Pale, big-voiced Brits seem to draw in American listeners as if they’re singing siren songs. First, Adele helped all of us through real or hypothetical breakups, and earlier this year, Sam Smith told us how to deal with loneliness and despair. The next soulful singer to sway audiences could be Alex Clare, a bearded redhead who, in moments, sounds like a hardened bluesman and claims Donny Hathaway, the Fugees, and Stevie Wonder among his top influences. He stops at the 9:30 Club in support of his latest album, Three Hearts, a collection of romantic lyrics accompanied by dubstep beats and crashing cymbals. The recorded results sound a bit off, like they’d be better suited to a computer commercial than the intimate confines of a club, but Clare, ever the showman, relies on his voice and charm to keep audiences spellbound. Alex Clare performs with firekid and Taylor Berrett at 7 p.m. at 9:30 Club, 815 V St. NW. $25. (202) 265-0930. 930.com.