Claudine West is creating Music, Music Videos, Art, Meditation, Connection, Wellbeing.
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My name is Claudine. I channel beautiful things. I'm a multi-instrumentalist, Composer, Artist and Author of my Kindle book; Claudsville Blogs and Biog of a Bog Woppit. I compose, perform, record and release instrumental, soundtrack, meditation music. Listen here > Earth Tree Healing. I create colourful abstract oil paintings on recycled canvas I find at car boot sales etc. I'd be eternally grateful of funding to invest in release my musical content to the world and ideally, to be creative and collaborate with others full time. I'd like to be able to focus wholly helping others relax and embrace higher vibrations through music. 

My dream - the ultimate goal is to help build the Earth Tree Retreat. A place of peace, creativity, escape, embrace for humans and animals. To be self sufficient. Where an exchange of skills, labour, talent, produce etc is gifted for the duration of the stay.   

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Music tapped my ancestors on their giant shoulders and helped them create me.  Inheriting a talent for music from Great Grandad and Grandma Drew. A talent for creating vibrant art came from my from Grandad Bill (bottom left)

EST. 1959


Claudine West Art



Drawn to and excited by any music instrument. My formative years were spent practicing and composing on Bontempi and Casio keyboards. A classical guitar bought by my parents on a holiday in Norfolk launched sore fingers and many hours of practicing. I spent lunch breaks at school in the music block playing piano, instrument swapping and sitting in the dark store cupboard learning guitar chords in the dark. After an introduction to the drum kit during a music lesson by my music teacher Simon Davie. So began the journey into percussion. Performing Jazz, Rock and Blues. With few drum lessons/pointers. Self taught on all of my instruments. 
I don't read music. I channel it, I feel it. I create it to relax to. Music to accompany the beauty in this world. My music juxtaposed with my colourful artworks. 
From the trusty Fostex reel to reel and 4 track tape recorders. I progressed into adulthood and into the digital recording revolution, whilst enjoying grunge music and frequenting gigs and a little head banging at Rock City, Nottingham: R.E.M. Suzanne Vega and Pearl Jam, Nirvana, Tori Amos, The Doors, Thomas Newman are amongst many other influences. 

I began performing live at live mics night and jamming with other musicians.



I wrote and recorded for many years, in my 20's with under the pseudonym of ‘Bog Woppit’ with Guitarist Graham Skelton-Ruth (Grimm aka Yeti) Spending many all night sessions writing, recording and indulging in creative processes. Solitude spawned a very productive decade lyrically and musically.



I met Karen Smalley-Turner at a live mic night at The Lion, in Basford, Nottingham. Grimm and I offered to record her in the home studio, as loved her voice and sound. This began a special musical partnership and friendship.



After his sudden unexpected death when I was 27. Heartbroken, I sobered up and soul searched, led me to embrace further and co-founder with Karen Smalley-Turner the band The Idolins. A decade of good times, memories and music making followed. I created the name from a play on the Final Fantasy ‘War Gods’ ‘Eidolons’ creating a combination of idols and stringed instruments. Folk pop. This enabled me to excel in my finger picking techniques coming up with hooks and exploring more instruments. I swapped between regularly between banjo, mandolin and guitar. Recording keyboard piano parts and drums also on studio albums. ‘Sound Of the Rain’ and ‘You Said.’

The Idolins at Greenwich Park. 2012 Olympic Games

For my full story you can read her book. Claudsville Blogs and Biog of a Bog Woppit

In 2014 I left the Idolins and pursued a new challenge playing drums for a couple of years in Rock/Funk band Subway Circus. 


In my alternate instrumental career and parallel musical universe. A ‘hot healing hands’ discovery during a drunken rehearsal, during my Idolins residency. Plus a spiritual ‘sort your ego out’ discussion in Wales, from an influential family member. In 2010 I studied and became a practitioner of Shoden and Okuden Reiki. Having always felt different. I discovered, involved, evolved and made new friends with similar beliefs and ways of life in the Nottingham Pagan Community. After having past life regression. I received answers to ‘the whys, the dreams, the being drawn to, the lessons learned and to learn.’ Finding much peace in meditation and connecting with Angels. I wanted to create soundtracks for my practice of connection to spirit, nature and energies. So I finally embraced my true self. In 2014 I began creating my own music to meditate to and channel Universal Life Force Energies. I embraced creating soundscapes for peace, exploration and a quiet mind. New Age and Instrumental works available under Earth Tree Healing



I collaborate with Sally Wathen at Rainbow Bridge for guided meditations and hope to do many more with others too. 

In 2016 Subway Circus split. I and Lead Vocalist (From Subway Circus) Paul Phillip Johnson formed Strange Currencies. An acoustic alternative rock duo... that then quickly evolved into a rock band with me on Drums and Mandolin. 


2016-present. I'm currently writing, recording and performing with band Strange Currencies


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Discography

I am Handfasted to, live and go on adventures with soulmate and manager Angela Barker. We love animals and our rescue cats Pattie Pops, Rambo and Tipsy.



