Love Shack: CC and The Secrets
CC and The Secrets Live Recording of B52's 'Love Shack'
Recorded at No Machine Studios
|Clarinet ability: ||Intermediate||Composer ability: ||Expert
|Vocal ability: ||Lead singer||Like to join a band: ||No
|Vocal range: ||Soprano||
Claire Cameron Band’s music is inventive and catchy, fusing genres of rock, folk, metal, pop, and acoustic music to create a superb, melody driven sound which is delighting audiences wherever they play. Continuing the energetic Leeds tradition the band write and perform original, passionate, emotive songs with their signature mix of styles. They have a dynamic and compelling stage presence that exhibits a real love of music and performance that is infectious to the crowd, and are becoming known for their well-rehearsed and passionately delivered sets. It has been an exciting year for them with two performances recorded at 360 Club for BBC Introducing, being filmed live by Festival TV and a live film shoot in a rather unusual location by the brilliant Yorkshire Telly. As well as their two performances at Leeds Festival Fringe, this summer sees them performing at Bomfest, Beacons and Limetree Festivals, and PUNK in Soho, London.
Original Collaborations include:
- Worked with Instance on his 2008 album 'Demographic' co writing & performing vocal parts for 'Demographic' and 'Slaves'. The album received excellent reviews:
‘Another album release from Yorkshire proves to be a contributing factor to the widespread talent of UK artists. Guest appearances include the very talented and beautiful “Claire Cameron” who lends her vocals on “Slaves” and “Demographic”’.Ryan Maxwell, Hip Hop Kings Entertainment
Sounding and looking good claire!’
-The Haggis Horns
‘I was amazed at your songs, beautifully written, played and sung. I am now an official fan.Peace’
-Chunky butt Funky
‘Claire Cameron and her band played out the Fringe with flamboyant flair. Energetic, contemporary and unique, Claire’s band had the audience writhing and clapping with pulse quickening rhythms combined with delicious harmony and melody and a stunningly visual stage presence.'
Thoughtful, heartfelt lyrics, punchy piano, solid rhythms, electric guitar snaking in and out of powerful verses and catchy choruses; the Claire Cameron Band have it all. It’s been a while since I’ve heard an original talent supported by such a sympathetic and exciting band. Comparisons? Hmm, a difficult one. Tori Amos meets Fleetwood Mac? Check ‘em out while you can still see them in the clubs and decide for yourself – they are destined for greater things.’
-Scott Hunter: Sessions Mungo Jerry, Jethro Tull
Well Claire's done it again, a wonderful performance, wowing the packed noisy throng with her sleek elegant looks, powerfully evocative, passionate voice, personal lyrics and restrained yet paradoxically free almost improvised keyboarding. This combined with intricate hand percussion on a pair of conga's and a cymbal by Jim Gaylard and distinctive rhythmic guitaring by Pete Nash produce a purely contemporary experience and a band truly worth travelling to see.Eve-Yorkshire Gig Guide
'Angular, challenging passages are skilfully built into the songs which often swirl around Claire's outstanding voice'.... Borin Van Loon
'The music of Claire Cameron Band takes a cross section of almost every genre imaginable and flits between them in a surprisingly cohesive manner. Rock, metal, folk and prog all have a place'.... No Title Magazine
'Highly accomplished experimental style; Meshing complex guitar parts, powerful vocals and interestingly off kilter keyboard sections.‘They finish strongly with a cover of Peggy Lee's 'Fever' that puts Beyonce's perfume advert rendition to shame.’ Leeds Music Scene
‘Sounding and looking good Claire!’ The Haggis Horns
‘I was amazed at your songs, beautifully written, played and sung. I am now an official fan.Peace’ Chunky butt Funky