Claes Cem

Claes Cem

If you ask Claes how best to experience his music, he will smile and say, “Join me at my next concert!” His live performance has been shaped by a life of touring the road, building fans from the Highlands of Scotland to the Turquoise Sea of the Caribbean.

Performing started early at the age of 8 when Claes first picked up his mother’s guitar. Being left-handed, he took a cue from Jimmy Hendrix, stringing the guitar upside down. This worked well, until his mother got fed up with not being able to play her own instrument, at which point Claes taught himself to play right handed.

After winning “Best Singer” at the 2008′s Emergenza contest in Copenhagen, and touring with the Scottish band “Injuns”, Claes went on to collaborate with Grammy Award winning engineer/producers Carlos Bedoya on the EP “Rosie,” which got national radio play in Denmark. Most recently Claes’ songs have appeared on TV projects such as the TV series “Extreme Makeover” and the “Bachelor”.

Claes’ voice is reminiscent of the legendary artist Billy Joel with a sound that is comparable to many emerging bands today such as Mumford and Sons and Fun.

Claes is now working on his highly anticipated debut album to be released in the US early 2014 with songs produced by mega producer/songwriter Scott Mathews.


Driven by the old soul of rock n' roll,” Kingsborough” creates a modern twist on classic-soulful rock. This independent group of musicians reflects raw high-energy performances, and the sort of mentality of “give it everything you got” and leave it on the stage, night after night. They give 110 percent, and end in a sweaty, heated energy that connects with audiences and fans. With a heavy focus on authenticity, Kingsborough’s music is a very welcoming fusion of blues and rock but with a much more modernized face lift.

Austin James Hicks


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