Producer for Klondike’s North 40, Greg Clarke, has passed away after heart trouble, aged 50.
Greg was an ace sound engineer, an idiosyncratic guy who loved a chat and someone with a quirky wit and a generous soul.
A veteran of front-of-house sound, he worked with a range of acts from Billy Thorpe to Radio Birdman, from Ian Rilen to The Poor. He was sound engineer for Rose Tattoo at the time of his passing.
Greg produced the first release on I-94 Bar Records, Klondike’s North 40′s “The Straight Path” and was re-tweaking final mixes for the impending second Chris “Klondike” Masuak KN40 long-player, “Workhorse,” when he passed away. He’s survived by his wife Sarah.
In other sad news, bass player with Mick Medew & The Rumours, Paul Hawker, has passed away after a short illness.
Paul was a founding member of the band and is credited with persuading band-leader Mick Medew to take up rock and roll again.
Paul played on the Rumours’ “All Your Love” album on I-94 Bar Records and his bandmates are devastated by his loss. Paul was a fun-loving, warm guy and much loved by all around him. He played with a number of other Brisbane bands including Suzy Loves Dik.
Funeral details will be posted when we have them.