Million Pebble Beach
Cinematic, poetic, intelligent and original story songs on piano.
Claire is a keen supporter of the Portsmouth's local music scene, often popping up at open mics,
recently performing for Black Balloon Sessions, The Front Room, Open Ya Mouth, Weekend Offender Records Events, Shine Radio's Summer Showcase Music Festival in 2021 and at Portsmouth's Victorious Festival in 2019, to which she returns in 2022.
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.
Million Pebble Beach songs are played on Portsmouth's Express FM, The Flash, and Petersfield's Shine Radio.
Claire's debut Solo album "The Adjacent Impossible" released across all major streaming platforms 1st March 2020.
It was recorded and produced by Dom Reynolds in Portsmouth https://www.domreynolds.com/
Artwork is from Hannah Horn, a fine artist based in the South of England https://www.hannahhorn.com/About
Graphic Design from Ben Froggatt.
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. Then 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.
Let the musical journey never stop.
MILLION PEBBLE BEACH REVIEWS
"A unique and talented performer - Portsmouth is lucky to have you"
Nick Courtney (promoter)
"Once in a blue moon you get to hear something very special, and this is it"
Phil Letchford, review of "The Adjacent Impossible" and Million Pebble Beach live http://www.antifolk.com/
On "The Elephant" Single released 1st February
"What a beautiful song - when can we play it?"
Mason Jordan - Programme Controller - 93.7 Express FM Portsmouth
"A relaxing voice and an atmospheric sound. It's very unusual - I like it!"
Martin Kirby - 104.3 FM The Flash On Air, DAB to the Portsmouth area
"...more than worthy of a spot on your radar. Melodies which are as catchy yet artfully-inspired aren’t ambled across every day."
Amelia Vandergast, A&R Factory
Broken Ships, LIVE at The Wedgewood Rooms, Southsea 6th December 2021
- Fri, 29 JulSouthamptonI am leaving Portsea island and crossing the Itchen River to reach SOUTHAMPTON for this special venue, Moving Voices at The Art House.
- Fri, 05 AugPortsmouthStage time 7:30 pm - arrive early for an evening of wonderful original music, headlined by the incredible Brave Rival.