Claire K Nicolson

Singer, Songwriter, Player

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Claire K Nicolson on SoundBetter

I'm a multi-instrumentalist singer-songwriter with a successful session career, singing and playing with many an established act, Alabama 3, Sam Brown, Martina Topley Bird, The Waterboys, Mike Oldfield, Kula Shaker and more, I'm also a songwriter and have a studio at home enabling me to record sessions at home.

Hello, I am a professional singer and songwriter from the UK. I can write, record, and sing/play over your productions in pretty much any genre.
I can easily record sessions at home using Logic for lead vocals, top lining, backing vocals, demo vocals, string arrangements, songwriting, acoustic guitar, ukulele, keyboards.

Please contact me with any questions you have.

I look forward to working with you!

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Contact me through the green button above and lets get to work.

9 Reviews

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  1. Review by Tim Hutton
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    Claire is a great vocalist, very musical, very fast to pick up what's required and the answer to all your vocal needs. Thoroughly recommend!

  2. Review by Son of Dave
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    Claire did some backing vocals on recordings for Son of Dave (me) which were spot in. We did live shows too. Always a joy to work with. And she's great at knife throwing.

  3. Review by Fadi M.
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    Claire did such a beautiful job singing back vocals. Her choice of harmony was excellent.
    Claire is a versatile and a very inspiring artist. Looking forward to working with her very soon!

  4. Review by Peter Coyte
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    Claire learnt 10 songs in one session performing guitar and vocals brilliantly. So professional, creative and talented. Highly recommend her skills and services.
    Peter Coyte, Composer.

  5. Review by Ben Taylor - GIVE! festival & House of Honey
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    Have worked with Claire on several occasions. Great songwriter, fabulous performer! Looking forward to the next time....

  6. Review by Doug (artist:Fauxplay)
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    Have remixed some of Claire's material, and also worked with her in the studio before - excellent voice, extremely quick at coming up with new ideas (lyrical and musical), and most importantly - great fun to work with! Highly recommended....

  7. Review by Jim Carbin
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    I worked with Claire many years ago as she travelled through Ireland o her singing for her supper tour.. immensely impressed with her vocal and writing skills I just had to work with her.. we hung out for a few days jamming and recording.. she is brilliant, charming and fun but so professional.

  8. Review by Justin R Webb
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    Claire is an excellent musician and very easy to work with. I definitely recommend her as a songwriting collaborator, singer and for additional instrumentation on your tracks.

    Justin Webb
    Webb Brothers /WEA
    Freelance Commercial composer

  9. Review by Josh Kvale
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    Excellent singer and songwriter for any type of project :) Claire is very versatile and well versed any many style. I highly recommend giving her a try!

Interview with Claire K Nicolson

  1. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  2. A: Writing and singing and playing either in the studio or live with amazing musicians always makes me very proud and very humble.

  3. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  4. A: Hugo Nicolson, Donald Ross Skinner, Serge Gainsbourg, Fellini Felin, Fauxplay, Leo Abrahams.

  5. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  6. A: I listen very carefully to instructions so as to get it right for the client.

  7. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  8. A: I will do it how they would like me to do it. I listen very carefully to instructions.

  9. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  10. A: I will do it how they would like me to do it. I listen very carefully to instructions.

  11. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  12. A: My 3rd album. Backing Vocals for various clients. Writing songs.

  13. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  14. A: Hugo Nicolson, producer and mixing engineer.

  15. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  16. A: I much prefer analog but I don't have it.... yet. For me it sounds so much richer. When I record my own albums i always record the "nuts and bolts" using analogue and then add the fairy dust on the computer. Ideally I'd love to do everything on analogue.

  17. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  18. A: Singing. I love singing and getting it right for my clients so we're all happy.

  19. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  20. A: 20 years.

  21. Q: How would you describe your style?

  22. A: My style is my own.

  23. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  24. A: Too many to list but here's a few....Basically I love either their sound or their voice and basically their whole vibe. Fellini Felin, Nick Warren, Fauxplay, Alison Krauss, Courtney Bartlett, Stevie Nicks, Arcade Fire, Tunng, Empire of The Sun

  25. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  26. A: Less is more.

  27. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  28. A: All sorts. I've worked on mediums such as trance, edm dance to country, blues, americana, alternative. My voice and style enables me to cover most genres.

  29. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  30. A: Singing

  31. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  32. A: Originality and a unique voice.

  33. Q: What's your typical work process?

  34. A: It depends on what i've been asked to do.

  35. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  36. A: I have a small studio using logic, with a good vocal mic and booth for recording and a baby grand piano and weighted keyboard. I have a fender electric guitar, a Dupont acoustic guitar and several ukuleles.

  37. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  38. A: Vocals

  39. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  40. A: My own album.

  41. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  42. A: Hugo Nicolson

  43. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  44. A: Digital.

  45. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  46. A: Getting it right for my clients.

  47. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  48. A: For 20 years or more.

  49. Q: How would you describe your style?

  50. A: My style is my own.

  51. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  52. A: Too many to list but here's a few.... Pink, Alison Krauss, Courtney Bartlett, Stevie Nicks, Arcade Fire, Tunng, Empire of The Sun.

  53. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  54. A: Less is more.

  55. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  56. A: All sorts. I've worked on mediums such as trance, edm dance to country, blues, americana, alternative. My voice and style enables me to cover most genres.

  57. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  58. A: Singing

  59. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  60. A: Originality and a unique voice.

  61. Q: What's your typical work process?

  62. A: It depends on what i've been asked to do.

  63. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  64. A: I have a small studio using logic, with a good vocal mic and booth for recording and a baby grand piano and weighted keyboard. I have a fender electric guitar, a Dupont acoustic guitar and several ukuleles.

  65. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  66. A: Vocals

  67. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  68. A: A guitar, a ukulele. an applemac with logic, a keyboard and a mic.

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GenresSounds Like
  • Elizabeth Fraser
  • Sam Brown
  • Kirsty MacColl
Gear Highlights
  • Logic
  • Apple Macbook Pro
  • Baby Grand Piano
  • Fender Guitar
  • Ukuleles
  • Weighted Keyboard
  • Loop Pedal and various other pedals.
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