Claydon Connor /  South of England  Americana/Country/Pop
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Claydon Connor

Americana/Country/Pop
South of England

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A perfect blend of Roots Americana with a hint of classic English pop

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Foolish — 11/18/2016

The brand new single - 'Foolish' out November 18th

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Claydon Connor - Foolish (Official Video)...

Claydon Connor - Foolish (Official Video)

The brand new single, Foolish is available to stream on Spotify now. Produced by Murray Pulver and Guy Page. http://www.claydonconnor.com

Claydon Connor - The Best Is Yet To Come | Circle Studio...

Claydon Connor - The Best Is Yet To Come | Circle Studio

Claydon Connor back on the channel with his second video. His single "The Best Is Yet To Come" is now available to buy on iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/gb/...

Claydon Connor - All Your Favourite Bands | Circle Studio...

Claydon Connor - All Your Favourite Bands | Circle Studio

Claydon Connor covering Dawes's "All Your Favourite Bands" We had a lot of fun filming with Claydon, a very talented guy who loves what he does! Thank you Cl...

Claydon Connor - The Best Is Yet To Come (Official Video)...

Claydon Connor - The Best Is Yet To Come (Official Video)

'The Best Is Yet To Come' - Written and Performed by Claydon Connor Copyright - Claydon Connor Music. All Rights Reserved. Music Video Directed by Lisa Downs...

Claydon Connor - Foolish (Live on BBC Introducing South)...

Claydon Connor - Foolish (Live on BBC Introducing South)

Claydon Connor - Don't Give Up On Us (Official)...

Claydon Connor - Don't Give Up On Us (Official)

New Single 'Don't Give Up On Us' out May 17th. Video Directed By Cherishport claydonconnor.com

CLAYDON CONNOR - UNDER THE BIG SKY (HD)...

CLAYDON CONNOR - UNDER THE BIG SKY (HD)

"Under The Big Sky" - Written and Performed by Claydon Connor Music Video Directed by David Greenman & James Jack Taken from the new album 'Under The Big Sky...

Claydon Connor - The Kind Of Man I Am (Official Video)...

Claydon Connor - The Kind Of Man I Am (Official Video)

The official video for the brand new single 'The Kind Of Man I Am' performed by Claydon Connor. (C) Claydon Connor Music 2014 Video Filmed and Directed by Ti...

Claydon Connor - Have You Got Heart? (live from studio 5a)...

Claydon Connor - Have You Got Heart? (live from studio 5a)

Music video of Claydon Connor performing Have you got heart? live from studio 5a. (c) 2014 Claydon Connor Music. Download the new album 'Under The Big Sky'

Claydon Connor - A little Piece Of Heaven (live from studio 5a)...

Claydon Connor - A little Piece Of Heaven (live from studio 5a)

Acoustic version of 'a little piece of heaven' live at studio 5a. (c) 2014 Claydon Connor Music Taken from the brand new album Under The Big Sky out now!

Claydon Connor - We Could Have It All...

Claydon Connor - We Could Have It All

Music video for Claydon Connor's "we could have it all"; created and directed by David Greenman, Illustrations by James Jack

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Claydon Connor /  South of England  Americana/Country/Pop

Claydon, who draws influence from some of the worlds finest Americana artists has worked closely with award winning Canadian producer Murray Pulver (Bros.Landreth) for much of 2016 on his latest five track EP. As a producer, Murray is renowned for his musical depth and ability to highlight what’s best for each song, he's achieved exactly that with all five tracks. The EP firmly cements where Claydon is now as an artist, a noticeable move forward since the release of his album 'Under The Big Sky' in 2014.

Claydon regularly achieves success on the road with an instant stage presence, engaging his audience from start to finish at the likes of the O2 for Country to Country festival as well as live sessions on both BBC Introducing and Amazing Radio. Other highlights include supporting Nashville duo 'Striking Matches' as well as making a mark overseas with a trip to Nashville where he showcased 'Under The Big Sky' to the likes of 'The Bluebird', 'Belcourt Taps' & 'The Wild Horse Saloon' along with several other great 'Music City' venues. This year he has opened for Nashville's Sarah Darling, supported 80's pop/soul legend Andrew Roachford as part of his latest tour as well as one of Nashvilles fastest rising talents Cale Tyson and more recently the fabulous Sara Watkins. Claydon also secured slots at several UK festivals including the legendary Isle of Wight Festival.

