Mic Clark was born into a large Irish musical family in the heart of Glasgow, Scotland. He began his musical journey on violin from 3-9yrs old then moved onto piano which he studied into his early teens. It was in his mid 20s that Mic picked up the guitar, singing at home or at nights out on the Glasgow live music scene where he met local musicians and began writing songs. Singing harmonies with his cousin Olivia Ennemoser they quickly developed a unique sound and hooked up with other musical friends, going under the name Acoustic Butterfly, putting on gigs around town, gaining a solid local following and great reviews wherever they played.
In 2010 Mic and Olivia were joined by percussionist Ian Murray at the Celtic Connections Danny Kyle open stage where they played five original songs and were selected as finalists that year alongside songwriter Rachel Sermanni, fiddle player Seonaid Aitken, guitarist Ben Powell and trad bands Kilairum and lurach.
Shortly after Celtic Connections, they went into the Sound Cafe studio, Edinburgh, to record their debut self titled album ‘acoustic butterfly’. For the last few years they have toured extensively on the live circuit throughout Scotland and the UK and have become festival favourites at many of the new boutique music gatherings around the country.
This year Mic released his debut ep, ‘Whispers’ which has been getting great reviews with both local and national airplay. Already in the studio preparing his next release, 2016 has been a busy year and two new eps are planned for release by the end of the year.
WHISPERS EP //
From nights out on the busling new live music scene in Glasgow to magical journeys along the historical west coast of Scotland, the Whispers EP is a reflection of ideas, sounds, stories and memories, walking along city rivers, days and nights in the country, fresh air and wood fires, rain and wind, friends and family, dreams and regrets, ideas, stories and songs collected in notebooks, sketchpads and scraps of paper, soundbytes from voice recorders taken apart and pieced back together,
The cover image on the ep, 'Pixie in a pot', is part of a collection of work from artist and potter Agnieszka Mizia who runs the Dreamtime Studio in Inveraray.
ACOUSTIC BUTTERFLY ALBUM //
'One of the top albums to come out of Scotland in recent years', this 11 track album was recorded mixed and mastered in 10 days in the beautiful Pentland hills Sound Cafe studio just outside of Edinburgh. The music has gained rave reviews and has been played on national radio & TV. The track 'Little Swallow' was used on the BBC3 show Lip Service. Several independant film companies have used tracks from the album and it continues to gain great feedback from around the Globe. Mic Clark, Olivia Ennemoser and percussionist Ian Murray performed several of the songs at the 2010 Celtic Connections festival where they were showcased live on the BBC as finalists in the Danny Kyle Award.