cleverhorse is a five piece ensemble who cite influences from ambient to avant garde, funk to folk, jazz to jam band and world music. Led by composer/guitarist Robbie Melville (Australian Pops Orchestra, Mundy, Aine Tyrrell, Krystle Warren), the band also comprises Monty Mackenzie on alto saxophone (Harmless), Gideon Brazil on tenor saxophone (Gotye, The Basics, Adam Simmons Toy Band), Luke Hodgson on electric bass (Ross Wilson, Marcia Hines, Geoff Achison) and Dan Macdonald on drums (Kate Vigo), and often incorporates the use of live looping and samples.
“Goodnight, Mr. Monster” is their debut album.
“They have given a lot of thought to an overall sound, to an attractive surface, to listenability as well as creativity or simply ‘getting it on’… It was seductive and euphoric…They are onto something. They are undoubtedly creative…A band to be watched”. (John Clare, Sydney Morning Herald, 27th Feb 2004).
released December 18, 2007
Robbie Melville - guitar, loops, toy piano
Monty Mackenzie - alto saxophone, loops
Gideon Brazil - tenor saxophone
Luke Hodgson - bass
Dan Macdonald - drums, percussion, programming