Guitar phenomenon Clive Carroll’s masterful compositions, coupled with his versatility and unparalleled technical virtuosity, have rendered him one of today’s most admired and respected guitarists.
Born in England, Clive began his musical journey in Chelmsford, Essex. His parents had a taste for American country and old time music and it wasn’t long before Clive was playing in the family band on a homemade banjo. By his early teens, guitar in hand, Clive was traversing the worlds of soul, pop, funk, and traditional Irish music, balancing his affinity for Slayer with the etudes of Tárrega. This breadth of musical curiosity was to become one of his strengths; even as a child Clive was as comfortable accompanying a group of folk singers as he was jamming along to Nirvana or performing standards with the Essex Youth Orchestra.
Clive went on to earn a 1st Class Honours Degree in Composition and Guitar from the famed Trinity College of Music in London, all the while balancing his classical work with forays into the world of the steel string guitar. By the time he graduated from Trinity, Clive had not only penned orchestral works, he had written an album’s worth of solo acoustic guitar music. A chance meeting with English guitar legend John Renbourn proved the catalyst for Clive’s debut album, “Sixth Sense”, which Renbourn deemed “a milestone in the journey of the steel-string guitar”. He subsequently took Clive on the road with him and the pair toured North America and Europe together, launching Clive’s solo performing career.
Since then, Clive has established himself as one of the world’s premier acoustic guitar players. He has toured across Europe, Australia, the Middle East and North America, garnering praise for his sublime performances of everything from 16th and 17th century lute music to Jazz standards, Blues, Irish reels and his own groundbreaking compositions. Lauded guitarist Tommy Emmanuel has also taken Clive on the road, and similar nods to Clive’s musicianship have been given by everyone from classical guitarist John Williams to Madonna, Guy Ritchie, Michelin award-winning chef Jean-Christophe Novelli, and the Sultanate of Oman.
To date, Clive has released four solo albums; “Sixth Sense”, “The Red Guitar” (which Tommy Emmanuel cites as one of his desert island discs!), “Life in Colour” and "The Furthest Tree". Clive has also written music for television and film, most notably composing the music for the film “Driving Lessons”, which features Julie Walters and Rupert Grint of Harry Potter fame.
Clive newest CD, “The Furthest Tree”, was released in May 2016 and is already being hailed as some of his finest work to date.
What do you get when you combine a hot guitarist and a cool bass player who sing like sirens, have spent decades honing their chops, harmonize like synchronized swimmers, and happen to be women of a certain age?
You get Mood Swing, a smooth, jazzy, bluesy Boise duo featuring Patricia Daley and Peggy Jordan.
They were featured guest artists at Alley Repertory Theater's sold-out smash hit musical, "Golden Girls Christmas Extravaganza" in December 2017; headliners for multiple Idaho Songwriters Association and Sisters in Songwriting concerts in 2016, 2017, and 2018; and have performed in Curtis Stigers annual Xtreme Holiday Extravaganza for the past two years running as part of the Analog Sisters with Michelle Coleman.
Peggy and Pat are so easy and fun to listen to that you almost don’t notice the impeccable musicianship holding it all together--almost. Boise’s beloved old-broad duo has perfected the art of making just two instruments and two voices feel and sound -- and swing -- like a polished five-piece band.
Mood Swing was born in the early 90s when Pat and Peggy met at an open mic night at Pengilly's Saloon in downtown Boise. Thanks to a mutual passion for jazz standards, they were soon jamming together every chance they could.