Claire is an established musician and a graduate of Trinity College of Music. She plays all the saxophones, flutes and clarinets, working in television, studio, West End shows, Big Bands and symphony orchestras.

Amongst the many stars she has performed with are:-

Gary Barlow
Martin & Shirlie Kemp
Bon Jovi
Chaka Khan
The Feeling
Kerry Ellis
Jodie Prenger
Charlotte Church
Will Young
Jamie Cullum
Michael Bublé
Jason Donovan
Patrick Swayze
Cliff Richard
Rod Stewart
Boyz II Men
Leona Lewis
Bruce Forsyth
Denise Van Outen
Elaine Paige
Brooke Sheilds
Marty Pellow
Alison Moyet
Curtis Stigers
Lucie Silvas
Judi Dench
Katherine Jenkins
Beth Nielsen- Chapman
Julian Lloyd Webber

Darcy Busell
Paul Anka
Elaine Stritch
Sir John Dankworth
Dame Cleo Laine
Kiri Te Kanawa
Michael Ball
Andrea Bocelli
Angelina Jordan
Caro Emerald
Jack Savoretti
Andreas Varady
Bonnie Tyler
Bryn Terfel
Kevin Spacey
Ewan McGregor
Al Martino
Petula Clarke
Clare Sweeney
Clare Teal
Claire Martin
John Barrowman
Peter Kay
Joan Rivers
Al Murray
Dame Edna Everage
Mel Brooks
Jimmy Tarbuck
Idina Menzel
Dionne Warwick
Michael Bolton
Leslie Garrett
Martha Reeves and The Vandellas
Tony Hatch
Paloma Faith
Aleisha Dixon
Tom Jones
Mica Paris
K.T. Tunstall
Scouting for Girls
Priscilla Presley
Fran Healy from Travis
Imelda May
Fyfe Dangerfield from The Guillemots
Tony Hadley
Craig David
Tony Christie
Suzi Quatro
Mel C
Taking Care of Business (Elvis’ backing band)
Lalah Hathaway
Mark Ronson
Beverley Knight
Jacob Collier
Jess Glynne
Jonah Nilsson
Corinne Bailey Rae
Paul Weller
Mick Hucknall

This is of course not mentioning that she is no stranger to appearing at major venues including Wembley and Glastonbury with musical legends including Barry Manilow, Dame Shirley Bassey and Tony Bennett. She has just returned from a fantastic European tour in the horn section for Seal.

TV shows

"Chris Moyles' Quiz Night" - house band series 1 and 2
John Barrowman's "Tonight's the Night" - house band series 1
"Parkinson" - house band for 3 years
"Strictly Come Dancing" - Laurie Holloway Orchestra
"Dancing In The Streets" - BBC Live Dance Extravaganza
"The Southbank Show Awards" with Julian Lloyd Webber
"Jonathan Ross show" with John Barrowman
"I'd Do Anything - The Search for Nancy and Oliver" - house band
"X-Factor" - big band night last 4 years
BBC Electric Proms with Dame Shirley Bassey.
"Royal Variety Show" - ITV - 2 years
"Any Dream Will Do"- rehearsal cover

Theatre productions

As a chair-holder

"Sweet Charity" (Donmar)
"Dreamgirls" (Savoy)
"Dirty Rotten Scoundrels" (Savoy)
"Legally Blonde" (Savoy)
"Elaine Stritch - At Liberty" (Old Vic)
"Songs My Mother Taught Me - Lorna Luft's Tribute to her mother Judy Garland" (Savoy)
"Hello Dolly" (Regent's Park)
"Gigi" (Regent's Park)
"HMS Pinafore" (Regent's Park)
"Top Hat" (Aldwych)
"Ragtime" (Regent's Park)

As deputy:

"9 to 5" (Savoy)
"Big" (Dominion
"Everybody's Talking About Jamie" (Apollo)
"Motown" (Shaftesbury)
"From Here to Eternity" (Shaftesbury)
"Dirty Dancing" (Aldwych)
"Priscilla Queen of the Desert" (Palace)
"West Side Story" (Sadler's Wells)
"Phantom of the Opera" (Her Majesty's)
"The Full Monty" (Prince of Wales)
"Chicago - The Musical" (Adelphi/Cambridge)
"Saturday Night Fever" (Palladium)
"The Rat Pack - Live From Las Vegas" (Savoy)
"Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" (Picadilly)
"Guys and Dolls" (Savoy/Phoenix/Picadilly)
"My One and Only" (Picadilly)
"Spamalot" (Palace)
"Joseph and His Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat" (Adelphi)
"La Cage Aux Folles" (Playhouse)
"Singin’ In The Rain" (Palace)

Film soundtracks

Harry Potter
Murder On The Orient Express
Spider-Man: Into The Spider Verse
Dora and The Lost City of Gold

TV soundtracks

The Halcyon


Martin and Shirley Kemp - In the Swing of It
Bonnie Tyler - Betweem the Earth and the Stars
Take That - Odyssey
Dame Shirley Bassey - Hello Like Before
LSO Live - Bernstein - Wonderful Town with Sir Simon Rattle
CocknBullKid - Adulthood
Alexander Stewart - I Thought About You
Matthew Ford - Live & Swinging
'Heathers' cast recording
'Love Never Dies' cast recording
'Legally Blonde' cast recording
'Dreamgirls' cast recording
Leading Ladies - Songs from the Stage
Jessica Martin & Mark Steyn
Leon Jackson - When You Believe

She works extensively for the BBC Big Band, Syd Lawrence Orchestra, John Wilson Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, Bert Kaempfert Orchestra, The New Ted Heath Orchestra, Back To Basie Orchestra, City Of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, BBC Concert Orchestra and the RTE National Concert Orchestra of Ireland. She has also played Principal Flute with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in their Bernstein on Broadway concert series under Karl Jenkins.