Claire Coupland /  Toronto folk singer-songwriter
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Claire Coupland

folk singer-songwriter
Toronto

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"She sings like a broken sparrow" -Vance Gilbert

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CLAIRE COUPLAND - Fleet Street...

CLAIRE COUPLAND - Fleet Street

Southern Souls session
March 2017

CLAIRE COUPLAND - For You...

CLAIRE COUPLAND - For You

Southern Souls session
March 2017

Claire Coupland Live Footage Reel (2015/16)...

Claire Coupland Live Footage Reel (2015/16)

All original songs except for In The Long Run, by The Staves

Claire Coupland - Fallen...

Claire Coupland - Fallen

Fallen by Claire Coupland

Video and audio by Birch Cove Sound (2016)

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Claire Coupland - In The Long Run (Cover by The Staves)...

Claire Coupland - In The Long Run (Cover by The Staves)

In The Long Run, by The Staves. Performed by Claire Coupland, Lizzie Lyon, Kalya Ramu. Hugh's Room May 20th, 2016. Video and audio by Birchcove Sound

Claire Coupland Mountain Dream ...

Claire Coupland Mountain Dream

Burdock Music Hall, May 14th, 2015

Bound For Love - Claire Coupland...

Bound For Love - Claire Coupland

Burdock Music Hall, July 19th, 2016

Claire Coupland - LONELY HEART...

Claire Coupland - LONELY HEART

Captured from Claire's debut album (Lonely Heart) CD release show at Holy Oak Cafe, October 19th, 2014.

Captured and edited by Soundstill Productions.

Claire Coupland - FALLEN...

Claire Coupland - FALLEN

Captured from Claire's debut album (Lonely Heart) CD release show at Holy Oak Cafe, October 19th, 2014.

Captured and edited by Soundstill Productions.

Claire Coupland - Alone...

Claire Coupland - Alone

Original song Alone, performed live off the floor at Birch Cove Studios, Toronto.

Claire Coupland - acoustic guitar and lead vocals Robert Purcell - drums, Lizzie Lyon - backing vocals, Chris Bruder - piano.

Audio/Video by Birch Cove Sound

Video Editing by Tim Singleton

Mountain Dream by Claire Coupland...

Mountain Dream by Claire Coupland

Captured from Claire's 3rd year Humber Degree Music Recital in 2013.

Captured by Joanna Glezakos, edited and produced by Claire Coupland, mixed by Matthew Manifould.

