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Los Angeles, California, United States | INDIE

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"Nominee for LA MUSIC AWARDS"

PRESS RELEASE- posted on Iradiola.com

Local LA Artist "Clare" Was Nominated For Artist of The Year At The 16th Annual LA Music Awards
August 11, 2006


Los Angeles -- The LA MUSIC awards announced today that local pop band, Clare, has earned the nomination for BEST ALTERNATIVE POWER POP SONG OF THE YEAR for their song, "GIRL" which in on their currently released CD- "Time Holds." The Time Holds album is the follow up to Clare's first album "Heavens Doors", released 2004. "Time Holds" written by band members Clare (lead vocalist) and Ralph Meier (bass) and Kurt Fries (guitar). The band also consists of Steve Earl (lead guitar). The band puts their unique spin on many genres of music including adult contemporary, soft rock, alternative power pop and jazz.They will be playing September 17th at The Monrovia Coffee Co. 1:00. The CD is available at CDBABY.COM/CLARE and half the proceeds are going to the Friends Of Treasure Fund at Iradiola. Local LA resident and lead vocalist stated, "We're really honored and excited about this award, its hard to get noticed these days with thousands of bands out there. Were hoping this will lead to an Independant or Major record label.


John Mark
earthrisefilms.com
- IRADIOLA


"Hitting The Big Time"

Local musicians win LA Music Awards
For a singer and songwriter whose musical career has spanned a relatively short time, Clare Maio can add "award-winner" to her bio.
The West Covina resident, who records and performs with three other musicians as "Clare," has garnered two Los Angeles Music Awards. [...MORE]
- The Tribune


"Remodel your collection with only the best music around"

Writer of two LA Music Awards and composer of smart, well-crafted songs. Clare debuts her first full length album - Womans Day


Discography

Heavens Doors- 2004 LP containing-
State of Grace
Heavens Doors
The Arms of Your Love
Just One Word
The Song Love Brings
LISTEN- 2007 CD containing-
Listen
Time Holds
Damage Done
Love Divine
Part Of Me
Girl
Best Dresser
The Song Love Brings (remix)
Photograph
Wonder
State Of Grace
The Everyday Man- single
72nd Street

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Clare is the winner of 2 LA Music Awards and her Song Love Brings has been featured in the award winning Indie movie- "Harringtons Notes"
“There is so much to learn from our journey through life. We use every opportunity from all of our fortunes, mishaps and shortcomings to turn it into a song. There is no time limit with music. We are trained to look at each passing year with a death-like ritual of things we didn’t achieve, our celebrations marred by comparisons to misleadingly named ‘celebrities’. Everyone is a celebrity.”

"Listen”, is a self-titled single and album. The significants in relation to this title is listening to your inner voice, struggling relationships and personal struggles. The single, “Listen”, represents the overall feel and texture of the entire album. Many of the songs on this album have a spiritual feel to them. Songs like, “Love Divine” and "State Of Grace", have that inner spiritual voice that seems to be speaking directly to you. Yes, it’s pop rock, acoustic and electric guitars, great instrumental runs with a touch of soul. The vocals are pop rock which confirms the pop rock aspect of this style of music. But the message is absolutely clear. You can relate to any of these songs simply because she is speaking from her inner voice – her soul. Clare uses many exciting techniques in her music writing style which are all clearly evident when you listen to her wonderful music. They have great vocals, great sound, great style and an overall wonderful approach to storytelling.

California - Clare began writing songs and performing at local churches 10 years ago. She released her first album in 2004 titled, “Heaven’s Door”. Since then she teamed up with Ralph Meier and after realizing they had different styles but the same strong ambition, together they released a second album titled, “Listen”. Niko Gemigniani joined them last year as lead guitarist and they have been performing live for 3 years around the west coast area.

““Listen” has been released by Koch on January, 2008 and is in most stores and online.

Clare has won 2 LA Music Awards in 2008 for Artist Of The Year for songs, “Girl” and “Best Dresser”. They are signed with Renaissance Records and their music is being distributed by Koch.

Clare is working on her 3rd CD at the moment with a new single out titled, “Everdayman”, which is political with an indie sound which will be the theme of the new CD.

To listen to Clare Maio’s wonderful music or to find out more about her and her new CD, please visit, www.myspace.com/claremusic