Claire's new album,'Over Dark Apples' OUT NOW!

NEW ALBUM

Over Dark Apples

Claire's new album is now available.

Her first album for four years is full of imagery and expression.

She again defies labeling, preferring the songs to have a life of their own, singing about a cowboy ,a dancer ,a young boy lost in Paris.

Explore the world of Claire Hamill. You won't regret the journey. 

Photo of Claire by her daughter Isadora Austin

Photo of Claire by her daughter Isadora Austin

 

 

Here is a picture of Claire taken at South Gare in Teesside, the U.K. just north of a town called Redcar. It was taken by  Graham Lowe. She tries to get back there as often as she can to visit family and friends and renew her northern soul. There is a saying that 'we are never so happy as when we are breathing our native air'

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About Claire

Claire Hamill is a singer songwriter who has refused to be pigeon-holed by any one genre.She released her first album of songs on Island records when she was just 17.TV appearances and world tours followed .

Having worked with such diverse people as John Martyn,Vangelis,Ray Davies and  Wishbone Ash,she  continues to explore her musical world with a freedom afforded few artists.If she had to describe her music she would probably call it Gothic Folk with a rocky edge but would her award winning new- age album 'Voices' put paid to that assumption? Probably.To read more about Claire,please go to her Biography page.

News

Over Dark Apples is launched! 

My latest Album,'Over Dark Apples' has at last been released and I'm happy to say that everyone loves it! Even my daughters! Which is saying something as they are my sternest critics (and most devoted fans).

We finished the recording in early July and My producer, Kevin Jones, then mixed it for an August release date.

My band, who feature on the album, were unable to accompany me at the launch at such short notice so my daughter Susannah and her husband Tom stepped in at the last minute.

The reason it was a rushed release was that Su and Tom were expecting their baby mid-September and I wanted to be available for any emergencies! His delivery was a safe one and now baby Wilbur has established himself firmly in the Hamill/Austin Clan.

I hope he grows up to be a superb singer like both of his parents!

I must make apologies for the lack of gigs in the book, but I''m very preoccupied with promoting the album and will follow it up soon with a songbook to accompany it. The first of many I hope.

I do have two up and coming gigs, one supporting Wishbone Ash on November 16th and just recently I have agreed to go back to my local on December 29th to sing a few songs with Susannah and Tom.

David Sansbury the landlord was quite taken with our performance at the launch and has asked us to go back...gosh...better book the babysitter!

 

Green Shoots 

 

This was our first day of recording,at Savage sounds in St.leonards,East Sussex,where I live. We only have a small budget so the boys in my band worked extra hard at getting the tracks down quickly. We managed to record 9 tracks in 7 hours!!! That must be a record!

I'm doing overdubs and vocals at East River Studios in Hailsham where I'm working with a wonderful Sound Engineer called Kevin Jones. My friend Bob Mazzer will be taking a few pics there soon so I'll post as soon as I get them.

Some of the songs are old and some are new but they are all songs that are close to my heart with a couple of light-hearted ones in there for good measure.

They've never been released before so don't worry that I'm collecting songs already released.I'd love to make a collection of my Irish sounding ones but that's a project for the future.

Yes as the years go by I wonder why I keep making albums,but why not? It was a donation by a freind ,Barrie Hicks, that kickstarted this one.I had already recorded a couple of tracks with Andy Warren so the project seemed to organise itself.

Now it looks like these new shoots will be harvesting soon!

Watch this space!

Fondest love

Clairexxxx

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