+ Clara Bond
Entry Requirements: 16+ (under 18s must be accompanied by an adult)
Metropolis presents Wildwood Kin + Clara Bond The Louisiana
Known throughout the industry as an accomplished songwriter, Clara has collaborated with chart topping writers with credits on top 10 albums by artists such as Natalie Imbruglia, The Sugababes and Cheryl Cole. Having honed and developed her skills both as a creator of expertly crafted music and as a captivating live performer, it is now Clara’s turn to take her place in the limelight, showcasing her outstanding vocal ability and story telling prowess, seamlessly delivered with personality and flair. The ‘Out Of Towners EP’ sites an emotional journey taken by Clara Bond though several relationships of different natures. Each track moves through feelings of vulnerability and strength, love and loss and everything in between. As Clara explains: “Two of the songs on this record are my way of closing the book on a relationship that I spent many years in, the other two songs are me moving on from that relationship. 'Out Of Towners' was written during my trip to the States; the first time I had travelled by myself and feeling like a fish out of water - exactly what I needed. Love Can’t Stay is about the man I met whilst I was out there who made me feel a little more at home, but if you’ve heard the song, you know it was not meant to be!" Clara Bond has built a loyal and dedicated international fanbase on social media, most notably through her video’s of cover versions performed in her own inimitable way. Her videos attracted the attention of the EMMY award winning American presenter and broadcaster Ryan Seacrest, who described Clara as having ‘one of the best covers on Youtube’. This ongoing digital buzz soon led to a full live band performance for BBC Introducing, an exclusive appearance for the Daily Telegraph newspaper and her music being featured in work displayed at the Cannes Film Festival. Though Clara’s sound can be interpreted in many different ways, her songs retain a wide appeal that can be enjoyed by music lovers across the board. Through her new EP, Clara Bond is setting a gold standard for up and coming creative musicians. Her unique blend of outstanding songwriting skill and powerful and distinctive vocals make her destined for great things. This bright future begins with the release of ‘Out Of Towners’ an EP that can be enjoyed by the most discerning of music fans and those who simply love good songs.