DJ Marie Claire
With a name like Marie Claire, becoming a fashion model would seem the obvious career path, but during those years of treading the runways of London, Milan, New York and Paris her first love, music, kept drawing her back.
The combination of classical musical training and vivacious character make DJ Marie Claire a formidable package.
After travelling the world as a child with her family, Marie Claire quickly took to a career as an international fashion model. Discovered while still at school, she moved to London at 18 and started her illustrious career working with the cream of the industry; from Vogue to campaigns for Agent Provocateur and even shooting for her namesake, Marie Claire. Living between New York, Paris, London and going home to visit her family who were then living in West Africa, Marie Claire developed an eclectic and varied music taste and this – combined with an instinctive skill to read what the crowd want – has given her the ability to turn the stiffest of crowds into a crazy dance floor and make Marie Claire a rare and notable talent.
Marie Claire first learned to DJ at the young age of 16 during the UK’s infamous underground house scene. when her modeling career took flight, the music took a back seat until she moved in with one of London’s most infamous DJs, drag queen Jodie Harsh. Harsh re-ignited her passion and after taking a residency alongside Jodie in her legendary Circus club, Marie Claire was soon spinning with everyone from William Orbit to the Scissor Sisters.
Residencies at London’s most elite clubs soon followed, with numerous parties and events for Agent Provocateur, Monaco Grand Prix, British Grand Prix, Bruno Mars tour, and a couple of British Royal Princes to name a few. To date, Marie Claire has continued to combine her love of fashion and music and has played at some of the most legendary parties around including Monaco Grand Prix, London Fashion Week, Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren, Diesel, Cartier Polo and private parties for Jay-Z, Rhianna, Kanye West and Leonardo DiCaprio. More recently she was selected to be the UK DJ for the worldwide premiere of the blockbuster summer movie We Are Your Friends.
Marie Claire’s motto of making the crowd feel sexy, combined with her energy make her a must have name on all party fixture lists. Fusing elements from classic soul, rock, hip-hop, pop and binding it all together with house music gives her the ability to adapt to any crowd.
Marie Claire’s residencies have spanned the cream of London’s nightlife scene including the two most long standing clubs in the west end Maddox and Raffles. International residencies take her to some of the most glamorous destinations around the world including of course Ibiza where she played the first two seasons of the newly opened Ocean beach Club as well as a long standing residency at Space for the Ministry Of Sound night. Residencies in various clubs around the world such as, Zurich (Jade), Dubai (Armani Club), LA (Teddys), New York (Avenue, SL), Moscow (Imperia, Premier), Cyprus (Zoo Club, Nozomi Beach Club) have further established her ability. An ever popular choice for high profile events such as Royal Ascot, Silverstone Formula 1 and the like, Marie Claire’s extensive musical knowledge means she can seamlessly adapt to any musical demands put on her and she’s the perfect option for both formal and relaxed corporate events.
With a combination of beauty, intelligence, business savvy and music ability it is no wonder Marie Claire has taken the DJ world by storm.