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.
She released two albums of songs on Island Records and appeared twice on the Old Grey Whistle Test in the early 70's.Tours of Europe and North America followed supporting King Crimson, Jackson Browne and Bill Withers before she was snapped up by Ray Davies of the Kinks who produced her third album for his KONK label.

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 Book."

She has worked with artists as diverse as Jon Anderson, Vangelis, Gary Numan, Steve Howe and John Martyn and has collaborated with Morrisey Mullen, Jamie Talbot 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.
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