As president and creator of Vamplified, Karen is constantly writing and producing new music and merchandise to add to the Vamplified experience. With the newly added BOA album, a compilation of her favorite completed songs, she added the registered trademark band name Vamplified, a signature of completed work. Karen is a musician, special appearance artist, writer, and much more, with a wide range of accomplishments.
Hard rock recording artist and producer, Karen St Claire put together an extraordinary line up of top notch musicians. She toiled away day and night in recording sessions, editing rooms, mixing and directing the sound recording, as she put together the CD "BOA."
For 7 years Karen worked as Vice President of Artist/Fan relations with multi gold & platinum artist, Craig Chaquico. Currently working as a well versed solo artist, his earlier work included lead guitarist of Jefferson Starship and Starship.
Karen held a position as Temporary Personal Manager for Carlos Hernandez of Santana for Winter NAMM 1999 and helped land his endorsement deal with Horizon. The next day she was called back to cover for Craig Chaquico after his manager took a minor leave of absence.
Her lyrical composition on the songs "Crying Out" and "Kingdom of Paradise" both appear on "Casa Mendoza" a solo album by Thin Lizzy bassist Marco Mendoza. This album is distributed both nationally and internationally on both Mascot and Megaforce Records.
Karen has recorded with platinum artist Jimbo Mathus (Buddy Guy) in Clarksdale, Mississippi.
She writes and produces audio advertising jingles for major corporate accounts.
For 6 years, Karen held a position as Keyboard Specialist & NAMM Buyer for YRS Midi Systems. Karen endorses Kawai, Carvin, and YRS Midi Systems. She is a member of The Recording Academy. Also a member of both ASCAP and BMI. she has publishing companies through both affiliates.
She donated her song "Dos Estrelles" to the Missing Children's Foundation, where it now appears on a documentary film.
Currently, Karen is recording a Goth Rock record in her home studio on her Kawai baby grand concert performer piano. Karen's video "Crucified," as Vamplified, also headlines the spotlight on Darkest Goth Magazine's June 11, 2018 cover.
Television, Film, and Other Appearances And Honors:
Karen worked with master metaphysician Criss Angel on his debut series, "Mindfreak." Until now she never really had the opportunity to go into specific details regarding some of the actual supernatural phenomenon she experienced while working with Criss. Click here for "The Criss Angel Experience" in Karen's own words.
Karen has been involved in several other television and film projects.
Karen was on location at Ozzy Osbourne's Beverly Hills mansion for a video shoot for MTV's "The Osbournes" She appeared on the trailer (television preview) for the show. Under the direction of Cool Breeze Concerts, Karen completed a drink menu book for Ozzfest.
Under the direction of John Landis (director of Michael Jackson's "Thriller" and "National Lampoon's Animal House," to name a few) Karen was called in to add her artwork to his film "Slasher."
Karen's artwork has also appeared on both Dick Clark's " Beyond Belief" and HBO's "Six Feet Under." At "The Trial of Robert Shapiro," Karen played the part of the nostalgic cigar/cigarette girl, and was seated at the attorney's dinner table.
Artist, Collector, Curator:
Karen is working with Cheri Woods, owner and curator of Jim Morrison's estate and historical monument, and the Board of Historical Registry in turning Jim's last known US residence into a National Historical Monument. Karen has donated items from Jim Morrison's estate, such as an antique crystal doorknob, to the Grammy Museum. (The door was locked while Ms. Woods was giving tours, and someone stole the front part. The doorknob on the inside of the locked door is the one that is now in the museum.)
Karen has also written and completed several complete volumes of Soul Kitchen's Born On The Bayou, an interactive celebrity cookbook featuring many unique and interesting recipes, with proceeds benefiting MusiCares, and she has recently created another project for Cool Breeze Entertainment for an Ozzfest-type event.
In 2016, Karen worked on securing music artists' and producers' royalty rights for Grammys In My District under the direction of Mike Clink at Congressman Bob Sherman's office.
In the recent past, Karen was responsible for coordinating and curating Billy Sheehan's memorabilia display at the Hard Rock Cafe in Universal Citiwalk.
She is also in the top three percent of most read Los Angeles writers on the travel website TripAdvisor.