About Cloudy Galvez
Claudia Galvez, artistically known as Cloudy, was born 7th June 1996 in Reading, UK. Music has always been a huge part of Claudia’s life. At seven years old, she began learning to play piano with her grandma, practicing every chance she could. At eleven, she discovered guitarist Estas Tonne. She was determined to teach herself to play like him, so made a habit of sneaking into her brother’s room and “borrowing” his old classical guitar. Soon, the borrowing became permanent. Eventually, after hearing Claudia play her original material in the garden, a neighbour suggested Claudia perform at The Living Room, Oxford. When she arrived, the promoter got a shock - from the mature tone of her email, he had expected her to be about sixteen! Despite his concerns, Claudia jumped on stage there and then. Impressed, he immediately offered her a residency, lasting two years. At the end of each night, she participated in jam sessions, where she learned to improvise vocally, her strongest skill today. This was where ‘Cloudy Galvez’ was born. Building on this momentum, Cloudy auditioned for independent label owner Daniel Baker (BakerLane Records). They worked together for five years under the guidance of ex-head of A&R at EMI, Hugh Stanley-Clarke. This was where she grew up, experimenting with different styles, before finding her own: acoustic pop/soul. Sadly, Cloudy’s parents divorce meant she had to move away with her mum, leaving her unable to perform in Oxford. Instead, she landed a residency at the local pub. By the end of her first three months, her nights of live music had overtaken the local night club in popularity, leaving her playing to 300 people each week, and the night club spookily empty. Meanwhile, Cloudy was part of the team of composers that scored the independent film, Weaverfish, which won two awards in Toronto. Wanting to share her success with others, Cloudy and her colleagues created the organisation Motivated By Music, funded by Youth Music, and authorised to go into youth centres across Coventry and Warwickshire teaching music and production to young people aged 11-25. The project received vast media coverage, seeing Cloudy perform and interview with the BBC. The project culminated in the release of a single, recorded at Robannas Studios, Birmingham. Hearing Cloudy sing, the engineer invited her to stay to record an acoustic track with him, which ended up being showcased around Robannas for the next month. Now sixteen, Cloudy was asked to perform at the Race For Life event in Coventry, a cause close to her heart. With 15,000 people in the crowd, and countless others listening via Heart FM, Cloudy put all of her skills into practice, loving every second of it. This drive to perform live led her to move across the country, living with an old lady in Bournemouth so that she could attend the Academy of Contemporary Music. It was here that she was able to mix with industry professionals, attending soundchecks, classes and presenting original material for Level 42, Squeeze, Joan Armatrading and Nik Kershaw. But Cloudy had her heart set on management. Now at the London College of Music, she used the skills she learned during the first year to study festival production with Roundhouse, Bestival and Glastonbury. From here, she worked with Roundhouse to do artist liaison on CircusFest 2016. Despite being heavily involved in a different avenue within the music industry, Cloudy never lost her love of writing and performing herself. Her gigs include Proud Camden, Battersea Park Festival, The Good Ship, and The Garage, to name a few. These performances led her to collaborate with MisteR LEES, and what a beautiful collaboration it was. They created and released her debut EP, ‘Let It Run WILD! [The Un-Mastered EP]’, which has amassed around 40,000 plays on SoundCloud. This attracted the attention of Band Management Universal, who snapped Cloudy up. Under their management, Cloudy went on to record her second EP ‘Home’ with SoundLab Studios and Abbey Road, due for release summer 2017.
'You were awesome at my birthday party'
'you actually killed it all three of you, well bloody done!'
Cloudy has the kind of voice that makes me smile