Gig Review – Claire Hamill at Saltburn Conservative Club

I know what you’re thinking having seen the heading to this post.

Saltburn?! But, that’s miles away from Hastings. And, of course, you’d be right.

But, this is Claire Hamill we’re talking about here and when someone takes the trouble to send you a review of a gig she’s just done back in the area of her birth, we at Pierless Music just couldn’t resist it.

So, thanks very much to Richard Heywood for his review, which you can find here:

Go and have a read of Richard’s review and then compare it to the review of Claire’s album launch gig, at the FILO, just a month ago. You can find that review here:

If you have written, or want to write reviews of gigs by bands and artists local to the Hastings area, wherever they play. Then please send them into us, just as Richard and Lily did.


Gig Review – Claire Hamill

As promised in a previous post, here is a review of Claire Hamill’s gig at the FILO, in Hastings on Sunday evening.

The review was sent to Pierless Music by Lily Foster. Thanks Lily.

The gig was to launch Claire’s brand new album ‘The Meeting of the Waters’. I was there myself and agree with Lily’s words. It was a great gig.

We have a copy ourselves and we’ll be bringing you a review of the album later this week. It’s sounding good so far.


Soundcloud Playlist Updated

We’ve added a couple of new songs to the ‘Pierless Music Sampler’, our Soundcloud Playlist.

These tracks include a song from the brand new album from Claire Hamill.

We’ve also added a track from Phil Hudson, who just happens to be the guitarist on Claire’s album ‘The Meeting of the Waters’.

There are now 20 tracks on the Playlist. Why not give them a listen here:

I was lucky enough to be at the launch gig for Claire’s album last night at the FILO, in Hastings. I don’t think i’ve ever seen the place so packed, or so hot! But, a great time was had by all.

In case you missed it, we will be bringing you a review of the gig in the near future. We also have a copy of ‘The Meeting of the Waters’ and will be reviewing that shortly, as well.

Claire Hamill – New Album

Claire Hamill has jjust announced the imminent release of a brand new album.

The album will be called ‘The Meeting of the Waters’ and is her first “proper” solo release since the 2005 album “The Lost and the Lovers”. In the interim there has been a double retrospective compilation CD called “The Minor Fall, The Major Lift’, which was released in 2007. So, it will be good to hear some brand new material from her.

Pierless Music have heard one track from ‘The Meeting of the Waters’ called ‘Let’s Chase the Sun’. A nice upbeat song which features a jazzy guitar solo by local man Phil Hudson. We understand that the album features many local musicians, as indeed did ‘The Lost and the Lovers’.

To celebrate the release Claire is having an album launch party on Sunday 28th October at the FILO, in Hastings Old Town. Claire will be backed by a band on the night and the entertainment kicks off at 8pm.

We hope to be able to bring you a review of ‘The Meeting Of The Waters’ before the launch party. So, keep your eyes peeled for that.

Some other good news is that a boxed set of greatest hits by Eva Cassidy is to be released shortly and Claire’s song ‘You Take My Breath Away’ is to be the lead track!

Well done Claire.