Dom Clark

FRESH: ‘Meditation’ – Dom Clark

Dom Clark seeks “Meditation”

Written and recorded during the sunny, solitary weeks of lockdown, “Meditation” sees the return of Dom Clark as a multi-instrumental solo artist with four minutes of psychedelic indie soul/pop. The song follows a series of singles with his band, Dom Clark Trio, that have racked up regular BBC and local radio plays including 6Music Introducing.

Dom started his musical life in the northern brassband world, winning solo competitions and graduating to principal cornet before quitting at 15 to grow his hair and teach himself guitar! With two school friends their band, The Panda Gang (later The BDIs), became medium-size in Japan and were described by the UK music press as “like Portishead played by real jazz musicians”.

After three albums, the band split, Dom learnt to sing, and started a solo career gaining praise from the likes of Tom Robinson. Dom fronts his own live band Dom Clark Trio playing guitar and trumpet sometimes at the same time and also runs his own studio, the Mustard Seed, in Stratford East London where all the music is recorded and self-produced. Riding the momentum of recent singles, Dom is currently working on debut albums of solo material and an album with the Trio with releases scheduled for early 2021.

The second solo single from lockdown, “Replica”, will be released at the end of September before returning in October with the Trio and Old Town Bells. Live, Dom will be returning to Arch One in West Ham (where he took his first tentative steps as a solo artist) on August 29th top layar are acoustic set to celebrate the launch of Meditation.

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So perhaps you’ve read an article or two that I’ve written and wondered “just who is this character?”! Well I thought maybe it would be time to introduce myself and what I’m all about. Well it’s all about the music! Having been born in the late 1970’s I was heavily influenced by my parent’s love of ‘popular’ music and rock and roll of the 1950’s and 60’s. My Mother always said she should of married Elvis and my father was, and is still, in love with Sandie Shaw! But while my Dad’s tastes stopped in about 1967, my Mum carried on loving music throughout the 70’s, 80’s and beyond. My first memory was playing on the floor whilst my Mother was ironing one day with the radio on, and hearing ABBA’s “Super Trouper” dancing my nappy off to it! Maybe that’s where it all went wrong…?! Having been subjected to all and sundry in my infant years, I finally found my feet in the mid-1980’s and began ‘partying’ to the likes of Culture Club, Stevie Wonder(!), Elkie Brooks and Bananarama to name but a few! The year 1987 would have a profound effect on my listening tastes and from thereon in my life would be dominated with buying and listening to music. Any number of outstanding songs were released and listened to that year, most notably “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now”, “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” and “La Isla Bonita”. That Summer my mind was completely taken over with music and sounds I’d never heard before and I was totally taken in by it all. My father would say “whaaar rubbish you got on naaaaao?” (I’m from Norfolk!) but I was hooked. And it continued so for the rest of the decade and the next. At the beginning of 1988 I ‘met’ my true love and the singer I’ve worshipped more than any other artist or group. You may know of her. She’s from Australia…! Aside from pop music, my tastes are many and varied and continues to grow and expand as I ‘mature’ in age. I’ve always been heavily interested in films and in particular the mechanics of film making and of course film music, so scores and subsequently orchestral music takes up a lot of my tastes and collection. 90’s dance and club tunes also takes up much of the space in my head and I’m surprised my brain has stopped shaking from the years of abuse it took being dragged to nightclubs, often three times a week in my 20’s! I find with each year that passes I regress back to my youth and of course the 1980’s. 80’s music dominates and the lust to see as many 80’s acts and singers play live now is insatiable. I’m still getting into the groove as much as every breath I take, but I’m never gonna give up listening to my heart and pumping up the volume, simply because I LOVE MUSIC…any kind of music!