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The first video from "Yesterday's Misadventures". Directed by Sean Ryan. Song produced by Moe Berg. From the 'Yesterday's Misadventures' album. NOW available. Order it on the music page.



While growing up, Toronto-based music artist James Clark wanted to be both John Lennon and Ringo Starr. He has managed to establish himself as both a sought after, solid rock and roll drummer and a respected, creative, melodic pop/rock songwriter. Under the guise of The James Clark Institute, he takes the classic pop song style that he grew up with and gives it his own spin.  The music of songwriters such as Elvis Costello, Ray Davies and Lennon and McCartney have all influenced James Clarks' musical style, which has been described as Power Pop. “A wealth of songwriting talent”, says Michael Williams at Cashbox Canada Magazine.  (more)




In celebration of the new JCI record, "Yesterday's Misadventures", Director Matthew Dupuis recut his video for this power pop lament.


Here is a wonderful article and review of the new album, "Yesterday's Misadventures from author, musician and Canadian pop/rock human Encyclopedia, Jaimie Vernon. Thanks Jaimie! Click title to read.

Another positive album review of "Yesterday's Misadventures" from veteran Canadian broadcaster, Bob Mersereau. Thanks Bob! Click title to read.


"Yesterday's Misadventures" has been voted #12 on Spain's Plastico Elastico's International Top 30 Albums of 2016. Thank you Pacopepe Gil for your continued support.

JCI LOVE FROM SPAIN! - click here

According to Google Translate, Pacopepe Gil, host of the power pop radio show "Plastico Elastico" calls "Yesterday's Misadventures" "one of the albums of the year." Click title above to read.

Hey Kids! FREE JCI buttons with every CD purchase.

In good company at Sonic Boom on Spadina Avenue in Toronto.

One time writer/editor for Creem, "America's Only Rock 'N' Roll Magazine" plus authorized biographer of both Alice Cooper and Iggy Pop, votes "Yesterday's Misadventures" into his top ten of 2016!

On Friday October 27th 2017, The JCI were invited to open for The Pursuit Of Happiness at The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern in Toronto. Photographer Christian Bobak was there to capture their set for posterity. 

From the masterful eye of director Sean Ryan (yes, the same masterful eye that gave you "The Devil's Punchbowl" video) comes the new video for "Charlie Schulz Was Always In Love".


Cowboy Richard shows off his keen fashion sense.

 JCI opens for TPOH - Gallery

BRAND NEW! The fourth video taken from the JCI's latest album release, "Yesterday's Misadventures" really swings, baby! Martin and Lewis was shot for the most part in Las Vegas, Nevada during a 36 hour whirlwind contingent expedition.  Very special thanks to Gabriela and the rest of the staff at The Neon Museum for hosting our shoot.  Directed once again by the masterful Sean Ryan.  Unfortunately the budget fell through and Chris, Jeff, Greg and Claude had to stay home. Sorry fellas.

"The Devil's Punchbowl" has been included on a new pop music compilation from Rock Indiana Records in Spain. "Pop Parade Volume 9" celebrates 20 years of the popular radio show, "Plastico Elastico".  Host Pacopepe Gil has been a long time supporter of The JCI. We congratulate him on such a successful run of his fantastico radio program and wish him many more years of good fortune. 

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