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Made In Voyage (Mudflap Records 2000)
Feels So Good When You’re Gone (Mans Ruin Records, 2001)
You’rNext (Smallstone Records, 2004)

Live at 19 Broadway (Bonny Boy Records, 2005)
A Pleasing Pounding (What Are Records?, 2010)
Zepparella (Self-released, 2014)
Live at Sweetwater (Self-released, 2016)

The House of More (self-released, 2006)

Conversation with Francis Bakin (self-released, 2009)

Arrivals and Departures (self-released, 2009)

GoldRush (self-released, 2012)

The Collection (self-released, 2014)

Ro Sham Bo (Fantom Records, 2018)

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Clementine is often hired for session recordings, and her drumming appears on many releases.

Clementine plays Ludwig drums and Paiste cymbals.

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Hard Rock/Funk/Pop drummer Clementine adds her powerfully passionate style to every project. Clementine is the founding member of ZEPPARELLA. She tackles the best rock drumming ever written with her own emotionally powerful style, bringing the Motown influence of the Bonham groove to the forefront. For the past 20 years, she has been playing Zeppelin and writing and performing her own music. In November 2023, she was the guest drummer for the 8G Band, the house band for Late Night with Seth Meyers on NBC.

As a founding member of the road-dog metal band BOTTOM, she developed a heavy-hitting, dynamic sound. As Phyllis Rudd in AC/DSHE, her athletic and exciting playing helped garner the band top-grossing status in the Bay Area, and throughout the States and the UK. The musical connection established with Gretchen Menn (guitar) in AC/DSHE and then in ZEPPARELLA creates the musical bond required for them to do Zeppelin right.

This connection seeded another project, THE HOUSE OF MORE, an original music project with all four original members of ZEPPARELLA. Compared to Pink Floyd, Tom Waits and Fiona Apple, Clementine contributed not only the drumset and songwriting collaboration, but also most of the lyrics to the debut album.

When THE HOUSE OF MORE paused, Clementine continued writing and ended up with a solo project, FRANCIS BAKIN. Writing the words and collaborating on the music with Gretchen Menn, a 10-song debut album was released in 2009. The songs are a combination of live and electronic drumming, slide guitar (Gretchen Menn and Ted Savarese), fretless bass (Robert Preston) and things that go “Boing.” The song “Cold Snap” won second place in the 2008 International Songwriting Competition in the Lyrics category.

Feeling the need to take advantage of the Bonham education in an original project, Clementine started another band in 2009, this a hard-rock machine a la The Cult and Black Crowes called THE SOLID. With guitarist Justin Caucutt (Baker’s Dozen), bassist Greg Randolph (Greenhouse Effect) and vocalist Brian Hagman (Black Lamb), the debut 5-song EP “Arrivals and Departures” features the heavy groove that Clem has become known for.

When The Solid ended, Clem and Justin started STARS TURN ME ON, a songwriting collaboration that draws on country, soul and rock influences. The 11-song record “Goldrush” was released January 1, 2012, and features Clementine on vocals, Justin on guitar, and Jim Bove, Judah Collins, Robert Preston and William Cameron filling out the other instruments. Clem and Justin perform the songs both as an acoustic duo and a full band.

In 2014, Clementine released “The Collection,” a compilation disc of various songwriting endeavors with guitarists Gretchen Menn, Jude Gold and Justin Caucutt.

2018 saw the release of the debut album “Ro Sham Bo” for the duo BEAUX CHEVEUX, her collaboration with Hell’s Belles guitarist Adrian Conner. The nine exquisite tracks have one foot in the future with electronic textured instruments, and the other foot in the unmistakable roots of 70’s rock, where guitar and monster drums reigned supreme.

Clem’s new project, CLEM & CLEARLIGHT, has produced an album of songs written with composer Daniele Gottardo. They have begun performing the songs live, and the record will be released in 2024.

Meanwhile, Clem is writing original songs with Robert Preston and 2024 will see a flurry of releases.


From the beginning of her musical career, Clementine’s goal has been to be onstage every night. BOTTOM was a touring machine, playing 320 shows in 2000 (8x around the States), the Warped Tour in 2001 alongside an evening club tour, 8 weeks and 10 countries in Europe in 2002, and a nearly continual live existence from the beginning of the band to the end. In AC/DSHE, Clementine flew and drove to events around the country and to the UK. ZEPPARELLA plays constant club shows and private events throughout the US and Canada.


From an early age, Clementine was passionate about writing. She graduated from the University of California with a double major in Creative Writing and Literature, moved to New York City because her favorite writers had passed through there, and then was waylaid by drums through a series of coincidence sand strange turns.

Clem’s book, FROM BONHAM TO BUDDHA AND BACK: THE SLOW ENLIGHTENMENT OF THE HARD ROCK DRUMMER, was released February 22, 2023. The book was inspired by writings on her blog, Bliss and Drumming, in which she writes of the intersection between spiritual practice and a music career. She also writes for Modern Drummer Magazine and other outlets.


Clementine has been a spiritual seeker throughout her life. As a professional musician, she developed ways of connecting to the true self to be fully in the moment as a performer. Much of her insight has been gained through participating in many Vipassana meditation retreats and the ensuing 30 years of practice, as well as a regular practice in Advaita and other meditation techniques.

Clem is a Depth Hypnosis Practitioner, an Applied Shamanic Practitioner and a nondenominational Minister at the Foundation of the Sacred Stream in Berkeley, California, under the instruction of Isa Gucciardi, Ph.D. She has a certificate in Contemplative Psychotherapy from the Nalanda Institute, and is a Master of Morphic Awakening Energetic Healing Technique, a profound modality that promotes energy healing on all levels. She works with a variety of modalities in her practice, including sound healing. You can find out more at