Andy Clark (musician)

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This article is about a progressive rock and new wave keyboard and synthesizer player. For Clark Hutchinson and Upp member, see Andy Clark (Clark Hutchinson).


Andy Clark
Also known as Andrew Clark
Simon Clark
Simon Andrew Clark
Genres Progressive rock, glam rock, new wave, synthpop
Occupations musician
Instruments keyboards, synthesizers
Labels Harvest, EMI
Associated acts Mother's Pride, Be-Bop Deluxe, Bill Nelson's Red Noise

Simon Andrew Clark[2][3] is an English keyboard and synthesizer player best known for working alongside guitarist Bill Nelson in art rock band Be-Bop Deluxe and their synthpop offshoot Red Noise.

One of his earlier involvements in music was as member of a progressive rock band from Sheffield, Yorkshire, called Mother's Pride.[4][5]

His original involvement with Be Bop Deluxe was as keyboardist for the band's live concerts in 1975. He couldn't work for them in the recording of their second album Futurama, because he was still maintaining contractual relationship with Mother's Pride. Shortly after, he joined, recording with them the next three albums, Sunburst Finish (1976), Modern Music (1977) and Drastic Plastic (1978), before their disbandment.

After his involvement with Bill Nelson, he played on David Bowie's album Scary Monsters (1980), and on The dB's' Stands for Decibels (1981) and Repercussion (1982).[6]


  1. ^ [1] (...) the Andy Clark in Clark/Hutchinson is not the same person as Be Bop's Andy. (...) it was a different person. Bill Nelson, Be-Bop Deluxe guitarist (as Bill Nelson) - His official homepage's forum (30-10-2009)
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