WEST COAST SUMMER TOUR | 2017 | Claire Coupland
WEST COAST SUMMER TOUR | 2017
FILBERG FESTIVAL  | Claire Coupland
FILBERG FESTIVAL
HARMONY ARTS FESTIVAL - VANCOUVER | Claire Coupland
HARMONY ARTS FESTIVAL - VANCOUVER
HARMONY ARTS FESTIVAL - VANCOUVER | Claire Coupland
HARMONY ARTS FESTIVAL - VANCOUVER
SPRING TOUR 2017 POSTER | Claire Coupland
SPRING TOUR 2017 POSTER
FILBERG FESTIVAL  | Claire Coupland
FILBERG FESTIVAL
SPRING TOUR TEASER POSTER | Claire Coupland
SPRING TOUR TEASER POSTER
FILBERG FESTIVAL  | Claire Coupland
FILBERG FESTIVAL
BURDOCK MUSIC HALL NOV 13/2016 | Claire Coupland
BURDOCK MUSIC HALL NOV 13/2016
High Park | Claire Coupland
High Park
July 19, 2016 - Burdock Music Hall | Claire Coupland
July 19, 2016 - Burdock Music Hall
CFUV Radio performance | Claire Coupland
CFUV Radio performance
Voodoo Child May Residency | Claire Coupland
Voodoo Child May Residency
ALIX GOOLDEN HALL, AUG. 2016 | Claire Coupland
ALIX GOOLDEN HALL, AUG. 2016
ALIX GOOLDEN HALL, AUG. 2016 | Claire Coupland
ALIX GOOLDEN HALL, AUG. 2016
CBC article | Claire Coupland
CBC article
VIA Rail artist on board  | Claire Coupland
VIA Rail artist on board
Cameron House Residency -2017 | Claire Coupland
Cameron House Residency -2017
BURDOCK MUSIC HALL NOV 13/2016 | Claire Coupland
BURDOCK MUSIC HALL NOV 13/2016
WITH PRODUCER BOB EZRIN | Claire Coupland
WITH PRODUCER BOB EZRIN
Cameron House Residency -2017 | Claire Coupland
Cameron House Residency -2017
The Cameron House residency - 2017 | Claire Coupland
The Cameron House residency - 2017
Burdock Music Hall, Toronto | Claire Coupland
Burdock Music Hall, Toronto
Musiikki Cafe - Kingston - Spring Tour 2017 | Claire Coupland
Musiikki Cafe - Kingston - Spring Tour 2017
BURDOCK MUSIC HALL NOV 13/2016 | Claire Coupland
BURDOCK MUSIC HALL NOV 13/2016
BURDOCK MUSIC HALL NOV 13/2016 | Claire Coupland
BURDOCK MUSIC HALL NOV 13/2016
VIA Rail Artist On Board | Claire Coupland
VIA Rail Artist On Board
The Cave Radio - Spring Tour 2017 | Claire Coupland
The Cave Radio - Spring Tour 2017
ALIX GOOLDEN HALL, AUG. 2016 | Claire Coupland
ALIX GOOLDEN HALL, AUG. 2016
for you EP | Claire Coupland
for you EP
Humber Music Final Recital | Claire Coupland
Humber Music Final Recital
final recital | Claire Coupland
final recital
Blues & Roots Radio feature - 2017 | Claire Coupland
Blues & Roots Radio feature - 2017
The Cornerstone Cafe - Spring Tour 2017 | Claire Coupland
The Cornerstone Cafe - Spring Tour 2017
July 19, 2016 - Burdock Music Hall | Claire Coupland
July 19, 2016 - Burdock Music Hall
BURDOCK MUSIC HALL NOV 13/2016 | Claire Coupland
BURDOCK MUSIC HALL NOV 13/2016
final recital | Claire Coupland
final recital
Live at Folly Brewpub | Claire Coupland
Live at Folly Brewpub
final recital | Claire Coupland
final recital
EP Release concert | Claire Coupland
EP Release concert
McGill recording session - Tour 2017 | Claire Coupland
McGill recording session - Tour 2017
The Cave Educational Radio - Spring Tour - 2017 | Claire Coupland
The Cave Educational Radio - Spring Tour - 2017
Montreal - Spring Tour - 2017 | Claire Coupland
Montreal - Spring Tour - 2017

Albums

albums | Claire Coupland
albums
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Claire Coupland /  Toronto folk singer-songwriter

"Coupland succeeds in making a record that transcends any time period, with her soothing voice and relatable lyrical content that feels like it could have been produced in the 70s, 90s and the present day making it one of the one of the most classic EP releases in recent memory." -musicexistence.com

"Shades of Joni and Laura Marling - and wholly original" -Richard Flohil

"Claire emerges as a young artist of real potential" -newcanadianmusic.ca.

With vocal colours comparable to Brandi Carlile, Joni Mitchell, and Suzanne Vega, Claire Coupland has the ability to silence a room with her pure, clean voice and warm dynamic range, which offers a soft soprano sweetness as well as the ability to belt out in a rich and powerful alto tessitura. Combining alternate tunings and skillful fingerpicking, she brings a fresh and graceful contemporary feel to indie folk, and is sure to move audiences with sensitive and heartfelt songs but also charm them with her “wicked sense of humour” (Rik Emmett, Triumph).

Lush with full instrumentation including fiddle, organ, mandolin and backing vocals, she moves audiences with gripping songs, soulful vocals, and addictive melodies. Her songs build and breathe, and are written without losing the emotional platform great songs come from. Her seasoned ensemble brings powerful arrangements to life, and her songs cut straight to the heart. With finger picking stylistics of Laura Marling, Jose Gonzalez and The Tallest Man On Earth, Claire's music is folky, rootsy, with a splash of Americana. Her music uniquely captures the influence and essence of 1960s/70s folk musings such as Sandy Denny and Gordon Lightfoot, all the while remaining true to her modern sound and style.

With airplay on CBC Radio (All Points West, In The Key of C) for her songs "Alone" (https://soundcloud.com/clairecoupland/alone-wav/s-XpA8C) and "Mountain Dream (https://soundcloud.com/clairecoupland/mountain-dream-wav/s-lDSAN), she captivates listeners with stories about love, independence, travel, friendship and heartbreak. She leaves her audiences entranced and craving an encore.

