The band called "US" began in 2006. Consisting of Marlene Clarke (Lead Singer/Lyrics), Paul Pitchuck (Lead Guitarist/Lyrics/Harmonies), Geoff Moorhouse (Bass/Harmonies) and Paul Watson (Drums/Percussion) "US" aims for the raw flavour of a non-traditional Blues/Rock feel in their originals.
Our lead singer Marlene, also know as "Mar", "Legs" or "Lungs" grew up as a singer and valued center stage for entertaining. She was influenced by 70s and 80s rock and spent time in the country scene - and as if that wasn't enough, also found the time to involve herself in Musical Theatre for a while to expand her horizons. Marlene also writes and co-writes the bands original tunes with Paul. Not only can she sing, but her stage performance and energy is not to be missed!
Paul grew up in a very musical family and was influenced by playing everything from Folk, Rock, Metal, Classical and Blues from early childhood. Pauls' style is all his own, proving this in his solos played on his 57' Strat as well as on his twelve string accoustic, often thrilling the audience with his original style and lightning-fast fingers! Paul also brings his writing skills and edge-of-your-seat guitar licks into the original tunes.
Geoff known as "G-man", originally started his musical life with the piano and guitar starting at the young age of 12. Playing in numerous bands over the years, Geoff now holds down the rhythm section with bottom-end notes and a bass chording style that is his alone, making Geoff the perfect bassist/percussionist for this match-up and passionately feeling the original music.!! You'll know it when you hear it.!
Paul Watson has a pedigree in the music business and continues the tradition in fine form! Paul has played with many well-known musicians over the years and through his experience and talents has garnered the respect of many fine musicians and industry professionals. Paul is also a music teacher who also does live and studio sessions. Paul's drum/percussion solos ARE NOT TO BE MISSED and he is the perfect compliment to the rest of the band!
We have recently finished our CD "Rags To Riches" at Nik Nak Studios and will be touring on the east Canadian Coast startingAugust 2012!! - keep your eyes and ears out for "US"!!
Marlene Clarke Vocals
Paul Pitchuck Guitars, Vocals
Geoff Moorhouse Bass, Vocals
Paul Watson Drums, Vocals