Clive Deamer is a well-known UK session drummer and percussionist who played with artists like Portishead, Beth Gibbons, Robert Plant, Tom McRae, Vinny Miller, Stephanie Kirkham, Baxter Dury, Kevin Brown, Jeff Beck, Roni Size, Dr. John, David Ferguson, Tim Wheater, Tom Jones, Beth Hirsch, Alex Lloyd, Hal, and Goldfrapp - among others.
His musical roots stem from both Jazz and Rock. Says Clive: "I was initially taught by jazz drummers in 1974. Being 13-14 years old at the time I was very much inspired by Bonzo, Ian Paice and Mitch Mitchell. I allways had one foot in each musical genre and still do."
Clive Deamer joined Robert Plant in 2002 to record "Dreamland" as well as touring as part of the Strange Sensation. Cliveís unique percussion can also be heard on the 2005 release of Mighty Rearranger which features 12 original tracks by the band. Clive Deamerís approach on the record is a blend of old school playing and the use of new computer technology.
He is a member of the Ornette Coleman inspired trio The Blessing, whose sound lies in the form of freestyle jazz. Itís Cliveís unique approach to playing that has caused him to be in great demand as a studio drummer.
2011 saw Clive Deamer join Radiohead on stage as their drummer during a rare live appearance in New York.