doesn’t refer to them as contacts
or connections, because once he
meets you, you’re family to
him. For Bear its all about relationships
bringing people together for a common
Friendly and affable, Bear has done
it all, besides playing music all
his life professionally he has done
a few other things, including acting
comedy series with pal (Comic) Leif
Skyving, Pro Wrestling in Nashville
back in the late 80's as the Evil
"DR SQUASH" character...
and to top it all off, served as a
President of a film and audio college
in Idaho, recieving two "Volvo
for Life" awards in the process
for his work with “at-risk”
teens. That was his favorite job he
has ever done.
Working with at risk kids was demanding
but so worth it. Helping others is
very important to Bear and thats why
he is managing artists and teaching
others about the Business of Music.
Clair says, "I have had so many
along the way who helped
me and really made it fun for me.
Chet Atkins and Steve Miller, Hal
Ketchum, Keb Mo and countless others
over the last 30 years who took
the time to answer my endless barrage
"I feel like I need to pass that
along and help others the same way
I was helped. That's why I am here
today doing what I do. I was blessed
by those people and never forgot what
they told me. The best part is all
the great stories and funny situations
that life brings".
"I love to laugh and I can tell
you every one of the mentors
I had really drove it home to me,
to not take life too seriously, have
fun and enjoy each moment as it comes,
from the good and bad you glean stories
that become part of your music and
His career started in the Late 70's
in the small town of Shellsburg Iowa.
to say life was slow there would be
like saying...(insert your slow phrase
Micheal Clair was a joker from the
minute he came into the world. He
loves to laugh and never missed a
chance as a kid to torture his father.
He pulled many tricks on him as a
child including the greased toilet
seat and water in a cup on top of
the door, plastic wrap on the toilet
etc.. So, being a musician came naturally
He picked up Guitar at six after playing
piano since he 3 yrs. old, once he
got the guitar he never looked back,
he knew what he wanted to do with
the rest of his life and that was
play guitar. He could surely torture
people with the sound of a sears guitar
through a big muff pedal into a 100
watt amp... Life was good...
few years went by and he tired
of torturing his neighbors and
family and decided to take it
to a bigger venue.
He met up with some other delinquent
Iowa farm-boys who loved Rock
& Roll and had a band called
He joined them, played loud
obnoxious Rock and Roll and
the rest is history. They all
remain friends to this day.
circa 1978 school pic w/full
Phil Spector doo (minus guns)
is married to his lovely wife, Artist
Renee Clair and together they have
five children ranging in age from
19yrs old - 7 mos.
Clair & Steve Miller 2008 photo
by M. Clair
Clairs love Art and Music and it
looks like some of the kids will
no doubt be Painters and Musicians.
its just in the blood...
Clair & Steve Miller sharing
a song 2008 photo by M. Clair
here to view Micheal Clair's resume.
extensive resume in all aspects
of Music/Film/Management brings
to the table a wealth of friends
and industry knowledge.
with Steve Miller in the studio
pal Hal Ketchum at the Crazy
for both artist and vendor we are
able to construct deals that might
not happen otherwise. We live by
the motto of "If you can dream
it we can achieve it." The
art of bringing together people
who want win - win situations is
Bill collection dept at Nashville
Ninja MGT is second to none. These
guys mean business!
No.. really... well...ok maybe not..(WORK
WE DO FOR OUR CLIENTS:
We serve artists with:
Personal management and music merchandise
vendors with Artist
liaison work, this is for vendors
who want to get their products into
hands of those artists who influence
the market place.
We also specialize in artist relations
for record labels and marketing
Micheal Clair is the Southeast rep
for Several Key
Studio Products including:
Mojave Mics, Royer Mics, Impulsive,
Hybrid and more...
Serving Recording Artists and the
Music Industry for over 30 years.