Mick Clarke
England - United Kingdom

 

British Blues Guitarist Mick Clarke continues to present new releases from his own Rockfold Studio, deep in the heart of Surrey, England.

Since the early 80s Mick and his band have toured regularly in Europe, Asia and the USA. Praised for his fiery 'straight from the wood' guitar sound, Mick is the winner of the Artist Aloud Awards 'Best International Act'. In recent years tours have included Italy, India, Bosnia and an appearance at Sweden Rock Festival. Though now 'semi-retired' from the road Mick continues to create and release a constant stream of new music.

Born in 1950, Mick began his musical career with KILLING FLOOR part of the British blues boom of the late 1960s. The band backed Texas blues guitar star Freddie King and toured with legends Howlin' Wolf, Otis Spann and Arthur 'Big Boy' Crudup. Two albums were released - the first, 'Killing Floor' is one of Classic Rock Magazines' '20 greatest British blues albums 1967-1970'. In 2003 Killing Floor reformed for recording and tour projects, and were featured on several European blues and rock festivals.

In the mid 70s Mick co-formed SALT with British singer Stevie Smith, a powerful blues-rock act who were a big hit in the UK playing regularly at London's Marquee Club and other top venues. The band played at the Reading Festival and also opened for Muddy Waters at his first major London concert. In 1978 the band morphed into RAMROD with ex Rory Gallagher Band members Lou Martin and Rod De'Ath, touring in Ireland and again playing extensively in London, opening for Muddy at his Rainbow Theatre concert.

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's first solo album 'Looking For Trouble' came out on the Italian label 'Appaloosa' in the early 80s and sold well. More albums quickly followed on Appaloosa and then the German company 'Taxim' and Mick's US label 'Burnside'. Recent releases have been on Mick's own  'Rockfold' label, with CD packages produced by BGO Records.

The Mick Clarke Band has appeared on numerous festivals with artists such as Rory Gallagher, Johnny Winter and Joe Bonamassa. Recent shows have included festival appearances in Italy, Belgium and India - the "Simply The Blues" Festivals in Mumbai and Bangalore. In July 2017 Mick appeared at the Mostar Blues & Rock Festival in Bosnia-Herzegovina. In June 2018 Mick played at Sweden Rock Festival, one of Europe's major rock events, headlined by Iron Maiden and Ozzy Osbourne.

In the U.S.A. Mick has appeared with artists such as Johnny Winter, Canned Heat, Foghat and Elvin Bishop. The Southern California Blues Society called him "One of the finest blues players to come out of England".


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Mo Country Rockin'

Label: Rockfold

Genres: Blues

Styles: Country Blues

Songs on the Album

Track # Song Title Style Genre
1 I Ain't Never Country Blues Blues
2 Alabama Bound Country Blues Blues
3 Peace of My Mind Country Blues Blues
4 Blues Stay Away from Me Country Blues Blues
5 Goin' Back Country Blues Blues
6 Freight Train Country Blues Blues
7 Heartbeat Country Blues Blues
8 Keeper of the Fire Country Blues Blues
9 Barbecue Bob Country Blues Blues
10 Corrine, Corrina Country Blues Blues
11 Dear John Country Blues Blues
12 Lonesome Whistle Blow Country Blues Blues

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The Blues, Man, Rides Again!!

Label: Rockfold

Genres: Blues

Styles: Blues, Blues Rock, Country Blues

Songs on the Album

Track # Song Title Style Genre
Baby Please Don't Throw Me Down Blues Rock Blues
Doing the Best I Can Blues Rock Blues
I Asked for Water Blues Rock Blues
I Sing Um the Way I Feel Blues Rock Blues
Mizzable Blues Blues Rock Blues

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The Blues, Man, the Blues

Label: Rockfold

Genres: Blues

Styles: Blues Rock, Blues

Songs on the Album

Track # Song Title Style Genre
1 I Sing Um the Way I Feel Blues Rock Blues
2 I Asked for Water Blues Rock Blues
3 Doing the Best I Can Blues Rock Blues
4 Mizzable Blues Blues Rock Blues
5 Baby Please Don't Throw Me Down Blues Rock Blues
6 Love Her with a Feeling Blues Rock Blues

