CLARK the band

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CLARK the band
Also known as Clark
Origin Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Genres Indie rock
Years active 1999–2007
Labels Zunior Records
Associated acts Arcade Fire
Past members John Tielli
Matt Gagnon
Mike Dubue
Philip Shaw Bova
Andrew McCormack
Vish Khanna
Jeremy Gara
Tim Kingsbury
Robin Buckley
Dan Neill
Ryan Myshrall
Jordy Walker
Corwin Fox

CLARK the band was a Canadian indie rock band operating out of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.[1]


The band was formed in Ottawa in 1999 by John Tielli who sang, played guitar and composed. Initially named simply "Clark", the group began using the name "CLARK the band" to differentiate themselves from other similarly named bands.

The group's roster changed throughout its existence; Tielli was the only consistent member. Primary members also included Matt Gagnon on bass and vocals, Mike Dubue on keyboards and vocals, Philip Shaw Bova on drums, Andrew McCormack on drums, Jeremy Gara on drums, Tim Kingsbury on bass and vocals, Vish Khanna on drums, Robin Buckley on drums, Dan Neill on drums, vocals and keyboards, Ryan Myshrall on bass, Jordy Walker on drums and Corwin Fox on bass and vocals.[2]

In 2000, the band released a three song EP titled Clark.[3]

In 2001, the group release its full-length debut, Terra Incognito: By Land, Sea and Air. It received positive reviews from the Ottawa Citizen, Eye Weekly, and CBC Radio's Bandwidth.[4] Reviewer Kevin Jagernauth called Clark's combination of rock with eighties keyboard pop refreshing.[5]

The album The Woods, released in 2005, combined Tielli's distinctive vocal style with pop and rock metal instrumentation.[6][7]

The group disbanded in 2007. Tielli has since moved to Toronto and formed the group Metal Kites.


Year Album Label
2000 Clark Independent Release
2001 Terra Incognita - By Land, Sea and Air
2005 The Woods Zunior

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  1. ^ "Ghost Town, Mb. / Mondragon / CKUW: the Phonemes, Metal Kites, & Ingrid Gatin in Concert, June 13 (Archived copy)". Winnipeg Arts. Archived from the original on July 6, 2011. Retrieved December 10, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Ottawa Buzz: Locals Plans Barrage Of CD Releases". Chart Attack - Aug 26, 2005
  3. ^ Barclay, Michael (2000-09-30). "Clark Clark". Retrieved 2016-05-21. 
  4. ^ Smiderle, Wes (January 31, 2002). "Star's brother rocks his own way: John Tielli finds a home in Ottawa", Ottawa Citizen, p. E3.
  5. ^ Jagernauth , Kevin (2002). "Clark: Terra Incognita: By Land, Sea & Air", Broken Pencil (18): 75.
  6. ^ "Clark (The Band) — The Woods". Chart Attack, Jun 27, 2005
  7. ^ "Clark The Woods". Exclaim!, By Vish Khanna. Aug 01, 2005

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