Prohibition Presents – Shadow Captain +// Rob Clarke
Date and Time:
December 1, 2023 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Prohibition Recording Studios, 24a Arrad Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, L7 7BP, United Kingdom
Total Seats: 45
About The Events
Shadow Captain is the brainchild of Liverpool singer-songwriter and musician Stuart Todd.
Starting out playing in folk clubs and acoustic nights, Stuart worked with classical guitarist Neil Campbell in the acoustic duo Campbell Todd. He began fronting his own group The Freebies; to promote his first solo album A Question Of Time, before the formation of Three Minute Hero and eventually Shadow Captain.
During the 2010s, Stuart Todd found success as an award-winning promoter with Graham Holland and Liverpool Acoustic. He currently plays bass for singer-songwriter Mark Pountney and the group Only Child.
Shadow Captain recorded the albums April Moon and Artifacts with top producer and engineer Andy Fernihough. The tracks Hey Django and The Room’s Too Bare have received radio airplay on BBC Music Introducing.
Influences: The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Bruce Springsteen, Simon & Garfunkel, The Rolling Stones, Kinks, 10cc, David Bowie, Kraftwerk, XTC, Cream, CSN, Cat Stevens, James Taylor, Pink Floyd, Fleetwood Mac, The Moody Blues, The Doors, The Who, The Police, Billy Joel, Supergrass, The Specials, R.E.M, The Housemartins, Billy Bragg.
Find more info on Shadow Captain’s website below:
Supporting Shadow Captain will be the brilliant Rob Clarke
Rob Clarke is a Liverpool born and based acoustic/rock/ psych/ country singer/songwriter.His songs have been played on the BBC, in the UK, USA, Europe and throughout the world on radio, TV andinternet. Described by AltSounds as ‘more than just aman and a guitar’ he is influenced by a range of genres including folk music, country music and psychedelic rock.
In March 2015 Rob travelled to Warner Bros Recording Studios Nashville to work with legendary USA producer Elliot Mazer, known for his work with Neil Young, LindaRonstadt and Bob Dylan amongst others. The sessions featured renowned Nashville musicians including David Briggs, Mac Gayden and Teddy Irwin.
Rob has also worked under the guise of ‘Rob Clarke andthe Wooltones’ – a mix of Psych/60s/Mersey and West Coast styles and featured on vinyl, CD and download compilations from Fruits De Mer, Winter Records, Active Listener, Psychedelic Underground Generation, Trip Inside This House and Psychgaze. And in many more blogs, compilations and playlists with tracks played on internet and radio stations worldwide, including the BBC, Radio Caroline and Rodney Bingenheimer (SiriusXM).
The ‘Big Night Out’ album released in the USA on Kool Kat Music in 2018 included an accompanying live bonus disk recorded at the 60th Anniversary event of John and Paul’s first meeting at St Peters Church Woolton with the original Quarrymen drummer Colin Hanton and featuring the original set list (and checked shirts) – https://robclarkeandthewooltones.bandcamp.com/ album/big-night-out-album-and-bonus-disk
‘Putting The L in Wootones’ released in August 2020 achieved a top 50 albums of the year rating by Goldmine Magazine which noted ‘Words cannot express how much fun this album is’. Whilst Bucketfull of Brains noted ‘I’m glad he ‘put the L back in Wootone’, otherwise we’d here be missing Liverpool, love and local heroes’ and Pop The Beat Bubble stated it was ‘In the top 10 albums of 2020′ – https:// robclarkeandthewooltones.bandcamp.com/album/ putting-the-l-in-wootones
Additionally under the name of ‘Rob Clarke and The Brown Bears’ in 2015 Rob released an alt-country album called ‘10 Country Greats and 1 Other’, recorded in a series of live takes with regular producer Fran Ashcroft at the helm – https://robclarkewiththebrownbears.bandcamp.com
Previously in 2014 Rob finished work on a 45-minute autobiographical film titled ‘North to West’, featured on BBC Radio Merseyside and described as a ‘Pilgrims Progress through music, life and Liverpool. Featuring friends, musicians and media it included the ‘Save Woolton Cinema’ song written as part of a campaign to save the local Picture House when it came under threat of redevelopment. The film also includes extensive live performance footage shot in numerous Liverpool venues such as The Zanzibar and Pacific Road Theatre and many local streets and places with a sequence based on the 1911 Liverpool general transport strike.
In 2022/23 Rob has played gigs at the Cavern, Philharmonic and Atkinson Theatre Southport amongst others, and released a Wooltones compilation EP on Aldora Britain Records https://robclarkeandthewooltones.bandcamp.com/album/rubber-chicken-b-sides-ep. And finished work on a soon to be released solo album ‘Blues, Beats and Brel’ based on a ‘diet of old blues records, beat poetry and Jacques Brel accordion sandwiches’ – https://robclarke.bandcamp.com/track/tik-tok-2
More at https://www.robclarkemusic.com
‘Rob Clarke is another gem. He’s been taking his gentle folky psych out to crowds around the country for a long time now and we’ve developed a real love for his intelligent songwriting. Live you add a dry wit second to none and stage persona that whispers gently to the audience and a set list that bounces from Neil Young sounds to 60s psychedelia and then to some Parisian sounds and it adds up to a fascinating and entertaining 30 minutes’ – The Last Stop Sounds
Consider this your chance, as a fan, to come hear the artist you love perform in an intimate, inner-city studio environment and also discover new, similar and fantastic musicians.
This is a unique gig experience that puts you at the heart of the artist’s performance.
A large proportion of the revenue raised from ticket sales is returned to the artists as payment for their talent and musicianship.
Prohibition Recording Studios prides itself in having musical integrity on behalf of ourselves and the artists.
Tickets are allocated on a first-come, first-serve basis.
No under 18s allowed. Doors open at 19:00 and the music starts shortly after.
We politely ask all guests to arrive before the start time to ensure performances are not disturbed.
Main Act: Shadow Captain
Support: Rob Clarke
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