clint boon joins the team
MAS Records is thrilled to announce the agreement of our newest Patron for Greater
The legend that is Mr Clint Boon!
Clint will be joining Robert Plant, Ricky Wilson, and Karen Harding as a patron.
Special thanks to our great friends at ‘The Stockport Studios’ for setting up this new link.
Clint Boon is the Inspiral Carpets’ keyboard player/vocalist/songwriter who, since 2004 has
become a permanent fixture on the airwaves of Manchester. He has worked as a radio
presenter for several Manchester based radio stations, 96.2 The Revolution, XFM
Manchester, Radio X, BBC Radio Manchester and XS Manchester. He has presented the
drive time show on XS for the last 3 years.
For the last 25 years, Clint has also carved out a successful career as one of the UK’s most
sought after club DJs. His weekly Saturday night at Manchester’s South Nightclub is now in
its nineteenth year, the longest running weekly club night residency in the city. He also DJs
around the UK and internationally.
Since 1986, Clint’s work with the Inspiral Carpets has taken him around the world several
times and resulted in many hit singles and five highly acclaimed studio albums. The band
are seen as one of the definitive ‘Madchester’ bands alongside Happy Mondays, James and
The Stone Roses.
Clint has been instrumental in helping some of our most important bands achieve their
success. He recorded Elbow’s first ever demo in his loft studio in Rochdale. He helped Gary
Mounfield (Mani) become The Stone Roses bass player. He took Noel Gallagher around the
world as a roadie for the Inspirals and introduced him to the music industry. In the late 90s
he recorded two albums under the name ‘The Clint Boon Experience’ which featured vocals
by an unknown opera singer from Fleetwood named Alfie Boe.
Clint has said:
“I am honoured to be asked to be a patron for MAS Records and I am really looking
forward to working with the team and the young artists on the scheme”
We will hopefully have a video interview with Clint arranged soon to introduce him to the
wider community of MAS.
MAS Records is a national non-profit artist development scheme set up in 2001. The label’s
aim is to support the development of music in the UK and provide emerging artists with a
bridge into the wider industry. This initiative is unique because it combines expert music
industry knowledge and experience with conventional training and education. Artists gain
free studio and weekly mentoring time while retaining all rights within their music.
In Greater Manchester MAS currently operates from 2 centres – The Stockport Studios and
Redwall Studios in Bury.