Described by RTÉ Lyric FM as an ‘exceptional talent’ and HOTPRESS as ‘passionate and alluring’, Clare Sands is a young multi-instrumentalist, composer, and songwriter hailing from the vibrant musical city of Cork. She has a unique ability to blend folk, jazz, blues, and Irish music- a fantastic feisty fusion- while her alluring voices ebbs and flows throughout her eclectic music.
Following the release of her debut album ‘Join Me At The Table’ in late 2016, ‘Really beautiful sounds’- RTÉ Radio 1, Sands has been touring Ireland & Europe, playing sell out shows and captivating audiences at renowned festivals such as Electric Picnic, both the Cork Folk and Jazz Festivals, Doolin Roots Fest and 7 Hill Blues Festival . Sands has recently become the Irish representative for legendary company Roland/Boss, due to her diverse musical interests and performances around the world both as a solo artist and session musician, most recently in the National Concert Hall (Jack L). She is an exciting musical force- not to be missed.
“Talented young lady; what a fine singer.I love how she retains her accent in her vocal production. Great stuff. Much more of her to come in the future”
— Carl Corcoran – RTÉ Lyric Fm
“Clare’s musical style has a wide variety of reference points. She has a unique ability to blend folk, jazz and blues, while her alluring voice ebbs and flows throughout her music”
— Peter McGoran – Hotpress
“So fresh, so fantastic”
— Eve Blair, BBC Radio.
“Clare writes with a really true sense of freedom in her lyrics, just as young Dylan did. As for her vocals, they grace her words with all the care of an experienced musical surgeon at work”
— The Last Mixed Tape
“A Rising Star”
— Sean O Rourke, RTÉ Radio 1.
“The songs, the voice, the guitar playing, all happening at a very high level. Clare wears her rebel heart on her sleeve as well as her tongue. The future is very bright. She’s a star to me already”
— Luka Bloom
“Sands has veered into jazz and blues and shows a heavy appreciation for Joni Mitchell and Bob Dylan in her songwriting and approach to vocal performance. Her style is free and natural as she blazes her own path. She has no time for drama’”