Darcy Clay Profile

aka Daniel Bolton
Josef Shaw
31 Jul 2013

The looks on some of the faces in the room said it all. Trevor Reekie, owner of Antenna Recordings, had just pushed play on a home recording he believed to be a contender for the Top 20, and an unhealthy percentage of his audience were struggling to see how it could be framed to work for them.

The sound that poured from the speakers was cut from a far more ragged cloth than the EMI staff were used to, but their reservations were outweighed by the assurances that Darcy Clay’s makeshift assault on the New Zealand Singles Chart was bound to succeed.

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Darcy Clay in a publicity shot for APRA
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Jesus I Was Evil
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Interview with Darcy Clay as manager Wad Channing
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Darcy Clay at the bFM Summer Series, Albert Park 1995
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NZ Musician, August 1997
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Daniel Bolton aka Darcy Clay
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Darcy Clay at bFM Private Function, 29 Nov 1997, Old City Markets
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The Jesus I Was Evil 12-inch EP as reissued in November 2015
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Darcy Clay at bFM Private Function, 29 Nov 1997, Old City Markets.
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Darcy Clay at bFM Private Function, 29 Nov 1997, Old City Markets.
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Darcy Clay at bFM Private Function, 29 Nov 1997, Old City Markets.
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Darcy Clay's handwritten lyrics to Jesus I Was Evil
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Trivia:

The David Gunson directed video for Jesus I Was Evil cost $250 and was filmed on a Handycam

Dave Dobbyn and Ian Morris recorded an unreleased tribute called 'Darcy Clay' in 1998