Clive Read - lead guitar
My folks started me on guitar at the early age of four, so experience I have! I've studied a variety of musical styles - rock, reggae, funk, soul, blues, classical, pop, a little jazz fusion, and country rock music. In 1989 I turned professional. Since then I've played in pubs, clubs, at weddings, biker treffins, private functions, parties and corporate events. I'm used to playing at all sorts of venues too - hotels, festivals Western Villages, theatres, and even on boats and trucks!
Depping is a good way to meet new people so I did this many times while playing in duos, as a solo performer, and with three, four and five piece bands. I've also enjoyed working with so many different musicians.
Dick and I have worked together before on projects a few times, and I met Andy in 2000 when I joined Kane & Co. I met Marion during a live radio session in Cottbus, Germany, and soon after that Cactus Jack started touring.
We wrote a lot of original songs for the album 'Ain't Nothing Like Pressure', and we had to write them fast - guess how we thought of the name for the album..............
I'm really enjoying the challenge of playing and performing a lot of the great material that country rock music has to offer.
P.S. My name is Clive - I'm the baby in the band but my face looks lived in doesn't it? Check out that nose. How many chins can you see? Soooooo good looking...........