claes cem

claes cem

 Capital Region, DNK

Hailing from Denmark, passionate folk/pop singer, Claes Cem has built a grassroots following as an independent artist. From the start of his career until now, he has played over 1,000 shows across Germany, Scotland, Thailand, America, and his native country. His vocal talents and performance ability won him the Best Singer accolade at the Emergenza Music Festival contest in Denmark.


If you ask Claes how best to experience his music, he will smile and say, Join me at my next concert! His live performance has been shaped by a life of touring the road, building fans from the Highlands of Scotland to the Turquoise Sea of the Caribbean.
Claes, a born performer, spent his childhood in Scandinavia, where he grew up listening to artists such as Paul Simon, Sting, Mark Knopfler, and Dave Matthews.

Performing started early at the age of 8 when Claes first picked up his mothers guitar. Being left-handed, he took a cue from Jimmy Hendrix, stringing the guitar upside down. This worked well, until his mother got fed up with not being able to play her own instrument, at which point Claes taught himself to play right handed.
After winning Best Singer at the 2008s Emergenza contest in Copenhagen, and touring with the Scottish band Injuns, Claes went on to collaborate with Grammy Award winning engineer/producers Carlos Bedoya on the EP Rosie, which got national radio play in Denmark. Most recently Claes songs have appeared on TV projects such as the TV series Extreme Makeover and the Bachelor.

Claes voice is reminiscent of the legendary artist Billy Joel with a sound that is comparable to many emerging bands today such as Mumford and Sons and Fun.

Claes is now working on his highly anticipated debut album to be released in the US early 2014 with songs produced by mega producer/songwriter Scott Mathews.