Not one to rest on his laurels or shy away from a challenge, in 2017 Half Deaf Clatch pushed at the boundaries of traditional Blues when he released CrowSoul a two-song ‘Gothic Blues concept album’ to wide-spread critical acclaim.
In 2018 he was commissioned by the Great British Rhythm and Blues Festival to write an hour long stage show with a coinciding album for their 2018 festival. The album Dr Bloodwort's Nefarious Medicine Show and it's live show garnered much attention and praise at the festival. His most recent album Short Songs For The Barely Conscious shows off a mellow, contemplative side - utilising finger picked folk blues style guitar, retro synth sounds and ethereal electric slide guitar.
Half Deaf Clatch has graced the stages of most of the UK's top Blues events and festivals over the last 9 years.