Name: Julian Clark
Position: Lead Vocals, Keyboards, Mandolins and Bouzouki
Instruments and Gear: Roland 300 NX Stage Piano, Nord Electro 3 Piano/Organ, Korg V3 Trinity, Yamaha W7, ARP Odyssey, Roland Jupiter 10, NK Forster G Zouk, Paul Hathway Mandolin, Fender Mandolin, Resonator Mandolin, Paul Hathway Mandola, Paul Hathway Appalachian Dulcimer, Various Percussion, Fender, Roland and Marshall amplification, Sure Microphones.
Musical Influences: Queen, Hendrix, Pink Floyd, BB King, Counting Crows, Big Big Train, Robert Cray, Deacon Blue, Prefab Sprout, Elbow, Thin Lizzy, Gallagher and Lyle, Led Zeppelin, Peter Gabriel, Genesis, virtually everything on the Motown and Philadelphia labels.
Favourite Book: Lord of the Rings, Everything by Terry Pratchett, Everything by Dean Kootz. Everything by C S Lewis.
Favourite Film: What Dreams May Come, Men of Honor, The Blind Side, The Rocky Series.
Favourite TV series: Slow Horses,
Favourite cartoon character: Totoro
Julian started singing along to his brothers LP collection from the age of 7. He then sang in church choirs missing out on the opportunity of a scholarship to go to Lincoln Cathedral School due to his parents reluctance to let him leave home. He continued singing and playing piano and organ in the local church prior to joining his brothers band "Steel City" as keyboard player at the age of 13 playing pubs and clubs across the Midlands, North and North East England and Scotland.
Having read Law at Kingston University he left England to work in Greece and Turkey returning in 1990 to Newcastle where he formed "Percy Screams" (named after a mis heard "Paddy McAloon" lyric). On the break up of Percy he formed the “JJ Clark Band”. JJCB had some success both in the North East and London, signing to a minor management company associated with "Shakespeare's Sister" and playing on the same bill as artists such as "Mike and The Mechanics". They also recorded a four track EP at "Palladium Studios" Edinburgh, which included an early version of "Elliemae" and was produced and engineered by John Turner who had previously worked with bands such as "Capercaillie" and the "Cocteau Twins".
Following a spectacular Commitments esk breakup Julian formed a patch up version of the JJ Clark Band only comprising of Lisa Pallister (Sax) and Chris Johnson (Drums) but the patch up was no replacement for the real thing and following a short stint in Europe the band folded. On return to the UK Jules formed a covers band that went on to play the cruise ships and international hotel circuit including a year in Beijing. That line up also included Lisa Pallister (Sax), Chris Johnson (Drums) and Chesterfield guitarist Steve Tingay. In 1997 that band also came to an end by mutual agreement and all the members went their own way.
Jules continued with music, now back in London lead singing with soul band "Soul Traders" and RnB band "80 Stone O Boogie". Immediately prior to forming "Love Street" Jules played with London covers band "Crocodile Thong" and funk outfit “Dr. Funkenstein & The Chapel of Soul”.
Somehow while pursuing his musical career Jules qualified as both a barrister and solicitor and became the Senior Partner of a leading international law firm and is internationally recognised in the field of maritime law.
His first love however is Love Street, although he also now plays keyboards for the international rock covers band Seven Seas. In 2022 Jules was asked to add lead vocals to the latest release of Chilean Rock Band - Pacifico.