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Clare Bowditch is a well-loved songwriter, writer, social commentator, and stay-at-home mother of three who enjoys exchanging garden-cuttings with her elderly
Occasionally, she gets to spend whole months touring with other acclaimed musicians like Leonard Cohen (who handpicked her to support his 2010 tour of Australia which played to over 100,000) and win awards like Rolling Stone Woman of the Year (Contribution to Culture, 2010), Yen Woman of the Year (2008) and ARIA Best Female (2006 – she was the pregnant red-head singing a duet with Bernard Fanning and Kasey Chambers).
In 2010, Clare Bowditch released her fourth album, the top ten Modern Day Addiction: a contagious, Berlin-recorded masterpiece exploring insecurity in the celebrity age.
Last year, Clare was nominated for three ARIA Awards, elected to the Music Victoria Board, was the first “Q & A” panellist ever to also perform a song, and was invited to spend an hour interviewing Prime Minister Gillard for MYSPACE, three days before the 2010 election.
“Clare is one of those effortlessly mesmeric communicators. Her rare blend of insight and charisma means that people cannot help but be thoroughly engaged when she speaks." Waleed Aly On TV, she has been a featured guest on programs from "Compass", "Q&A", “Artscape” and “Insight”, to "Talkin’ Bout Your Generation", “Rockwiz” and "Spicks and Specks".
As a writer, Clare has contributed articles to The Drum, Wheeler Centre Daily, Rolling Stone and co-wrote her first piece for theatre with Jim MacPherson; “Tales From The Life Of Eva – The Eva Cassidy Story”, which she also stars in. The show has been a smash-hit and continues to tour.
Clare is also a keen public speaker, and has been an MC/host for Marieke Hardy and Michaela McGuire's "Women of Letters" book-launch in Melbourne. Clare also narrates Music Max's "My First Gig", Series One and Two, and in 2012 will begin hosting an in-flight channel for Qantas, The Spirit, focused on local music.
Clare regularly guest-hosts The Circle on Network 10, has presented ARIA Awards (and won them!), and last summer hosted the nightly Evenings radio show on ABC 774 (which went National for summer).
Speaker Topics Include:
Work / Motherhood / Life Balance, and how she has got to where she is
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