“As a musician, I am constantly looking for inspiration through life, friends, experience and other music to help my discovery of my craft. I want to take the colours from all around me in all shapes and forms and transform this into musical composition. Like life, my music will evolve with me; I am constantly exploring for new treasures and experience which will shape my life, as well as my music. In the process of this musical voyage, I wish to touch people in a way that my music resonates through their souls, and reach levels bigger than the eye can see. Escapism, reconnection, emancipation, discovery and all other feelings should come through all of us with everything we love and are passionate about. It’s great to listen to music, but to FEEL it, is what I am talking about. Where words end, music speaks. And I thank you, and you all know who you are, for helping me shape my life this way and making become the woman I am today, tomorrow and for the rest of my years”
Like any artist worth their salt, Clarita’s music is the result of many things. Raised in Scotland to Filipino/Spanish and Dutch/Irish parents, as a child of the 80’s, it’s no wonder that her music sounds the way it does. Influenced by everyone from Nina Simone and Al Green to The Roots, Angie Stone and Jill Scott. Pinpointing the beginning of her musical career as a child she vividly remembers being mysteriously drawn from her bed to play the piano in her living room from the tender age of four.
Number one album selling UAE classically trained pianist, percussionist, vocalist and model – Clarita has become many things to many people, but no matter what category you put her in, she’ll always find some way of getting out of it. Her affinity with the keys as well as percussion has fuelled a fire that has driven her musical direction as well as igniting a passion for vocals.
Performances & supporting artist performances include:
• Sir Elton John March 2012 UAE
• Roger Sanchez support 2012
• Sheila Ferguson (3 Degrees) 2011
• Macy Gray Support 2011 Doha
• Kelly Roland Support Formula One 2010
• Gabrielle Support Formula One 2010
• Sugababes Support 2010
• Martin Luther
• Amp Fiddler
• Doha 21st Century Leaders Awards 2009
+ Radio Play on: BBC 1xtra, Radio 1, Radio 1 UAE, Virgin Radio, and Radio Scotland
De Quiroz has been a successful international commercial and beauty model since 2008 as well as a musician. She has appeared in the ‘City of Life’ movie in the UAE featuring Jaaved Jaafri and Jason Flemyng and Dubai Global Tourism Commericals.
Clarita has been the face of Crafft AC Commercials UAE, Guerlain makeup UAE, Ultimo Lingerie, MAC cosmetic makeup UAE, Men’s Fitness Magazine, became the face of Val Saint Lambert Belgium crystal in October 2009.
So far for 2012, Clarita has been chosen by Sir Elton John’s management for her to be his support artist for the UAE Performance. In March 2012 Clarita was also awarded ‘Best Singer of the UAE 2012’ by GR8! TV and Magazine awards; a prestigious award running for more than 11 years.
In February 2011 Clarita was privileged to have been awarded the accolade as being one of Ahlan Hot 100 2011, where she performed live on stage entertaining the guests with a mix of her own composed music and a selection of chart topping covers. During this performance, Clarita had a very special guest that joined her on stage as lead vocalist, this special guest was Sheila Ferguson, previously from the band 3 Degrees. Clarita is now sponsored by Galaxy Piano. Other performances in 2011 from Clarita have included, L’Official Woman on the Year Award, Esquire Magazine Awards, Woman of Substance Awards, and the 21st Century Leaders Awards alongside Macy Gray as well as two live performances in national television in the UAE on both MBC and Dubai One.
Clarita is about to embark on a collaboration with a number of international producers to launch her “Full Album”.