Clarence aka CLO
“Everything happens for a reason”, pipes Clarence Liew, also known as CLO among his fans, about where he is today. The 20 year old singer-songwriter recalls his first favorite hit song when he was just 5 years old – when his family was not around, he would put on the cassette player, lie on his couch and listen to the song ‘Lemon Tree’ by Fool’s Garden over and over again.
Clarence loves soulful music – particularly pop, soul and R&B and cites Jason Mraz as one of his early inspirations, and also attributes his musical inclinations to his Eurasian roots and culture – his grandfather was a very talented musician who played many instruments, such as the double bass, violin, ukulele and guitar. In his later years, he drew inspiration from artists such as Bruno Mars, Gabe Bondoc, and Jeremy Passion.
Some of the highlights that Clarence has been part of in his music career include “The YouTube Stars Concert” where he performed together with internationally renowned artists from YouTube such as David Choi, Jason Chen, Ana Free and Tiffany Alvord at The Coliseum, Hard Rock Hotel, Resorts World Sentosa.
Apart from that, Clarence was also nominated for a Yahoo! “Singapore 9″ Award, in the Entertainment category, amongst other nominees (including Nat Ho, Inch Chua, Nicholas Chim, Kevin Lester etc) who have impacted the musical/cultural landscape in Singapore. In pursuit of perfect sound, he has also clinched an endorsement deal with Sennheiser in late 2012.
Clarence is consistently carving his name on the local music industry with the help of this generation’s platform. It’s not impossible for his talent to be recognized internationally in the years to come.
To know more about Clarence, you can follow him at www.facebook.com/clarenceliewmusic.