Don’t miss the #TakeYouThereTour by South African singer-songwriter Jesse Clegg at the Port Alfred High School hall on Saturday December 15.
Clegg, the son of iconic musician Johnny Clegg, established his own musical identity and style in South African pop rock.
His three studio albums, When I Wake Up, his 2011 follow-up Life on Mars, and his latest album, Things Unseen, have made the 27-year old a platinum-selling success in South Africa.
The widespread acclaim of Clegg’s first album caught the attention of three-time Grammy- winning Canadian producer David Bottrill. Clegg subsequently moved to Toronto for four months to work with Bottrill who produced his second album, Life on Mars.
In 2014, Clegg’s music was brought to the international stage when he embarked on a seven-week tour across the United States and Canada, which included 32 shows in 31 cities. He returned to the studio in 2015 to record new material for his third studio release which was produced by South African Music Awards (SAMA) nominated Denholm Harding. The first single, Use Me, reached the number one spot on several stations and remained in the iTunes Top 40 for three months.
Clegg recently returned from his second North American tour, performing 36 shows across the continent.
Clegg spent the first six years of his life on tour with his father. He is an official ambassador for the Nelson Mandela 46664 Foundation and was invited to play at Radio City Music Hall in New York for the annual Mandela Day Concert. He has been nominated for three SAMAs.
The show at PAHS is a Friends of the School fundraiser and tickets cost R120. Tickets can be purchased online via Computicket, Compucare Computers (70 Southwell Road, Port Alfred) or from any Friends of the School committee members. A cash bar and wors rolls will be on sale. Credit card facilities available.