Music is my religion.
- Jimi Hendrix
Picture this. A family of nine siblings...eight males, and one female not invited into the boys' club.
Claire (aka stelland) came to music by way of her eldest brother. He was a young teen when their father (an accordion aficionado) permitted his full drum kit to grace the main family room! Sgt. Pepper was his go-to practice piece. Many of Claire's brothers share the music gene...her hook to music was sealed.
But Claire was a late bloomer in terms of creating music, mainly she was an obsessive fan. Her early focus and pursuits were in theatre, dance, jewellery design, interior design and poetry.
She then married her melodies with her poetry and tested the results at local open stages...stelland was born.