Claire Hamill was born in 1954 in the Northeast of England to a large musical family.
She started writing songs and playing the guitar when she was 12 and was discovered by Chris Blackwell,
Island records supremo when she was just 16.
When punk Music became popular she joined Wishbone Ash
to develop a growing interest in Rock music but found most success later with a new age album called Voices
which was used by the BBC
in it's documentary series "The Domesday Bo
She has worked with artists as diverse as Jon Anderson, Vangelis, Gary Numan, Steve Howe
and has collaborated with Morrisey Mullen,
and John Critchinson.
Her songwriting brought her great success when a recording of Eva Cassidy
singing her song "You Take My Breath Away"
was discovered by Eva's record label and subsequently released ,on Eva's number 1 album "American Tune."
It has had over 1,7000,000 plays on Youtube.
Claire continues to write and perform and to date has released 12 albums of songs, numerous singles, E.Ps and one compilation.
She has just finished writing a memoir of her days in the music business during the 70's and 80's.