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About Ellis Clark

Ellis Clark has been a longtime fixture of the Chicago music community working nationally as a performing musician with his band Ellis Clark & The Big Parade, as a songwriter for himself or other artists, a recording artist and record producer. As a teenager he was a founding member of the power-pop-punk pioneer band Epicycle releasing several singles and a full length LP by the time he was nineteen. Later, he fronted Social Act who received heavy radio play, toured nationally & released numerous albums of original material.
View Ellis Clark Discography as a Musician.

Recognized for his songwriting skills, Clark was signed to Paramount Picture’s publishing division Famous Music. He co-founded Cirkle Records & Idiot Savant Records and is currently Producer for all albums released on the internationally distributed CAUDog Records label. He is also proud to be a part of Chicago Acoustic Underground, an organization that has a shared dedication to the development of new artists. Whether it be in New York, Chicago or Los Angeles, he has shared the bill with Nine Inch Nails, The Smashing Pumpkins, Blondie, Dave Davies (The Kinks), Glenn Tilbrook (Squeeze), UB40, The Neville Brothers, Evan Dando from The Lemonheads, NRBQ, The Brian Jonestown Massacre, Liquid Soul, The Plimsouls and the late SNL star Chris Farley to name a few.

In 2013, Clark released his debut solo album “LP NUMBER ONE” on the CAUDog Record Label as a red vinyl LP, CD (and even 8-TRACK TAPE). (click here to purchase: Clark’s wide range of producer/engineering/session player credits include working on records with Kim Thayil (Soundgarden), American Idol Star Crystal Bowersox, guitarist Lenny Kaye from The Patti Smith Group, 90’s indie pop favorite The Chamber Strings, co-producer of all Kevin Tihista & Red Terror’s albums released on Atlantic Records and Broken Horse, John Ashton from The Psychedelic Furs, Carla Prather from Poi Dog Pondering, The Amazing Heeby Jeebies, The Handcuffs (who‘s songs have been featured on many nationally syndicated TV shows aired on MTV, PBS, A&E, VH1, NBC and ABC), and he produced the late Nikki Sudden’s “Red Brocade” album (with Jeff Tweedy of Wilco). View Ellis Clark Discography as a Producer.

To Book a live performance by Ellis Clark & The Big Parade please contact us at: His performances include tunes from his entire music catalog past & present. Ellis & The Big Parade also love to include at their shows favorite tunes from the 50's, 60's & 70's from the likes of The Kinks, Who, Beatles & Garage Rock Classics and much more!
Book Ellis Clark & The Big Parade now to rock out your next event.
Ellis also performs acoustic "Unplugged" for smaller venues.

New Ellis Clark & The Big Parade Shirts are Now Out!

Available in 3/4 Sleeve Baseball Shirts ($22) and regular Tees's ($12) Includes postage & handling. Please specify small, medium, large or extra large, and the quantity you would like, when ordering.



Please Support the record store and purchase Ellis Clark’s solo album “LP Number One” or Epicycle's "You're Not Gonna Get It" LP or CD at the following Chicagoland area Record Shops:
Or in Denver at:

If you can’t get to any of these stores the downloaded version of the Ellis Clark's LP #1 album can be purchased at iTunes, mail-ordered on CD or Limited Edition Red Vinyl LP at And for 8-Track or Cassette aficionados, contact us directly at: to inquire about how to get Ellis Clark's “LP Number One” as a Limited edition 8-Track or CassetteTape.
For Epicycle's "You're Not a Gonna Get" LP order at:


cdbabyNow available for download on CD Baby, Mr. Ellis Clark's new album ♫ LP Number One - Ellis Clark. Listen @cdbaby
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Or, you can check out the new album
Ellis Clark, LP Number One on Bandcamp!

koolKatMusikHere is a link for customers to purchase the compact disk buyversion of "LP Number One" from an online record store called Kool Kat Musik


Saturday February 24, 2018
George Harrison Birthday Tribute Concert
Martyr's 3855 N. Lincoln


Saturday February 24, 2018
George Harrison Birthday Tribute Concert
Martyr's 3855 N. Lincoln
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price for each record is $12.99, which includes shipping and handling.

Ellis' solo album:
LP Number One



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You're not gonna Get it!

lp number one


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Scrapbook of photos

Pete Townsend Neil Innes Bill Wyman Brian Wilson Boy George
Ellis Clark at an after show party with Pete Townsend Neil Innes (left) of Monty Python/The Rutles/Bonzo Dog Band Ellis Clark and Bill Wyman at a party for The Rolling Stones (1989) Ellis Clark with Brian Wilson at Chicago "Smile" Debut Ellis Clark of Epicycle with Boy George at a London Nightclub in 1987

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