"Set bongos on stun, Mr. Spock" says writer Gregg Barr of the Houston Press. "Like you have not seen since the days of the Louis & Keely show, or at least the days of Combustible Edison" says Otto von Stroheim creator of Tiki News Fanzine. "Cross Mancini with Brasil 66" says some girl at the opening night of the Theatre Illuminata. Is it a 60s sci-fi sound track? Is it jet set exotica? Is it what Ward Cleaver uses to seduce his wife June? Maybe its a little bit of all of this. Clouseaux makes music for the young sophisticate. Intoxicating harmonies fused with the rhythms of percussionists "in full Ricky Ricardo mode" create the perfect soundscape for Clouseaux's firebreather as he dazzles cocktail consuming onlookers . You'll be swept away back in time to exotic noctopias where bartenders in smoking jackets serve up mai-tais under shelves lined with shrunken heads. Clouseaux's compositions will fulfill your most primal desires, leaving you pleasantly refreshed and alive with pleasure. Check out what the Houston Chronicle says about Clouseaux
Clouseaux on TV:
PBS TV Houston Channel 8 "The Connection". (aired Tuesday May 6 and Sunday May 11, 2003)
The Houston Media Source "Houston Music Hour" (aired Sunday June 1st 2003)
Clouseaux on the Radio:
The Lounge Show KO.OP, 91.7 FM Austin, Texas
Sound Awake Radio (kpft 90.1 houston)
KTRU 91.7 Rice Radio (Scott Butt's Local Show)
crfu 93.3 (Ontario Canada)
Nerd Rock on 91.3 FM KBCS Bellevue-Seattle
Star 790 KBME (The Ronnie Renfrow Show)
Press covering Clouseaux:
Sound and Vision Magazine (Scouting stars at SXSW 2003 By Ken Richardson)
Cool and Strange Music Magazine (issue 28)
Austin Chronicle (Christopher Gray VOL.22 NO.28: MUSIC: SXSW PICKS AND SLEEPERS)
Houston Chronicle (Sara Cress Feb. 19,2003)
Houston Press (John Lomax June 12, 2003)
Houston Press (Greg Barr published 1/9/03)
The Bulletin (Mark Williams June 2003)
Houston Press (Lomax March 20, 2003)
Houston Press (Lomax February 20, 2003)
Houston Press (By Craig D. Lindsey, John Nova Lomax, Bob Ruggiero and Roger Wood Published August 1, 2002)
Clouseaux perfomances listed from oldest to newest...
- Summer 2001 - Wherehouse Music in-store appearance, Woodlands TX
- Friday December 14, 2001 - Rudyard's Pub, Houston TX Other acts: Free Radicals, Middlefinger
- Saturday June 1, 2002 - Last Concert Cafe (Houston Jams), Houston TX Other Acts: Deathrow Skull
- Saturday June 15, 2002 - Fitzgerald's Houston TX Other Acts: Pink Noise, Faust 65
- Saturday August 3rd, 2002 - Rudyards, Houston with Three Fantastic
- March 31st 2006 PAJAMA PARTY ! @ The Continental Club w/ The Aquavelva and Flying Fish Sailors!
- Saturday August 10, 2002 - The Axiom, Houston with Mansion
- Saturday September 14, 2002 - The Fabulous Satellite Lounge luau with free Radicals, Shawn Pander, and 2 guy trio
- Saturday September 28, 2002 - THEATRE ILLUMINATAs X-treme Cabaret Commerce Street Artists Warehouse with magician Alan Anderson, work from artist Joe Ives, the U.S. Amateur Ballroom Dancers Association, improv comedy troupe Vagabondage and many more Houston favorites.
- Tuesday October 22 2002 - Saint Arnold's Brewery (Cigar Night!)
- Friday October 25 2002- Fitzgeralds, Houston with crash 81 and cruiserweight
- Sunday October 27 2002- Fountainhead (off 1960) with The Plus and Minus Show and the Rachels 17021 Ella Houston, Texas (281) 444-1375
- Friday November 8th 2002 - Ocean's 11 Tiki Bar (Austin)
- Saturday November 16 2002 Cactus Music In-store Appearance 3pm
- Saturday November 16 2002-- Art on the Avenue 6-9pm HOUSTON, TX Clouseaux provided the entertainment for the sixth annual Art on the Avenue party and silent auction. Art on the Avenue showcased over 100 artists and the event benefits the affordable housing programs of Avenue CDC. Scheduled for Saturday, November 16 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., the event was held at Winter Street Art Space at 2115 Winter Street.