"She sings like a broken sparrow" -Vance Gilbert

Claire and her band have had a busy spring which included a tour of southern Ontario/Quebec, a month long performer residency at The Cameron House as well as another month long residency at Voodoo Child, for April and May. Amidst writing for her next album, Claire has recently concluded her West Coast summer tour, which will include stops at Filberg Festival (Comox), Harmony Arts Festival (Vancouver) and local shows around the island. She made her way to Vancouver Island as VIA Rail's feature Artist On Board for the third time in a year.

ACCOLADES:
-personally chosen for a public song discussion/critique of her song Fallen, with legendary producer, Bob Ezrin (Pink Floyd’s The Wall, Alice Cooper, KISS, 30 Seconds to Mars, Peter Gabriel) for Humber College Music Program’s Producer In Residence week, at Humber College in March of 2015

-selected as a solo performer for the David Foster Foundation Anniversary Celebration (May 2012) in Victoria BC

-shared stages with Jacksoul, Beady Belle, Melanie Dekker, Jim Byrnes

-performed at the prestigious Alix Goolden Hall in Victoria, BC as well as Jakestock Music festival in Gravenhurst, Hugh's Room, The Cameron House, Burdock Music Hall, Roncy Rocks Festival, The Distillery District Summer Music Series, and countless other Toronto venues and events.

-part of Jane Harbury's “Discoveries” series at Hugh's Room (2015)

-guest performer on CFUV Radio for The Basement Closet Sessions in Victoria

-reached the #1 spot for the Reverbnation Folk Charts in Toronto.

"Claire has been a student of mine at Humber College and has really grown into her talent: a songwriter with clever creativity, and a singer with a warm, accessible style. Plus, she's got some nice fingerstyle chops on her guitar, and a wicked sense of humour, so she's a real quadruple-threat. She has an artist's eye, with insightful sensitivity. There is a little Jann Arden and Joni Mitchell in her. She has a nice range of creative tools. That speaks potential to me."
-Rik Emmett, Triumph

“Lonely Heart is a story-packed, melody-driven collection of seven songs. Love, loss and friendship are some of the themes on this record, themes Coupland takes cracks at with deliberateness. She leaves no stones unturned; she picks apart relationships gone awry, unfulfilled expectations, regrets in that soprano register of hers. Coupland is a marvelous artist, that much is certain, and “Lonely Heart” isn’t just a debut EP that contains carefully crafted, tweaked-to-death songs, the beauty of Coupland’s debut effort is found in the outflow of feelings.” -24OurMusic

“The EP For You, starts out with “Alone,” a soft summery folk ballad with melancholy undertones. Second track “For You” has that definite country pop vibe, featuring nice chord progressions. “For you” is positively this EP’s most remarkable track with its subdued lancinating sadness.” -24OurMusic

"The opening track, “Alone” immediately shows Claire’s vocal and songwriting talents. This is the type of song that will stick in my head for days, and on top of that, the song evokes a calming effect." -canadianbeats.ca


REVIEWS

https://www.newcanadianmusic.ca/artists/c/claire-coupland#reviews

LONELY HEART (2014)
http://24ourmusic.net/2015/03/02/unraveling-claire-couplands-lonely-heart-ep/

FOR YOU (2015)
http://musicexistence.com/blog/2016/04/13/ep-review-claire-coupland-for-you/
http://canadianbeats.ca/2015/10/26/review-claire-coupland/
http://www.24ourmusic.net/2015/04/28/new-ep-claire-coupland-opens/

NEWSPAPER ARTICLES:
http://www.mondaymag.com/entertainment/354155441.html

http://www.nexusnewspaper.com/2015/12/02/camosun-alumnus-claire-coupland-finds-her-place-in-the-music-industry/

http://www.nexusnewspaper.com/2015/11/18/new-music-revue-camosun-alumnus-claire-coupland-off-to-a-great-start/

