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Clayson Sings Clayson

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Alan Clayson, sometime leader of the legendary Alan Clayson and the Argonauts performs solo too, delivering recitals that defy succinct description. Feedback from recent Clayson engagements on both sides of the Atlantic and the formation of a US fan club (stemming from a remarkable concert in Chicago) would suggest that he has become more than a mere cult celebrity who is still spoken of and written about in the same paragraphs as Wreckless Eric, John Otway, Tom Robinson and Elvis Costello. Moreover, 2012’s One Dover Soul – produced by Wreckless Eric - and This Cannot Go On…, a more recent album with the Argonauts might stand as Alan Clayson's artistic apotheosis were it not for the promise of surprises yet to come.

His following grows still as well as demand for his talents as a record producer, and the number of versions of his compositions by such diverse acts as Dave Berry (in whose backing group, he played keyboards in the mid-1980s) and New Age outfit, Stairway He has worked too with The Portsmouth Sinfonia, Wreckless Eric, Twinkle, The Yardbirds, The Pretty Things and the late Screaming Lord Sutch among many others.

"Curiously appealing evening of baroque and roll" -Time Out
"Clayson is in a premier position on rock's lunatic fringe" - Melody Maker
"Incredibly strange and strangely incredible" - Ugly Things
"I can honestly say I'VE NEVER SEEN ANYTHING LIKE IT IN MY LIFE!!!" - Wokingham Times
"He left me wondering what it was all about" - New Musical Express
"The greatest Sixties album of the Eighties...captures the wonderful foolishness in which teen narcissism was dressed up" - The Observer
"Alan Clayson's original songs are utterly delightful in their individuality" - Folk Roots

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