About Stacy Clark
Clark grew up on Grand Island, New York, outside of Buffalo. Clark’s introduction
to music was at age 3 through dance and she wound up studying tap and jazz for
15 years. “My first impression of music was when you hear it, you start moving,” she
says. Her sister was an avid pop fan who exposed her to everything from the Beatles
to David Bowie to Rage Against the Machine. When Clark was eight, her mother enrolled her in her school’s concert band where she excelled at the clarinet. Being a sports nut, Clark played soccer and snowboarded, but after being sidelined by various injuries, her focus turned toward expressing herself through melody and lyrics.
Between being influenced by Sarah McLachlan and Jimmy Eat World, at 15 Clark
was convinced to believe in what you want and learn the ropes. “I got on my bike, rode to Jackson Music, bought a guitar, and rode home with it on my back,” she recalls. She taught herself to play and began performing at open mic nights, including a popular one at local club Nietzsches.
In 2004, Clark packed up her car and headed to L.A., because she couldn't imagine being anything but a musician. A production deal led to the 2006 release of her first EP, Unusual (scoring her an award for Best Female Performer at the 2006 Southern California Music Awards), followed by the release of her 2007 full-length Apples and Oranges, which she funded herself with money she earned doing phone sales for an advertising company. Tirelessly performing around Southern California, Clark followed up a 2007 win for 'Best Female Performer 'at the Orange County Music Awards winning the 'Best Pop Artist' award in 2010 and 2011.
In 2011, Clark signed to Vanguard Records. Her song 'White Lies' was chosen by iTunes as the Single of the Week. It garnished over 420,000 downloads, propelling her to No. 7 on the iTunes charts (before Lady Gaga). Her album Connect the Dots landed at #12 on Billboards 'Top Heatseeker' chart and on Amazons “Best Records of 2011”. Clark toured both nationally and internationally hitting the road for over 150 days. This included playing residencies at the Hard Rock Cafe in Hollywood, The Cosmo in Las Vegas and at Tab in Singapore. Clark appeared on the last season of TLC's LA Ink getting her Connect the Dots album artwork on her back by artist Dan Smith. Clark has opened for bands Jacks Mannequin, The Plain White T's, Switchfoot, Kate Nash, Josh Radin, A Fine Frenzy, Matt Nathanson, America, Rodger Hodgson of Supertramp, Eddie Money, Belinda Carlisle of the Go Go's, The Bird and the Bee, The New Amsterdams, Tumbledown and Copeland.
ITunes reviewed her last release 'Symmetry' as “overflowing with all kinds of charm. The opener, “Lose My Mind,” sets the tone with a perfect blend of indie and pop, as retro-sounding synthesizers work their way around percolating beats while Clark’s cooing vocals melt over a catchy chorus. It’s refreshing
to hear a songstress confidently come into her own style, most noticeably in 'Breathe,'
where the sole accompaniment of an acoustic guitar really lets you home in on her
In 2012, Clark landed the “Best Singer/Songwriter” award at the Artists in Music Series in Los Angeles. Clark was a featured singer/songwriter on Sirius XM 'The Loft' along with an online in a Mitsubishi car campaign. Her music video 'Sign' debuted during the summer on both MTV 'Hits' and MTVU. She can also been seen on MTV in Latin America where she made a vocal and guest appearance on the punk rock band Delux's “Hey Lover” video.
Over the past few years, she has also raised money for various charities including TWLOHA, Habitat For Humanity, Children's Hospital of Orange County, and the ASPCA (in the process becoming the owner of a rescue dog), and has performed at variety of benefit concerts for The American Red Cross, The American Cancer Society, The National Multiple Sclerosis Society and The Cystic Fibrosis Walk, to name a few.
“Having a career in music is everything I’ve ever wanted,” she says. “Nothing is more satisfying than writing a song and having someone listen and feel like they can relate,” Clark says. "My songs will outlive me and I hope they can make a difference in someone's life in the same way music has done for me.”