Words matter to Hannah Clive. Whether it’s her songs, her tweets as a Media Commentator (#HCHQ ☞ @hannahclive), her articles for magazines and newspapers or her work as a Music/Arts Interviewer. She strongly believes in supporting good quality fellow artists. Her life-long passion is music.
Hannah’s songs are observational and often personal, exposing vulnerability edged with emotion, always readily shared with her audience. Influenced by songwriting greats such as Carole King, Kate Bush and Adele, she weaves a web of truth with alluring lyrics and soulful vocals.
Formative years in a show business family from Richmond, Surrey (UK), encouragement from the local musician scene and life’s struggles, have all contributed to the emotional nature of her songs and performance. Early introductions to established artists led to recording sessions as a backing singer. But hanging onto the shirt tails of household names was not an ambition for Hannah, who by now was in her late teens and already writing songs with a seductive edge.
Facing an industry predominantly interested in dance music and synthetic acts and feeling vulnerable and let down by those who claimed to have her career interests at heart, Hannah temporarily retreated from the music scene. A roller coaster of experiences followed, eventually focusing this burgeoning song writer on heartfelt emotions, a desire to reach out and connect – especially with a female audience and her fellow artists.
Driven by the thrill of performance, belief in her songs and encouraged by others in the music industry Hannah started to perform at London venues again, seeking the same troubadour spirit as the iconic artists who had originally inspired her. Her sharing of straight from the heart songs and passionate desire to support her fellow artists at what is a challenging time in the industry has attracted a growing following and strengthened her resolve to be taken seriously as a singer-songwriter and media commentator. She is rapidly becoming a respected voice on Twitter for the #indie community with American indie music journalist Rebecca Singer describing her in their recent interview: “Hannah Clive is a Stand Out in the Indie Music World”
New releases from Hannah include the re-mastered version of ‘Kiss of Life’ taken from her first self-titled EP ‘Hannah Clive’, produced by Brian Tench (Kate Bush, The Bee Gees) featuring guitars by Bobby Tench (Jeff Beck) and Gus Isidore (Seal) the tracks production credentials speak for themselves.
Previous releases include the award winning ‘Richmond Park Sessions’ EP and her collaboration as featured artist and co-writer with The Herbaliser on the critically acclaimed: ‘Lost Boy’ (BBC6Music, Youtube Views: 55,000+).
Hannah is successfully actively connecting with audiences online and radio globally: “Build it and the people will come” is her motto along with championing of quality fellow indie acts. Recent performances include major London venues and arts establishments: The Royal Academy, London (exclusive Dennis Hopper Exhibition opening), The HMV Forum, The Bedford, Troubadour & online Music Festival Battfest.