You will have heard the latest track from Mick J Clark quite a lot on Phoenix FM this week. We caught up with Mick to talk about his music.
Tell us a little bit about your yourself?
I got my first guitar when I was eleven, by not eating and saving up my school dinner/lunch money for three months, to put with my Christmas money to eventually buy it. I tried to make it when I was young, did the usual holiday camp season bit, but failed 🙁 but tried again five years ago and much better this time 🙂 I have written over 50 songs now, of which 42 are being played in shops via Emerge and on many radio stations. Would have loved a Glastonbury in there but hey ho, live in hope.
Which artists did you listen to while growing up?
Growing up, I only loved all the big top ten chart hits – no spending time getting into an album for me. It was usually rock, but as long as the song has that magic then anything goes.
How would you describe your music to someone who hasn’t heard you before?
I would describe my music as 80’s style.
We’ve been playing Anuther Sunny Hulliday a lot on the station – so it’s definitely a summer tune?
I’m hoping this song will be the happy holiday song everyone plays and enjoys, not just for this summer but for every summer.
Who would your dream collaboration be with?
Too many, but it would have to be a guy who has ‘been round the block’, done it all, so I could have a beer with him after – maybe Bruce Springsteen. I love listening to any top people in this business.
What are your plans for the future?
The future like now will be as busy as ever – I don’t stop or rest but, man the days just fly by. I will be promoting my big songs: There’s Nothing Anybody Can Do …
… which has had 26,000 streams, my political songs, and my empowering song against self harming and bullying, Me My Body And I …
This song is being sent to all schools in the London Borough of Croydon and is backed by the NSPCC.
Then at the end of the year, I’ll be in the studio finishing two new songs.
I’ll also be trying to find a backer to turn my book into a film. The book, “Message From A Star”, came out last year. It was published by Austin Macauley with great reviews from Kircus and Blue Ink. It’s on Kindle and Kobo.
It is a comical, humorous and emotional story based on two family men trying to recapture their youthful friendship, because men never really grow up 🙂
Then maybe a world tour 🙂
You can find out more about Mick on his website www.mickjclark.com