The singer-songwriter and Nashville star warmed our hearts with her performance at the Royal Festival Hall.
To celebrate the release of her self-titled debut album, Clare Bowen headed to the UK for a run of shows earlier this month. Best known for her leading role as Scarlett O’Connor on the hit TV series NASHVILLE, Clare showed us that she’s not just a great performer on the screen but much more so off screen and on stage.
Growing up in rural Australia, Clare’s connection to the world was music. “I was brought up on my parents’ vinyl collection – everything from Vivaldi, to Elvis, to Dolly, to Springsteen, Edith Piaf and Etta James.” she says.
It’s easy to fall in love with Clare – her fairy like demeanour and happy attitude give her that instant likeability factor. And then she’ll go and blow you away with that voice of hers. Dressed in a feather-like dress and a rainbow tambourine, what’s not to love?
One of the stand-out songs of the evening is Black Roses. Clare originally performed it on Nashville for her TV mom, it does however beautifully show off her vocal talent. She also doesn’t shy away from covering one of the biggest songs from the show, Telescope was on season one and performed by Hayden Panettiere. It’s classic country pop and differs quite strongly from Clare’s usual sound but she makes it work.