Clementine is powerful, charismatic, and absolutely unforgettable.
A standout in the relatively small field of female drummers, her intensely passionate performance style has made her an instant favorite of audiences throughout the United States and Europe.
Often compared to Led Zeppelin's irreplaceable John Bonham, her drumming combines elements of rock monsters, Phil Rudd, Dale Crover, Dave Grohl, and the groovers, Levon Helm, Jim Keltner. She is versatile and intuitive. Once on stage, behind her kit, she is a Valkyrie, thunderous and commanding, emotive and tasteful. And anyone who sees her play will never forget it.
In the studio, Clementine is a seasoned and sought-after player who helps bring the songwriter's rhythmic ideas to fruition. She lays down rock, funk, and pop beats that make for standout tracks.
Drummer, songwriter, vocalist. But for Clementine it is drums first, always drums, forever drums.
"Ride A Pony"
"Stars Turn Me On's version of the Free song "Ride On A Pony" was the song that made me think about singing while playing drums. I've resisted doing that for so long as I think it's sort of goofy, but this song just seemed to call for it." Clem
The push and pull of the time. Providing the base on which the main melody sits. Giving the other instruments space for their voice. Playing simply, for the song. Leaving beats out as a fill rather than adding. Expressing the emotion of the song with my part. Making people move. Making odd times feel like four. Participating in the musical conversation. Playing loudly. Playing softly. The fact that it's PLAY. The fact that if there are drums in the room, I'm not paying very close attention to what you're saying. The way learning to play changes the way you think. The math of it all. Great teachers. Drummers who are free with information. The humility of great drummers. Knowing that I will never be as far along as I want to be.
Important people to mention, The Teachers: Fred Klatz (Drummers Collective, NYC), Peter Magadini (Bay Area), Paul Bostaph (Bay Area), Tracy Rose (Bay Area) and (by example and conversation) Dale Crover and Mike Bordin. I've been so fortunate to have great instruction in my career, thanks all of you.
On Playing Zeppelin