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“‘On The Other Side’ has, in just five tracks, surpassed most albums I’ve heard this year”
— Belwood Music

NEW ep OUT NOW

"Coupland delivers a highly professional and astonishingly polished production, with both a powerful and tender delivery."

-Americana UK

 

“CLAIRE’S VOICE TAKES YOUR BREATH AWAY.”

“SMOKEY, EARTHY AND ABOVE ALL, AS PURE AS THE MOUNTAIN AIR - A VOICE THAT WAS MADE FOR SINGING THESE FOLK/COUNTRY SONGS.”

“THe ep is a little diamond”

-BLUES & ROOTS RADIO WORLDWIDE

 NEW VIDEO OUT NOW FOR “THIS ONE’S FOR THE ROAD” WATCH   HERE

NEW VIDEO OUT NOW FOR “THIS ONE’S FOR THE ROAD” WATCH HERE

ON THE OTHER SIDE IS

A STUNNING EP”

-GREAT DARK WONDER

 

"A songwriter with clever creativity; a writer with an artist's eye, and insightful sensitivity; and… she will charm you with her wicked sense of humour…"

-Rik Emmett (Triumph)

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"CLAIRE'S SILKY VOICE HAS A RICH AND COMPASSIONATE TONE, A VOICE WITH UNWAVERING POWER AND STRENGTH"

-THE PERMANENT RAIN PRESS

 

"Claire emerges as a young artist of real potential" -New Canadian Music

 

 

BIOGRAPHY

With powerhouse vocals comparable to Susan Tedeschi and Basia Bulat paired with the velvety softness, clarity and intonation of Eva Cassidy and Norah Jones, there is a pureness to Claire's voice that can silence a room. A musician sensitive to dynamics, and a performer committed to delivering the raw emotion of a song, Claire "sings like a broken sparrow" (Vance Gilbert). Brimming with soulful vocals and addictive melodies, her songs build and breathe and are written without losing the emotional platform great songs come from. She brings a fresh, graceful feel to contemporary folk, and is sure to move audiences with skillfully crafted songs but also charm them with her “wicked sense of humour” (Rik Emmett, Triumph). 

2018 in a nutshell…

Claire was selected as a songwriter for The Banff Centre For Arts & Creativity’s Singer Songwriter Residency for the month of March, among 29 other song writers from around the world. Following this, she finished recording and mixing her second EP, “On The Other Side”, and released it in July 2018, to glowing reviews from Americana UK, Blues & Roots Radio, The Permanent Rain Press, and many others across North America and around the world. The EP reached #3 in the national Folk/Roots/Blues charts for !earshot, and has been featured on radio and music blogs across Canada, the US, and the UK/Europe. Track #3, “Love In Your Eyes”, was recently nominated for the Colleen Peterson Songs From The Heart Award (OAC) for 2018. CBC Radio One featured her as an in studio guest on Fresh Air, and have been spinning her music across the country on various CBC programs. She completed a month long tour of Vancouver Island following the release, which included her 5th journey across the country as feature Artist On Board with VIA Rail Canada. Tour highlights included Victoria Dragon Boat Festival, 39 Days Of July Festival, Parksville Beach Festival and Beach Hill Park Folk Series In The Park, as well as The Filberg Festival, Harmony Arts Festival, and many others during the past year. She has recently shot a 2 video live performance series featuring 2 songs off of her EP, and with one video released in October, and the next one to follow in November.

Originally from Vancouver Island, Claire arrived in Toronto in 2011 to pursue a degree in music at Humber College. Since graduation, Claire has been performing, touring, writing and recording non stop. A performer for David Foster's 25th Anniversary Celebration in 2012, and a featured writer for Humber Music's Producer In Residence Week with Bob Ezrin (KISS, Pink Floyd, Lou Reed, Deep Purple, Peter Gabriel), Claire is making a name for herself in the folk/songwriter community across Canada. Festival/tour highlights including The Filberg Festival, Harmony Arts Festival, Springtide Festival, Hops & Harvest Festival, YYZ Live at Toronto Pearson, and five trans continental journeys on VIA Rail for the Artist On Board program. She has shared stages with Jacksoul, Beady Belle, Great Lake Swimmers, Melanie Dekker, Jim Byrnes, The Wooden Sky, Barney Bentall, Delhi 2 Dublin, and David Gogo and has loaned her talent to non profit organizations such as Girls Rock Camp Toronto, and Nellie’s Shelter.

