Clare Maguire A Singer to Watch Out For
Write by: Jill Sheets
22-year-old Clare Maguire comes from on Irish musical family in Birmingham, England.
She began writing and singing around the age of 7 years old. Clare stated in her bio
that “My voice was always the loudest one in the room. I loved performing at family
parties and at school when I was bored, I’d get up on the desk and sing. The teachers
thought I was mad, but it’s how I connected: telling a story in song, and seeing people
reach to that. When I’m talking, it’s far harder for me to express myself.”
By the time Clare turned 13, she sent a lot of time in the city centre record shop. That
is where she learned about singers Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, Howling Wolf and gospel
singer Sister Rosetta Tharpe.
When Clare was 17, a teacher told her that she should stop her “pipe dream” and that
she should instead concentrate on her exams. She got upset and went to complain to the
headmaster. She did end up leaving school and starting focusing on her music career.
To make her dream come true, Clare worked many jobs, during the day, like in shops,
bars and restaurants so she could save up money to move to London. At nighttime she
would make contacts on Myspace, wher she had over 1.5 million hits to hear the “rough
demos” that she put on her Myspace page. Soon producers and artists started to get in
contact with her. They wanted Clare to work with them.
When she was 20-years-old Clare signed with Universal Republic after a “fierce
competition” with some other labels
Like many singers and bands, she used Myspace to jump start her career. Clare has
reached over 1.5 million hits on her Myspace account. She has recently signed with
Universal Republic Records
Her new single “Ain’t Nobody” is already out, and recently this talented singer won Q
Magazine’s Next Big Thing Award. Clare Maguire also has been named one of “Spin’s”
5 Best New Artist for November
According to a interview with http://popculturemonster.com, Clare’s album will be
called “Light after Dark” and it is suppose to be released in March of 2011. The
interview did not clarify whether the album was going to be released in the U.K. or both
the U.K and the U.S.
Clare Maguire is a singer that she should keep your eye on.
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You can check out her video below.