"Claydon Connor’s clean vocals remained powerful and consistent throughout his set, his songwriting is on point and he is perhaps the best male vocalist in the UK Country scene right now." Zoe Hodges - 'Best British Country Music'

"Claydon Connor is a talented songsmith and wordsmith, Not to be underestimated on the emerging UK country scene and the already-established UK Americana scene, this album will stand him in good stead for years to come." - Vickye Fisher, 'For The Country Record'

‘An incredible gentleman who looks the part, absolutely brilliant country sound; every song is an absolute belter, I feel like I’ve uncovered a gem.’ Matt Graveling – Best of British Unsigned


​2015 saw him play at the O2 for Country to Country festival, added to the line up for Isle of Wight Festival (Hard Rock stage), perform live on BBCRadio Solent as well as playing live sessions on both BBC Introducing and Amazing Radio. Claydon supported Nashville duo 'Striking Matches' in July, played a run of shows which took him North for Cottingham Folk Festival followed by dates in Manchester, Leicester and London before heading back to the Isle of Wight for Bestival. He was nominated and came runner up in the 2015 Best of British Unsigned Music awards 'Best Male' category. Claydon made his mark overseas too with a great trip to Nashville back in the spring where he showcased his album 'Under The Big Sky' to several great 'Music City' venues.


Short Biography
Claydon Connor’s music always tells a story; written from the heart his new album ‘Under The Big Sky’ self released late 2014 to great reviews combines all his musical influences. Although eclectic and diverse the album has a continuum in the writing style. It’s a perfect blend of Roots Americana with a hint of classic English pop amounting to a sound that is both honest and infectious. An accomplished musician, Claydon plays guitar and harmonica which feature throughout; add to that the delights of Hammond organ and pedal steel guitar and the album as a whole will have you toe tapping along to uplifting tempos one minute, and moved by heartfelt, soul searching stories the next.
Claydon has an instant stage presence, engaging his audience from start to finish; his enthusiasm and obvious enjoyment of playing live, coupled with his talent for writing great songs makes him a powerful act to watch.
2015 has so far seen Claydon play at the O2 for C2C Country to Country festival, added to the line up for this years Isle of Wight festival, perform live on BBCRadio Solent for the launch of his latest single and play live sessions on both BBC Introducing and Amazing radio. Claydon opened for 'Striking Matches' at the Wedgwood rooms in July and will be supporting John Smith at Cottingham Folk Festival in Sept. He has recently returned from a successful trip to Nashville where he showcased 'Under The Big Sky' along with new material to many of the fabulous venues that ‘Music City’ has to offer.
Following the album release several tracks were selected for airplay on numerous radio shows such as BBCIntroducing, Amazing radio and CIUT Radio. He was nominated and placed 3rd in the Best of British Unsigned Music Awards 'Best Male' category and has showcased his album with several live performances including the prestigious Bestival.

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Nov 18, 2016

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Foolish
Foolish

The brand new single - 'Foolish' out November 18th

Apr 25, 2016

shoutout

Recording News

The brand new EP is well underway! It's fantastic to be working with producer Murray Pulver (Bros.Landreth).

Jan 22, 2016

premiere

'The Best Is Yet To Come'
'The Best Is Yet To Come'

The brand new single release

Jan 16, 2016

premiere

The Best Is Yet To Come - Premiere on Amazing Radio

Dec 14, 2015

shoutout

New music coming soon in 2016!

Oct 19, 2015

milestone

Best of British Unsigned 2015
Best of British Unsigned 2015

WOW!! I've been Nominated for Best Male in the Best of British Unsigned Music awards 2015...

Oct 17, 2015

appearance

Isle of Wight Literary Festival....

Very excited to be playing at the Isle of Wight Literary Festival ahead of a talk given by the legendary Bob Harris....

