Whether he is in the institute or not Toronto based music artist James Clark is a doctor of pop. His prescription is simple, three minute blasts of medicinal music.
When he wasn’t listening to his parents’ early rock and roll and country and western records, James, persuaded by his guitar playing older brother, settled in behind the drum kit and discovered the artists that would influence him, Lennon & McCartney, Ray Davies and Elvis Costello.
The new album “The Colour Of Happy” is a classic ten song affair which leads off with the instantly memorable single, “Should I Tell Her” where Clark muses “my mind has a mind of its own I think.”
The current live James Clark Institute lineup consists of James on lead vocals, electric and acoustic guitars, harmonica; Tom Gibson on electric lead guitars; Tim Gall on bass, Greg Condie on keys and Dean Carl Glover on drums and vocals.
“James takes the power pop traditions of The Beatles, Jellyfish and Split Enz and combines them with the high IQ lyrics of Elvis Costello and Joe Jackson. The result makes him one of Canada’s greatest unsung songwriters”. – Moe Berg, Producer.
A classically trained musician with a penchant for the punk music. Sev has played in numerous bands, on keyboards, drums and voice. Tulpa, with John Bottomley, holds a special place and so do the rock punkers, Throbbin’ Hoods. Sneaking up on 40 years of experience in a variety of mediums, Sev Micron engineers Muzicare Productions and has produced a good number of indie artists. Songwriting is another of Sev’s many and considerable talents.
And it wouldn’t be right to not mention that Sev loves animals, dogs especially (hi Bela), and that cooking is a forte! Peace and love are big fans, too.