Klinker Promotions Works with The Following Musicians:
Hugh Metcalfe has had a long and productive career as a musician. He has worked with several musicians over the years, including;
Phil Minton (born 2 November 1940) is an avant-garde jazz/free-improvising vocalist and trumpeter who has been active since the late 1960s. He is perhaps best known for his completely free-form work, which involves “extended techniques” that can be as unsettling as they can be mesmerising.
His vocals often include the sounds of retching, burping, screaming, and gasping, as well as childlike singing—all of these elements are combined with an array of other sounds that range from whistling to animal noises.
Minton’s collaborators have included John Zorn, Eugene Chadbourne, and Peter Brötzmann. He has also performed with various groups and musicians, including Evan Parker, Derek Bailey, Lol Coxhill, Fred Frith, and Robert Wyatt.
Born in 1943, Penny Lapsang Rimbaud is a writer, poet, philosopher, painter, musician and activist. He is best known for being the drummer of the seminal anarchist punk band Crass.
In 1977 with Steve Ignorant, he co-founded the seminal anarchist punk band Crass and served as its drummer with Hugh Metcalfe. Crass was one of the first bands to incorporate political lyrics into their music, and their use of power tools onstage caused controversy from the press. They became known for consciously exploring issues such as animal rights and environmentalism alongside a critique of the punk scene’s violence. In 1981 they disbanded; however, their influence has been felt across the musical spectrum ever since.
Tony Oxley (born in Sheffield, England) is a British jazz drummer. He has recorded over 150 albums and performed with many amazing artists, including Phil Minton, Evan Parker, Steve Lacy, John Stevens and Chris Biscoe.
Oxley is known for his highly individualistic style of drumming. He has stated that he views drums not as a rhythm instrument but as an “acoustical sculpture” and has often used unorthodox materials such as metal chains or plastic pipes in his kit designs. Oxley is also known for his use of silence during performances.
Eric Mingus is a singer, bassist and songwriter who shares his father’s name as well as nearly all of his interests. A student of his father’s music from a young age, he worked with Mingus Big Band at the age of 19, recording with the ensemble in workshops and on tour.
He also worked with several other jazz luminaries like Dr Billy Taylor, Kevin Mahogany and John Hendricks. As a student at NYU, he worked with various rock bands, but it was not until he began working with the poet Allen Ginsberg that he found his own voice as a composer in the early 2000s.
Derek Bailey (29 January 1930 – 25 December 2005) was a guitarist and leading figure in the free improvisation movement. Bailey was born in Sheffield, England.
Bailey was regarded as one of the most important and influential electric guitarists. His playing ranged from quiet to explosive, often distorting the sound of his guitar by using objects such as drum sticks or pencils to pluck the strings (plectrum or pick), producing glassy, percussive sounds, or scraping the strings with his fingernails. Much of his work was previously released on his label Incus Records, which he founded in 1970 with Tony Oxley, Evan Parker and Michael Walters.
He produced a large body of improvised work, both solo and in collaboration with hundreds of musicians from all over the globe. In addition to his collaborations with Hugh and Oxley, another long-term collaborator was percussionist Han Bennink.
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