Gerald Clark is an accomplished South African musician recognised for his extraordinary ability to tell a story with his music. He is one of SA’s top musicians – a singer and songwriter famous for his voice that can get down to the soul and honesty that consists within the blues. But Gerald isn’t just a bluesman, his original approach towards music gave life to the Afrocoustic – an interesting mix of blues, folk, and African elements.
Clark has released four successful albums. ‘Sweepslag’ was nominated for a South African Music Award (SAMA),‘Black Water’ gave him international success when the title track’s music video was nominated for a MTV Europe Animation Award, and five singles from his third album, ‘Follow the River’, made it to the airwaves and was played on high rotation on SA radio.
Clark has developed dynamic musical ideas and brought it to life whilst collaborating with the country’s bestmusicians in his 4th offering, namely AfroBoer & The GoldenGoose. He wrote the album over the course of 2 years and recorded it in a historic farmhouse in Wellington, Western Cape, South Africa.
The unique setup of the recording added to Clark’s strive for authenticity. Although his previous albums were recorded at standard studios, for this one he had the band in the living room and the amps in the bedrooms of the farmhouse. He also used 2 drummers on some of the songs. The result: A fresh, live rock ’n roll sound with the deep seated blues elements he so loves on an album of international standard.
Gerald loves mixing things up and working with extraordinary musicians across many genres. Thisattitude brought him to one of South Africa’s famous electronic DJs, Sibot. Sibot and Gerald worked together over two days, in and outside the studio, to create a song relevent to our generation. The song, I Don’t Want to Go to Work No More, was innitially recorded for a TV program, but it’s popularity grew and soon it was on everyone’s lips and the biggest radio stations nationwide