Claire Hamill

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s

Biography

Josephine Clare Hamill, 4 August 1954, Port Clarence, Middlesbrough, North Riding of Yorkshire, England. This 70s singer-songwriter played the folk circuit and recorded a number of relatively successful albums. Her first release, 1971’s One House Left Standing, on Island Records included John Martyn on guitar. Her 1973 collection, October, was produced by Paul Samwell-Smith, and two further albums appeared on Ray Davies’ Konk label. Hamill toured the folk circuit extensively to promote the recordings, gradually moving into the rock arena. This included tours supporting King Crimson, Procol Harum and Jethro Tull. In 1975, she spent four months touring in the USA, only returning to the UK to fulfil contractual obligations. Between 1975 and 1983 she stopped recording and gradually moved into writing for bands such as Wishbone Ash, with whom she toured and recorded from 1979-81. She also played on sessions for Steve Howe and Jon And Vangelis. In 1980 she...

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