Sep 06, 2015

appearance

Cottingham Folk Festival

A run of dates kicking off with Cottingham Folk Festival followed by Manchester, Leicester & London

Jul 08, 2015

appearance

Striking Matches at The wedgewood rooms - Southsea
Striking Matches at The wedgewood rooms - Southsea

Very excited to announce I'll be supporting Nashville duo 'Striking Matches' in July.

Source

Jun 06, 2015

appearance

BBC Introducing Live Session and Interview

May 15, 2015

premiere

New Single - 'Don't Give Up On Us'

For The Country Record will premiere the brand new single 'Don't Give Up On Us' Friday 15th May prior to it's release on the 17th May.

May 15, 2015

premiere

New Single - 'Don't Give Up On Us'
New Single - 'Don't Give Up On Us'

For The Country Record will premiere the brand new single 'Don't Give Up On Us' Friday 15th May prior to it's release on the 17th May.

Apr 15, 2015

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Update

Following a successful trip to Nashville, UK shows are coming in thick and fast.

Mar 30, 2015

shoutout

Trip to Nashville

Very excited to be spending 10 days in 'Music City', the amazing Nashville....playing a few live shows and meeting some great people.

Jan 28, 2015

shoutout

C2C Country to Country Festival
C2C Country to Country Festival

Very excited to announce I will be playing at this years C2C Country to Country festival at the O2.

Source

Jan 05, 2015

premiere

'Under The Big Sky' - Video

Source

Dec 15, 2014

appearance

More Shows Added
More Shows Added

Nov 12, 2014

milestone

Live shows this winter
Live shows this winter

Sep 22, 2014

milestone

Best of British Unsigned Music Awards 2014
Best of British Unsigned Music Awards 2014

Nominated for Best Male in the Besot of British Unsigned Music awards 2014

Source

Aug 08, 2014

credit

'Under The Big Sky' Review

Aug 03, 2014

milestone

'Under The Big Sky' Release date
'Under The Big Sky' Release date

Jun 12, 2014

shoutout

Review of 'The Kind Of Man I Am'

Source

Mar 16, 2014

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The Kind Of Man I Am
The Kind Of Man I Am

