TR Clemmett: Terry Clemmett songwriter (vocals, guitar) Randall Phillips (drums, harmonium, vocals) Adam Newton (double bass, vocals) Tara Baggott (Keyboards/ Backing vocals) Dave Brassington lead Guitar
So far they have played a series of shows across the UK, including The NEC in Birmingham and
BBC Radio 4’s More Than Words Festival, shared stages with Cerys Matthews, Shola Ama and Sarah Jane Morris and recently independently released their first EP ‘Bombay Baba’. Currently finished recording first album Continental Sirens to be released later this year.
TR Clemmett writes amazing songs evoking images of tainted lives from the underbelly of society . A mesmerizing blend of alternative music
TR got caught up in the London underworld. Serving time in jail. TR walked out of the Royal appeal courts 1992 after serving 5 years of a 10 year sentence conviction quashed ref/ Archbold Criminal Appeal index 1992 Clemmett vs Regina.
TR says " its hard to get your life back once its been stolen from you, i learned a lot of crazy depressing stuff in jail getting hooked on cannabis strung out on heroin losing hope for a better life, it took a long time to kick the drugs habits". TR did some Rehab lots of fellowship meetings with other addicts trying to stay clean. After a few years voluntary work TR formed & presented Bristol’s first ever Radio Recovery show running for 4 years at BCFM 93.2fm
" I ain't no saint iam just human i make mistakes dont you! From my experience if your an ex-con then you get discriminated against if you step anywhere near the line you will get prosecuted because some people in authority dont want to see your progress they just want to see you branded and shackled by your past, thats why we need real music as our own medicine and remedy against the sickness thats prevalent in our law enforcement institutions" . TC
TRClemmett music reviews
“*Each song, lyrically and musically devastatingly descriptive, gripping with power of true storyteller’s inescapable grasp, part spoken, part chanted, illuminated by sparse but highly illustrative instrumentation” *Mudkiss
Linking with bassist Adam Newton (Blackbud, Alessi’s Ark, Lady Nade) and drummer Randall Phillips (Christian Silva, The Leisure Society, Elvin, Benjamin Francis Leftwich), Terry Clemmett is building a steady following across the South West. The Bombay EP is a taster of a few of his songs highlighting the unique sound by which he delivers them. A prolific writer, currently recording his first album.
TR Clemmett: Song writer/Guitar/Vocals
Adam Newton: Bass/Backing vocals
Randall Phillips: Percussion
Tara Baggott: Keyboards/ Backing vocals