Members: Claude Kent (Lead Vocals/Rhythm Guitar) Brent Welbourn (Lead Guitar/Vocals) Jason Eagan (Bass Guitar/Vocals) James Pollock (Drums/Vocals)
Claude Kent made an impression on Toronto's independent music scene through the late 70s, 80s and 90s pounding skins for a number of notables (The Fits, Glamatron, Ten to Midnight, The Red, The Gravelberrys, The Raw King Alligators, Katie's Bridge). During his tenure as drummer for Katie's Bridge Claude met current Clockwise guitarist, Brent Welbourn. Claude had been sitting on a drum throne as well as a number of his own compositions for too long and was ready to explore possibilities as front-man and principle songwriter for his own project, Clockwise.
The band's initial foray into the studio along with bassist Scott Sherman, drummer Dave Capuano and two-time Juno-winning engineer/producer James Paul yielded their 2001 debut, Accidentally On Purpose. "Accidentally" established the bands sound as influenced by Elvis Costello, Joe Jackson and Squeeze, tempered with more contemporary artists like Crowded House and The Beautiful South.
Around the time of the album's release, the Clockwise line-up shifted engaging Saskatchewan import James Pollock (Pasty White Boys, 49 Acres, API and Thumpy) on drums, as well as former Katie's Bridge bassist Jason Eagan (concurrently performing with Ryan Luchuck) to flesh out the bands current membership.
Efficiency in time Clockwise appreciates it and makes the most of time all they ask is three and a half minutes of yours. Plenty can happen in such a short time span with Clockwise ticking out a tune: Brent will hit you with the guitar lick, James and Jason pump out the rhythm and Claude sings the hook that will stick with you long after that initial investment in time has been spent.
The band released a follow-up to "Accidentally" in 2007 titled; 'Too Little, Too Late'. This sophomore release once again teamed the band up with the production wizardry of James Paul. Not ones to rest on their laurels (or anything else for that matter), the band has just released their third full length effort, playfully titled 'Faders On Stun'. Clockwise and James Paul have indeed crafted yet another piece of guitar-driven, Power-Pop magic. 'Faders' was released in the Autumn of 2008.