- Thursday November 21st 2002- The Fabulous Satellite Lounge with shawn pander and kevin mckinney
- December 18 2002- Wednesday @ The Continental Club Houston
- January 8 2003- Wednesday the Continental Club Houston
- January 11 2003 - Saturday @ Rudyards British Pub
- January 15 2003- Wednesday the Continental Club Houston
- January 17 2003 - Friday @ The Axiom
- January 22 2003- Wednesday @ The Continental Club Houston
- January 22 2003- Wednesday @ The Continental Club Houston
- January 30 - Thursday @ The Continental Club Austin with Hot Club of Cowtown and Victrola
- February 5 2003- Wednesday @ The Continental Club Houston
- February 12 2003- Wednesday @ The Continental Club Houston
- February 19 2003- Wednesday @ The Continental Club Houston
- February 26 2003- Wednesday @ The Continental Club Houston
- March 5 2003- Wednesday @ The Continental Club Houston
- March 12 2003- Wednesday @ The Continental Club Houston
- March13 2003 -Thursday @ SXSW Austin Texas @ Opal Divine's Freehouse with Brave Combo, The Red Elvises
- March 19 2003- Wednesday @ The Continental Club Houston
- Saturday April 5 2003 - 205 Bar Victoria Tx
- Saturday April 26 2003 PAJAMA PARTY @ The Continental Club Houston with The Magnetic IV and Zombilly!
- May 9th 2003 - Tiki Oasis @ the Caliente Tropics Hotel in Palm Springs California
- Wed. May 21 2003 @ The Proletariat w/ Strangelight.
- Thurs. May 22 2003 The Continental Club Houston with James Mathus and his Knockdown Society ( of the Squirrel Nut Zippers)
- Friday May 23rd 2003 @ The Central Market Austin Tx 6:30-9pm
- Friday May 23 2003 @ The Continental Club Austin with James Mathus and his Knockdown Society ( of the Squirrel Nut Zippers) 10:30pm
- Saturday July 5 2003 TEXAS LUAU and Continental Club Anniversary @ The Continental Club Houston w/ Sugar Shack and Zombilly!
- Wednesday July 9th 2003 @ The Hobby Center for Performing Arts
- Saturday July 19 2003 @ Helios w/ Three Fantastic
- Sunday July 27 2003 Houston Press Music Awards Showcase with Groceries, D.R.U.M., Molly and the Ringwalds, Lady D and the Zydeco Tornadoes. Venue: Dean's Credit Clothing (316 Main between Preston and Congress) Time: 7:00 pm.
- Friday August 1 2003 @ The Axiom with Zombilly
- Wednesday August 20 2003 @ Fitzgeralds w/ Mala Vista, The Medicine Show, and Zombilly
- Thursday Aug 21 2003 @ Continental Club Houston featuring Cory from the Glen Miller Orchestra
- Thursday Aug 28 @ The Red Star (2606 Fannin in Midtown)
- Saturday Aug. 30 @ The Mermaid Lounge New Orleans 1100 Constance Street, New Orleans (504) 524-4747
- Sunday Aug. 31 @ Drive Invasion w/ The Woggles @ The Starlight 6 Drive-In Theater, 2000 Moreland Ave SE, Atlanta GA 404-627- 5786
- Thursday Sept. 4th @ The Grasshopper 506 Main St. Houston 713-222-1442
- Friday Sept. 5th @ Rudyards British Pub 2010 Waugh Houston 713 521 0521
- Thursday Sept. 18 @ The Grasshopper 506 Main St. Houston 713-222-1442
- Thursday Oct. 2 @ The Grasshopper506 Main St. Houston 713-222-1442
- Saturday Oct. 4 Sam's Irish Pub 5636 Richmond Houston 713.785.7267
- Thursday Oct. 16 @ The Grasshopper506 Main St. Houston 713-222-1442
- Saturday October 18 St. Pete's Dancing Marlin 300 Main at Congress Houston, TX 713-227-1511
- Friday Oct.24 Rudyards British Pub 2010 Waugh Houston 713 521 0521
- Thursday Oct. 30 @ The Grasshopper 506 Main St. Houston 713-222-1442
- Saturday Nov.15 Rudyards British Pub w/ JW Americana 2010 Waugh Houston 713 521 0521
- Saturday Nov. 22 Continental Club with Chango Jackson and the Medicine Show
- Friday Dec 12 2003 @ The Rhythm Room with 3 Fantastic and Les Saucy Pants
- Saturday Dec 13 @ the Continental Club Alejandro Escoveda Benefit with Drop Trio and many others
- Sat. Jan 17 2004 @ the Continental Club w/ Sugar Shack and Allison Fisher Trio
- Sat. Jan 31 Headhunters Tiki Bar Austin 720 Red River (512)-236-0188
- Fri. Feb 27 Rudyards British Pub w/ Sugar Shack! 2010 Waugh Houston 713 521 0521
- Sat. Feb 28 @ The Continental Club Houston 3700 Main 713 529 9899
- Saturday March 20 2004- The Axiom w/ World Inferno Friendship Society, The Stretchmarxx, and Dragstrip Bros.
