Claire Phillips

Claire Phillips

 Cape Town, Western Cape, ZAF

“The music I write is a blend of Smooth Jazz and R&B, sexy, soulful, honest and pure. It’s music that moves your soul..."


Claire Phillips, vocalist, songwriter and musician, Claire is recognized and respected as one of South Africa's most talented artist. Hailing from Belhar, a suburb on the cape flats. Claire began singing as a toddler, referred to by many as a musical genius, has the ability to play the guitar, piano, saxophone, drums but wields her semi acoustic and acoustic guitar as her instrument of choice.

Her first forays onto the professional stage were as a cover artist, but she opted to build her own repertoire, and completed her debut album "Say my Name" produced by Patrick “Caramel" Hickey in 2006.

Claire's instantly recognizable voice, unique style and her ability to transport listeners to a different space in time rapidly elevated her album to the top of the S.A. Charts. In 2007 Claire's album was nominated for a SA MUSIC AWARD" SAMA" in the category of Best R&B / Soul album, which she eventually won making her the first South African artist to win a SAMA for a debut album.

Receiving standing ovations across the country for performances alongside artists such as Freshlyground, EJ von Lyric, Prime Circle, Loyisa Bala and Oskido to mention a few. With Claire's ability to mesmerize audiences she continued to grow working with internationally renowned Diane Reeves, Rochelle Farrell, Jonas Rendbo and Eddie Grant, as well as selling out thousands of seats at many of her own shows at some the countries premiere venues and exclusive events.

Then in late 2008 while living in Johannesburg, Claire's mother fell ill with cancer, leaving her torn between her music or family, she chose the latter. Claire is currently in Cape Town, where it all started, working on her new album and looking to get back in touch with fans through a series of intimate acoustic events called Up Close and Personal.