‘That man can play, and he can sing, and he can write great songs’ – Mike Harding
A founder member of folk-rock legends LINDISFARNE, Rod Clements wrote their instantly-recognisable breakthrough hit Meet Me On The Corner for which he received an Ivor Novello award.
Rod has also worked with other prominent names including Ralph McTell (playing on Streets Of London), Bert Jansch, Michael Chapman, Rachel Harrington, Thea Gilmore and many others.
Rod’s songs have been covered by artists as diverse as Melanie and Joe Brown. Bittersweet ballad Can’t Do Right For Doing Wrong (co-written with Nigel Stonier) was a chart entry for Erin Rocha in 2003. More recently Rod has emerged as a compelling solo performer and respected slide guitarist with the critically praised albums Stamping Ground, Odd Man Out and now Rendezvous Café. Rod currently performs both solo and with Ian Thomson on double bass.
‘An acoustic string masterclass… rich, complex style… mesmerising slide technique... Rod Clements is a pedigree performer who deserves to be placed at the pinnacle of the blues/folk music scene’ - Simon Wilkinson, Halifax Courier