CLUTCH – Neil Fallon (Vocals/Guitar), Tim Sult (Guitar), Dan Maines (Bass) and Jean-Paul Gaster (Drums/Percussion)
Maryland rockers Clutch have been pushing the boundaries of heavy rock music since the 4 original members got together in high school. Having been tagged hard rock, blues rock, southern stoner rock and alternative metal by media and fans across the world it is safe to say one thing… “What you see is what you get” and what you get is a musical force that has been best described as the quintessential American Rock Band. Clutch quickly became known for their relentless touring schedules, playing shows from whiskey stained 2 door venues in the hills of West Virginia to the iconic Brixton Academy in the UK. Whatever the venue, and wherever rock fans congregate Clutch has played there. The band has shared stages with Lamb of God to Iron Maiden, Primus to Thin Lizzy, Mastodon to Motörhead. What has come of it is a cult-like International fan base, not to mention praise from all corners of the music world.
“Few bands exude such cool and confidence, such adept musicality, and above all else, an ability to entertain to the extent that every performance feels like an historic event.” – Alex Milas
Clutch’s “The Regulator” was the first outside, original song by a band to be featured in the AMC series “The Walking Dead” (S2/ mid season finale). Country music megastar Eric Church uses Clutch’s “Electric Worry” to open his live set.
“Book Of Bad Decisions”, Clutch’s latest studio album, released via their own label Weathermaker Music debuted #1 on the Billboard Hard Rock chart #2 on the Billboard Rock chart and was their 3rd straight release to break the top 20 in the Billboard Top 200 chart.
“Clutch are a sound and hearty bunch of fellows that everybody should pay attention to NOW.” Lemmy Kilmister, Motörhead
“I want to tour with them just so our audience, if they’ve never seen them, can see them, and so I can see them every fucking night.” Corey Taylor, Stone Sour
“Clutch make me wanna get up in the morning!!” Ricky Warwick, Black Star Riders
“Clutch is infectious…..the kind of band that gets your head moving and your feet tapping uncontrollably!” Rob Caggiano, Volbeat
“Clutch is the only true-to-form, straight-up, pure rock ‘n’ roll band around.” Gary Susalis, Sen. Mgr. of Programming/PD of All Things Rock for Music Choice
“They’re a THC-propelled collision of Bad Brains and Captain Beyond, the sound of ZZ Top colliding with Fugazi.” Scott Rowley, Editor in Chief, Classic Rock, UK
“At the risk of sounding hyperbolic, there really aren’t any rock acts better than Clutch out there right now.” Jeff Treppel, Outburn Magazine