FESTIVAL/PERFORMANCE HIGHLIGHTS:

The Filberg Festival, Harmony Arts Festival, YYZ Live at Pearson Airport, Victoria Dragon Boat Festival, Parksville Beach Festival, David Foster 25th Anniversary Celebration, 39 Days Of July Festival, Beacon Hill Folk Series in the Park, Springtide Festival, Hops & Harvest Festival, Open Tuning Festival, Roncy Rocks Festival, Banff Singer Songwriter Residency (Artist In Residence), Jakestock, Toronto Distillery District Outdoor Concert Series, VIA Rail Artist On Board (5 transcontinental journeys), FMO PRIVATE SHOWCASE ARTIST

“An upcoming artist ready to stake her claim within the singer-songwriter circles.”

-GREAT DARK WONDER


"Shades of Joni and Laura Marling - and wholly original. She’s a grand songwriter and sooner rather than later she’s going to break through on the roots music scene and you could be the first to give her a festival break" –Richard Flohil

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On The Other Side

by Claire Coupland

(Spotify, Bandcamp, iTunes)

"‘On The Other Side’ strikes me as one of the most memorable and consistent EPs of the year; a real delight” -Belwood Music

"Coupland delivers a highly professional and astonishingly polished production, with both a powerful and tender delivery” -Americana UK

“Claire voice takes your breath away. Smokey, earthy and above all, as pure as the mountain air; a voice that was made for singing these folk/country songs.” -Blues & Roots Radio Worldwide

“Entranced immediately by Claire’s vocal clarity, the musicianship and polished production across “Bound For Love” are exemplary, and demonstrate a musical maturity well beyond her ‘newcomer’ status.“ -Great Dark Wonder

Claire's newest EP, "On The Other Side", features 5 emotion packed song driven arrangements. Highlights include the EP's single, Bound For Love, "a bouncy song with pitch perfect harmonies and sweet lyrics" (Canadian Beats), that searches for new beginnings, hope, and love within people and nature. Fleet Street, a reminiscent tale of love gone wrong features smooth alto saxophone, synth and driving electric guitar for a laid back, groove based folk-rock ballad, with a smattering of Mitchell-esque chords. Love In Your Eyes, a song written with pure country stylistics features dreamy pedal steel by Fats Kaplin (John Prine, Jack White), paired with smooth finger picking and Coupland's sultry alto range. Get Outta This Town "is where the emotion in Claire’s voice shines through, and the band behind her supports it perfectly all the way through" (Canadian Beats).

FULL EP CREDITS HERE:

News & Updates

October 26th, 2018

NEW VIDEO OUT NOW FOR

“THIS ONE’S FOR THE ROAD”

Shot by Vareysound at a beautiful church in Toronto’s east end, this is video #1 of a two song shoot by Claire Coupland & band, featuring: Matthew Manifould (bass, backing vocals),Bryn Besse (backing vocals, el guitar), Matthew Victoria (drums), Kevin Neal (pedal steel)

October 25th, 2018

My music and an in studio interview will be featured on CBC Radio One’s Fresh Air on saturday, nov 3rD, between 8:30-9AM! 99.1FM. LISTEN LIVE HERE!

Oct 10th, 2018

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The EP has reached #3 on the National Folk/roots/blues charts for !earshot!

Wow, I am thrilled to hear this. I remember back in the day when I thought to myself, “I’d love to be on that chart…”

DREAMS COME TRUE!

SEPT 24th, 2018

I’m proud to announce that my song “Love In Your Eyes”, from my newest EP, “On The Other Side” was nominated for the Colleen Peterson Songs From The Heart Award! Although I did not win, I am so pleased to hear the news, and it is a great inspiration for me! Congrats to the winner. Here’s to learning, growing, and progressing!

JUNE 28th, 2018

Tomorrow (June 29th, 2018), I'll be releasing a single called "Bound For Love", from my upcoming EP ("On The Other Side", to be released July 27th). A video of a bunch of tour footage was edited with the song, and it's quite cool because it has footage from VIA Rail trains, boats, cars and even a helicopter - so make sure to check that out. And you'll be able to download, stream, etc on Bandcamp, Spotify, iTunes and everywhere in between. The links will be posted here! 

 

 

April 10th, 2018.

So many great things in 2018 have happened so far! Where to start...

