Clive Cowan is an established singer songwriter musician from Essex, England, whose influences include folk-rock, hard rock & classical. He has played many stages large and small, in festivals, clubs, pubs, bars, restaurants, for private functions and house parties.
His Classic MySpace site achieved over 40,000 hits plus 15,000 worldwide streams of his tracks. He has repeatedly performed at the prestigious Cambridge Rock Festival and Leigh Folk Festival; opened as support to the Strawbs, Waking the Witch and Amy Wadge, etc.; and had radio broadcasts including Radio Caroline and Radio Seagull.
Now solo, he performing an eclectic mix of 1970-80s plus 'timeless favourite' covers as well as his own compositions. He creates a 'big' sound using subtle guitar effects and vocal harmonies.
He is able to provide one of two smart PA systems: a new discrete state-of-the-art JBL linear-array system, or a more powerful traditional pair of powered 15-inch speakers on stands with a quality Allen & Heath mixing desk for larger venues. He carries Public Liability Insurance.
Would you like an informal, friendly and personal evening with Clive, in the company of your chosen friends? He is happy to perform private house concerts at your own home, making for a very special and entertaining event!
"The wonderful Clive Cowan playing for us tonight" - Alison & Derrick @ The Boathouse
"Clive is an excellent performer with a keen sense of humour and able to put his own mark on some timeless favourites" - Mike C.
"Awesome, yet again. Thanks, it was a great evening. Cheers Clive" - Chris H.
"Clive is very professional in his presentation, the majority of his songs are very difficult especially as he does not use any backing tracks to enhance his performance" - Romney S.
"He was great and all I've spoken to enjoyed the music" - Roger W.
"Looked great, sounded great, what was not to like! Looking forward to our next collaboration" - Verina W.
"A great singer and guitarist" - Hanna Z.
"Really enjoyed your acoustic set Clive - it was a breath of fresh air" - Lindsay S.
"Polymath poet, photographer, guitarist and singer-songwriter, performing anything from T-Rex to his own originals" - Leigh Folk Festival
Opening for the Strawbs - Riga Music Bar 2004 Cambridge Rock Festival 2017
Sunset Apron Pestana Porto Santo Hotel 2014 Sunset Stage Pestana Porto Santo Hotel 2014
Opening for Waking the Witch - Riga Music Bar 2008 The UB Garden 2018
Minstrel Gallery at Prittlewell Priory Banquet 2016 Minstrel Gallery at Prittlewell Priory Banquet 2016
Private House Concert 2016 Clive Cowan & Roy Metté O'Neills 2016