“These are songs I grew up loving and each song holds a special place in my heart. I'd like to give a little special dedication for the song ‘Amazed’ to my big brother, Vincent and his beautiful wife Donna...” – Chlara
Check Out Chlara's Latest EP 'Acoustic Now #5'
Jun 27, 2019 at 7:45 PM
Posted by : Marie Li
Filed Under : Entertainment
Manila, Philippines - 22 year old British-born Filipina singer / songwriter Chlara (born Chlara Isobel Magtultol) labeled as Philippines acoustic songbird, Chlara spent the early years of her life living in England before moving to the Philippines at the age of nine. Her father Cesar who passed away when Chlara was only two years old was a music lover and left with Chlara his love of music.
From the age of three Chlara was already singing and was very much influenced by the music that was constantly played at home, listening to Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Air Supply, The Carpenters, Christina Aguilera, Whitney Houston and Celine Dion.
After moving back to the Philippines, Chlara’s mum Gina enrolled her into a few singing schools, While regularly joining the school singing programs and plays Chlara also began playing the guitar at the age 11, learning from her brother and with her own self study, she would watch & learn from videos on YouTube.
Before starting college Chlara had already started writing her own songs. Growing up all Chlara ever wanted to do was sing and have the world hear her songs and now is fully focused to reach her dreams having signed a long term management and recording agreement with Evolution.
She was featured in evosound’s album Voices of Love together with the finest female vocals featuring Susan Wong, Olivia Ong, Julienne Taylor, Emi Fujita, Stacey Kent, Katie Melua, Chantal Chamberland with her version of Lionel Richie’s Stuck on You.
Chlara has been regularly performing in the Philippines during 2012 and 2013. On May 30th 2013 Chlara made her debut overseas live performance at the Poly Theatre, Beijing, China as special guest to Connie Talbot.
In July 2013 Chlara recorded her debut album of self-written compositions in Manila with Swiss-based producer Adrien Zerbini. The album is scheduled for release in early 2014.
Acoustic Now #5 is the latest EP by Chlara which includes 4 cover songs inspired from Chlara’s fondest childhood memories. Continuing with her reputation as an acoustic songbird, Chlara taps into a history when these songs bookmarked a special time and place. Those who are familiar with Chlara will recognise the trademark sound for her sweet voice over acoustic guitar. Holding court is the singer/songwriter’s well-polished talent, as she reaches deep within to bring out these latest soulful expressions. Contributing to her extensive catalogue of acoustical works.
Songs on ‘acousticNOW5’ EP
1. Everybody wants to rule The World
3. Don't Look Back In Anger
Please check out my cover of This Love by Maroon 5 shot during the evo sessions Live in HK - - Full video available on YouTube. Cover available on Spotify, iTunes, Apple Music, Deezer, GooglePlay, Tidal, KKBox ???????? - - Big thanks to @evosoundmusic for the evo session. Huge thanks to Isagani for playing the guitar with me. - - #evosound #evosessions #Evosessionslive #evosessionsep #ThisLove
Images Courtesy of Chlara and EVO Sound