CLAIRE HEYWOOD is a singer-songwriter with a smoky, emotive voice and "thoughtfully measured lyrics and melodies." (Westword)
A longtime creative writer, Heywood quietly explored the crafts of vocal performance and songwriting for two years before beginning to play sets in small listening rooms around Denver.
In late 2017, Heywood met the team from Third & James Studios while performing at Syntax Physic Opera's open mic. They teamed up to record her first release with a full band: Wes Barton, Trevor Vader, Duncan Britt, and Michael Sandoval. Vocalist Rebecca Hannigan joined the group for sets at Underground Music Showcase and Ophelia's.
Heywood released The Wind, It Howls independently in March 2019 to a crowd at Syntax Physic Opera.
In an interview, 303 Magazine called the record "a deeply personal — yet unequivocally relatable — account of love and loss, redemption and healing."
"Her mature vocals and thoughtfully crafted lyrics make it hard to believe that Heywood has only been seriously pursuing songwriting for the past few years. With such a strong introduction to the music scene, it’s clear that Heywood’s is a voice that refuses to go unnoticed."
Heywood's first performance at the Underground Music Showcase was called 'One of the 29 Best Shows' of the year by 303 Magazine.