Born and raised in Manchester, England, Clive is an
accomplished singer, musician and record producer. He led
cult band
Any Trouble. The group toured extensively in
support of five critically acclaimed albums and a
number of singles that became radio hits before disbanding
at the end of 1984. Fondly remembered and greatly missed,
the band have occasionally reformed since 2007, recording
two brand new albums:
"Life In Reverse" (2007) and
"Present Tense" (2015). The band toured to support these
releases and the three CD box set of
"The Complete Stiff
Recordings 1980-1981"
(2013). Grown men cried!

In 1985, Clive released his first solo album and he has
maintained a solo profile ever since. His solo recordings and
tours have been one of the main outlets for his prolific
songwriting and a solo
"Best Of..." compilation was
released in April 2009. Clive's solo albums feature an
eclectic mix of pop and folk styles, ranging from a stripped
down one man and his acoustic intimacy to a full on electric
band approach. Clive's live shows are usually solo
performances and the guitar skills that prompted
Guitar to
include him in their
"1,000 Great Guitarists" are always well
in evidence.

Along the road from pop frontman to singer-songwriter, Clive
has followed many musical diversions. Between 1985 and
1992, he formed a partnership with
Christine Collister that
Rolling Stone called "the state of the art in British folk-rock".
They released five albums and toured the UK, USA, Canada,
Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Japan. Christine's
distinctive voice allied to Clive's songs, instrumental and
production skills created something truly special and their
decision to call it a day left a huge gap in the roots music
scene. The entire
Gregson & Collister catalogue plus a "Best
Of..."
compilation were re-issued in 2009.

Clive has also toured and recorded with
Richard Thompson
(1982 to 1992),
Nanci Griffith (1996 to 2007), Eddi Reader
and Boo Hewerdine
(1993 and 1999), Plainsong (1997) and
he was the musical director for the
Dennis Locorriere "Hits &
History" tour in 2007, which resulted in a gold album and a
concert DVD that also charted. His songs have been
recorded by many artists, including
Nanci Griffith, Kim
Carnes, Fairport Convention, Claire Martin, Norma Waterson
and Smokie. Nanci's version of "I Love This Town"
(performed as a duet with Jimmy Buffett) was released as a
single in 2006 and became a radio hit in both America and
the UK, receiving more than 5,000 spins in the USA.

Clive relocated to the USA in 1993. He continued to tour
regularly, write prolifically and remain in demand as a record
producer and session musician. Clive has decided to retire
from solo touring at the end of 2020 in order to concentrate
on writing and studio work. He will still consider live projects
that capture his interest... but his days of sitting alone in the
car in a Friday afternoon traffic jam on the M6 are now
numbered!
About Clive