The mercurial Michael Clarke (Alias Clarkesville) took time out before his headline gig at the Night & Day Manchester to discuss life, music, business and being compared to Craig David!! The 23 year old from Walsall whose debut album ‘The Half Chapter’ is out now on Wildstar records, has had praised heaped on it from many quarters and has drawn comparisons with Richard Ashcroft, Coldplay and naturally Travis, whose drummer Neil Primrose helped out on the album.
Q. You have toured with the likes of The Crimea, Kings Of Leon & Rooney and are about to tour with Sheryl Crow in December. Do you change your shows depending on who you are supporting and are you more nervous about doing your own headline gigs in small venues?
A. Yeah I think the headline shows are more nerve wracking. The more intimate the gig the more nervous I get. I don’t change my set really, I prefer the do what you do thing.
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