Clark collaborates with a Legend.

You most probably know who Johnny Clegg is, South Africa's white Zulu. If not, you surely recognised the following names: Annie Lennox, Carlos Santana, Peter Gabriel, Robert Plant, Sipho Hotstix Mabuse, Ernest Ranglin, Brian May, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, The London Chamber Orchestra, The Soweto Gospel Choir and Oliver Mtukudzi. He has record and performed with all of them. 

I'm speaking about the legendary drummer and percussionist, Barry van Zyl. 

Gerald Clark and Barry van Zyl are joining forces for Gerald's next solo and 5th studio album. This is going to be a collaboration to remember and they are giving you a sneak peek into the new album over the weekend. Gerald will be joined by Barry on the 2nd of March at Cafe Roux in Noordhoek and on the 3rd at Bootlegger in Kalk Bay.

 With Gerald on the acoustic guitar and vocals, and Barry with his masterful touch on the drums and percussion, it promises top class music and great show. 

Book your tickets now:

Bootlegger: https://www.facebook.com/events/1172315589532576/

Cafe Roux: http://caferouxsessions.co.za/event/gerald-clark-2/?instance_id=2528

LAST GIG IN THE NORTH.

You might never set foot in the wild country of Kempton Park, until this Sunday. Gerald Clark and friends are playing a Sunday Lunch Show at Nice To Meat You. A great place, with fantastic people and the best food. This week gourmet pizzas are on the menu. And what's more, bring your kids, there's a playground to keep them busy while you enjoy the soulful voice of our country's best blues musician. 

https://www.nicetomeatyou.co.za/19-february-gerald-clark

 

NIROX Valentine's Slow Blues Festival

Fall in love with nature and the arts in the Cradle of Humankind this Valentine's Day.
On Sunday 12 February some of the finest local Blues talents will celebrate "slow-blues", drawing inspiration from John Mayall's seminal 1969 recording 'The Turning Point', performed live at the Fillmore East in New York.

Artists will forego percussion - deriving their rhythm and beat from diverse instruments - cello, flute, keys, saxophone, harmonica, percussive voice and backing harmony.

The programme:
- Albert Frost
- Gerald Clark
- Ann Jangle
- Gunshot Blue
- Tidal Waves
- Manny Walters

The spectacular surroundings of NIROX Sculpture Park offer an oasis in which to enjoy a day of leisurely romance.

Cuisine courtesy of the Epicurian Emporium – a collective of high-end diverse food traders - emphasising healthy and locally sourced options.

Lovers and friends are invited to enjoy a day of fine food, Blues legends, nature and art.

Gates open at 10h00.
Tickets are available for online pre-sale from www.acousticsnow.org at R330.
Tickets for sale at the gate at R360 – subject to availability.

Summer to Winter

With the Fire tour coming to an end, Gerald Clark will be heading to Belgium to join a good friend and very talented musician, Stefan Dixon, to entertain you during the oncoming winter months. 

Make sure to catch on of their shows. 

 

 

MY NEW MUSIC VIDEO IS LIVE. WHERE'S YOUR FIRE?

GERALD CLARK has a released a new music video for his song, FIRE. Fire comes from his latest album, AfroBoer & The GoldenGoose, which was released November 2015.

“The song is about passion and fulfilling your purpose in life. If you don’t have the fire inside to follow through, it’s in vain.”

Fire was written by Gerald a long time ago and he has been developing the song over the years, playing with different musical ideas. One night he woke up, started playing this piece of music and hooked lyrics with it.

“The idea for Fire started off very simple. It was about the compassion I felt towards people in Transkei that has to give up their homes in that beautiful homeland and travel to the cities like Johannesburg and Cape Town to find work in order to support their families back home. It evolved to the motivation inside ourselves that no matter what your background is, to fulfill your dream and make a difference in life.”

The video was shot by Mark Chipps from Goosebumps Productions, and co-directed by Mark, Gerald and his manager, Melissa Fontini. In September 2015 Gerald traveled to Transkei to shoot the scenes from the video which features Ongx Mona on vocals. The rest was shot in Cape Town earlier this year.

For the Transkei shots, they stayed at Ongx Mona’s family’s ‘rondavel’ where he grew up as a kid. For the CT shots, Gerald got the whole band together that recorded on the album and found a venue in Paarden Island well known for film shoots. They invited people to a very intimate gathering where they all faced one another with people standing around them while they played.

“We were looking for those glances off excitement and interaction of a crowd that is captivated by music and its message. The music video is about two people with different backgrounds that share the same passion and fire for a similar dream and how they both follow their hearts to reach this destination amidst adversity.”

“In creating art, I feel that the artist will always be on a road to grow closer to convey a truthful story and the feelings that
coincides with the concept. A never ending road that will lead you victoriously to your end in this life but never reaching the destination created in your mind. But I feel good about where I am standing with this. Fans can look forward to great footage of Transkei and a heartfelt performance by the musicians. The shots are beautiful and the song honest and strong.”