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Andrew Clermont

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Musical Chameleon, Multi-Instrumentalist, Recording Artist, Producer, Engineer and
creator of "Being There" Big Pics.



with instruments during the Supper Club at The Capitol Theatre, Tamworth Nov 2011 taken by Thomas Rosenzweig
Down load 1.1Meg Version here
Worldly with White Dove Epoch 5-string Fiddle by Peter Hammer taken at Myer Music Bowl
Sepia by Michael Schoeber taken in Berlin

Andrew Clermont's Supper Club
photo by Joe Summers (upper) & Ross Waldron (lower)

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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/
Clearview IT/ Just Better Care NSW

 

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 22nd year in 2020 (a fringe to Tamworth Country Music Festival!)

Festival Sound Production
Yarra Junction Fiddlers Convention (sound since late 90s)/ Frances Folk Gathering, Sandford Bush Festival, Penola Coonawarra Music & Wirrina Bluegrass Festivals since their inception/ St Albans Folk Fest (from 2020)

The Visual -

An imposing, colourful sight (at 2m (6ft 7ish) with perhaps a tiny Fiddle/ Mandolin in hand swaying throught the music.
 

The Instruments -

Didgeridoo, Tenor Banjo, Mandolin& Mandola, 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; Best Folk Group - Totally Gourdgeous and nominated to top 5 Best Instrumental 5 times since '96; over 30 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
with Goldheist recently
The Apostle String Band Tours with Paul Wookey

· The Borderers (Nationally quite often - even Europe)

very occasionally or ...
Zen Tripitalia with Chris Blyth
All Corners Covered with Rachel Johnston
Bluegrass - Made in Taiwan (25 year reunion in 2020) !

· 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 RIP)
· Fiddlers Festival (Tamworth Fest to Tokyo)
BackBeat (20 year reunion about 2010)
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 -

· CD Homegrown Vol 2 - Solo album
CD "The Longing" - presenting a 10 year crossection - the definitive
·CD "BackBeat …the sessions" - rockin' Bluegrass - a Classic
· CD "Didgeridoo Interludes" - landscape sounds - cello to Didg (Alistar Black) - a collectors item
· CD "Fiddlers Festival Live" - 10 great Oz fiddlers from 3 shows'n more
· CD Fiddlers Festival "The Feast of Fiddlers' ABC:16 individual artists glorifying the Violin
· Fiddlers Festival "Strung Out" -: Favourites & More
· CD "Terra Australis" originally FowlHouse Jack Won of the Battle of the BushBands 99, 2002 - Top 5 Radio airplay
· CD BLUEGRASS - Made In Taiwan : LIVE & STORMY - featuring Jenny Lester (Canada), Daryl (Jack ) Melbourne & Andrew
· CD Instrumental adventure "Dance of the Good Life" with the amazing Parris MacLeod (piano/drums/bass)
· CD "Happy As Larry" Clermont & Parris Macleod. Violin & Piano duet instrumentals to take you away in happy ways.
CD Andrew Clermont's Supper Club "Official Bootleg" 2003
· CD 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 CD "D'vine" Out by July 2002 . Joni Mitchell meets James Brown in Bob Marley's pumpkin patch!
. TG - Stroke of Midnight and DVD - The Bazaar Clips - Woodford 2008
TG - Shades of the Vine DVD live @ Enrec Studio, Tamworth
TG - PunKin CD - the Gourd story continues
TG - Gourd in the Act CD appearing end 2019 a 74 min epic adventure
DVD - Totally Gourdgeous - The Ripe Stuff 2019
· CD Healing & meditation, with partner Pauline 'Songs for the Soul' and DVD as well, featuring Pauline's Art designs (collectors item)
· "Let the Sun in You Shine through" - Pauline . A Healing CD with meditation based on recovering from Abuse (collectors item)
· DVDs - A Crash Course to Fiddling Freedom (or Mandolin/Didgeridoo/guitar)
.  The Lawnmowers Combo CD distilled from The Good Road & Second Cut albums
.  Big Pics DVD series from landscapes assembled seamlessly from up to 24 photos taken across the world!
. BluGuru CD  - Ragas 2 Blu Riches - 2010

. Andrew Clermont's International Supper Club 2010 Vol 1,2 & 3 CDs
. Andrew Clermont's International Supper Club 2012 Vol 1,2 & 3 CDs
. London Abstractions DVD & CD with Mal Webb, Tom Donald, Mark Buckingham

recorded live in Putney, London
CD Golden Fiddle Show  Live 2018
 

Landscape Photos orderable - see some of the examples at this link can be up to many metres long/wide!
 

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July 2021