Bio, Page 2Highlights, Press and Tributes
Mojo Festival 2019, Bishops Castle, Shropshire
Simply The Blues, Mumbai, India 2014
Mostar Blues and Rock Festival, Bosnia-Herzegovina 2017
Sweden Rock Festival, Solvesborg, Sweden 2018 w/ Iron Maiden
Tring Blues and Beer Festival UK 2016
Blueshappening Zelzate, Belgium 2015
Seven Nights To Blues Festival 2013, Lille, France
Karlshamn Baltic Festival 2019, Sweden
Norretljes Blues Festival 2011, Sweden
Blues Express, Luxembourg 2013
Fiamene, Italy 2014
Viana Do Castello Blues Festival 2007, Portugal
Simply The Blues, Bangalore, India 2014
Trescore British Blues Festival 2007, Italy (Killing Floor)
Rockland BluesRocking Summerfest 2007, Sweden w/ Joe Bonamassa
Baden Blues Festival 2006, Switzerland
Open Air Gross Lindow 2006, Germany (Killing Floor)
Harelbeke Rock & Blues 2006, Belgium (Killing Floor)
Willem Tell 10th Anniversary 2006, Belgium
Sweden Rock Festival 2012 (Killing Floor) w / Motorhead, Blue Oyster Cult
Bluezy Blues Festival, Netherlands 2012
Patersdreef Blues Festival 2005 & 1992, Tielt, Belgium
Trescore British Blues Festival 2007, Italy (Killing Floor) w/ Bob Hall, Dave Peabody
Rock at Sea 2004, Stockholm, Sweden w/ Nazareth
Reading Festival 1977, England (SALT)
Rocking the Blues Festival 2005, England w/ The Yardbirds
Big Blues 2002, Luxembourg, w/ Bo Diddley
Belgium R&B Festival, Peer, Belgium, w/ Robert Cray
Bonn Blues Festival, Bonn, Germany, w/ Rory Gallagher
Blues'd Up Festival 2005, Belgium
Blues at Sea 2006, Stockholm, Sweden (Killing Floor)
Rock at Sea 2006, Stockholm, Sweden (Killing Floor)
Bragdoya Blues Festival 2004, Norway
New Victoria Theatre, London (SALT) w/ Muddy Waters
Farmer Phil's Festival 2004, 2003 & 2001, United Kingdom
Bergen Jazz and Blues Festival 2005 & 2002, Netherlands
Darlington Blues & Brews 2004, United Kingdom
Harderwijk Blues Route 2003, Netherlands
Great British R&B Festival 2005, Colne, England (with British Blues Allstars)
Piazza Blues Festival 2004, Bellinzona, Switzerland
Alcamo Blues 2000, Sicily
The Rainbow, London (Ramrod) w/ Muddy Waters
Welons Open Air 2003, Wintelre, Netherlands
Harelbeke Rock and Blues 2002, Belgium, w/ Tony Joe White
Easter Rock Festival 1972, Hamburg, Germany (with Killing Floor) w/ Black Sabbath
Amersfoort Blues Festival 2001, Netherlands
BohRock Xtra, Bocholt, Germany, w/ John Mayall
Kirkby Rock and Blues 2000, Kirkby, United Kingdom
Carrot Blues Festival 2003, Wervershoof, Netherlands
Live in Reitwein 2001, Frankfurt(Od) Germany
Blues Route, Utrecht, Netherlands
Thun Blues Festival 2002, Switzerland
Manchester Free Trade Hall 1969, England (with Killing Floor) w/ Howlin' Wolf, Freddie King
White and Blues Festival 2000, Sora, Italy
Blaublues 2002, Belgium
Belgian Blues/Rock Festival Houthem, Belgium
Bury Blues Festival 2002, United Kingdom, w/ Hubert Sumlin
Assen T T Nacht 2000 and 2002, Assen, Netherlands
Jazz in Duke Town, Den Bosch, Netherlands
Ehornli Rock 98, Eschenbach, Switzerland
Kajaani International Jazz Festival, Kajaani Finland
Burnley Mechanics Blues Festival, Burnley, United Kingdom
Open Air, Empfenbach, Germany
Bonn Blues Festival, Bonn Germany w/ Canned Heat
Fiamene, Verona, Italy
Swing 90 and 94, Wespelaar, Belgium
Open Air Aarau, Switzerland
Waterfront Blues Festival, Portland, Oregon, U.S.A w/ Elvin Bishop, Jessie Mae Hemphill
Nuvolaro 2000, Cuneo, Italy
Frog and Roll Festival, Lillers, France w/ The Troggs, the Pretty Things
Woodstock 90, Lugano, Switzerland
Kwadendaam Blues-Rock, Netherlands
Granicher Hohlenfest, Switzerland
Kijk Uit, Beernem 90 & 92, Belgium
Take a Walk Festival, Sittard, Netherlands
Bemd Festival, Arendonk, Belgium
Ichtygem Blues Festival, Belgium
Zweissimen Rock, Switzerland
Pump Up The Blues, Geertruidenberg, Netherlands
Big Day Out, Henstridge 99, United Kingdom w/ Ze 'Amsters!
