Introducing: The Clear

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the clear band interview from yorkshire

Swoony, orch-pop from Sheffield, reaching for the stars…

YOUR NAMES: Chris Damms, Jules Buffey and Bryan Day
BAND NAME: The Clear
WHAT DO YOU DO/PLAY? Well, Bryan and Chris are multi-instrumentalists and both sing. Jules plays a bit of piano and sings. We all write.
HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN TOGETHER AS A BAND/PLAYING MUSIC? About three years.

GIVE US THREE REASONS WHY WE SHOULD TRACK DOWN, LISTEN AND DISCOVER YOUR MUSIC?
We like to describe ourselves as classic songwriters with a twist! So expect tuneful, catchy songs with lots of beautiful harmonies. Oh and every song different.

WHERE DO YOU SOUND BEST – FESTIVAL, CLUB, BEDROOM – OR SOMEWHERE ELSE?
We’ve got to say our kitchen! (it has great acoustics)

WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST…
RECORD? Parallel Lines, Blondie
CD? Violator, Depeche Mode
DOWNLOAD? ‘Ding Dong the Witch is Dead’, when Thatcher died (we’re from Sheffield).

SO, WHEN IT ALL GOES RIGHT AND YOU’VE GOT A MANSION AND A SUPERMODEL GIRL/BOYFRIEND, WHAT WILL BE YOUR BIGGEST MUSICAL INDULGENCE?
Full Orchestra at our disposal :).

SO, WHEN IT ALL GOES WRONG AND YOU’VE ACRIMONIOUSLY BROKEN UP CITING HUGE MUSICAL DIFFERENCES, WHAT DO YOU FALL BACK ON?
Watching Neighbours.

the clear yorkshire band interview

CITE SOME INTER-BAND MUSICAL DIFFERENCES…
We disagree about almost everything! 🙂

WHO ARE YORKSHIRE’S FINEST IN CULTURE, SPORT AND MUSIC?
Sheffield Utd, Jarvis, and Barbara Hepworth.

NAME YOUR SUPERGROUP – WHO’S PLAYING WHAT AND WHO’S ON VOCALS?
John, Paul, George and Ringo.

GO SEE THIS FILM: House of Flying Daggers
GO READ THIS BOOK: 1984
GREAT LOST BAND/ARTIST: Voice of the Beehive
WOULDN’T BE CAUGHT DEAD SUPPORTING: Robbie Williams
LONDON, L.A OR LEEDS? L.A. of course!

AND FINALLY… AS YOU LEAVE THE STAGE, WHAT ARE YOUR PARTING WORDS?
Thank you, and in two minutes you can get your garlic bread 🙂

For more info visit: facebook/theclearband

 

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