Clive Stevens is an international recording artist/ composer/ producer/ writer/ poet. Clive’s primary instruments are tenor and soprano saxophone, followed closely by the flute. He also plays the WX7 MIDI wind controller and the Lyricon wind synthesizer.
As a solo artist Clive Stevens has released over ten albums on labels such as EMI (UK), Voo Livre/EMI (Brazil), Guerrilla, Frog and EFA Records (Germany) and most recently on his own signature label, Planet 8 Records.
As a musician, Clive has played with and collaborated with a long list of some of the world’s great musicians. A short list includes Larry Coryell, Fernando Saunders, Steve Hackett (Genesis), John Abercrombie, Steve Khan, Billy Cobham, Sammy Figueroa, Mino Cinelu, Manolo Badrena, T-Bone Walker, Afrika Bambaata, Gilberto Gil, Hermeto Pascual, Nana Vasconcelos, Ryo Kawasaki, Hugo Fattoruso, Badal Roy, Roy Venkataraman and Safy Boutella
Stevens is also a remarkable producer of lounge and EDM music, which finds it best expression on his releases on Planet 8 Records. In addition to his solo projects he has also released albums under the artist name Mandorla.
Stevens’ vision has never been confined to music: it has also found expression within written word. He has published one book of poems, “Stardust Transmissions: Urban Poems and Lyrics for the 21st Century” and is currently composing a second book of poems. Plus he has recently finished his autobiography "THIS WORLD AND OTHER WORLDS" (QUEST OF A LIGHT WARRIOR) coming in early 2017 on Lulu Books. Volume 2 of "STARDUST TRANSMISSIONS" will arrive also in 2017.
Clive Stevens was born in Bristol, England, a city famous for reggae, trip-hop and other musical influences which spawned other exciting innovative artists such as Massive Attack, Portishead, Tricky, Smith & Mighty, Neneh Cherry and producer Nellee Hooper of Soul to Soul. His first gig of note was recording and performing with the Manfred Mann Band.
Not content to simply play pop music, Clive began studying saxophone with Eddie Jackman and Ronnie Ross. He then travelled to the United States to study music composition and arranging with John LaPorta, saxophone with Joe Lovano and piano with Ray Santisi at Boston’s legendary Berklee College of Music.
He later studied flute at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, composition at the Guildhill School of Music in London and at the U.S. Naval Academy of Music. He studied saxophone privately with Lee Konitz and composition with William “Allaudin” Mathieu.
Throughout his life, Stevens has traveled extensively throughout the world. Journeys to Bali, Java, Singapore, Thailand, Morocco, India, Mexico, Brazil, Puerto Rico, Cuba, Barbados and Jamaica have profoundly affected his music and his world-view. He is also familiar with many European cities (Berlin, Paris, Rome) and has resided in New York, Miami and Rio de Janeiro. Recently he returned to his roots and is living in the UK, while maintaining his international connections and his highly original record label, Planet 8 Records.
Clive recently returned to the united states via Iceland, to visit the famous "Blue Lagoon", the geothermal spa near Reykjavik and also Eythor Gunnarsson from the icelandic jazz/funk/fusion band "MEZZOFORTE". Currently living in Massapequa , New York and working on his 12th CD Recording "DEEP TRANSFORMATIONAL" which is about the victory of the light over the dark forces and the paradigm shift to the New Earth as the 26,000 year cycle concludes and we travel through the photon belt receiving new cosmic light energies from the galactic central sun. The return of the goddess Energy. The end of war and a new era of peace,love,harmony,truth,balance,joy ,compassion and unity consciousness. Became an ordained minister with the Universal life Church. Studied Reiki Energy healing with Lee Van Zyl from South Africa and became a level 3 reiki master in the Usui Shiki Reiki Ryoho system. Also studying with the University of Metaphysical Sciences for a degree in metaphysical sciences. Travelled to Mt Shasta California in the summer 2016 for the Solar activation/wisdom teachings Conference and also The Secret Space Program Conference with Rob Potter, Corey Goode, Michael sSalla and laura Eisenhower where I gave live performances. Currently working on a Solo Multi media Project under the performance name of "HOLOGRAFIK" which could include Spoken Word and DJ work. I have worked mainly as an Underground Artist/Transcendental Fusionist.