Mad Clown Productions
"One good thing about music, when it hits you feel no pain" - Robert Nesta Marley
Mad Clown Productions, while new to most people, have been around for a number of years. The UK based team come from varying musical backgrounds, but have one common ground, THEY LOVE MUSIC!!! With a mixture of genres from Reggae to R&B to Dance to Pop (and much more), Mad Clown Productions simply rock. Raising the bar, Mad Clown Productions have worked and continue to work with an amazing array of talent. Mad Clown Productions represents music and song not only for a new generation of fans, but remember their roots and still maintain links to old-school vibes.
Tony Henry - Chief Executive Officer
"I can only start this bio by saying I’m blessed. I have been lucky to have met and worked with people I consider my heroes starting with my dad who led me on my musical journey by feeding me on a diet of Caribbean vibes from Jamaica (as well as rice and peas). After learning the bass guitar, I met some great local talents who became my lifelong friends, Bryan ‘Deakus D’ Daniel, Rupert Charles, and Lennox ‘Lex’ Cameron who with me went on to form the progressive reggae band Chakwanza. We were later joined on vocals by Yvonne James (later Daniel – can you see what happened here?). Unfortunately, life got on the way of musical ambition and the band had to take a breather.
That didn’t stop individual projects and I worked with a young lady by the name of Lorraine Chambers releasing the seminal UK Streetsoul hit ‘You’ve Gone’ which has become one of those songs that crept into the psyche and demand has led to the song being re-released after 30 years (yes 30 years!!!). After this song was released, I linked up with my old pal Deakus D, and along with the tremendously talented (and equally hilarious) guitarist Mike Corbin, and melody writer extraordinaire Brendon Ambersley, formed the nucleus of what was to become Mad Clown Productions. We worked with a vast array of (predominantly reggae) UK talent including Michael Gordon, Richie Davis, Frederica Tibbs, Lesley Lyrix, Nerious Joseph, and many more including our fallen soldiers and forever friends...Mykey Simpson, Jerry, Ewen, and Trevor Robinson (One Blood) may they rest in eternal peace and look over us with pride.
I AM READY!!! MAD CLOWN IS READY!!! I hope you enjoy the ride….."
Bryan 'Deakus D' Daniel - Chief Operating Officer
"With drums being my main instrument, I was a founding member as both drummer and percussionist with ‘Chakwanza (reggae)’, and electronic percussionist and drummer with ‘Into The Red (soul/funk)’, two very fine London based gigging bands, and also plied my trade as a session drummer. Faced with the financial rigours of the live music scene, the need to provide for my young family and life in general, I put the live music aspect of my life on hold. However, my creative streak remained, with the release of ‘Mama’, a tribute to my mother in 2015.
Fast forward to 2020. The years have not stopped me from song writing and honing my production skills, and as a result of the global Covid-19 outbreak, the burning desire to send a message to the world became overwhelming resulting in the release of the song ‘Pandemic’ to critical acclaim.
Now, along with my friends at Mad Clown Productions, we intend to show you what we've been holding back for so long"
Brendon Ambersley - Managing Director
"I love music. Mic drop…
After 25 years producing tracks I guess I’m from the school of music where improvisation, incidentals and inferences move me.
My approach to production seeks to be: (1) Organic – ‘Derived of living matter’; (2) Sentient – ‘To perceive or feel’; (3) Stirring – ‘A cause to move’. My fundamentals are driven by; RAGE - Rhythm; Atmosphere: Groove; Emotion
I know I have enough creative 'know-how' and material to smack out damn good tunes. But there is always more to learn, more to experiment. I love being inspired by others with greater technical and musical experience than I have. It’s what it’s all about for me
Equally, I appreciate the “business end”. I’m always on the look-out for what the listener wants as opposed to being too wrapped up in satisfying my artistic needs."
I am a UK self-taught musician & vocalist, that for many years worked as a session guitarist and vocalist, for many artists, such as Dean Howard of T’Pau, Trevor Joseph, Hi Tension, Robinson Bros, S Express, the list goes on.
I was lucky enough to write and perform the music for the film ‘Blessed Burden’ produced by Dee Allen.
Since then I’ve built up a vast back catalogue of music which has been used by various R&B & Rap artists in the UK
More recently I’ve been working alongside Wez Whatever, a radio DJ providing vocals and dance tracks around the club scene.
I’ve been working on my own album for the last 18 months and after leaking a few tracks worldwide the support and encouragement has now given me the confidence to share my music with the world"
Drummer/DJ/MC Host/Radio Presenter & Producer
I have loved and been involved with music in one form or another from an early age, as long ago as playing in my school band drumming away with Andrew Roachford on bass/piano.
As a kid growing up in 1970's South East London, UK Sound System became massive, and its culture introduced me to the wider world of music, entertainers, and many known DJs including one you may have heard of before, Tim Westwood.
Soul, Reggae, Hip Hop RnB, House & Garage and Jungle have influenced my music productions, and the continuous evolution of music keeps me wanting more.
I've known the Mad Clown Productions guys forever and I am very excited to be on board this brand new venture/musical journey.
And more coming Your Way