In 2016 British Blues Guitarist Mick Clarke presents his new live album "Ruff'n'Roar - Live at Scratchers" available in India through Artist Aloud. The Mick Clarke Band was established in London in the early 80s and has toured regularly in Europe, Asia and the USA. Mick is the winner of the 2014 Artist Aloud Awards "Best International Act". Mick has become an established name on the international touring scene. Praised for his fiery "straight from the wood" guitar sound, he has appeared on numerous festivals with artists such as Robert Cray, Johnny Winter and Rory Gallagher, and in 2014 Mick headlined the Simply The Blues festivals in Mumbai and Bangalore. Mick has released sixteen solo albums so far. Mick began his career with KILLING FLOOR part of the British blues boom of the late 60s. The band backed Texas blues guitar star Freddie King and toured with legends Howlin' Wolf and Otis Spann. Two albums were released which have achieved cult status around the world. Killing Floor has recently reformed for recording and tour projects, and recent live work included a performance at Sweden Rock Festival 2012. In the mid 70s Mick co-formed SALT a powerful blues-rock act who were a big hit on the London scene playing regularly at the Marquee and other top venues. The band played at the Reading Festival and also opened for Muddy Waters at two major London concerts. SALT has also reformed for occasional re-union tours. THE MICK CLARKE BAND originally started working around the London area in the early 80s, but quickly received offers of work from mainland Europe and the United States. Early festival appearances such as the Belgium R&B Festival in Peer confirmed their appeal for continental audiences, while the US tours established a world wide reputation for the band. Mick's first solo album "Looking For Trouble" came out on the Italian label Appaloosa in the early 80s and sold well. More albums quickly followed including "West Coast Connection" recorded in Portland, Oregon with local musicians. Later releases were on the German label Taxim, including the classic "No Compromise".
The album "Ruff'n'Roar" was recorded live in a small club in Southern England, and features Mick with Chris Sharley on drums and Eddie Masters, the same line-up that toured India in 2014. The band is playing down and dirty blues including standards from Elmore James and Hound Dog Taylor as well as Mick's originals.
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