Scottish country Singer Liz Clarke was born Glasgow, now lives in central Scotland and has been on the Scottish music circuit for over 30 years.
Liz and her husband, who also plays keyboards, started their own band called Eclipse. It was a three-piece allgenres covers band with Liz on backing vocals, her husband on keyboard and guitarist Brian Douglas on lead vocals. The band became very busy with three to four shows per week making them one of the most successful bands in Scotland. After 4 years the young lead vocalist Brian left to get married so the trio became a duo with Liz on lead vocals. Still at top of their game with plenty of work coming in from venues around Scotland, Liz decided to form Stetsons & Heels country trio adding guitar again with Brian Reidford and they then added country shows to the repertoire.
Eclipse and Stetsons & Heels are still performing today. Liz still plays shows with them regularly in Scotland.
In 2015 Liz’s career turned around and she was approached by Janey Kirk to appear on her TV show on Sky television’s Keep It Country music channel. To Liz this was huge. She had never recorded a song let alone appear on television so a decision was made and she accepted to appear.
Liz had to book a studio and then the recordings began. It was the most nervous thing she had ever done. She got a few songs recorded then booked her slot on the show. During this time Liz had put some of her songs on Soundcloud, an online music app, and within a few days she was approached by T Jae Christian in Nashville. T Jae is a singer/songwriter, a successful artist in country music and owner of Universal Sounds Records. He asked Liz if she would record a duet with him. Liz could not believe her luck to be in the position to sing and record with a real Nashville artist and musician. She accepted and The Vanishing Breed was recorded. It charted No 2 in the European country music charts and this was the start of Liz moving into the country scene.
Liz then had many appearances on Sky TV and became a household name. Liz went on recording and released her second single Blue Skies Over Georgia written by Mark Moseley very highly successful respected music producer singer songwriter from Nashville Mark produced Dolly Parton, George Jones Porter Wagner way to many names to mention and here she was singing his song and being produced by T Jae Christian and Mark Moseley. The song charted Nos in the European Country charts. Liz continued to go from strength to strength with regular TV appearances and radio interviews and then came album number one, The Vanishing Breed. Released in 2016, it sold 200 copies in 6 months. By then Liz was becoming more in demand keeping in touch with the Nashville side with T Jae Christian guiding Liz in the correct direction. She took her music to the people of Ireland, had many number one songs in a couple of charts there, made some great friends tand supported Dominic Kirwan in London.
During 2016 Liz began her second album while still filming for the TV show. She also continued recording duets with T Jae and in August 2016 she travelled to Nashville to record with some fantastic musicians at The Sound Kitchen Studios with T Jae and Mark. Liz met some amazing people and was introduced to some great people in the music industry there including Roy August, Johnny Moore, Tommy Cash, Casey Anderson ( Lyn Anderson Dad) and many more.
On returning to the UK, Liz completed her second album in November and scheduled a launch show in Glasgow’s Grand Ole Opry for May 2017. The show was sell out with her band Stetsons & Heels The album is called A Night At The Opry. Liz has achieved two albums. A third is on the way of originals. She has made numerous TV appearances, had numerous hits in and around the globe has made herself a recognised name in the music industry. Since then Liz has grown from Strength to Strength still continues to work with Eclipse and has now released her 3rd Album called To Nashville With Love a collection of original songs written by award winning song writers accross the globe Liz put this album together during lockdown and released it it has been promoted all over the world with her promoter. Ken Meakin from CMSM. Liz has been nominated for Album of The Year, 2021 and has been nominated for Duo of the year in 2019 and 2021 alongside Paul Jackson who Liz has worked and recorded with and has numerous #1 slots on different charts around the world with Paul original rock singer from 90s Melodic Rock Band Roadhouse. They formed band in Sunderland called Jackson and Clarke however during Lockdown the band parted ways but she is still very much in touch with Paul.
Liz won best song award 2022 in uk country music awards for Blue Skies Over Georgia, she was also nominated in 2023 on Josie Music Awards Nashville for best female Traditional Country Artiste, and in August 2023 she won Best Traditional Country Duo at The Red Carpet awards and nominated for Best Artiste on Uk country music awards. Liz has been in music her entire life and performed all over uk. 2024 Liz will be putting her 6 piece band back on the road rehearsals begin in January and shows are planned. You will find Liz at some festivals in 2024 follow her page for information.
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