Midzommer Blues Festival, Wychen, Netherlands
Roots Rock Festival, Nidrum, Belgium (two years)
Ravenna Blues Festival, Italy w/ Little Charlie and the Nightcats and Sonny Rhodes
Handzamme Blues Festival, Belgium (two years) w/ Louisiana Red
Detroits, Olympia Washington USA w/ Johnny Winter
Chapella Festival, Switzerland
Heineken Blues, Emmen, Netherlands
Blandford Music Festival, Blandford Forum, United Kingdom
Drijf-in Blues Festival 99, Giethoorn, Netherlands w/ The Animals
Swelmpop, Holland 99 w/ The Animals
Fort Festival, Einsedeln, Switzerland
Sommerrockfest, Eichstatt, Germany
Harley Davidson Super-Rally, Murrazano, Italy
Nave Blues, Italy
Ovezande Blues Festival, Netherlands
Beach Party, Gersau, Switzerland
Open-Air Nunningen, Switzerland w/ Luther Allison
Tanzbrunnen Open Air, Cologne, Germany, w/ Johnny Winter
What the papers say
"Excellent, Excellent British Guitarist"
Living Blues Magazine (USA)
"Clarke proves that he can hold his own among todays blues rock stars"
Blues Revue (USA)
"One of the finest blues players to come out of England"
The Southern California Blues Society, Los Angeles, California
"The ultimate tip for all blues brothers"
Metal Hammer Magazine, Germany
"Clarke has "The Tone" most guitarists search for like the Holy Grail"
The River Reporter, Narrowsburg, N.Y.
"Mick Clarke is, without doubt, one of Britain’s top blues guitarists"
"A lethal mixture of people like Rory Gallagher, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Roy Buchanan, Albert Collins etc."
Deuce Magazine, Switzerland
"Smashing guitar work"
Blueprint Magazine, England
"Clarke chews off big, gritty chunks of the blues with his guitar style,thick, timeless and true"
Willamette Week, Portland, Oregon
"Raw,Roadhouse blues and boogie (from) ace blues guitar hero"
Time Out, London
"A journeyman musician who always delivers the goods"
Rock'n'Reel Magazine, (USA)
"Exciting guitar and great compositions"
"A hot guitarist with a good ear for material and a tight band"
L.A.Reader, Los Angeles, California
"this band knows what the blues is all about"
"One of the greatest Blues guitarists ever"
Terry Murphy, the Bridgehouse, Canning Town(UK)
"Mick Clarke came on like a steamroller out of control...a burning night of electric blues"
Cascade Blues Society, (USA)
"The man holds back nothing and gets his audience involved from the start"
Positively Entertainment, Portland, Oregon
"Some of the hardest rocking blues you'll ever get a chance to shake a leg to"
Detroits Magazine, Olympia, Washington
..a guitarist who's qualities of passion and consistency have never been compromised by changing fads or the slightest suggestion of a Hendrix/SRV fixation
Soundcheck Magazine, London
"A premier British blues guitarist"
Music City Blues, (USA)
Link to more features and interviews
Tribute to our friend and colleague, bass player Mick Phillips - band member in the late 80s and early 90s who played on the "Steel and Fire" "Tell the Truth" and "No Compromise" albums.
Tribute to our friend and colleague, Rod De'Ath, a great drummer who played with the Mick Clarke Band, Killing Floor and the Rory Gallagher Band.
Tribute to our friend and colleague, bass player extraordinaire Mick Hawksworth - band member in the 90s who played on the "Roll Again" album.
Tribute to our friend and colleague, Lou Martin.
Tribute to my old friend Geb