My name is Claire Hamill and I was born in the North of England near Middlesbrough. I learned to play the guitar when I was 12 and started writing songs almost immediately.  Mojo said of me  "probably the best singer you've never heard" and gave me 4 stars for a compilation of my songs The Best of Josephine CLAIRE HAMILL"

I have toured the world, mainly in the 70's and 80's before I threw myself into motherhood full time.I first signed to Island records in 1971 and performed twice on "The Old Grey Whistle Test." I joined Wishbone Ash for a time and have worked with  John Martyn, Gary Numan, Steve Howe and Vangelis .Ray Davies was my producer when I signed with his label, many stories!

I have made 13 albums and numerous singles and I'll be making them available for you in the coming months.I do hope you'll give me a listen and come back here to visit from time to time.


I still love to sing,  but I'm not above learning new tricks, I took part in my first ever musical last  year and had to act for the first time.It was a fantastic experience.I'm currently putting the finishing touches to a  series of books about my life and my music.I was in a unique place to document the music business in the 70's. It was a blast then and you know what? It still is!

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The cover of "When daylight arrives"

The cover of "When daylight arrives"