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Summerland
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Illumination
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Exclusive Unreleased Mp3 Track
Awakening
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You will receive a private link to download a meditation MP3 and exclusive video in full.  
Abundance
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Guided Abundance & Law Of Attraction Track
Creation
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My name is Claudine. I channel beautiful things. I'm a multi-instrumentalist, Composer, Artist and Author of my Kindle book; Claudsville Blogs and Biog of a Bog Woppit. I compose, perform, record and release instrumental, soundtrack, meditation music. Listen here > Earth Tree Healing. I create colourful abstract oil paintings on recycled canvas I find at car boot sales etc. I'd be eternally grateful of funding to invest in release my musical content to the world and ideally, to be creative and collaborate with others full time. I'd like to be able to focus wholly helping others relax and embrace higher vibrations through music. 

My dream - the ultimate goal is to help build the Earth Tree Retreat. A place of peace, creativity, escape, embrace for humans and animals. To be self sufficient. Where an exchange of skills, labour, talent, produce etc is gifted for the duration of the stay.   

Claudine West LinkedIn



Music tapped my ancestors on their giant shoulders and helped them create me.  Inheriting a talent for music from Great Grandad and Grandma Drew. A talent for creating vibrant art came from my from Grandad Bill (bottom left)

EST. 1959


Claudine West Art



Drawn to and excited by any music instrument. My formative years were spent practicing and composing on Bontempi and Casio keyboards. A classical guitar bought by my parents on a holiday in Norfolk launched sore fingers and many hours of practicing. I spent lunch breaks at school in the music block playing piano, instrument swapping and sitting in the dark store cupboard learning guitar chords in the dark. After an introduction to the drum kit during a music lesson by my music teacher Simon Davie. So began the journey into percussion. Performing Jazz, Rock and Blues. With few drum lessons/pointers. Self taught on all of my instruments. 
I don't read music. I channel it, I feel it. I create it to relax to. Music to accompany the beauty in this world. My music juxtaposed with my colourful artworks. 
From the trusty Fostex reel to reel and 4 track tape recorders. I progressed into adulthood and into the digital recording revolution, whilst enjoying grunge music and frequenting gigs and a little head banging at Rock City, Nottingham: R.E.M. Suzanne Vega and Pearl Jam, Nirvana, Tori Amos, The Doors, Thomas Newman are amongst many other influences. 

I began performing live at live mics night and jamming with other musicians.



I wrote and recorded for many years, in my 20's with under the pseudonym of ‘Bog Woppit’ with Guitarist Graham Skelton-Ruth (Grimm aka Yeti) Spending many all night sessions writing, recording and indulging in creative processes. Solitude spawned a very productive decade lyrically and musically.



I met Karen Smalley-Turner at a live mic night at The Lion, in Basford, Nottingham. Grimm and I offered to record her in the home studio, as loved her voice and sound. This began a special musical partnership and friendship.



After his sudden unexpected death when I was 27. Heartbroken, I sobered up and soul searched, led me to embrace further and co-founder with Karen Smalley-Turner the band The Idolins. A decade of good times, memories and music making followed. I created the name from a play on the Final Fantasy ‘War Gods’ ‘Eidolons’ creating a combination of idols and stringed instruments. Folk pop. This enabled me to excel in my finger picking techniques coming up with hooks and exploring more instruments. I swapped between regularly between banjo, mandolin and guitar. Recording keyboard piano parts and drums also on studio albums. ‘Sound Of the Rain’ and ‘You Said.’

The Idolins at Greenwich Park. 2012 Olympic Games

For my full story you can read her book. Claudsville Blogs and Biog of a Bog Woppit

In 2014 I left the Idolins and pursued a new challenge playing drums for a couple of years in Rock/Funk band Subway Circus. 


In my alternate instrumental career and parallel musical universe. A ‘hot healing hands’ discovery during a drunken rehearsal, during my Idolins residency. Plus a spiritual ‘sort your ego out’ discussion in Wales, from an influential family member. In 2010 I studied and became a practitioner of Shoden and Okuden Reiki. Having always felt different. I discovered, involved, evolved and made new friends with similar beliefs and ways of life in the Nottingham Pagan Community. After having past life regression. I received answers to ‘the whys, the dreams, the being drawn to, the lessons learned and to learn.’ Finding much peace in meditation and connecting with Angels. I wanted to create soundtracks for my practice of connection to spirit, nature and energies. So I finally embraced my true self. In 2014 I began creating my own music to meditate to and channel Universal Life Force Energies. I embraced creating soundscapes for peace, exploration and a quiet mind. New Age and Instrumental works available under Earth Tree Healing



I collaborate with Sally Wathen at Rainbow Bridge for guided meditations and hope to do many more with others too. 

In 2016 Subway Circus split. I and Lead Vocalist (From Subway Circus) Paul Phillip Johnson formed Strange Currencies. An acoustic alternative rock duo... that then quickly evolved into a rock band with me on Drums and Mandolin. 


2016-present. I'm currently writing, recording and performing with band Strange Currencies


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Discography

I am Handfasted to, live and go on adventures with soulmate and manager Angela Barker. We love animals and our rescue cats Pattie Pops, Rambo and Tipsy.



Recent posts by Claudine West

Tiers
Summerland
$2 or more per month 0 patrons
Access To Exclusive Videos
Illumination
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
Exclusive Unreleased Mp3 Track
Awakening
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
You will receive a private link to download a meditation MP3 and exclusive video in full.  
Abundance
$20 or more per month 0 patrons
Guided Abundance & Law Of Attraction Track
Creation
$100 or more per month 0 of 10 patrons
Ask, Meditate, Create via Skype or Messenger