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CLARE GROGAN has worked extensively in Music, Film, Television, Theatre and Radio for 35+ years. The summer she left school, her band, ALTERED IMAGES, were signed to Sony Records and Clare appeared in the BAFTA-winning comedy movie GREGORY’S GIRL directed by Bill Forsyth.
Altered Images quickly had worldwide success, selling millions of records, which topped the charts in several countries. They recorded 3 Top 10 Albums and had 6 UK Top 40 hits including ‘Don’t Talk To Me About Love’, ‘I Could Be Happy’ and ‘Happy Birthday’. They were voted BEST NEW GROUP at the NME awards the same year that they were invited to play at The Royal Command Performance. Clare and the band worked closely with Scottish painter David Band creating original pieces of artwork that were released as special edition prints alongside the singles.
Clare recently received a Special Recognition Award at the Scottish Music Awards and headlined a Gala night at the Citizens Theatre in Glasgow and then played to a sell-out crowd in LA at the Microsoft Arena. She also made her debut at The Royal Albert Hall where she joined Texas on stage.
The multi-talented Ms Grogan has also had roles in dozens of TV and Radio Dramas, including some of the UK’s best-loved TV shows: SKINS – which she also wrote songs for which were used in the series, WATERLOO ROAD, EASTENDERS, DOCTORS, RED DWARF, FATHER TED, TAGGART, SEA OF SOULS, FORGIVEN. Her ?lm credits include, GREGORY’S GIRL, COMFORT AND JOY, JILTING JO, WEDDING BELLES, SMALLEST GAME IN TOWN, LOYAL, EMO, THE PENALITY KING, BAFTA winning drama THE WEE MAN and most recently DELIRUM – which is currently doing the film festival circuit.
Clare has presented film, travel and music shows for TV and radio including the BBC’s THE ONE SHOW, STV’s SCOTLAND’S REAL HEROES, ITV’s DREAM TICKET, VH 1 and VINTAGE TV. She has presented for 6MUSIC and BBC RADIO SCOTLAND. Her Radio 4 comedy and dramas include ROMANCE AND ADVENTURE alongside Josie Long, RUMBUNCH with Mel Giedroyc and the serialisation of MODESTY BLAISE. She also recently started hosting a new show for ABSOLUTE 80’s.
Her debut novel TALLULAH AND THE TEENSTARS reached No 2 in the Waterstone’s Children’s Book Chart.
Although Altered Images are regularly on the bill at 80s themed festivals such as REWIND and LET’S ROCK.. , headline shows are a bit of a rarity making this show all the more special!
One of the brightest stars in the 80s new wave sky, Altered Images are best remembered for their no.1 single 'Happy Birthday'. Their bubbly lead singer Claire Grogan originally shot to fame in the film 'Gregory's Girl', then later went on to appear in 'Red Dwarf', 'EastEnders', 'Skins' and was a presenter on music station VH1. Altered Images continue to wow crowds at various 80's festivals around the country and in 2018 Cherry Red Records released a 4-CD box set of their complete recordings on the Epic label.
See 27 tour dates featuring Altered Images