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The Singer and Actress CLARE GROGAN started her 30 year long career as a schoolgirl Popstar in her band ALTERED IMAGES. By day she was studying for her A Levels and at night she was touring with SIOUXSIE AND THE BANSHEES, playing festivals alongside ECHO AND THE BUNNYMEN, THE HUMAN LEAGUE, U2 and recording sessions for legendry DJ, JOHN PEEL. The band were signed to Epic Records in 1981 the same year CLARE appeared in the BAFTA winning comedy GREGORY’S GIRL directed by BILL FORSYTH. CLARE never got to finish her exams – she wasn’t too upset! ALTERED IMAGES quickly had worldwide success, selling millions of records, which topped the charts in several countries. They recorded 3 Top 10 Albums – HAPPY BIRTHDAY, PINKY BLUE and BITE. They had 6 Top Ten Singles working with world famous producers – MARTIN RUSHENT, TONY VISCONTI and MIKE CHAPMAN. They were voted BEST NEW GROUP at the NME awards the same year they were invited to play at THE ROYAL COMMAND PERFORMANCE. After an eighteen-year gap in performing with ALTERED IMAGES, Clare was persuaded to sing their hits again and continues to play in front of huge and enthusiastic crowds.
ALTERED IMAGES have an array of artistes who happily describe themselves as fans, from FLORENCE AND THE MACHINE to THE FOO FIGHTERS. Their hit song HAPPY BIRTHDAY has been covered by COURTNEY LOVE, THE TING TINGS, THE WEDDING PARTY to name but a few. Their songs constantly turn up in the soundtracks to movies and adverts and CLARE recently performed on stage with hit band of the moment, THE DRUMS, who described her as ‘their favorite pop idol’.
For the past 30 years CLARE has worked extensively in Film, Television, Theatre and Radio. Appearing as a presenter on BBC6 MUSIC, BBC London Radio, BBC SCOTLAND, STV, SKY 1, VH1, THE ONE SHOW and more. She has had roles in dozens of TV and Radio Dramas. Including some of the UK’s best-loved TV shows, EASTENDERS, RED DWARF, FATHER TED, TAGGART, SEA OF SOULS. Her film credits include, GREGORY’S GIRL, COMFORT AND JOY, JILTING JO, THE PENALTY KING, THE SMALLEST GAME IN TOWN. She was a finalist in this yearsLET’S DANCE for COMIC RELIEF. To add to her Theatre credits the Award winning play write RUSSELL BARR wrote the part of Scrachett with her in mind for his play VANTASTIC – which she performed last year in London. Over the years she has contributed to various Magazines including The Word, Red and Preview. And her debut novel TALLULAH AND THE TEENSTARS reached No 2 in the Waterstone Children’s Book Chart. CLARE is enormously proud of her role as patron of the BRITISH ASSOCIATION OF ADOPTION AND FOSTERING (BAAF) and speaks regularly on the subject to help high light the plight of children in care who are desperate for parents. Channel 4’s new series of SKINS. She is currently filming a new music show for STV called SCOTLANDS GREATEST ALBUM which airs from October 4th. And once again she will be putting her band together to play ALTERED IMAGES Greatest Hits.
Altered Images are now Now Accepting Offers for Live Performances in 2017-18 for the following situations – Artist Available for 80’s & 90’s packages, Fly Dates, Club Size Venues, Festivals, Fairs, Casinos , Radio Shows And Corporate Events: Contact primary agent Rob Juarez firstname.lastname@example.org for avails, rider options and requirements.