The road goes ever on - and takes unexpected turns on the way. Our magical combo has evolved a new form with the arrival of Rhys Wilson on songs, guitar, voice, and terrible jokes; and now we've broken all the rules and let in an infectious new variant in David Cammish on rock-steady bass. It works, and the songs keep coming. We'll find the sounds that tell their stories. Please join us.
Our two albums and two EPs can be ordered online at www.clunkandarattle.com.
Mark Gamon - guitar, voice
Mark is a writer who’s had a guitar in his hand since he was 12. He writes many of the songs played by Thursday’s Band, but gleefully expects to be overtaken by the band's other two writers. He released his second solo album, Deck - featuring all of Thursday's Band - in 2015. His first solo album, Layer, came out in 2012; more recently he's worked with Cambridge's Daniel Nestlerode and Lizzie J Taylor, playing on albums for both. Over the years he’s played in several musical incarnations - including 70s prog, an acoustic duo with David Hardie in the 90s, and the memorably named Dewhursts (also featuring Nick Blishen) in the early 80s.
Matt Kelly - fiddle, mandolin, viola, voice
Matt played in postpunk group Strumpet City in Brighton in the mid-eighties, and with The Lizards, a cajun and blues band in South London in the late 80s. He played in Ti-fer Cajun Band in the 1990s. He also had a brief stint as alto sax player in West London-based soul band Raj and the Magitones in the early 90s. He has recorded on various albums, including The Lizards' Promised Land, Tony Hill's Inexactness (heavy rock) and Mary Lou Lord's Baby Blue (Americana). He also plays in cajun/folk duo Kelly & Woolley, with guitarist singer and songwriter Gary Woolley. Their second CD Miner's Eyes came out in 2018 and new CD Cuckoo Tree is due in early 2023. Now he is retired, Matt is playing lots of music, doing political activity, and tending his allotment.
Rhys Wilson - guitar, voice
Rhys started performing on the live circuit when he was 15 and made his first album when he was 17. His most recent albums ‘are Moving Forward’ (2020 ) followed by ‘Diary Days’ in 2021. As well as being a solo singer/songwriter Rhys has performed and recorded, playing guitar and keyboards, with numerous acts over the years - including John Meed, Taylor/Wilson and O’Neil, Narissa, Liuba Doga, Jack, Jump/Bump & Boogie, Hidden Agenda, Dave Parry, Steve Logan, Cherry Tree Lane, Bernard Hoskin. Rhys joined Thursday’s Band in 2020.
David Cammish - bass
David has played in a variety of types of band, starting in a covers band, the trad jazz with The Ouse Valley Jazz Band, then a longish stint with Milton Keynes covers band The Misfitz, which morphed into San Remo, and played The Stables at Milton Keynes on five occasions, raising thousands for Willen Hospice and other charities. David's main instrument has been the bass guitar but he also plays ukuleles with The Upwood Ukuleles (The UpUs) and Huntingdon Ukulele Group (The HUGs). He is very pleased to join Thursday's Band and to develop his work on double bass. He also repairs musical instruments, having worked with the respected luthier Roger Giffin, which gave him the opportunity to work on instruments for the Stones, The Who, and Dire Straits among others. Please do not feed at gigs.