Choice formed in Queenstown, New Zealand in 2003, starting out with vocals, guitar and djembe. Since then they have developed their sound and set up to include loop station, percussive drumkit and sample pad to accommodate violin and bassy subs, creating an upbeat yet ambient sound. They have played to audiences in Australia, NZ, Ireland, South America and England and have supported some fantastic artists such as Cara Dillon, Foy Vance and Sabrina Dinan.
Claire has been writing and performing her own material for over 20 years and has worked with many accomplished artists along the way. A self taught guitarist, singer and songwriter she has played to audiences all over the world, gathering inspiration for new material from her own experience and honest reflection of people and the world. There are many influences which paint her music, including a background in classical violin and Irish traditional music as well as the numerous bands she has sung and played violin with throughout the years.
Paul has performed professionally with various bands, singer/songwriters, artists and theatre companies including, Flame Fire Productions. He has worked with interactive communication companies and played extensively in the Irish traditional folk circuit. He is heavily influenced by the New Zealand dub, drum’n’bass scene and has recorded and produced 4 albums of his own percussive work.