Monique Clare


With just her voice, four strings and a cello bow, Monique Clare carves out a musical landscape to get lost in. Having toured internationally for two years with The Maes, she is returning to the stage with her solo project. Raised by classical musicians, steeped in folk tradition and influenced by artists like Björk and Joanna Newsom, her live show is mesmerising, cathartic and offbeat. Driving rhythms collide with intricate cello lines; heart-tugging harmonies are woven through compelling vocals. Monique's intrepid nature has seen her teach cello in war-torn Afghanistan, lead groups up a dark mountainside for sunrise concerts, and jump on stage to play with world-class artists from Kate Miller-Heidke to Eminem. After spending 2021 crafting and releasing international collaborations through Global Music Match and Folk Music Canada, her long anticipated debut album is due for release in 2022.


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