Clare Bowditch

Clare Bowditch

Clare Bowditch is one of Australia’s most successful ARIA Award-winning songwriters, a Logie-nominated actor (Channel 10’s Offspring), and the founder of Big Hearted Business, where she teaches creative people about business, and business people about creativity.

2017 sees Clare continuing to host Statewide Afternoons for ABC Radio Melbourne, as well as working on her latest album.

Clare has had Top Ten albums, been named Rolling Stone Woman of the Year (Contribution to Culture), Yen Young Woman of the Year (Music), toured the world with Gotye and nationally with Leonard Cohen, written for Harpers Bazaar and the Drum, and currently hosts an Australian Music Show on Qantas. Along with her creative/business/life-partner Marty Brown, she has three children – identical twins Oscar and Elijah, and one-of-a-kind Asha.

On TV, she has been a featured guest on programs from “Compass”, “Q&A”, “Artscape” and “Insight”, to “Talkin’ Bout Your Generation”, “Rockwiz” and “Spicks and Specks”, was a regular guest host on “The Circle” and has presented (and won) at the ARIA Awards. She was the first “Q & A” panelist ever to also perform a song, and interviewed Prime Minister Gillard for MYSPACE, three days before the crucial 2010 election.

Clare also co-wrote and starred in the smash-hit theatre-show “Tales From The Life Of Eva – The Eva Cassidy Story”, in 2011.

Clare’s talents also extend to public speaking, presenting key note speeches, hosting and MCing, including the “Women of Letters” book launches and an inspiring TEDx talk at the Wheeler Centre in December 2012. Clare narrated Music Max’s “My First Gig”, Series One and Two. Clare also hosted the nightly Evenings radio show on ABC 774 in a national broadcast during the summer of 2011, and has hosted summer shows on Triple J and has also guest-edited a special edition of Australian Musician magazine.

Clare is regularly invited to sit on both Ministerial and Award Assessment panels (Australia Council, AMP, ARIA, APRA), and was Secretary of the Music Victoria Board until 2012. She is also a proud ambassador for Life’s Little Treasures, PPCA and APRA.

“Clare is one of those effortlessly mesmeric communicators.  Her rare blend of insight and charisma means that people cannot help but be thoroughly engaged when she speaks.”  – Waleed Aly

“She is that rare combination of creative talent, intellectual insight and evident empathy for the human condition. She is a compelling speaker on a range of topics relevant to most of us, and has both a gifted and humorous capacity to make large and small audiences feel immensely welcome and involved”– Fabian Dattner (Business Leader, Social Entrepreneur)

Clare Bowditch

Radio

ABC RADIO STATEWIDE AFTERNOONS
Presenter, ABC Radio Melbourne 2016-Current

Television

THE BIG MUSIC QUIZ
Guest panellist, Seven Network 2016
SPICKS & SPECKS
Guest appearance, ABC TV 2014
OFFSPRING
Role: Rosanna, Network TEN 2012-2014
EXHUMED
Grand Final judge, ABC1 2013
THE CIRCLE
Guest host, Network 10 2011-2012
Q AND A
Guest appearances, ABC TV 2011
COMPASS
Guest appearance, ABC TV 2011
TALKIN’ ‘BOUT YOUR GENERATION
Guest appearance, Network 10 2010
GOOD NEWS WEEK
Guest appearance, Network 10 2010
THE 7PM PROJECT
Guest appearance, Network 10 2009
INSIGHT
Guest appearance, SBS 2008
LIVE AT THE BASEMENT
Performance, Winter Secrets Tour, ABC TV 2008
LIVE AT THE CHAPEL
Performance, Channel 7/MTV
THE SIDESHOW
Guest appearance, ABC TV 2007
ROCKWIZ
Guest appearances, SBS 2006-2010

Corporate Events

WAKE UP PROJECT
Guest Speaker and Performance 2016
EMERGING LEADERS CONFERENCE
Guest Speaker 2016
LEADERS WITH A LIFE CONFERENCE
Guest Speaker and Performance 2016
WOMEN IN BUSINESS EVENTS
Guest Speaker and Performance 2016
WHEELER CENTRE Q&A PANEL
Panellist 2015
SHE LEADS CONFERENCE
Guest Speaker and Performance 2015
WAKE UP PROJECT
Guest Speaker 2015
EDUCATE PLUS CONFERENCE
Guest Speaker and Q&A 2014
ETSY DESIGN AWARDS
Event Host / Ambassador 2014
TRIPLE J, LAUNCH OF ‘DIG’ MUSIC
Guest Speaker, 2013
UBUD WRITERS FESTIVAL, JAKARTA 
Guest Speaker and Presenter, 2013
CREATIVE WOMEN’S CIRCLE  
Guest Speaker, 2013
CITY OF CASEY’S ‘ART GATHERING’ 
Guest Speaker, 2013
APRA MUSIC AWARDS  
Co-Host, 2013
THE HAPPINESS AND ITS CAUSES CONFERENCE 
Guest Speaker, 2013
WIRED FOR WONDER CONFERENCE
Singing Workshop, 2013
WOMEN IN BUSINESS 
Panel Member, 2013
ST MARY’S COLLEGE TEACHERS’ RETREAT 
Special Guest, 2013
THINKING SERIES, PENLEIGH AND ESSENDON GRAMMAR 
Guest Speaker, 2013
BRIGHT SPARKS CREATIVE INDUSTRIES SYMPOSIUM 
Key Note Speech and Workshop, 2013
TEDX WOMEN TALK, ‘FALLING IN LOVE WITH YOUR MUSE’ 
Key Note Speech, 2012
NMIT GRADUATION 
Key Note Speech, 2012
‘HELL HOUSE’ PROVOCATION DISCUSSION 
Panel Member, 2012
ARTIST SEMINAR SERIES, BAYSIDE CITY COUNCIL 
Presenter, 2012

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