Clare Bowditch is one of Australia’s most successful ARIA Award-winning songwriters, a Logie-nominated actor (Channel 10’s Offspring), a broadcaster on ABC Radio Melbourne and the founder of Big Hearted Business, where she teaches creative people about business, and business people about creativity.
She 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 the Afternoon show on ABC Radio Melbourne as well as the Australian Music Show on Qantas.
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.” She was a regular guest host on “The Circle” and has presented (and won) at the ARIA Awards. She was the first “Q & A” panellist ever to also perform a song, and interviewed Prime Minister Gillard for MYSPACE, three days before the crucial 2010 election.
Clare Bowditch also co-wrote and starred in the smash-hit Theatre speakers-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 MC-ing, including the “Women of Letters” book launches, MWF events, Gala and Awards nights and an inspiring TEDx talk at the Wheeler Centre in December 2012. Clare narrated Music Max's "My First Gig" Series One and Two, and hosted the nightly Evenings radio show on ABC 774 in a national broadcast during the summer of 2011. She’s also hosted summer shows on Triple J and has guest-edited a special edition of Australian Musician magazine.
Clare Bowditch 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's presentations always contain a lot of laughs, connection, empathy and honesty.