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Claire McAllister

After spending 13 years performing in function bands, jazz bands and duos in a huge range of venues both private and public and singing material from pop through jazz standards to contemporary jazz I am delighted to welcome you to my own compositions with my debut album.

I am influenced by classical and jazz music but am very drawn to contemporary jazz/folk such as Lauren Kinsella; singer-songwriters such as David Sylvian, Kate Bush and Laura Mvula and spoken word poets performing sometimes to music such as Kate Tempest and Selena Godden.

The themes of this album are Belonging/Not Belonging; Finding your voice and Not having a Voice. These are universal themes, particularly for those experiencing displacement and of course, in our personal search for purpose and meaning in life.

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