BANFF CENTRE - SINGER SONGWRITER RESIDENCY

For the month of March, I had the pleasure of taking part as an artist, along with 29 other singer songwriters, for The Banff Centre's Singer Songwriter Residency. There, I was surrounded by mountains, wildlife, snow and a group of people that quickly became like family to me. Along with mentors, program faculty and practicums from the audio engineering program, the group took part in workshops, one on one sessions, song sharing circles, live performances, independent work, collaboration and recording sessions for 3 straight weeks. I came away with a handful of new songs, and heart FULL of new friendship and perspective. I shall never forget it!

I also have an exciting summer tour lined up on Vancouver Island for the month of August to promote my newest EP, which will be out in late July! I have been working on this collection of songs for a while, and it will be a thrill to get it out this year. My August tour includes stops at 39 Days Of July Festival, Parksville Beach Festival, Victoria Dragon Boat Festival and the Folk Feature Series at Beacon Hill Park, and many more. I'll also be traveling across the country on VIA Rail 2 more times this year. Please click the Tour tab at the top to get the full show listing, and other upcoming shows in Ontario!

I cannot wait to see what else is around the bend, and will be planning a full length album soon...stay tuned right here!

 

 

“Listening to this EP leaves you with a feeling of delight at the beautiful vocals, the sublime lyrics and excellent musicality but more than anything, it leaves you wanting more. It is a gorgeous and wholly admirable CD and is highly recommended. ”

-Blues & Roots Radio worldwide

ep Reviews:

Blues & Roots Radio

https://www.bluesandrootsradio.com/album-review-claire-coupland

Americana UK

https://americana-uk.com/claire-coupland-on-the-other-side-ep-independent-2018

Great Dark Wonder 

https://greatdarkwonder.com/snappy-snippets-hadley-mccall-thackston-espanola-claire-coupland-jory-nash/

Belwood Music (UK)
belwoodmusic.com/category/spotlight/

Top 100 Canadian Singles by Bob Mersereau

http://top100canadianblog.blogspot.com/

Permanent Rain Press

http://thepermanentrainpress.com/post/176557963604/claire-coupland-releases-ep-on-the-other-side

The Next Gig (Netherlands)

http://thenextgig.nl/claire-coupland-on-the-other-side/

Canadian Beats

http://canadianbeats.ca/2018/07/27/review-claire-coupland-2/

 

 

NEW CANADIAN MUSIC - REVIEW - FOR YOU (2015)

https://www.newcanadianmusic.ca/artists/c/claire-coupland#reviews

MUSIC EXISTENCE - REVIEW - FOR YOU (2015)

https://musicexistence.com/blog/2016/04/13/ep-review-claire-coupland-for-you/

CANADIAN BEATS - REVIEW - FOR YOU (2015)

http://canadianbeats.ca/2015/10/26/review-claire-coupland/

24OURMUSIC - REVIEW - FOR YOU (2015)

http://www.24ourmusic.net/2015/04/28/new-ep-claire-coupland-opens/

 

24OURMUSIC - REVIEW - LONELY HEART (2014)

http://www.24ourmusic.net/2015/03/02/unraveling-claire-couplands-lonely-heart-ep/

 

ARTICLES

2018

https://www.thespec.com/whatson-story/8581627-is-ditching-facebook-realistic-for-most-musicians-/

https://www.thestar.com/entertainment/music/2018/05/05/canadian-musicians-grapple-with-whether-to-leave-facebook.html

2015

http://www.mondaymag.com/entertainment/claire-coupland-makes-her-victoria-debut/

http://www.nexusnewspaper.com/2015/12/02/camosun-alumnus-claire-coupland-finds-her-place-in-the-music-industry/

http://www.nexusnewspaper.com/2015/11/18/new-music-revue-camosun-alumnus-claire-coupland-off-to-a-great-start/

Colleen Peterson’s “Songs From The Heart” Award (OAC)

Nomination // “Love In Your Eyes” (2018)

Artist in Residence - The Banff Centre For Arts & Creativity

Singer Songwriter Residency // March, 2018

Humber College - Producer In Residence Week // 2015

Feature songwriter/finalist for student recording session with Bob Ezrin

Song “Fallen” (2014)

SHOWCASES

Folk Music Ontario - Private Showcase Artist

2017/2018

Grants

SOCAN - Traveller’s Bursary

Awarded // 2018