- Saturday April 17 2004 Continental Club Houstonwith Dragstrip Brothers and Medicine Show
- Friday May 7 2004 "The Main Squeeze" Art Car Parade Kick-off Party ! @ Dean's Credit Clothing 10-11pm! 316 Main between Preston and Congress
- Friday May 28 2004 @ The Continental Club Houston 3700 Main 713-529-9899 withLes Saucy Pantz and Los Fantastics
- Friday June 4th 2004 Rudyards British Pub 2010 Waugh 713-521-0521 w/ Les Saucy Pantz and Drop Trio!
- Friday June 11 2004 @ Helios on Westheimer 411 Westheimer Rd. Phone: 713-526-4648
- Saturday July 10 @ Helios on Westheimer – Houston 411 Westheimer Rd. Phone: 713-526-4648
- Monday July 12 MLB Allstar Game Gala @ The Aquarium Houston Come schmooze with the major league baseball allstars and other VIP's. Clouseaux performs at the Star Bar from 10pm-2am. Clay Walker headlines.
- Saturday July 17 @ Rudyards British Pub -Houston 2010 Waugh 713 521 0521 w/Golden Arm Trio and 2 Star Symphony
- Sunday July 25- Houston Press Music Awards Showcase 2004 @ The Mercury Room 7pm Nominated for Best Horn Section, Best Drummer, and Musician of the Year, Clouseaux will join the Houston Press and the rest of the nominees for this year's award showcase.
- Cactus Record In-Store Appearance- Saturday August 7. 3PM FREE -2930 South Shepherd Houston, Texas 77098 713-526-9272
- CD RELEASE SHOW! FRIDAY THE 13TH (yes August) Clouseaux's new CD "LAGOON" (Dionysus Records) will be available at this official release party! No Cover Baby (that means free to you and me!) CLAUDIO'S LAST SHOW WITH CLOUSEAUX!!!! Shoeshine Charlie's Big Top Lounge (next to Continental Club -3700 Main Houston TX)
- SAT AUG 21 2004@ Helios w/ Free Radicals 411 Westheimer Houston, TX (713) 526-4848 Clouseaux plays @ 10pm
- FRI AUG. 27 2004- Houston - @ The Red Star Official 1 year Anniversary Celebration 2606 Fanin @ Mcgowen- 713-655-STAR Invite Only.
- Saturday September 11, 2004 Rockefeller Hall (Private Event)
- October 2nd 2004 - Houston (private event photography studio)
- October 14 -2004 Houston - Fat Cat's (formerly Mary Jane's)
- November 19 - Houston's Museum of Fine Arts - Preview Party for Kenneth Noland Exhibit: The Nature of Color Held at the Caroline Weiss Law Building
- November 20 - Houston - Fat Cat's w/ Three Fantastic and Dover Drive!
- Friday December 17 - Houston - Fat Cat's w/ Three Fantastic and Michael Haaga's Plus and Minus Show!
- Thursday December 23 - @ The Continental Club Houston w/Michael Haaga's Plus and Minus Show!
