Vikki Clayton appeared to be targeting a musical profession from an early on age group. Born in Britain in the early/middle-1950’s, she spent her early youth absorbing the noises of trad-jazz information, thanks to her parents and, by her very own account, later found like the music of Rodgers and Hammerstein through the modern ensemble albums of South Pacific as well as the Ruler And I. From her grandmother she discovered folksongs from previous Sussex, and she afterwards enjoyed the benefit of having an eccentric music instructor, who presented her to Morris Dance and various other folk traditions aswell regarding the folk-based function of Vaughan Williams, Benjamin Brittein, and Frederick Delius. Clayton used your guitar at age group 12, and at that time her influences had been decidedly American — Bob Dylan and Joan Baez loomed specifically huge in her awareness when she is at her early teenagers. By the finish from the 1960’s, her family members had still left London and transferred to Lincolnshire, and Clayton acquired begun hanging out with various other folk aficionados — after hearing the then-new Fairport Convention record Leige And Leif, she’d discovered a path and, in Sandy Denny (who, rather ironically, exited the group immediately after), a home-grown way to obtain inspiration on her behalf performing and playing. Apparently pursuing Denny’s example, aswell as the design of the days, Clayton became a member of some electric folk-rock rings, including Kelsay as well as the Ragged Heroes, which the last mentioned lasted long more than enough to record an LP. She also became infatuated with the task and music of folksong arranger (and composer) Percy Grainger (1882-1961) through the 1970’s. Possessed of the silvery-pure tone of voice and beautiful musical sensibilities, it had been unavoidable that Clayton would consider center-stage as an musician. Her single recording profession — which includes principally been for the brand new Time label — started with Honor Tokened, and her following function included Lost Female Found (including her first documenting of the Sandy Denny music); additionally, in colaboration with Fred A. Baker and Ric Sanders, she documented Sanders, Baker & Clayton OVERLY ENTHUSIASTIC, In Airline flight and TAKING A LOOK AT The Celebrities. Clayton in addition has caused Gordon Giltrap and Tony Moore on Midsummer Cushioning, an recording of Georgian poet John Clare’s function arranged to her music. On Movers And Shakers, she performed and sang alongside Gerry Conway, Ric Sanders, John Kirkpatrick, and Jethro Tull’s Martin Barre, and she’s toured using the Vikki Clayton Music group, which include Jethro Tull co-founder Clive Bunker within the drums. She actually is best known like a single performer, however. By 2004, her most well-known documenting is It Matches Me Well, an record of songs compiled by, organized, or connected with her longtime idol Sandy Denny, originally released over the Kent-based HTD label and reissued by Castle Information.