Paul Clarvis

Paul Clarvis can be heard on recordings by John Williams, Victoria Mullova, Mick Jagger, Karl Jenkins, Richard Thompson, Moondog, John Adams, Elton John, McFly, Paul McCartney, John Harle, Sting, Harrison Birtwhistle, Annie Lennox, Hugh Masekela, Underworld and his own band Orquestra Mahatma. As one of the most requested session musicians, he has played on hundreds of films including Star Wars, Thunderbirds, The Passion, Troy, Lord Of The Rings, The Bourne Ultimatum, Madagascar, The Dark Knight, Twilight 1, 2 and 3, Burn After Reading, The Fantastic Mister Fox, James Bond, Billy Elliott, Notting Hill, all 7 Harry Potter films, Chronicles of Narnia, and many, many others. He regularly gigs with Mose Allison, has played with Harrison Birtwhistle, Nick Cave, Nina Simone, Herbie Hancock and was Leonard Bernstein's favourite percussionist when in London. He has released a duo CD, Starry Starry Night with Liam Noble.

Title Track Length Description Composers Controls
Pop Culture 0:59

Fast moving. Small percussion plus 808 drums.

Paul Clarvis
Pop Culture V2 0:59

Fast moving, small percussion.

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Speed Freak 1:02

Frantic, complex rhythms.

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Dance Party 1:06

Feel good 60's drum track.

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Spoonology 1:00

Quirky spoon playing.

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LA Crazy 1:13

Latin vibe. Energetic. LA percussion.

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Catch A Wave 0:59

Sunny, driving rhythm. Fun.

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Breaking Out 1:11

Busy. Exciting. Crowded.

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Street Party 1:28

Carnival. Street parade rhythm.

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Street Percussion 1:09

Bright metallic percussion.

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Scorpio Rising 1:00

Atmospheric with skittish percussion.

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On The Wire 1:17

Intense and mesmeric with phased loop.

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On The Wire V2 1:17

Intense, mesmeric. Incoming message.

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Bin Wars 1:00

Dustbins and metal. Revolving rhythm.

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Tanked Up 1:34

Metallic found sounds. Tribal.

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Silhouette 1:05

Insistent percussion. News bed.

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Stretch 1:32

Lazy Latin groove.

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Data Stream 1:00

Playful light drums. Sending signals.

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Fast Feet 1:04

Speedy, tech percussion. Insistent.

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Fast Feet V2 1:04

Tech percussion. Repeating bed.

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Box Of Tricks 1:17

Repetitive resonant drum with metallic sounds.

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Market Place 1:17

Light revolving rhythms.

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Market Place V2 1:17

Light revolving rhythms. Plus drum kit.

Paul Clarvis
Time For Robots 1:17

Robotics. Cogs and machines.

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Oxygen 1:15

Experimental mechanics. Science lab.

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Code Breaker 1:09

Repetitive. Marking time. Code stream.

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Time Lock 1:12

Clockworks. Time passing. Countdown.

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Castro Connection 1:02

The toys take over. Mechanical.

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Pop Culture 30 0:29

Fast moving. Small percussion plus 808 drums.

Paul Clarvis
Pop Culture V2 30 0:29

Fast moving, small percussion.

Paul Clarvis
Speed Freak 30 0:31

Frantic, complex rhythms.

Paul Clarvis
Dance Party 30 0:30

Feel good 60's drum track.

Paul Clarvis
Spoonology 30 0:30

Quirky spoon playing.

Paul Clarvis
LA Crazy 30 0:29

Latin vibe. Energetic. LA percussion.

Paul Clarvis
Catch A Wave 30 0:29

Sunny, driving rhythm. Fun.

Paul Clarvis
Breaking Out 30 1 0:31

Busy. Exciting. Crowded.

Paul Clarvis
Breaking Out 30 2 0:31

Busy. Exciting. Crowded.

Paul Clarvis
Street Party 30 1 0:31

Carnival. Street parade rhythm.

Paul Clarvis
Street Party 30 2 0:30

Carnival. Street parade rhythm.

Paul Clarvis
Street Party 30 3 0:30

Carnival. Street parade rhythm.

Paul Clarvis
Street Percussion 30 1 0:30

Bright metallic percussion.

Paul Clarvis
Street Percussion 30 2 0:30

Bright metallic percussion.

Paul Clarvis
Scorpio Rising 30 0:29

Atmospheric with skittish percussion.

Paul Clarvis
On The Wire 30 0:31

Intense and mesmeric with phased loop.

Paul Clarvis
On The Wire V2 30 0:31

Intense, mesmeric. Incoming message.

Paul Clarvis
Bin Wars 30 0:30

Dustbins and metal. Revolving rhythm.

Paul Clarvis
Tanked Up 30 1 0:31

Metallic found sounds. Tribal.

Paul Clarvis
Tanked Up 30 2 0:31

Metallic found sounds. Tribal.

Paul Clarvis
Silhouette 30 0:31

Insistent percussion. News bed.

Paul Clarvis
Stretch 30 1 0:30

Lazy Latin groove.

Paul Clarvis

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