“BBC APPEARANCES Words matter to Hannah Clive. She is a BBC Introducing in London artist of whom respected British Music journalist and BBC London DJ Gary Crowley said: Hannah Clive is multi-genre British singer songwriter from London writing observational, often personal songs, exposing vulnerability edged with emotion readily shared with her audience….” She is a BBC Introducing in London artist of whom respected British Music journalist and BBC London DJ Gary Crowley said: Hannah Clive is multi-genre British singer songwriter from London writing observational, often personal songs, exposing vulnerability edged with emotion readily shared with her audience.
A torch singer with a real passion and a voice that melts like smoked, salted caramel – her professional grounding is obvious to anyone who listens to her work.
“A cross of soul and country and rock, as if Dolly Parton had a child with Marvin Gaye and the result was the new Janis Joplin!” (Ghostly Beard, MusicTalks. 2017)
Hannah learnt her craft singing live or on records with household names including Ray Charles, Dave Gilmour, Ronnie Wood and on Top 20 hits worldwide. Now it’s her own songs receiving extensive airplay on indie radio globally, plus multiple spins on BBC Introducing in London.
From an established performance and literary background – her father was respected British actor and bestselling author John Clive – Hannah has forged her own career in music as a solo artist, emerging first on indie radio 2016, followed by 2017 spins on the coveted BBC Introducing with respected veteran DJ Gary Crowley, quickly followed by guest appearances on the Gaby Roslin show at BBC Radio London, BBC Sussex and Surrey, as well as BBC 3 Counties Radio.
On hearing her music Crowley said Hannah’s music: “Deserved to be rolled out across the national BBC Radio Network” – still working on that!
Indeed her new single REMEMBER TO BREATHE released at the end of 2017 and produced by Brian Tench (Kate Bush/Bee Gees), has garnered Hannah yet more BBC Introducing London airplay: “It’s songs like that, that are winning Hannah friends all over the world”
Released to critical acclaim at the end of 2017 the song’s already won Hannah multiple ‘Track of the Week’, ‘Artist of The Week’ and ‘Top 40 for 2017’ indie radio spots and extensive global airplay – this further to her Artist of The Year win in 2017 Award from north America’s Starlight Music Chronicles. A piano based song, about rising from the ashes, with a dash of mindfulness and Amos flavours and a hypnotic beat thrown in.
Word of Hannah is fast spreading in the States and catching on here in the UK, including two appearances in November and December 2017, on America’s #1 Webshow in the world The Jimmy Star Show with Ron Russell, introducing Hannah to it’s 4M regular viewers and who are now championing Hannah.
As well as being a solo artist Hannah is passionate about supporting fellow new music talent and actively supports new and emerging British music talent online to a global audience of followers, occasionally writing reviews – most notably last year as a guest indie reviewer for John Giddings at the prestigious Isle of Wight Festival 2017.[Photo Credits Andy Voakes Music Photography]