Date Title Location Type Info
Sep 25, 2012 David Foster Foundation Miracle Weekend Victoria, Performance  
Aug 09, 2014 Maize Fest Toronto, Performance  
Sep 23, 2014 Opener at Moonshine Cafe with Iain Leslie Band Oakville, Ontario Performance  
Sep 30, 2014 Live Village Vinyl Etobicoke, Ontario Performance  
Oct 19, 2014 Claire's Debut Album release show! Toronto, Performance  
Dec 06, 2014 Coalition Bar Toronto, Performance  
Dec 15, 2014 Private Show at Hearthstone By The Bay Toronto , Performance  
Mar 05, 2015 Live at The Central Toronto, Performance  
Jun 12, 2015 Humber College Honey Bee Unveiling , Performance  
Jul 17, 2015 Show @ Emmet Ray Bar Toronto, Performance  
Jul 26, 2015 Show @ The Central Toronto, Ontario Performance  
Jul 29, 2015 Show @ Emmet Ray Bar Toronto, Performance  
Sep 02, 2015 The Central Toronto, Performance  
Sep 06, 2015 Jakestock Music Festival Muskoka, Performance  
Sep 17, 2015 Moonshine Cafe Oakville, Ontario Performance  
Oct 06, 2015 Show @ Hugh's Room Toronto, Performance  
Oct 13, 2015 Claire Plays The Local! Toronto, Performance  
Dec 03, 2015 Opening for Emily Rockarts Group Toronto, Ontario Performance  
Dec 11, 2015 CFUV Basement Closet Sessions Victoria, BC Performance  
Dec 17, 2015 Claire's West Coast EP Release! Victoria, BC Performance  
Jan 21, 2016 The Cavern Toronto, Performance  
Jan 28, 2016 Feature Songwriter Night at Habits Brewpub Toronto, Ontario Performance  
Feb 05, 2016 Moonshine Cafe Oakville, Ontario Performance  
Feb 19, 2016 Wonder Woman Night Toronto, Ontario Performance  
Feb 20, 2016 Claire LIVE at Humble Beginnings Restaurant Toronto, Ontario Performance  
Apr 03, 2016 The Rivoli Toronto, Ontario Performance  
Apr 30, 2016 LIVE at Humble Beginnings Toronto, Ontario Performance  
May 14, 2016 LIVE @ The Burdock Music Hall Toronto, Performance  
May 20, 2016 Hugh's Room (private function) , Performance  
Jun 09, 2016 Claire Coupland and Arlene Paculan at 120 Diner Toronto, Ontario Performance  
Jun 10, 2016 Painted Lady Toronto, Ontario Performance  
Jul 07, 2016 Wayla Bar w/The Marwills Toronto, Ontario Performance  
Jul 19, 2016 Burdock Music Hall w/Shealagh Rose Toronto, Ontario Performance  
Jul 23, 2016 LIVE @ Mulberry Cafe Hamilton, Ontario Performance  
Jul 29, 2016 Live@The Cavern Toronto, Ontario Performance  
Aug 09, 2016 Hermann's Jazz Club Victoria, BC Performance  
Aug 17, 2016 Alix Goolden Hall Victoria, British Columbia Performance  
Aug 21, 2016 VIA Rail Artist On Board , Performance  
Aug 22, 2016 VIA Rail Artist On Board , Performance  
Aug 23, 2016 VIA Rail Artist On Board , Performance  
Aug 24, 2016 VIA Rail Artist On Board , Performance  
Aug 25, 2016 VIA Rail Artist On Board , Performance  
Sep 20, 2016 Voodoo Child w/Kitchen Orkestra Toronto, Ontario Performance  
Oct 11, 2016 Voodoo Child Toronto, Ontario Performance  
Oct 15, 2016 The Tranzac Toronto, Performance  
Nov 03, 2016 Monarch Tavern Toronto, Ontario Performance  
Nov 13, 2016 Burdock Music Hall w/Danielle Knibbe Toronto, Ontario Performance  
Dec 12, 2016 Charity Fundraiser for Nellie's Women's Shelter! Holy Oak Cafe, Performance  
Dec 13, 2016 VIA Rail Artist On Board Toronto to Vancouver, Performance  
Dec 14, 2016 VIA Rail Artist On Board Toronto to Vancouver, Performance  
Dec 15, 2016 VIA Rail Artist On Board Toronto to Vancouver, Performance  
Dec 16, 2016 VIA Rail Artist On Board Toronto to Vancouver, Performance  
Jan 25, 2017 The Painted Lady Songwriter's Circle , Performance  
Mar 04, 2017 Libertarian House Pub , Performance  
