Foxgloves

United Kingdom

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Biography

Formed in the 5* China World Hotel in Beijing, China; Foxgloves have a multitude of experience on the UK and International music scene. Formed of Jake (guitar/vocals) and Claire (lead vocals, guitar, ukelele, flute, percussion), they each bring a wealth of experience and talent to the act. Claire received a degree in Music Performance from the University of Sussex. She has performed in 7 piece jazz bands and gypsy jazz duos, all the way to 9 piece soul & funk bands as well as touring with various original artists.
Jake received a degree in Music Performance from the University of West London and has spent the past 5 years working on flagship cruise lines and 5* hotels around the world from Dubai to Miami to Alaska. He has lead 5 piece bands in the Middle East and performed as a Solo Singer/Guitarist in Dubai and on various ferries around the UK. 
Since ending 2018 in Beijing, Foxgloves have been performing on various Brittany ships and 5* hotels around the Balearic Islands as well as private, business and charity events in the UK.

Claire MacGarvie on Lead Vocals, Backing Vocals, Percussion & Flute.

Claire’s vocals are Influenced by the likes of Amy Winehouse, Dusty Springfield, Joss Stone & Eva Cassidy. As well as writing and touring the UK & Europe in her original bands, Claire has over 10 years professional experience fronting various bands and acts performing at large V.I.P, televised, charity, business & private events across the UK & Europe such as The Volvo Vista Awards 2018, The Birmingham FC Awards 2015/2016, EVEREST 2k16, The Snowman Spectacular 2014/2015 & The YIA Awards to name a few. Claire has also had residencies in top hotels world wide such as The Shangri-La, Beijing, The Grand, Brighton & The Ritz, London. 
After completing her classical grades (grade 8 singing) at performing arts school. Claire furthered her training at BIMM graduating with a BA Hons Degree in Professional Musicianship in 2015.
Session work includes library music for Radio Reverb & Codesouth FM.

Jake MacKay on Lead Vocals, Backing Vocals, Electric Guitar, Keys, Loops & Percussion.

Jake has played guitar since the age of 11. After passing his grade 8 at the age of 15, Jake went on to further his abilities and studied a degree in Music Performance at BIMM London. Since then Jake has performed professionally as a musician around the UK as well as the USA, Caribbean, Middle East, Asia & Europe.
Jake has years of professional experience performing in various bands and as a soloist around the world at hotels and onboard cruise ships such as The Shangri-La, Beijing, Carnival Dream, Palace Hotel Bahrain, Carnival Vista, Celebrity Solstice, Tui Hotels P&O Pride of Bruges/York/Hull & DFDS Princess.
Jakes playing is influenced by the likes of David Gilmore. As a singer/guitarist Jakes confidence and onstage charisma never fails entertain and get a crowd involved!

Talent Card

Art Type:

Musician

Location:

United Kingdom

Speciality:

Band, DJ, Duo, Flute, Guitarist, Multi Instrumentalist, Singer (Vocalist), Songwriter

Genres:

20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, Acoustic, Ballad, Blues, Commercial, Contemporary, Country, Covers, Dance, English, Folk, Funk, Hard Rock, Indie, Instrumental, Jam, Jazz, Mainstream, Multi Genre, Oldies, Old School, Original, Party , Pop, Positive Vibes, Rap, R&B, Reggae, Reggaeton, Retro, Rhythmic, Rock, Rock and Roll, Ska, Soul, Soulful, Top 40, Upbeat, Urban

Events Type:

Clubs & Pubs, Wedding, Corporate Event, Cruise Ship, Bachelor Party, Hotels & Restaurants, Public Event, Exhibition, Festival, Private Party, Children Birthday

Languages:

Group Members

Jake Mackay

Guitar/Backing Vocal

Claire Macgarvie

Vocals/Guitar/Flute

Foxgloves