Claire Hamill releases new album A Pocket Full Of Love Songs

Claire Hamill
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Claire Hammill has just released a brand new album, A Pocket Full Of Love Songs, through Cherry Red Records.

Hamill is best known for her hit Baseball Blues, which featured on her 1971 debut album One House Left Standing, which was released on Island Records, as well collaborating with Wishbone Ash on 1980's Just Testing and Number Of The Brave (1981),  joining the group for their 1981/82 tour.

Hamill also worked with Yes guitarist Steve Howe on his 1979's The Steve Howe Album and appeared on Jon & Vangelis' The Friends Of Mr. Cairo in 1981, as well as tourng with Procol Harum, Jethro Tull and King Crimson. More recently Hamill had sung in the Yes covers band Fragile.

"There’s never been a better time to fall in love than now, explains Hammill of the new album, which was written during lockdown and features songs on all aspects of love and life. "I’m exploring the boundaries of my imagination and bringing together my thoughts and feelings in song form, to make sense of my life and my decisions. Maybe they’ll reflect some of yours too."

Get A Pocket Full Of Love Songs.

Claire Hamill

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Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock, as well as sleevenotes for many major record labels. He lives in North London and happily indulges a passion for AC/DC, Chelsea Football Club and Sydney Roosters.