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"With two highly acclaimed albums, a host of festivals in the UK and overseas, and numerous international tours under her belt, Clare Free is a force to be reckoned with."
18th September 2019
Ipswich Band gig date confirmed
I'm delighted to be able to announce that I am playing with my band at The Smokehouse, Ipswich on 7th December. Tickets can be bought from here
23rd June 2019
East Anglian Band Gig Date confirmed
So many of you have been asking for band gigs in East Anglia, at last I can confirm that I am booked to play The Cut in Halesworth with the band on 16th November 2019. There will be more band dates in the East coming up too, watch the website for them as they are announced. Tickets for the Halesworth date are available here.
16th April 2019
02 Academy Sheffield, HRH Blues Festival
I had an absolute ball playing to a sell out crowd on the mainstage at Sheffield 02 Academy this weekend, as part of the HRH Blues Festival. You can find photos on my social media.
4th February 2019
A busy year ahead
I had a lovely break over Christmas and January, I always love spending time with my family. Now I'm revved up and ready for what's set to be an exciting and busy year for me. There are lots of great gigs in the diary with more coming in all the time. I'm looking forward to all of them with the Sheffield O2 date being the next big one for me. Bring it on!
29th October 2018
Great live gig review in Blues in Britain Magazine
There's a really great review of a recent solo gig of mine in Novembers edition of Blues in Britain Magazine. I have popped a copy of it on my press page (here) if you would like to read it.
16th October 2018
Live session and radio interview
I was delighted to be asked to play a live session and interview on Radio Felixstowe last night. It was great fun playing and chatting about my music live on air.
4th October 2018
Support for Joanne Shaw Taylor's sell out gig
Yesterday, I was given the opportunity, at just 4 hours notice, to play solo acoustic support to the international superstar of blues Joanne Shaw Taylor at her sell out gig at The Apex, Bury St Edmunds. Needless to say I jumped at the chance, and what an amazing night it was. There are photos of the gig over on my social media pages.
28th September 2018
Bounce Magazine Feature
I'm super happy to be the featured music artist in Bounce Magazine this month and I love the photo that they have used from the latest photoshoot. You can see the article on my press page (here)
29th August 2018
I was excited to discover that Grapevine Magazine, the entertainment guide for the East Of England, has chosen to feature me on their cover this month. I had no idea I was on there so when I walked into a gig and found a copy it was a lovely surprise. I have popped a copy of the cover in the photos on my press page (here)
26th July 2018
Upton Blues Festival
We had a ball playing at the fabulous Upton Blues Festival this week. We were on the main 'Riverside' stage which is a great place to be and we had an enthusiastic crowd to play to who didn't seem phased by the first rain we've seen in months. What a brilliant start to a summer packed with gigs.
5th June 2018
Interview with the Greek Blues website, Blues.gr
I really enjoyed doing this interview with blues.gr, I don't really think of myself as a full 'blues' artist but more 'blues based' or 'blues infused,' but I come from a strongly blues background so I found the questions about the history and culture of the blues especially interesting to answer. They were a lot more challenging than normal interview quesions, and thought provoking. Here's the link if you would like to read the interview. hhttps://bit.ly/2sIFtEq
30th May 2018
The new album is getting closer and Stow Blues Festival
I am really looking forward to playing at Stow Blues Festival in a couple of weeks time. Its a lovely festival with a great vibe and its in my home area. I'm playing solo at 3.00 PM and there are more great acts thoughout the day so its one not to miss.
I am popping in to BBC Suffolk to chat with Stephen Foster on is show at 6.00 on the 5th June ahead of the Stow Blues Festival. I'll take my guitar as I hope to be able to play a song or two live on the air too.
I'm also in the final stages of getting everything confirmed for the new album recording, more info will be on here in due course but I am very excited about this one, I've got some great new songs for you, a top studio and a cracking band. I can't wait to get started.
14th May 2018
Lovely new review
"Sunday afternoon in the Vic, music fans, and thanks to a broken down Southeastern train I missed the first 20 minutes of Clare Free’s set, which was annoying, as if it was as good as the rest of it it must have been 20 minutes not to miss...
Clare was last at the Vic last year, and by all accounts has been pretty busy ever since if her FB posts are anything to go by. It seems the word is well and truly out and she’s in demand all over the place.
With just a guitar and a voice that can sound one minute like an angel and the next like a Louisiana Madam the tunes flowed effortlessly across the pub, the self-penned numbers sitting alongside familiar standards and sounding just as good. No - better for coming direct from the heart.
Butterflies gave me, well, butterflies, and Funky Kitchen Momma Blues kicked badass (can I say that? Is that a thing or have I just made it up trying to sound “street”?), and her version of Hound Dog was as good as any I’ve heard.
She can write songs as good as anyone - Tommy (you had to be there...) would have loved Vagabond Sanctuary as much as we did... And at this point I have to disagree with Clare: after that particular song she said “You can’t sing while you’re crying”, but she constantly disproved that. The best blues is by definition singing while you’re crying. And Clare Free sings the best blues." - By P.Christmas
9th April 2018
Writing a song for a stage play
I am thrilled to have been asked to write a song especially for a stage play by a very talented playwrite. Its a new challenge for me and one that I am really enjoying working on.
19th Feb 2018
Live Radio Session on BBC Radio Suffolk
I'm excited to be playing a live session on BBC Radio Suffolk this Wednesday (21st Feb) at 6.15 tune in here to listen
15th Feb 2018
East Anglian Daily Times Feature
Today there is a really lovely feature on my music in the East Anglian Daily Times you can see a shot of it (here)
18th Jan 2018
Gigs, gigs, gigs
I'm happy to say it looks like 2018 might be my busiest year yet for gigs, the diary is filling fast.
20th Dec 2017
Interview in Grapevine Magazine
I had the pleasure of being interviewed for Grapevine Magaine this month- here's a link to read the article click here
10th Nov 2017
Next week I am off shooting a live acoustic video which I am really excited about. I have an awesome location lined up, check my video page over the next few weeks to see the results.
20th Sept 2017
BBC Suffolk Interview
Today I am off to talk to Wayne Bavin on the BBC Suffolk Drivetime show about my music.
20th Sept 2017
13,799 views on my YouTube Video!
Wow! Out of interest I checked to see how many people have been watching my music videos on Youtube as this one seems to be getting a fair few 'views.' Its up to 13,799 today and rising all the time. Here's the video if you fancy having a look to see what its up to when you are online! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0CXqmbnSQcQ
13th Sept 2017
Fine City Blues Festival
I am happy to confirm that I am playing a half hour solo slot at The Fine City Blues Festival on 29th October in Norwich. Please keep an eye on my gig dates page as I am not sure what time I will be on stage yet.
16th August 2017
Welcome to my new 'news' page. With so much going on with my music at the moment I thought it might be nice to have a page where you can keep up to date.