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How Well Do You Really Know Claire On A Dare ?
Officially Claire On A Dare was founded by Guitarist and Principle Songwriter Stephen Paul Dix in late 2010 , The original lineup featured Stephen , Mark Olson ( Guitar and Bass ) and Les Shanrock ( Drums ) . In early 2012 that lineup dissolved and Stephen carried on with singer Raya Ghajar fronting the band . Though the lineup changed a few times, Claire actually managed to release their debut The Wild,The Beautiful and The Damned in September of 2012. In February of 2013 Carla (Claire) Riggi replaced Raya, and that spring the duo of Stephen and Carla recorded the EP This Is Claire On A Dare with drummer Doug Johnson . Shortly thereafter Mark and Les rejoined the band.
This lineup locked in immediately and bought new life to the set and began carving out it’s own niche, including new songs into it’s growing repetoire . They would tighten them up over 9 months of shows in and around the San Francisco Bay area . In January of 2014 the band began recording Sanctified , a conceptual rock opera centering around Deitor Darker and Claire , humans gifted or cursed with eternal life , depending on your perspective . The album, due in October examines love and madness and how ultimate power is corruptive . The Band has already booked shows in San Jose , Oakland and a RAW showcase in San Francisco in support of the album .
Claire On A Dare has evolved quite a bit since the current lineup came together . Their shows are polished and their style is much more varied , featuring elements of shoe gaze , glam rock , funk , acoustic flourishes that combine with melody and passionate story telling .
So How Well Do You Know Claire ?
Did You know Claire On A Dare took their name from an 80’s movie called Siesta that centered around a female daredevil whose stage name was Claire On A Dare ??
If you haven’t seen the current lineup of Claire , you have not truly experienced the classic Claire sound the band has worked so hard to achieve .
The album Sanctified ( Deitor Darker & The Infinites ) arrives in late October , and you can check the official site Claireonadare.com as well as Reverb Nation for live dates .
Get To know Claire , You’ll be glad you did .