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Andrew Clermont

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Musical Chameleon, Multi-Instrumentalist, Recording Artist, Producer, Engineer, creator of "Being There" big pics.


During the Supper C lub at The Capitol Theatre, Tamworth Nov 2011 taken by Thomas Rosenzweig
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First row by Jon Armstrong
2nd row : poster by Amanda Gilmour  &  B/W by Philomena Carrol
3rd row : Shot by Jake

 

The Sponsors -

Epoch Violins / Maton Guitars / Gilchrist Mandolins / White Swallow Banjos/ Longgrass Clothing
 

Has Created -

· The NoHoldsBarred Australian Fiddle Contest ( Jan 2002 - 2008 TamFest)

· The (week long) SUPPER CLUB ie 15 shows of - Night of the Piano, Swing, Slide, Fiddle etc - it's 14th year in 2012 (a fringe to Tamworth Country Music Festival)

 

The Visual -

An imposing, colourful sight (Shirts often by Janice Silks) at 2m (6ft 7ish) with tiny Fiddle/ Mandolin in hand swaying throught the music.
 

The Instruments -

Didgeridoo, Tenor Banjo, Mandolin Family, 6 & 12-string Guitar, 4 & 5 string
Fiddles, Dulcimer, Viola, Vocals, Mixing Desk…


 

The Sound -

With borrowings from most styles, there is always adventuresome music with Andrew. From Blues Fiddle showdowns with Jeff Lang to Celtic & Meditation. Plus as 3-time Australian Bluegrass Guitar Champion '84, 85 & 87; Golden Guitar winner '87 (Best Vocal Group) with the Three Chord Wonders and nominated to top 5 Best Instrumental 5 times since '96; over 20 CDs between solo, bands & themes there's been much variety to savour.
 

The Bands -

Active or on call -

- BluGuru "Ragas 2 Blu Riches" CD & Tours - a core trio from 3 groups below!

Totally Gourdgeous (Voted Best Live Folk Group - World bound)
· Andrew Clermont's Supper Club - a Festival Event & Fringe to Tamworth CM Fest
· The Lawnmowers  at the "Cutting Hedge of Bluegrass" (!)
· Dya Singh World Music Group - multi -Awarded National(SA) to USA, UK & Malaysia annually)
· Terra Australis (Multi-Awarded Bush Band)
· Celtic Conundrums (with Ollie Francis)
· The Borderers (Nationally quite often - even Europe)
· Fiddlers Festival (Tamworth Fest to Tokyo)
see CD page



 

The Tour highlights -

· fiddling for Tom T Hall (USA - thrice nationally, including a fun duet support with Beccy Cole),
· Sound & multi-performer with Brian Young (4 Oz laps '84, 85, 89, 94)
· 1988 Ski season Mt Blue Cow plus World Expo Brisbane with Art Gecko (love that name)
· 1992 - 6 months World Expo, Seville, Spain at the Kangaroo Pub (the centre of one version of the world, at the time!). Also learnt didgeridoo there!
· European Tours with - Kelly's Revenge '94 (Sweden, Norway, Germany, Austria) / Norma O'Hara Murphy '95 (Germany, Ireland, London)
· Taiwan Bluegrass Show & co-ordinator '96 - 98
· USA, Canada, Asia, Kenya & Tanzania & UK with Dya Singh each year since 1999 -  1 to 3 months at a time.
· Japan & Hong Kong and Oz wide - Fiddlers Festival since '01
· All Oz capitals and most Folk Festivals - Totally Gourdgeous &/or Solo - 2001, 02 and Europe/Singapore in the years that followed
· 2002 New Zealand for Coro. St star, Kevin Kennedy and All the Best Tour, 18 shows - mostly sold out!
- 2003 to 2009 criss-crossing the planet and much of Oz with Dya Singh & Totally Gourdgeous (Denmark WA to Denmark Europe in the same month tour!)
.  Around coast from Perth to Woodford QLD since Autumn 2009 with Josh Bennett
and in 2010 as well with Parvyn Kaur Singh as BluGuru. Gigs by night, cliffs & mountains by day!




 

The CDs & Videos -

· "The Longing" - presenting a 10 year crossection - the definitive
· "BackBeat …the sessions" - rockin' Bluegrass - a Classic
· "Didgeridoo Interludes" - landscape sounds from cello to Didg (Alistar Black)
· "Fiddlers Festival Live" - 10 great Oz fiddlers from 3 shows'n more
· Fiddlers Festival "The Feast of Fiddlers' ABC:16 individual artists glorifying the Violin
· Fiddlers Festival "Strung Out" -: Favourites & More
· "Terra Australis" originally FowlHouse Jack Won of the Battle of the BushBands 99, 2002 - Top 5 Radio airplay
· BLUEGRASS - Made In Taiwan : LIVE & STORMY - featuring Jenny Lester (Canada), Daryl (Jack ) Melbourne & Andrew
· Instrumental adventure "Dance of the Good Life" with the amazing Parris MacLeod (piano/drums/bass)
· "Happy As Larry" Clermont & Parris Macleod. Violin & Piano duet instrumentals to take you away in happy ways.
· Dya Singh - "Bandagi" Active Meditation Songs & Music! From Nth India styles .
· Dya Singh "Sukhmani Simren " - a 1 hour meditation
· TOTALLY GOURDGEOUS DEBUT CD - reggaed folk ! Penelope Swales, Mal Webb, Carl Panuzzo, Andrew
· TOTALLY GOURDGEOUS "D'vine" Out by July 2002 . Joni Mitchell meets James Brown in Bob Marley's pumpkin patch!
. TG - Stroke of Midnight and now DVD - The Bazaar Clips - Woodford 2008
· Healing & meditation, with partner Pauline 'Songs for the Soul' and now on DVD as well, featuring Pauline's Art designs
· "Let the Sun in You Shine through" - Pauline . A Healing CD with meditation based on recovering from Abuse
· DVDs - A Crash Course to Fiddling Freedom (or Mandolin/Didgeridoo/guitar)
.  The Lawnmowers Combo CD distilled from The Goodroad & Second Cut
.  Big Pics DVD series from landscapes assembled seamlessly from up to 24 photos taken across the world!
Landscape Photos orderable - see some of the examples at this link can be up to many metres long/wide!
. BluGuru CD  - Ragas 2 Blu Riches - 2010

. Andrew Clermont's International Supper Club 2010 Vol 1,2 & 3 CDs
. London Abstractions DVD & CD with Mal Webb, Tom Donald, Mark Buckingham

recorded live in Putney, London
 






 

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