Clare Bowditch - Corner Hotel
Clare Bowditch is a musician, broadcaster, sometimes actor, speaker, entrepreneur, and soon to be a published author. Somewhat of a slashie you might say.
She has won the coveted ARIA Award for Best Female for her music, the Rolling Stone Woman of the Year Award for her contribution to Australian culture, and has been nominated for a Logie Award for her role as Rosanna on popular television show Offspring.
In music she has toured and performed at every festival, venue and truck-stop Australia has to offer and played with the likes of Leonard Cohen, Paul Kelly, Missy Higgins, Gotye and John Butler, to name just a few.
For two years she was a beloved broadcaster on the ABC speaking with millions of Victorians every week. She’s interviewed many of the greats, including sports stars, comedians, politicians, business-leaders, and her favourite: other soccer mums and dads who are doing what they can to make a difference.
She has been a professional speaker, M.C., and large-scaled choir leader for over a decade, having trained under mentors Fabian Dattner, and Faye White. Often focusing on her favourite topics of the importance of creativity and gaining courage.
In 2012, suspecting the future of business lay in harnessing creative talent and cultivating empathy, she crowd-funded the enterprise Big-Hearted Business, an educational resource reminding the world of the R.O.I. of “giving a shit".
After retiring from radio to pursue her creative projects, Bowditch will have a very fecund 2019. She has finished recording her eighth album, which will be released via Universal Music starting with the first single “Woman” a great provocation and call to arms. And she will release her first non-fiction book – a partial memoir - with Allen and Unwin in late 2019.