Claire Radel
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Claire Radel

Kokomo, IN | Established. Jan 01, 2013 | SELF

Kokomo, IN | SELF
Established on Jan, 2013
Solo Country Pop



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"Review: Claire Radel Releases Debut EP ‘You’re Askin’ For It’!"

Country singer/songwriter Claire Radel, Has released her brand new debut EP ‘You’re Askin’ For It’!

Claire’s debut EP features 3 original tracks, which reflect on Claire’s past experiences that she believe’s we can relate to in one way or another.

I feel that this EP has helped to create a solid foundation for Claire’s musical career, and give’s us a chance to see the diversity that features within her voice. I feel that each song bring’s you a new element of her charismatic musical style, and really help’s you to connect not only with her music, but the talented lady herself.

I believe that Claire has a very strong musical career ahead of her, and I can’t wait to see what is next for this talented artist!

You can check out the full EP on Spotify below. - Fierce and Fabulous Revolution

"Press Release for "You're Askin' For It" EP"

Debut EP ‘You’re Askin’ For It’ brings noteworthy, relatable tunes

KOKOMO, Ind. — Up and coming teen musician and singer/songwriter Claire Radel puts a fresh, youthful, yet mature spin on love and life in her debut EP “You’re Askin’ For It”. The country-influenced EP, which features four original songs, will be released on Friday, September 14.

Radel, 18, from Kokomo, Indiana, will perform her new music, on release day, from 7-9 p.m., at Tin Man Brewing Company in Kokomo. Tin Man is a family friendly venue.

“Everybody has a story, and these songs reflect some of my life experiences that are very relatable,” says Claire, who graduated from Maconaquah High School in June. “These songs can be for anyone.”

Kokomo native and guitarist for country star Cam, Douglas Showalter says, “Claire Radel has a voice and narrative that is far beyond her years. Her ability to tell stories of teenage love in a way that any listener can relate to showcases a talent that has the brightest of bright futures – brighter than she’s probably even aware of, and that’s a very good thing.”

Claire’s personal influences include artists Maren Morris, Cam, and Kasey Musgraves. Claire Radel Music can be found on iTunes, Spotify,Amazon, Google Play, SoundCloud, and on social media on facebook, Instagram, and YouTube, and - Marie Lindskoog

"September 2018 Playlist – 10 Songs That I Have Fallen In Love With This Month!"

Claire Radel – Someone’s Gonna Love You - Fierce and Fabulous Revolution

"Local songwriter takes her talents on the road"

At 17 years old, Kokomo-native Claire Radel is proving she has what it takes to make a name for herself in Music City.

The local songwriter has been performing music and has traveled to places such as Nashville and Memphis to play within the popular music scenes.

During a recent trip to Nashville, Radel performed music at Two Old Hippies and Commodore Grille. Radel also took to the stage at The Blue Bird Café, a sought-after venue among up-and-coming songwriters in Nashville. Though she initially was nervous to play at the café, she felt it was an overall rewarding experience.

“It’s really cool. It’s an intimate kind of place. It’s really small and kind of hard when you’re in there because you have at least 20 to 30 songwriters in this small little space, so it gets kind of crowded,” said Radel. “The first time I played there I was really nervous, but I really enjoyed playing there.”

Taking her talents to Nashville gave Radel the chance to grow as an artist. While in Music City, she also attended a songwriting mentoring session and found ways to improve her work.

“It doesn’t hurt to rewrite songs,” said Radel. “Don’t take it personal if someone criticizes your work.”

Radel works diligently to perfect her craft. She currently is studying music theory, with plans to continue songwriting and performing and is scheduled to return to Nashville and Memphis this summer for performances.

Though she writes many songs with the accompaniment of her guitar, her music career began with piano lessons when she was in second grade. It was one instance in particular, when her brother received a new guitar for Christmas, that also sparked her interest in guitar.

