one as a band but it's not mine. We have never used it and played 30 gigs last year.
I would expect that drummers can transport themselves for the time being (I will be getting a bus/ van) and that all musicians applying have an amp or whatever else they need to perform. That said our current bass player always goes through whatever house PA system there is and usually sounds great.
White Shores Track number: 1 Year: 2015 Genre: Rock
Jessica - Live at The Grey Lady 2016
Jessica - Live at The Grey Lady 2016An acoustic instrumental piece performed LIVE for Paul Dunton & Guests at The Grey Lady Music Lounge, Tunbridge Wells. The recording and mastering was done by the sound technician that night, Mr Al Drake-Brockman of DOZ Studios. The image is an artists re-interpretation of Jessica Rabbit from the movie "Who Framed Roger Rabbit?" I'm afraid I found the image from a Google search and it was from someone else's Twitter feed so I have no idea who the artist was. Credit to them for a great picture.
Doggy Girl - Live at The Grey Lady 2016
Doggy Girl - Live at The Grey Lady 2016This is a solo performance of this song for Paul Dunton & Guests at The Grey Lady Music Lounge, Tunbridge Wells. The recording and mastering was done by the sound technician that night, Mr Al Drake-Brockman of DOZ Studios. The image is from "Costume Craze" - a website specializing in costumes for pets. Honestly.
Demons - Live at The Grey Lady 2016
Demons - Live at The Grey Lady 2016This is a solo performance of this song for Paul Dunton & Guests at The Grey Lady Music Lounge, Tunbridge Wells. The recording and mastering was done by the sound technician that night, Mr Al Drake-Brockman of DOZ Studios. The image was found on Pinterest with no reference to the original artist so apologies and credit to them.
From A to B and Back Again (but no further)
From A to B and Back Again (but no further)Based on an original guitar piece which is performed as a single-take track along with the bass guitar. The piano, synth and orchestral pieces are also recorded in real-time. Enjoy! ?Mx
We The People
We The PeopleConcept: a coming-together of people represented by musical track components. Result: it sounds like Jean Michel Jarre took a walk in the woods and ate the wrong mushrooms. This track has been inspired by the 2016 USA Presidential Election. Go, Bernie! I have deliberately not used any quantize, normalize, beat match or similar tools to preserve the organic sound of me actually playing most of the drum and bass elements live with only a few repeated samples. The cymbals, piano and brass sections are all played live, albeit on a synthesizer. Enjoy!
The Other Guy
The Other GuyThis one was just me in my home studio. As with much of my stuff this is about real people and real events. Enjoy! ?Mx
White ShoresRecorded with my band in my home studio. This recording was done so we had a track to submit for the 2015 Local&Live Festival compilation CD.
Rosetta (4 billion miles)
Rosetta (4 billion miles)An instrumental track in honour of the Rosetta space-probe mission.
She Sent A Text
She Sent A TextListen out for the Robert Fripp style solo. Thanks to Electroharmonix for their "Big Muff Pie" and "Soulfood" guitar effects.
Not Far Away
Not Far AwayThis was recorded by Producer Ben at his studio in Marden. He also plays keys and drums on this track. This song is currently sung by my sister, Louisa Luxford who joined the band in 2015. Louisa first contributed in 2004 when her vocal talent featured on "Velvet" from the album Stranger Than Fiction by Mystery Clarke.
From on High
From on HighA brief instrumental lament. For a period in my life, for a love I once had.
TinkerbellThe title of this jolly number is ironic.
Go OutBut not until you have heard this...!
Big CityAn expanding collection of orphaned (but loved) tracks, some old, some new, some time-less.
PussyAn expanding collection of orphaned (but loved) tracks, some old, some new, some time-less.
Velvet (feat. Louisa Luxford)
Velvet (feat. Louisa Luxford)An expanding collection of orphaned (but loved) tracks, some old, some new, some time-less.
Round AgainAn expanding collection of orphaned (but loved) tracks, some old, some new, some time-less.
Big Fat Momma
Big Fat MommaThis album was originally released in 2004
That ManThis album was originally released in 2004
We're Just Monkeys
We're Just MonkeysThis album was originally released in 2004
Long CigarettesThis album was originally released in 2004
Yet Another Fat One
Yet Another Fat OneWe've all had bad habits. Some just don't go away! This track first appeared on the 2006 Mystery Clarke solo album "No Right Turn Ahead" Copyright etc, like you would want to do anything but laugh!
HomegrownGrowing plants for yourself is just such magic. Whether you are religious or scientific, artistic or mechanical in your outlook - nature is amazing. Anything the natural world offers we should embrace and rejoice in. Don't you think? This track first appeared on the 2006 solo album by Mystery Clarke entitled "No Right Turn Ahead". Copyright and all that yada yada. enjoy!
No Right Turn Ahead
No Right Turn AheadWidely regarded as the most accessible and easily promotable track on the album of the same name, "No Right Turn Ahead" came to me as a song concept whilst i was working as a roaming service engineer, driving round the North Circular. It's a song which has seemed increasingly relevant as time goes by.
Sarah SarahAhhh, Sarah. We knew each other in cyber-space alone. I composed this one night while we were online together. I don't think she ever believed anything I said. "6'6'', slim, dark hair, never married, no kids, artist, musician" - sounds like bullshit doesn't it?
Thin AirThis was track four from the fourth Mystery Clarke solo albums "No Right Turn Ahead". I tried and tried to expand on this track but this simple version reminded me of "Another Green World" by Brian Eno and I just couldn't ever like another version as much. The album "Another Green World" by Brian Eno, featuring the above mentioned track by the same name also contains one of my favourite pieces of music of all time - "The Big Ship" with guitar by Robert Fripp. I hear so much music within it and around it, it just sends me to another place and always tugs at my heart strings.
Each New Wave
Each New WaveFinal track on the last of my previous run of albums (from "No Right Turn Ahead" 2006). Recorded on a digital cigarette packet, mastered on a napkin, this was the pinnacle of the deep canyon I was living through.
Lonely 'bout it all
Lonely 'bout it allFeatured on the 2011 Local&Live Acoustic stage CD, and also on my "hand-made" album "No Right Turn Ahead" from, er, about 2006??
Drop the Rock
Drop the Rock
High streetTake a stroll...
KirstyCreated almost entirely using the Eden synthesizer for iPhone
Streets of Pandemonium
Streets of Pandemonium
Always the Long Way
Always the Long Way!