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"So if Jesus is comin, He'd better start running, I don't really think he's be proud (Shawn Colvin)"
The short story...
I grew up in Noosa, a small beach-side town on the East coast of Australia. My childhood was a happy one. My days were filled making up little songs around the house, performing at the local theatre, hanging out at beach, chasing my big brother around and like all kids, getting up to mischief. My parents and their friends influenced my musical tastes with Mavin Gaye, James Taylor, Carole King, The Four Tops, Chicago, Bob Dylan, Led Zepplin and The Beatles.
At 17 I moved away to the city to study classical voice at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music. 4 years later I graduated knowing that playing my own music was what I wanted to do. I spent my time after that writing and playing shows and 3 years ago decided it was time to record my first album. It took 18 months to make and in September 2007, I sold my car and everything I owned and hoped on a plane to America. Traveling from the West coast to the East, I experienced the ups and downs of following a dream. At the end of the 6 months I came out the other side with great friends, an insight into the music industry and a bag of tricks and life lessons. This journey helped in my self discovery as an artist, a songwriter, a musician and a human being.
2008 brought me some major highs and lows... traveling back and forth to America, playing festivals in Canada, writing with LA and Nashville songwriters via skype video, supporting top Australian artists Wendy Matthews and Vanessa Amorosi and winning numerous International Songwriting and Performing Awards. In July of this year my family was struck with hard times when my future father in law got a rare virus and was in hospital for 3 months. Days upon days were spent sitting in hospital rooms, waiting for him to wake up... Thankfully he survived and is slowly on the mend. Someone was on our side.... 2009 is looking like it will be another adventurous year. I'm heading to London in March for 6 months, to write, record and tour. I'll be working with some great people so it's looking like it will be an exciting time!!! So that's my very short story so far... What else can I tell you...
I'm passionate about wildlife conservation and the protection of all animals. Like most of us I dream about the day when we can stop fighting each other and see what's really important in life. I'm optimistic that we can live on a healthy planet and once again enjoy mother nature. I have a beautiful dog, 'Maddi' and one day I dream of having lot's of dogs and cats and cows and pigs and chickens and anything else that needs a home. I sponsor an 11 year old boy in Haiti, his name is Louis. I'm reading the Harry Potter books at the moment(I'm on to the last one), my favorite food is green beans(strange, I know). I don't think I could tell you my favorite films, the list is too long and my ipod is full of just about everything, although I'm loving Sia and Dylan at the moment. Everything else you need to know about me is in my songs. Words are everything, so if you want to know how I'm feeling or what I'm thinking, you know where to find me.... xxx
Alternative Pop, Singer/Songwriter, Folk
Publishing: I own my publishing
Music Supervisor: Isabel Pappani - UnderCover Tracks
acoustic guitar / electric guitar / keyboard / piano
My musical influences are Shawn Colvin, Ben Lee, The Weepies, Sheryl Crow, Sarah McLachlan, John Mayer, Marvin Gaye, Kevin Montgomery, Coldplay, Alison Krauss, Crowded House, Fiona Apple, Jewel, Mindy Smith, Reeve Carney, Tori Amos, David Gray, Ani DiFranco, Brooke Fraser, Chantal Kreviazuk, Elton John, Joni Mitchell. The list could go on forever..... and the people I meet along the way
in co writing online
in co writing in person
in networking with songwriters
in pitching songs to artist
in pitching songs to tv
in getting a record deal
in getting a publishing deal
For a living
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I Prefer To Write:
Private Practice - Season 2 episode 12- Aired on the 15th January 2009.
In March 2008 Clare signed a deal with Isabel Pappani at Undercover Tracks(Lior, Eskimo Joe, Transport), an American Based Licensing Company for Film and Television Synchronization
The support act for prominent Australian Artist Wendy Matthews in June 2008 and Vanessa Amorosi support in October 2008.
Clare Reynolds has been awarded winning Finalist Runner-Up in the POP Category of The UK Songwriting Contest. Her song 'I Won't Break' scored a 9/10 by the International judges and has beaten over 6500 entries. Reynolds' was the only Australian songwriter in her category and one of the only Australians in the top 40 finalists across all categories.
Clare is the Winner of SongwriterUniverse 'Song of the Month Contest for April 2008,
She was invited to showcase at the New Music West Festival in Vancouver Canada, where she performed 2 shows in May 2008,
She was a nominee in the 2007 LA Music Awards which she attended in Hollywood,
Semi-Finialist in the 2007 International Songwriting Competition where she was up against the likes of Abby Dobson, Kara Grainger, Lior Eskimo Joe and Clare Bowditch. .
She was featured as 2007 Runner Up for the "We are Listening UK" International Singer/Songwriter Awards and received an Honorable Mention Winner in the 2007 USA Unisong International Contest.