Clive Radford

Clive Radford

Department of Music
Doctoral Researcher

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PhD Title: Being in The Band: The sound and music practice of a local rock band
Dr Luis Manuel-Garcia
Musicology PhD/MA by Research (On-Campus or by Distance Learning)


  • Bachelor of Arts at Bath Spa University 
  • Masters of Arts at Middlesex University


Clive is currently a lecturer and Programme Leader of Music Production at Bournemouth University and formerly a music producer at the Institute of Contemporary Interdisciplinary Art (University of Bath). He studies ethnomusicology at the University of Birmingham, where his doctoral research focused on songwriting and recording practices and technologies. His earlier musical studies, in guitar performance and composition, were undertaken at Bath Spa University (BA 1994) and Middlesex University (MA 2002).


Being in The Band: The sound and music practice of a local rock band is an autoethnographic study of what it was like to be in a local rock band during the early 21st century in Britain. It is an investigation and analysis of the way that songwriters in a rock band seek to define musical ambition in relation to a local music scene which eventually unfolds into recording projects in Stockholm and Paris. The sound and music practice involves an array of recording studios that invite reflection on how songs are engineered, produced and written.