“I started teaching myself, but my brother also would help me. I would watch YouTube videos and stuff like that,” said Radel.

Three years ago, she also began guitar lessons with Gary Rhum at Rhum Academy of Music to improve her skills. Now, Radel uses her abilities to continue songwriting. She gathers inspiration for her music through personal experiences.

“I can easily express what I’m feeling or can take a situation, something I’m going through or a friend is going through, and I’ll just take things from that and find inspiration and kind of write about it,” said Radel.

To add to her success, Radel recently was signed with Nashville Artist Management and has recorded some of her own music. She is also a Broadcast Music, Inc., songwriter and is a part of the Nashville Songwriters Association International. Radel also has performed numerous local events and has opened up for acts such as David Cook during Rhumfest in 2015.

Though currently a high school student, Radel is considering options for college and other post-high school plans. While she is open to different career options, preferably within the music industry, her ultimate dream is to tour and pursue a career as a performing artist. No matter her destination, Radel already is proving she has a promising future ahead of her.

Radel will be playing two gigs in Memphis, Tenn. this weekend. - Kelsey Bosworth

"Claire Radel on the Chris Top Program"

"Claire Radel is a 17-year-old singer/songwriter from Kokomo, Indiana. She has been playing guitar for two and a half years, and has recently gotten back into playing piano. She has been writing songs since the age of twelve, and recently recorded an original song at Gaither Studios while working with two time Grammy winner Chad Evans, (Engineer) Steven Potaczek,(Producer) and Clark Wright (Mixing/Mastering). She has played at many local events such as IUK's Coffeehouse's, IUK's Take Back the Night Fundraiser for Domestic Violence, Strawberry Festival, Rhumfest, Kokomo's Farmers Market, Front Porch Primitives, Orangefest and many other places. She has opened up for American Idol Winner David Cook, along with Shinny Penny, and recently attened Orangehaus Music Business camp, where her band, 'The Capri-SunBurns' won audience vote, along with a scholarship for next year. She hopes to build up her fanbase, and connect with other people through her music." - Chris Top


Still working on that hot first release.



Claire Radel is a 19-year-old IN/Nashville based BMI singer/songwriter, and NSAI member. In the last two years, Claire has worked with two-time Grammy winner Chad Evans, was nominated for an IHeart Radio WOBA award, and is apart of 102.5 NASH FM's artist group.

      Claire performs acoustically, in Indiana and Nashville. She has played well-known venues, and shows such as The Bluebird Cafe (Nashville, TN), Commodre Grille (Nashville, TN), Belcourt Taps (Nashville, TN), Two Old Hippies (Nashville, TN), Bobby's Idle Hour (Nashville, TN), Carmel Christkindlmarkt (Carmel, Indiana), Indy 500 Marathon (Indianapolis, IN), RhumFest (Kokomo. IN), Strawberry Fest (Kokomo, IN), Indiana University's Take Back the Night Fundraiser for Domestic Violence (Kokomo, IN), Hawgin' the Block (Kokomo, IN), Memphis Farmer's Market (Memphis, TN), South Main Sounds (Memphis, TN), Speckled T's with 90 Degrees West (Slidell, Louisiana), and Neutral Ground Coffeehouse (New Orleans, Louisiana).  

     Claire has opened up for artists such as, American Idol winner, David Cook (RhumFest, IN 2015), Shiny Penny (RhumFest, IN 2016), and the Jason Skaggs band (Veterans Campground, IN 2018). 

     Claire, shares her unique vocals, as well as honest, and relative songwriting skills on her debut EP "You're Askin' For It", which consists, of three self-written tracks. Released September of 2018. Kokomo native, Douglas Showalter, former guitarist for country-singer Cam, says “Claire Radel has a voice and narrative that is far beyond her years. Her ability to tell stories of teenage love in a way that any listener can relate to showcases a talent that has the brightest of bright futures. Brighter then she’s probably even aware of. And that is a very good thing.”

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