- New Years Eve - Rudyards British Pub w/Three Fantastic and Pale
- March 11 2005 - Houston Fitzgeralds w/ Los Skarnales and Captain Bringdown and the Buzzkillers
- Saturday April 30 2005 @ The Continental Club Houston with Les Saucy Pants and Three Fantastic
- Sun. July 24th @ the M Bar- 6pm Houston Press Awards Showcase
- Wed. July 27th @ the Proletariat w/ Fluff Girls Burlesque
- Sat. August 13 2005 @ Shoeshine Charlie's Big Top Lounge 3708 Main St - Houston
- Friday November 4th - Rudyards British Pub 2101 Waugh Houston - Other Acts: 2 Star Symphony, West Alabama Candy Store Serenaders
- Saturday December 3rd - The Proletariat - Houston Other Acts: Innerlights (former John Sparrow) and Casino
- March 3rd 2006 @ Helios Other Acts: The East Montrose Sterno Sippers!
- March 4th 2006 @ Rudyards Other Acts: 3 Fantastic
- March 19th 2006 @ Rudyards Other Acts: Barbez from Brooklyn
- April 21 2006 @ Rudyards Other Acts: East Montrose Sterno Sippers
- April 27 2006 @ Continental Club Houston w Southern Culture on the Skids!
- April 28 2006 @ The Meridian Meridian 2nd Anniversary show with RoyalCrown Revue, Flaming Hellcats !
- Wed. July 5 '06 -Continental Club Houston
- Sat. July 8 '06 -Continental Club - CD RELEASE SHOW!! -
- Rock Baby Rock It IV! @ The Continental Club! LIVE MUSIC, VENDORS, CAR SHOW, DIVE- IN TIKI PARTY, FREE DANCE LESSONS, DANCE COMPETITION, FOOD, ALCOHOL, FINE WOMEN AND WINE, OH AND AN AFTER HOURS RECORD HOP AT THE ROUTE 66 CAFE.
- Wed. July 19 2006 -Continental Club
- Fri. July 21 2006 - Houston Museum of Fine Arts
- Sat. Sept. 9 2006 @ The Proletariat Hourly radio Show CD Release- Arthur Yoria Opens 9pm
- Sat. Sept 16 2006 @ The Museum of Fine Arts Private Art Opening 6-8pm
- Sat. Nov 11 2006 @ The Continental Club 9pm! 3700 Main Houston
- Jan 26-27 2007@ Mondo Lounge Atomic Frolic!
- Vegas Baby! The Aruba Hotel---Las Vegas Lounge, Tiki & Exotica Music!
- * 1950s, 1960s & Swing-a-ding Fun! * Classic Car Culture! * Space Age Mid Century Modern Living! Pin-ups! Pin-ups! Pin-ups! Including the MISS MONDO ATOMIC Pinup Contest! * Black Tie Optional Retro Fashion Fun! * Vintage Vegas Driving Tour
- * Dance Classes & Special Guests * Bachelor PAD Living & Burlesque Beauties!
- * Rat Pack Era Shennanigans! * Vendors Galore & MORE!
- March 9 2007: Museum of Fine Arts Members' preview party of the Halle exhibit (from Latin America)
- April 29 2007: Houston International Fest
- May 2 2007: Night of the Living Tiki -Continental Club Houston Night of the Living Tiki Art Opening, LTD Ed Tiki Mugs with artist Crash! Clouseaux plays with flying fish sailors!
- July 7 2007: Rock it Baby Rock it #7
- Continental Club Houston :CAR SHOW / VENDORS / DANCE COMPETITION / TIKY PARTY W/ CLOUSEAUX
- Friday's Show: Sean Reefer & the Resin Vally Boys /Luxurious Panthers / Royan Scroggins and the Trench Town Texans / THE Umbrella Man
- Saturday's Show: The Octanes /The U Joints / Black Satin Burlesque Joe Clay / Hight School Caesor / HotRod Hillbillies / Tubo 350
- July 14 2007: Continental Club Houston early happy hour show 8:30-10pm!
- July 19th 2007- Bali Hai -San Diego CA! Early show at a classic tiki venue- don't miss it!
- July 21 2007: Big Ol Tiki Bash -San Clemente CA! Best 1-night Tiki party of the Year put on by our friends at Tiki Farm! San Clemente CA-- Top Shelf Mai Tai's, Tiki Art from Crazy AL, Bamboo Ben, Tiki Ray and more!!!
- August 2 2007: Night of the Living Tiki 2 - Continental Club Austin Night of the Living Tiki Art Opening, LTD Ed Tiki Mugs with artist Crash! Clouseaux plays
- August 3 2007: Continental Club Houston
- January 25th 2008 Contemporary Arts Museum Houston -VIP party for the Design Life Now exhibition.