Mar 21, 2017 Del Casa Popolo - SPRING TOUR Montreal, Quebec Performance  
Mar 23, 2017 Bar Robo - SPRING TOUR Ottawa, Ontario Performance  
Mar 24, 2017 The Belle Pub - SPRING TOUR Belleville, Ontario Performance  
Mar 25, 2017 Musiikki Cafe - SPRING TOUR Kingston, Ontario Performance  
Mar 26, 2017 Baltimore House - SPRING TOUR Hamilton, Ontario Performance  
Mar 27, 2017 The Garnet - SPRING TOUR Peterborough, Ontario Performance  
Mar 28, 2017 Cornerstone Cafe - SPRING TOUR Guelph, Ontario Performance  
Mar 30, 2017 The Brownstone Cafe - SPRING TOUR Orillia , Ontario Performance  
Mar 31, 2017 Mahtay Cafe - SPRING TOUR St. Catharines, Ontario Performance  
Apr 03, 2017 Cameron House Residency - SPRING TOUR Toronto, Ontario Performance  
Apr 10, 2017 Cameron House Residency Toronto, Performance  
Apr 13, 2017 Junction City Music Hall w/Graham Ko Toronto, Ontario Performance  
Apr 17, 2017 Cameron House Residency Toronto, Performance  
Apr 24, 2017 Cameron House Residency Toronto, Performance  
May 02, 2017 Voodoo Child May Residency w/Steve Gleason Toronto, Ontario Performance  
May 09, 2017 Voodoo Child May Residency w/Yana Luna Toronto, Ontario Performance  
May 16, 2017 Voodoo Child May Residency w/Kitchen Orkestra Toronto, Ontario Performance  
May 23, 2017 Voodoo Child May Residency w/Nat Edgar Band Toronto, Ontario Performance  
May 26, 2017 Rosedale United Church Toronto, Ontario Performance  
May 30, 2017 Voodoo Child May Residency w/Lizzie Lyon Toronto, Ontario Performance  
Jun 17, 2017 Roncy Rocks Music & Arts Festival Toronto, Performance  
Jun 22, 2017 Handlebar Toronto, Performance  
Jun 30, 2017 Rod Gun & Barbers - Queen location Toronto, Performance  
Jul 15, 2017 Sam Smith Farmers' Market Music Series Toronto, Ontario Performance  
Jul 16, 2017 The Distillery District Music City Summer Series Toronto , Ontario Performance  
Jul 18, 2017 Girls Rock Camp Toronto Toronto, Ontario Performance  
Jul 29, 2017 VIA Rail Artist On Board - SUMMER TOUR Toronto to Vancouver, Performance  
Jul 30, 2017 VIA Rail Artist On Board - SUMMER TOUR Toronto to Vancouver, Performance  
Jul 31, 2017 VIA Rail Artist On Board - SUMMER TOUR Toronto to Vancouver, Performance  
Aug 01, 2017 VIA Rail Artist On Board - SUMMER TOUR Toronto to Vancouver, Performance  
Aug 02, 2017 VIA Rail Artist On Board - SUMMER TOUR Toronto to Vancouver, Performance  
Aug 05, 2017 The Filberg Festival - SUMMER TOUR Comox, British Columbia Performance  
Aug 11, 2017 House Concert - SUMMER TOUR Victoria, British Columbia Performance  
Aug 13, 2017 Harmony Arts Festival - SUMMER TOUR West Vancouver, British Columbia Performance  
Aug 19, 2017 Cowichan Bay Pub - SUMMER TOUR Cowichan Bay, British Columbia Performance  
Aug 20, 2017 Vinyl Envy - SUMMER TOUR Victoria, British Columbia Performance  
Aug 25, 2017 The Cameron House - SUMMER TOUR Toronto, Performance  
Sep 04, 2017 Jakestock Toronto, Performance  
Sep 23, 2017 Supermarket Toronto, Performance  
Sep 27, 2017 The Painted Lady Toronto, Performance  
Sep 30, 2017 The Cavern w/Lisa Anderson Toronto , Performance  
Oct 19, 2017 Folk Music Ontario Conference - Private Showcase Mississauga, Ontario Performance  
Oct 20, 2017 Folk Music Ontario Conference - Private Showcase Mississauga, Ontario Performance  
Oct 21, 2017 Folk Music Ontario Conference - Private Showcase Mississauga, Ontario Performance  
Nov 24, 2017 Burdock Music Hall w/Alex Mason Toronto, Ontario Performance  
Dec 15, 2017 The Cavern w/Iain Leslie Band Toronto, Performance  
Dec 29, 2017 Spiral Cafe Victoria , BC Performance