Clayhill was the coming together of three musical worlds, Ted Barnes, Ali Friend (Red Snapper/ Beth Orton) and Gavin Clark (Sunhouse).

Signed after their first gig to Eat Sleep Records (now Full Time Hobby) they went on to release one mini album ‘Cuban Green’ and three albums, ‘Small Circle’, ‘Mine at Last’ and ‘Acoustic’.

Their involvement with the filmmaker Shane Meadows led to the use of their songs in his features including ‘Dead Mans Shoes’, ‘This is England’ and ‘Le Donc and Scor-zay-zee’.

Shane was also inspired to make a short film for the band called ‘Northern Soul’.

Formed in 2002, Clayhill officially split in 2009.

Ted, Ali and Gavin continued to work together in various guises until Gavin’s death in 2005.

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