Calgary Bluesfest (2005, 2006, 2007, 2014)
CBMA Blues Hall of Fame
Saxophone Player of the Year (2008)
Mike truly is one of Canada's premiere blues and roots artists and has been nominated for a Maple Blues Award in the category of "Horn Player of the Year" for three consecutive years. In 2008 and 2010 Mike has been named "Sax Player of the Year" by the Calgary Blues Music Blues Music Association's Hall of Fame. In 2014, the Mike Clark Band was a semi-finalist in the prestigious International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Tennessee. Mike has performed with Albert Collins, Son Seals, Amos Garrett, The Downchild Bluesband, and Dutch Mason to name a few. He's recorded with Johnny V (If My Daddy Could See Me Now), Donald Ray Johnson (Pure Pleasure), Tim Williams (Live at Kaos), Ray Montana (Hip October), Steve Pineo (Steve Pineo with Horns) and can be heard on many other sessions.
For the past 17 years Mike has hosted the wildly popular Saturday afternoon jam at Morgan's Pub now at his own club, Mikey's Juke Joint & Eatery, where he continues to pack the house every Saturday. Mike can be heard as a regular sideman with Tim Williams and the Electro-Fires, Steve Pineo's Blue Monday Band, The Du-Rite Aces and the popular Calgary party band The Dino Martini's.
His three solo CDs, Saxman, Clarkology and the recently released Porch Songs have all garnered great reviews and have been played on radio around the globe. These CDs showcase Mike's songwriting, arranging and singing prowess.
The core of The Mike Clark Band consists of Brain Pollock (Amos Garrett & the EH Team, and Bill Bourne) on bass, and Thom Moon (Ian Tyson) on drums; a veteran rhythm section that's well-versed in the mastery of playing music as opposed to playing songs. On guitar is virtuoso Brent Wright and in the past has included two of Canada's finest, Amos Garrett and Johnny V, both are well known for fronting their own projects, but always have time to perform with this dynamic unit. Add to this the fiery and expressive Saxophone of Mike Clark and you have an exciting and unforgettable musical experience.
Mike Clark Band