Latest Releases and Info
Welcome to the official website for British blues guitarist Mick Clarke. Explore the site for full details of all releases, tour history and more.
New Single Release: Carole King's 'Goin' Back'. Click for details
Radio downloads available at Airplay Direct and Bandcamp.
Read the new interview from Blues.Gr
Thanks to Michael Limnios.
Read the new interview from Global Blues. Thanks to Luke Wolk.
Previous release: the 6 track EP 'The Blues, Man, the Blues' - now remixed and re-released. click for full info
The EP has reached No. 1 on the Roots Music Report Blues Rock Airplay Chart and No. 11 on their main international Blues Chart. Still currently on the UK album airplay chart - thanks to all those presenters who are playing tracks from it.
Review from Blues Town Music, Netherlands by Peter Marinus
Mick Clarke is simply unstoppable! And we can only be happy about that as long as Mick releases one great blues rock release after another.
Now he comes with the EP 'The Blues, Man, The Blues'.
A title coming from Hound Dog Taylor. After he sighed “I Got It” during a concert and a fan asked what he had, the statement came The Blues, Man, The Blues…
The EP contains five covers and one of Mick's own songs. All songs on the EP are stripped of any kind of frills so that the pure raw essence of the blues remains.
Opening with the J.B. Lenoir cover 'I Sing Um The Way I Feel'. A song on which Mick has poured a boogie sauce with a nice unpolished result in which Mick's ingenious piercing guitar comes out well. The next cover is Howlin' Wolf's 'I Asked For Water', which sounds raw, brooding and funky with nasty biting guitar work this time.
'Doing The Best' I Can could be known for Elvis Presley's performance. The song was written by Doc Pomus and Mort Schuman and is in the hands of Mick Clarke, a lazily pumping blues in which Mick lets his guitar flame and scrape hard.
Then Mick's very own 'Mizzable Blues'. A lazy raw boogie, which stomps through nicely. Tampa Red's Baby Please Don't Throw Me Down has been put into a soggy boogie version with Mick's roaring slide guitar.
Finally, Mick Freddie King's 'Love Her With A Feeling' gives a very loving and soulful treatment.
A wonderful unpolished blues EP from Mick Clarke that eases the wait for the next Mick Clarke release. But knowing Mick Clarke we probably won't have to wait long for a next release
Track 1: 'I Sing Um the Way I Feel' now on rotation on BB King's Bluesville channel, Sirius XM - also the earlier single release 'Fine and Dandy'.
Recent releases are also available on AMI Jukeboxes - over 30,000 outlets across North America.
The new album 'Telegram' was released online on Friday 16th September.
The album was 6 weeks at No.1 on the Roots Music Report UK album airplay chart and reached No. 10 on their main international blues album chart. Click for full info.
“Mick Clarke is a bluesman thru & thru. You know with each release, he’s gonna give you something new and exciting. His latest, TELEGRAM, is what the listeners of my blues radio show have been waiting for. Mick NEVER disappoints…Welcome back!”
And official Telegram T Shirts now available! From our friends at RePsychMyFire and Redbubble, a complete range of official Telegram merch. Follow the 'Explore More Styles' link for a range of shirts, mugs, hats and lots more!
Meanwhile, in India .. our 2013 album 'Ramdango' is now showing in the Hungama Artist Aloud Rock Top 20. Many thanks to our friends in Mumbai, Bangalore and all across the subcontinent.