Claire Phillips to open for Sybil on Saturday 24th Sept at Grand Arena in Cape Town

If old-school is what floats your boat, Soul Sisters 2022 is where you want to moor your soul-filled boat on Saturday 24th Sept  at  Grand Arena at GrandWest Casino and Entertainment World in Cape Town  to see  Sybil, and her Cape town 12-piece band, as well as a stunning line-up of the cape stars  

The show will be hosted by MC Suga and the running order is: Andrea Fortuin,  Claire Phillips ,Amy Jones,  Mady Abrahams,  then a twenty minute interval  then Vuvu Khumalo and Sybil headlines the show with a 60 set of hit filled music.

 I caught up with Claire last week ahead of the show. Her set includes the hits Spell on you and Little Things.

Claire Phillips
Claire Phillips

What is your job description?

There are so many but what springs to mind first is artist,musician,songwriter,actress  and over all creative person 

What does music mean to you?

Music is  my saving grace, it is undoubtedly my purpose and passion.

My music is about…

 Love and life and all the yummy bits in-between ,

And this is why my music is very relatable

What is your motto?

If at first you don’t succeed ,try and try again and again

Fame is about…

Fame is a bi product of what I do , ive never considered it until now when faced with this question

Retirement will happen when…

When I eventually pass away hahaha

I don’t do…

What doesn’t feel right

I would love to co-write with…

Masego , J-Something, John Legend, Robert Glasper

Where do you go for inspiration to create? 

Everywhere I go there is always something that is able to inspire, inspiration is everywhere

What is the most enjoyable aspect of your work?

That I absolutely love what I do

The song you must do during every show?

Spell on me ….without a doubt, people scold at me when I don’t perform it hahahah

Any funny moments on stage?

Too many to mention

My heroes are…

Lucinda Evans I absolutely adore her and everything she stands for.

Which living person do you admire most and why?

Again I will say Lucinda Evans, I have yet to meet someone so selfless and who helps everyone she comes across. She is a force to be reckoned with and yet in the same breathe she is one of the most gentle person I have ever met

What is your most treasured possession?

The ring my mummy put on my finger on her birthday this year 8 Feb, sadly she passed away 5 days before my birthday in March.

It’s your round; what are you drinking?

Makersmark Whisky on the rocks, short thin rimmed glass.

Dream gig to do?

Montreux Jazz Festival.

What makes you stand out?

My authenticity.

Any nicknames?

I recently just got one, those close to me call me  flippy … I like it.

If you were not a musician, what would you do?

I would be  a chef …..I love cooking.

Pick five words to describe yourself?

Authentic, affectionate, dreamer, musical , joker

What are you streaming?

Musically ive actually been checking out the clark sisters lol

And Aretha franklin always streaming

What book are you reading?

I just finished killing caroline by local author sarah jane

What song changed your life?

This is an extremely difficult question to answer but if I think of what ive been experiencing the last two years it would be leandria johnson – deliver me

Who do you love?

My fiancé Tasneem and our pitbull named Lily

Top of your bucket list?

Montreux Jazz Festival

Your greatest achievement?

Overcoming everything that was sent to drown me and break me down, my healing journey has to date been my personal biggest achievement and obviously my awards hahahahaha

What do you complain about most often?

That I am  tired.

What is your biggest fear?

My biggest fear was losing my mom… now I am fearless

Happiness is…

When she looks at me and I know I am loved and appreciated.

On stage, I tend to…

Sweat a lot , like I can stand still and sing and I still sweat this always makes me laugh im always wet coming off the stage

The best life lesson you have learned?

Even tho it was not my fault, it is my responsibility to heal myself

What has been your favorite journey so far?

The journey of getting to know myself and my worth.

Wishes and dreams?

To be completely at peace. 

Soul Sisters 2022







Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Up ↑

%d bloggers like this: