Caught Live: Tera Melos

John Clardy of Tera Melos

By Leslie Hampton Published June 1st, 2010

Drummer: John Clardy

Band: Tera Melos

Venue: Homestead Lanes, February 27th

It definitely isn't a requirement, but I've noticed that there's quite a few great drummers named John and John Clardy of Tera Melos is one of them. John has well crafted beats that are far from simplistic. He gets into a zone with arms flying and his hair commonly seen in face. Many mathy parts, time changes, starts and stops which give the songs a lot of dynamics. Tera Melos' songs are clearly created with a lot of thought and hard work that can be heard all the complex changes.


When not designing web pages, plonking her rare guitars or banging on her eBay drums, Leslie Hampton haunts northern California clubs and house concerts photographing musicians.

[Ed. Note: Each episode of Caught In The Act features a photo of a drummer in action, from the famous like Danny Carey to the not-so-famous local indies. If you're a photographer who'd like to feature your work in Caught In The Act, drop us a note.]

Images © Leslie Hampton 2010.