The Clientele

Formed 1997.


The Clientele are a London-based British band with Alasdair MacLean on vocals and guitar, Mark Keen on drums, James Hornsey on bass and Mel Draisey on violin, keyboards, backing vocals and percussion.

The band has experienced greater success in the United States, where they are signed to Merge Records, home of bands such as Lambchop and Spoon, than in their native Britain. They have conducted several extensive U.S. tours.

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BBC Reviews

  1. Review of Minotaur

    Minotaur 2010

    Reviewed by Chris White
    A deserved commercial breakthrough continues to elude this wonderful London band.
  2. Review of Bonfires on the Heath

    Bonfires on the Heath 2009

    Reviewed by Chris White
    One of Britain’s most unheralded but genuine musical treasures.
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