Claire is a rock guitar player born in Switzerland. She started playing guitar when she was 14. As her passion for the instrument was growing, she quickly realised that staying in her small hometown was not really an option if she wanted to go somewhere in the music industry. That’s the reason why she decided to move to London in 2014 to study music full-time. These 3 years spent at uni made her realise she enjoys playing live and performing more than anything else, and she decided to focus on becoming a session guitarist and go on tour with as many bands as she could.
In 2016, Claire experienced her first big shows filling the lead guitarist position in BACK:N:BLACK, Europe’s biggest all-female tribute band to AC/DC. With them, she played major festivals like the Montreux Jazz Festival and the Sierre Blues festival in Switzerland where the band had the honour to play on the same stage as ZZ Top. Claire has been touring a lot through Europe (10+ countries), including a show with Arch Enemy in Slovakia. She’s currently still touring with the band.
In 2017, Claire joined the London-based hard rock band KilliT. They played shows at the Underworld Camden, O2 Forum Kentish Town opening for Skid Row, and also major UK festivals like Isle Of Wight, Stone Free Festival at London O2 Arena, Ramblin Man Fair, etc. They also completed their first UK tour with Metal legends Diamond Head.
In 2019, Claire joined the UK-based metal band Sermon on keyboard, percussions and guitar. The band have shows booked with bands like Dream Theater, Opeth and TesseracT.
From January 2021, Claire will be based in Berlin, Germany.