Claire Anne Taylor grew up in Tasmania’s ancient Tarkine rainforest, where she was born into her Father’s hands in the family barn amongst her five siblings. Taylor’s music reflects the wild, rich and creative world she was immersed in as a child. She has a powerful voice and rare, emotive style of delivery that evokes deep emotions in her listeners.
Taylor crafts soulful folk songs that take audiences on a journey of raw honesty. Her music ranges from warm, mesmerising ballads to epic anthems. With vivid storytelling, hypnotic melodies and raw, soul-tinged vocals, Taylor captures both the beautiful and dark elements of the human experience.
After winning the Byron Bluesfest Busking Competition, Taylor relocated to Byron Bay to record her debut album, ‘Elemental’ – released March 2016. Recorded at Studios 301 in Byron Bay with esteemed producer Murray Burns, Taylor’s unique smoky voice is set amongst a rich bed of sound, where soul, indie-rock, and raw folk come together to create a distinctly unique flavour’. ‘Elemental’ has already received significant radio airplay in Australia, having been played on Triple J, Double J, ABC Radio National’s ‘The Inside Sleeve’ and chosen as the feature album for ABC Radio National’s ‘The Daily Planet’ program. After completing an extensive Australian tour in early 2016 to promote the release of her album, Taylor will be playing a number of festivals across the country. Taylor’s stage presence is powerfully captivating and her live shows leave the audience in no doubt that they have just witnessed something extraordinary.