Claypath officially formed in 2003, although Phil and Chris have been working together since 1997 as a part of various band line ups. 2003 saw the release of their first studio album "For the Love of Nancy” and was followed by an acoustic promotion tour throughout the North East. In 2005 Claypath secured a residency at the "Living Room" in Newcastle, playing an acoustic set of mainly covers every week. Other favourite venues for original music include The Bridge Hotel, Washington Arts Centre, The Play House and various other venues throughout the north east. Claypath returned to the studio in 2006 to record a second full band album entitled "Healing".