The Kind Of Man I Am single and `video released

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Date Title Location Type Info
Feb 08, 2014 Acklam Village Market London, Performance  
May 17, 2014 River Fest , Performance  
Jun 13, 2014 Isle of Wight Festival Isle of Wight, Performance  
Jul 18, 2014 Rhythm Tree Festival Isle of Wight, Performance  
Jul 27, 2014 PostFest , Performance  
Jul 31, 2014 Cowes Marina Cowes, Isle of Wight, Performance  
Aug 15, 2014 V-Dub Island Festival Isle Of Wight, Performance  
Sep 05, 2014 Bestival , Performance  
Oct 26, 2014 Proud - Camden London, Performance  
Oct 30, 2014 Rock The Cowes Bars Cowes, Isle of Wight, Performance  
Nov 16, 2014 Acklam Village Market London, Performance  
Nov 16, 2014 'Smoked and Uncut' at Lime Wood Hotel Lyndhurst, , Performance  
Dec 10, 2014 'Berties' Cowes , Performance  
Dec 22, 2014 'Acoustic Originals' - Quay Arts Newport, Performance  
Dec 28, 2014 Proud - Camden , Performance  
Feb 08, 2015 Acklam Village Market London, Performance  
Feb 12, 2015 Nambuucca Acoustic Sessions London, Performance  
Feb 19, 2015 Rock The Cowes Bars , Performance  
Feb 26, 2015 Solo Acoustic at Cafe No.4 Southampton, Performance  
Feb 28, 2015 Solo Acoustic at The Wedgewood Rooms , Performance  
Mar 08, 2015 C2C Country to Country at The O2 , Performance  
Mar 16, 2015 Multi Artist Showcase , Performance  
Mar 29, 2015 Kashmir Festival Fringe at The quay Arts , Performance  
Mar 31, 2015 Tootsies - Nashville , Performance  
Apr 03, 2015 Wildhorse`Saloon - Nashville , Performance  
Apr 05, 2015 Belcourt Taps - Nashville , Performance  
May 14, 2015 Tap Room Sessions - London Fields Brewery London , Performance  
May 24, 2015 Wolverton Folk and Blues Fair , Performance  
May 31, 2015 Acklam Village Market , Performance  
Jun 06, 2015 BBC Introducing-Live Session and Interview , Performance  
Jun 07, 2015 The Rum Bar - Cowes , Performance  
Jun 12, 2015 Isle of Wight Festival - Hard Rock Stage , Performance  
Jun 13, 2015 Kashmir Cafe - Isle of Wight Festival , Performance  
Jun 20, 2015 Amazing Radio 'The Front Porch' interview and Live Session , Performance  
Jun 23, 2015 Country Music Showcase - The Bedford Tavern London , Performance  
Jul 05, 2015 London Folk Fest - The Bedford, Balham , Performance  
Jul 08, 2015 Striking Matches - (Support) The Wedgewood Rooms, Southsea Southsea , Performance  
Jul 19, 2015 Rhythm Tree Festival.... , Performance  
Jul 25, 2015 V-Dub Festival - Grace Cafe , Performance  
Aug 14, 2015 Fat Face instore party.... Isle of Wight , Performance  
Aug 20, 2015 Caddy's Country Kitchen - Water Margin, O2 London, Performance  
Aug 24, 2015 Acoustic Originals - The Quay Arts Centre , Performance  
Aug 30, 2015 PostFest , Performance  
Sep 06, 2015 Cottingham Folk Festival - Supporting John Smith , Performance  
Sep 07, 2015 Laura Oakes & Claydon Connor at The Castle Hotel Manchester Manchester , Performance  
Sep 09, 2015 Dexeter & Claydon Connor plus Guests at The Fiddlers Elbow, Camden London, Performance  
Sep 10, 2015 Bestival , Performance  
Sep 24, 2015 The Isle of Wight Roots & Country Festival , Performance  
Oct 17, 2015 Isle of Wight Literary Festival...ahead of Bob Harris talk , Performance  
Dec 16, 2015 Winter Warmer , Performance  
Jan 22, 2016 Single Release , Other  
Jan 26, 2016 Honey Ryder (Support) The Troubadour, London , Performance  
Feb 25, 2016 Solo @YamahaMusicLondon Soho , Performance  
Mar 13, 2016 Kashmir Fringe - Quay Arts , Performance  
Mar 16, 2016 Sarah Darling (support) The Troubadour, London , Performance  
Mar 24, 2016 Roachford - (Support) The Wedgewood Rooms , Performance  
Apr 07, 2016 EMH Concert Series , Performance  
May 04, 2016 Cale Tyson @The Musician Leicester - Support , Performance  
May 14, 2016 Wolverton Folk and Blues Fair , Performance  
May 23, 2016 Songwriters Night - The Bedford, Balham , Performance  
May 31, 2016 Chaplins Showcase - Chaplins, Bournemouth , Performance  
Jun 10, 2016 Isle Of Wight Festival , Performance  
Jun 16, 2016 Just an Excuse To Party- Komedia, Brighton , Performance  
Jun 26, 2016 Buckle & Boots Festival , Performance  
Jul 16, 2016 Rhythm Tree Festival , Performance  
Aug 07, 2016 Wickham Festival , Performance  
Sep 18, 2016 The Willow Festival - Dorset , Performance  
Oct 26, 2016 The South Isle of Wight , Performance  
Nov 08, 2016 Sara Watkins Support - The Tunnels Bristol , Performance  
Nov 11, 2016 Sara Watkins - Support, The Bullingdon Oxford, Performance  
Feb 02, 2017 Americana Conference , Performance  
Feb 23, 2017 VIctorious Sessions @ Little Johnny Russell's Southsea, Performance  
Mar 01, 2017 'In The Round' @ The Troubadour London, Performance  
Mar 02, 2017 The Marwood Brighton, Performance  
Mar 04, 2017 Worry Dolls @ Wight Rock Bar Isle Of Wight, Performance  
Mar 25, 2017 Rescue Rooms - Red Room Nottingham, Performance  
Mar 27, 2017 The Crofters Rights Bristol, Performance  
There are no upcoming events scheduled.