Dan Wild-Beesley 1985-2018

Riff-lord, Cleft guitarist and superdude.

Dan passed away on 10/10/2018.  He was an amazing musician, cancer fighter & inspiration, and all-round good egg.

Dan Wild-Beesley 1985-2018 - photo on stage at ATG Festival

Photo by Ed Sprake Photography.


Cleft? What?

Cleft were a turbo-prog two-piece band from Manchester who formed in 2011 due to a shared love of falafel.   

We split up in 2016, with a final show at ArcTanGent festival and a tour of the UK.

We made horrible instrumental music using a guitar and some drums. Imagine a machine that compresses 14 minute songs down to 3 minutes.

Check out our music and videos from our time doing noise.