Since the release of her ‘Out of Towners' EP, Clara has spent the summer on the festival circuit showcasing her outstanding vocal ability and story telling prowess, seamlessly delivered with personality and flair. Her performance at the Country 2 Country festival at the O2 Arena in March lead to a nomination for 'Female Vocalist of the Year' in the British Country Music Awards. Having honed and developed her skills both as a creator of expertly crafted music and as a captivating live performer, Clara has built a loyal and dedicated fanbase through her numerous UK shows and festival slots throughout 2017. After hearing the EP, BBC Introducing asked Clara to record and film a full-band live session series of the entire EP.

 

Clara began her career as a songwriter and session singer, collaborating with countless chart topping writers on projects for other artists and commercials. She started writing music for herself when she was 18, and was invited to give an exclusive performance for The Telegraph after a journalist heard her music being featured in work displayed at the Cannes Film Festival. 2017 saw Clara added to the longlist for the Glastonbury Festival Emerging Artist Competition, with the judges describing her music as “classic, perfectly honed songwriting”. Although Clara’s sound can be interpreted in many different ways, her songs retain a wide appeal that can be enjoyed by music lovers across the board. 

 

With the completion of festival season, Clara was invited onto the Wildwood Kin UK tour as a touring support act, which began the day after supporting Lindsay Ell at a sold out London Borderline as part of Country Music Week. She was then invited to perform a session for Radio 2 Whispering Bob Harris' 'Under The Apple Tree' series. After watching her version of 'I'm on Fire' by Bruce Springsteen, Bob publicly said "This is one of my favourite Under The Apple Tree session performances". 

Just before the New Year, Clara retreated into an internet and phone free studio and has been tirelessly writing for a new release coming Friday 17th May, 'Does Your Girlfriend Know You're Single'.

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