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Million Pebble Beach

Poetic and original story songs on piano.

Million Pebble Beach is the nom de guerre of Portsmouth's singer-songwriter and pianist, Claire Baker. 
 

Her songs are whimsical, vividly imagined dream-like stories and journeys  - "Grimm's Fairytales on piano".

Her performances are lively, dreamy and engaging.

Her voice and musical style has been likened to Aldous Harding, Kate Bush, Björk, Regina Spektor, John Grant and Cate Le Bon.

RELEASES:

"Forest Finds" released in 2024, a collaboration with London Producer, Jo Atari.

"Find Me in the Forest", a stripped back album produced by Simon Gray, 26th November 2023, with a "Forest Imaginarium" to launch it.

"One Day We'll Go" - a 5 track EP Released in February 2023, accompanied by the video for "Witches"

REVIEWS

"She is an excellent pianist and singer...very interesting lyrics...This lady is an artiste writ large, and is definitely one to watch." - Mark Kelly, Brighton and Hove News, 2 Sept 2023 review of Victorious Festival LIVE performance

https://www.brightonandhovenews.org/2023/08/31/uks-biggest-metropolitan-festival-is-victorious/

"A unique and talented performer - Portsmouth is lucky to have you" - Promoter (book.events)

"Once in a blue moon you get to hear something very special, and this is it"  - Phil Letchford, review of 2020 demo album "The Adjacent Impossible" and Million Pebble Beach live  http://www.antifolk.com/

2024 sees Million Pebble Beach back at Future Folk, supporting Group Listening at The Wedgewood Rooms, The Candlelight Sessions, Gosport, Refugee Week and Portsfest, Victorious Festival for The Front Room on the Peoples Lounge Stage, The Arc Cafe, Winchester, Escape the the Farm Festival, Havana Chichester. So far she has performed at open Mics in Leeds and Bordeaux. 

PAST PERFORMANCES:

2023 - support to Mad Dog Mcrea for Square Roots Promotions at Portsmouth's Wedgewood Rooms, Isle of Wight's Ventor Fringe Festival, Hayling Island's HI-Fest, Old Town Live (Stevenage, Hertfordshire), a support slot for Rachael Sage at The Art House, Southampton,  Portsfest and Refugee Week, Portsmouth Creates and People Lounge Stages at Victorious Festival, CIDERFEST and Escape to the Farm Festival. Victorious Festival, 2019 & 2022, supporting Ellie Gowers  at Groundlings Theatre, Portsea.

2022 ,Southampton's Music in the City, Hayling Island's HI-Fest, Southsea's Black Balloon Sessions, Future Folk, The Front Room, Open Ya Mouth, Weekend Offender Records Live and Shine Radio's Summer Showcase Music Festival.

Claire began performing solo as "Million Pebble Beach" in Portsmouth in 2018. Her career in the space industry, her love of the coast and of dreaming up impossibilities inspire her musical work. Claire's past musical adventures as a singer-songwriter, before moving back to her hometown, include fronting indie-pop band amanaboutadog, based in Hertfordshire and performing at Rhythms of the World Festival, Club 85, Bedford Esquires, The Bull & Gate, airplay on BBC Beds Herts & Bucks and a live session on Hertbeat Radio.

She had an absolute blast as lead singer of rock-pop band Monocle Rose, in London's iconic grassroots venues including The Dublin Castle, The Camden Eye, 12 Bar Club, The Borderline, The Kilburn Arms, 93 Feet East, The Fiddler's Elbow, releasing singles "Lolly" and "Alley Cat" in 2008, and an appearance on Camden's Balcony TV in 2009.

Artwork is from Hannah Horn, https://www.hannahhorn.com/About , Graphic Design from Ben Froggatt.

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Upcoming Events

  • Southsea Food Festival, Palmerston Road Stage
    Southsea Food Festival, Palmerston Road Stage
    Sun, 21 Jul
    Portsmouth
    21 Jul 2024, 11:00 – 11:40
    Portsmouth, Palmerston Rd, Southsea, Portsmouth, Southsea PO5, UK
    21 Jul 2024, 11:00 – 11:40
    Portsmouth, Palmerston Rd, Southsea, Portsmouth, Southsea PO5, UK
    Playing you into Sunday brunch at the food festival.
  • The Old Benny Birthday Bash at Groundlings
    The Old Benny Birthday Bash at Groundlings
    Sat, 27 Jul
    Portsea
    27 Jul 2024, 13:00 – 17:00
    Portsea, 42 Kent St, Portsea, Portsmouth PO1 3BS, UK
    27 Jul 2024, 13:00 – 17:00
    Portsea, 42 Kent St, Portsea, Portsmouth PO1 3BS, UK
    Music for the Old Benny Birthday Bash from: Fraser Harper and King Rollo - Absolute aficionados of all things blues, roots & Americana Just Lucy - a smoky tone with a powerful punch, delivering bit of jazz, the occasional angelic melody and infectious rhythms sure to move you in more ways than one.
  • The Front Room at Victorious Festival
    The Front Room at Victorious Festival
    Fri, 23 Aug
    Portsmouth
    23 Aug 2024, 13:00 – 14:30
    Portsmouth, 29 Osborne Rd, Southsea, Portsmouth, Southsea PO5 3LR, UK
    23 Aug 2024, 13:00 – 14:30
    Portsmouth, 29 Osborne Rd, Southsea, Portsmouth, Southsea PO5 3LR, UK
    I'll be performing a short set on the Peoples Lounge Stage as part of The Front Room line up
  • The Arc Acoustic Cafe
    The Arc Acoustic Cafe
    Fri, 06 Sept
    Winchester
    06 Sept 2024, 19:30 – 22:00
    Winchester, Jewry St, Winchester SO23 8SB, UK
    06 Sept 2024, 19:30 – 22:00
    Winchester, Jewry St, Winchester SO23 8SB, UK
    A set for the acoustic cafe in Winchester.
  • Escape to the Farm, 2024
    Escape to the Farm, 2024
    Sat, 07 Sept
    Hambledon
    07 Sept 2024, 11:00 – 23:50
    Hambledon, The Cattleyard, Rushmere Farm, Pit Hill Ln, Hambledon, Waterlooville PO7 4SG, UK
    07 Sept 2024, 11:00 – 23:50
    Hambledon, The Cattleyard, Rushmere Farm, Pit Hill Ln, Hambledon, Waterlooville PO7 4SG, UK
    A beautiful, small festival held at Rushmere Farm with an incredible programme of activities led by artists, practitioners, creatives and communities from in and around Hampshire.
  • Singer-Songwriter Showcase at Havana Bar
    Singer-Songwriter Showcase at Havana Bar
    Mon, 14 Oct
    Chichester
    14 Oct 2024, 19:30 – 22:30
    Chichester, 3 Little London, Chichester PO19 1PH, UK
    14 Oct 2024, 19:30 – 22:30
    Chichester, 3 Little London, Chichester PO19 1PH, UK
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