Led by guitarist Melville, cleverhorse is a five-piece ensemble that cites influences from ambient to avant-garde, funk to folk, jazz to jam band. They will feature several songs from their 2007 album Goodnight, Mr. Monster. With plans to record a new album, they will also be performing recently composed material based on themes of friendship, parenthood, and zombie outbreaks. Joining Melville are Monty Mackenzie (alto sax), Gideon Brazil (tenor sax), Luke Hodgson (bass) and Dan Macdonald (drums).
“They have given a lot of thought to an overall sound, to an attractive surface, to listen ability as well as creativity or simply ‘getting it on’. It was seductive and euphoric. They are onto something. They are undoubtedly creative...A band to be watched.” - John Clare, 27/2/04