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British blues guitarist Mick Clarke welcomes you to his site - The Mick Clarke Band, Killing Floor, SALT
Latest info on live dates and recording news - discography with full audio tracks on our music page
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Latest airplay "Sleeping In The Ground" from the Happy Home album with Lou Martin. Thanks to Greg Lewis at WFDU
Other news - latest aquisitions include a 70s Akai reel to reel tape machine so I can finally do some work on old Killing Floor demos and BBC tapes, including live shows for Mike Raven and Alexis Korner. Also a fabulous acoustic sixstring which I bought from a charity shop and am currently working on for use on future recordings. New album in production for release next year and discussions for festival dates are ongoing.

September 17, 2016
The full Ramdango Trilogy released on BGO Records BGOCD1236
complete with full colour 12 page booklet, notes and photos
Remastered for BGO Records and slipcased - International distribution or buy direct from BGO
Set for November release.

September 17, 2016
Brand new review at Blues Blast Magazine - "as it says in the title - rough and raw, entirely live with no overdubs" - Live Recording from Scratchers Blues Bar in Surrey, England featuring Mick with Chris Sharley and Eddie Masters. 52 minutes of solid stomping blues and boogie - Rough and Raw. CD on Rockfold Records RF017 - iTunes and Amazon mp3 online now
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July 13, 2016
Out now - re-issue of the 1993 "No Compromise" album - full 12 track album now coming online Spotify / iTunes for the first time.

June 4, 2016
The"Ramdango Trilogy" currently in production. The last three studio albums "Ramdango" "Crazy Blues" and "Shake It Up" will be released as a double CD on BGO Records (BGOCD 1236) freshly remastered with full colour booklet. 38 tracks, nearly two and a half hours of music. Out soon - more info to follow.

May 26, 2016
Looking forward to our return to The Ranelagh, Brighton on Friday 3rd June. www.theranelagh.co.uk Always a great night - free entry.

May 18, 2016
Ruff'n'Roar airplay from Bobby Hiebler on "Crossroads" Radio Grillle Ouverte 88.2 "Good Morning Blues"!

May 13, 2016
Ruff'n'Roar in the Hungama / Artist Aloud Top 20, India
Latest airplay from Greg Lewis on "Rock-It Science" WFDU - "Solid State""Steady Road" and Killing Floor's "People Change Your Mind"

May 1, 2016
Ruff'n'Roar coming up next Tuesday on Bluestimen Radio Sr from Norway www.facebook.com/Bluestimen

April 26, 2016
Ruff'n'Roar featured on Pete Feenstra's Ready To Rock radio show tonight - Rollin' With The Blues!

April 22, 2016
Sad to hear of the death of Lonnie Mack. I was lucky enough to see the man on a bill with Roy Buchanan and Dickie Betts, back in the 80s in Portland Oregon. It was one of the wildest pure blues rock shows I've ever seen.. solid rockin' guitars all night! And a lot of cowboy hats and long neck Coors. Lonnie's style was totally distinctive and really paved the way for many other blues rockers, notably of course SRV. R.I.P. Lonnie.

April 17, 2016
Ruff'n'Roar featured on the April Powerblues selection from Radioblues.Com
Thanks to Le Collectif des Radios Blues, France

April 15, 2016
"Ruff'n'Roar" and all other MC albums now available across the Russian Federation, Ukraine, Belarus and Kazakhstan on Yandex Music Download or Stream.

April 14, 2016
Ruff'n'Roar now available in India through ArtistAloud.Com / Hungama Digital and many other outlets. Stream, Download, Ringtones. Click here for Review by Parag Kamani Thanks to our friends in Mumbai.

April 7, 2016
Merle Haggard has died. I used to play in a country band called "Wildwood Flower" and we played "Okie from Muskogee" and "Corrine Corrina" which I loved. I still play that solo occasionally today. We had to wear red shirts and bootlace ties with little six-guns on them. We played East End pubs and it was a lot fun.. My style was not what they were used to, but I enjoyed soloing over songs like "Today I started loving you again".The band leader called me Mr Blue. Merle Haggard was real country.

March 13, 2016
Thanks to all at Scratchers in Farncombe, Surrey for a great night last night. Happy to launch our "Live at Scratchers" album to a lively crowd who were ready to rock. See you again in June.

March 12, 2016
Keith Emerson. Killing Floor's (and my own) first date at the Marquee Club in London was on 28 January 1969 when we opened for The Nice. I'd been to see The Nice before, when they included a guitarist in the line-up. I enjoyed it but found some parts of the set a little pretentious. However, on the night that we played with them the new stripped down three piece tore the place apart. Rocking his Hammond Organ back and forth whilst playing it, and for some reason sticking daggers into it, Emerson was on fire. We had a good night also, and got re-booked to open for Yes a few weeks later. Sadly,both the Marquee Club and Mr Emerson are no longer with us. Good memories though.

February 9, 2016
Our American agent and friend Steve Hettum died yesterday. Steve was responsible for getting us over to the US for our first tours so I owe him a lot. He did a great job driving us around in his big white Chevy and fixing up dates in the Portland Oregon area. On off days we'd go for a barbecue at the Sandy River and he showed me how to catch crawdads with a fishing line and a bit of bread. Steve went on to local success as a singer songwriter - Steve "Pearly" Hettum. A nice guy much missed.