Alan Clark

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Hello and welcome to website. So, what have I been up to recently? 

 Working in my studio on a tv ad and on songs I recorded when I was in Los Angeles at the end of last year, with Steve Ferrone (in his studio), Phil Palmer and Pino Palladino. I like LA. The never ending sun is a big reason. That said, it rained while I was there, for only the second time in 2016, and they've already had record-beating rains in 2017.

 I played a couple of shows at new year in Italy with DSL (Steve, Phil, Danny Cummings, Mel Collins, Mickey Feat, Primiano DiBiase, and Marco Caviglia) in a huge cave in Castellano on the 30th Dec (another first), and at midnight on New Years eve in the town square in Matera. Yes, it was cold.

All roads lead to Rome at the moment. I'm currently traveling back and forth, recording in Forward Studios which is half an hour outside of Rome in the Frascati region, and in my home studio in the UK where I've recently been writing and recording with Jamie Squire from The 1975, and with bass player/singer Mickey Feat. I'm just back from Rome where I've been producing a DSL 4 track EP with Phil Palmer. All original songs, two of which are mine. I'm heading back to Rome for a couple of DSL gigs on Wednesday 1st, meanwhile I'm working in my home studio on another TV ad. Busy, busy.

On the subject of Donald Trump, I'm with Mel Brooks: it's hilarious! I've written and recorded a song about him. It doesn't praise him. Watch this space.

 

I'm looking forward to playing with David in June in Germany.

 

While at home, I've been having a lot of fun on this:

It's a Scott E-ASpect CX 710, it has an electric engine and hydraulic disk brakes, it goes like stink and it's an absolute hoot. My association with Scott goes back to the early 90's when they first set up in the UK, and every bike I've owned thereafter has been a Scott. Great bikes, nice people.

 

And I've also been having fun in this little beauty.

“Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in a broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly worn out, and loudly proclaiming “Wow, what a ride’”
— Hunter S. Thompson

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