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.

MySpace:http://www.myspace.com/teramelos

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.