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Telegram

Label: Rockfold

Genres: Blues

Styles: Blues Rock, Country Blues

Songs on the Album

Track # Song Title Style Genre
1 Can't Stop Lovin' Blues Rock Blues
2 Telegram Blues Rock Blues
3 I Ain't Got You Blues Rock Blues
4 House of Cards Blues Rock Blues
5 Night School Blues Rock Blues
6 World in a Jug Blues Rock Blues
7 The Love Me or Die Blues Rock Blues
8 No Fool Baby Blues Rock Blues
9 Barbecue Bob Country Blues Blues
10 Tin Box Blues Rock Blues
11 Blues Start Walkin' Blues Rock Blues
12 Corrine, Corrina Country Blues Blues

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Santa Goes Rockin'

Label: Rockfold

Genres: Blues, Holiday

Styles: Blues, Christmas, Holiday

Songs on the Album

Track # Song Title Style Genre
1 Santa Goes Rockin' Blues Blues
2 Dónde Está Santa Claus? Christmas Holiday
3 Christmas Tears Holiday Holiday
4 Christmas Canter Christmas Holiday

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Diggin' Down

Label: Rockfold

Genres: Blues

Styles: Blues Rock, Blues

Songs on the Album

Track # Song Title Style Genre
1 Dry Road Blues Blues Rock Blues
2 Any Place is Paradise Blues Rock Blues
3 Smokestack Lightning Blues Rock Blues
4 Noodle Bar Blues Rock Blues
5 Rhumbatism Blues Rock Blues
6 Hard Hat Blues Rock Blues
7 Yes It is Blues Rock Blues
8 Crack in the Wall Blues Rock Blues
9 Bluestring Blues Rock Blues
10 Zeitgeist Boogie Blues Rock Blues
11 Sweet Dreams Blues Rock Blues
12 Find You Blues Rock Blues
13 Diggin' Down Blues Rock Blues

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Ruff'n'Roar

Label: Rockfold

Genres: Blues

Styles: Blues

Songs on the Album

Track # Song Title Style Genre
1 Happy Home Blues Blues
2 Good Morning Blues Blues Blues
3 Rockin' the Blues Blues Blues
4 Love Me or Leave Me Blues Blues
5 Walkin' Blues Blues Blues
6 Little Rachel Blues Rock Blues
7 Cheap Blues Rock Blues
8 Give Me Back My Wig Blues Blues
9 You Need Love Blues Rock Blues

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Shake It Up
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Label: Rockfold

Genres: Blues

Styles: Blues, Blues Rock

Songs on the Album

Track # Song Title Style Genre
1 Some Days Blues Blues
2 Eat Yo Words Blues Rock Blues
3 Blues Start Walkin' Blues Rock Blues
4 No Good Blues Blues
5 Danger Zone Blues Rock Blues
6 Begging Bowl Blues Rock Blues
7 Shake It Up Blues Rock Blues
8 Farmyard Blues Blues Rock Blues
9 Cymbaline Blues Rock Blues
10 Hymn to the Water of Life Blues Rock Blues
11 Every Confidence Blues Rock Blues
12 Pond Snake Blues Rock Blues
13 Easy Blues Blues Rock Blues

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Crazy Blues

Label: Rockfold

Genres: Blues

Styles: Blues

Songs on the Album

Track # Song Title Style Genre
1 No Way to Get Along Blues Rock Blues
2 Complicated Woman Blues Blues
3 The Thing Blues Rock Blues
4 Stretch Blues Rock Blues
5 Lovin' Heart Blues Rock Blues
6 Rain Blues Rock Blues
7 See You Later Alligator Blues Rock Blues
8 Smoked Ham Blues Blues Rock Blues
9 Steady Road Blues Rock Blues
10 Fuzz Blues Rock Blues
11 Mr W's Holiday Blues Rock Blues
12 Crazy Blues Blues Rock Blues

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Ramdango

Label: Rockfold

Genres: Blues

Styles: Blues Rock, Blues

Songs on the Album

Track # Song Title Style Genre
1 Baked Potatoes Blues Rock Blues
2 Helping Hand Blues Blues
3 Mojo Go Blues Rock Blues
4 Who's Educating Who? Blues Rock Blues
5 Curry Night Blues Blues
6 Ramdango Blues Rock Blues
7 Behave Christine Behave Blues Rock Blues
8 Collapso Blues Blues
9 False Information Blues Blues
10 The Snarl Blues Rock Blues
11 15 Ton Blues Blues
12 Talk Blues Blues
13 What if Blues Rock Blues
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Album: Diggin' Down
Label: Rockfold
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Posted By: Duane Verh
Jun 18, 2017