Home Is Where the Heart Attack Is
Canadian singer/songwriter/musician James Clark confronts the ghosts from his past and puts them to song on the Clark Institute's second CD release, Home Is Where The Heart Attack Is. Planting his tongue firmly in his cheek, James takes his alias from Toronto's infamous Clarke Institute of Psychiatry. James finds inspiration in his personal traumas, twisting and turning them into witty pop tunes. Whether it's the delight of returning to prison to be with 'bad' friends in 'Home Again', the sting of a love's infatuation with insects in 'Crawl and Creep', or the shame of a high school photo resurfacing to embarrass him in 'The Worst Photograph Ever Taken Of Me', James exposes his own special perspective on life and love through his music. The seven tracks on 'Home Is Where The Heart Attack Is' cross several genres, paralleling James's personal music history. He creates solid acoustic based rock songs, but his country and pop roots show through on the CD in 'No One Like Me' and 'House for Sale'. In 2005 'Home is Where the Heart Attack is' received airplay on campus radio across Canada and charted in Ontario. Tracks from the CD also received airplay and widespread recognition on several internet radio stations. 'The Worst Photograph...' hit #5 on MP3unsigned.com operating out of the U.K. and the CD reached #3 on the Pop Album charts of MP3.com.au based in Australia. A versatile artist, when James is not drawing crowds, he's drawing cartoons. His artwork appears on greeting cards, music catalogues, gig posters and websites. He is currently working on an illustrated book of his lyrics. As tHe Clark Institute, James can be seen and heard in clubs around Toronto performing as a solo acoustic artist or with his four-piece backup band. He has toured extensively throughout Ontario.