AfroBoer & the GoldenGoose ......... 2015
4. Fire met Ongx Mona
5. Lights Across the Bay
6. How I Met the GoldenGoose
7. Small Town Fashion Guru met Henry Steel
9. All I Need Is Your Love
10. The Other Side
11. Easy Baby
12. The Landlord Blues
13. Let Me Tell You
14. Sitting in the Sun met Luna Paige
Black Water ................................... 2012
1. It Ain't You
2. Black Water
3. Giving Up On Love
4. Ain't Going To Heaven
5. Breaking Down
6. Poorman Blues
7. Let Me Tell You
8. Stranger Blues
9. House of the Rizing Sun
10. Feel So Good... Just Can't Keep From Crying
11. Late Night Blues
12. Marry Me
13. As The Crow Flies
Last year Gerald decided that he would like to give back to the community and has now found a way to do this - combined with his love of horses which he has had since infancy:
'I observed the amazing results of the interaction between horses and the FAS (Fetal Alcohol Syndrome) children. The one little girl, Abigail, stood out for me in particular. Abigail was born prematurely and was so heavily affected by FAS that the doctor predicted she would never be able to walk. I was there during a session when she was put on a horse and within a few minutes I could see her orientating herself and getting interested in her surroundings. The other day I saw her running around, dancing and laughing; she is now three years old and only four months behind the developmental phases of a normal child.
What is the FASt Forward Fund?
The FASt Forward Fund is an initiative set in motion by singer songwriter Gerald Clark and retailer Jade & Velvet.
The FASt Forward Fund's main aim is to send young FAS-sufferers to programmes where they will be able to work with ponies and horses. These children (between the ages of one and six) are at a developmental stage where they stand to gain most from working with ponies and horses on both a physical and cognitive level.
Riding can, however, be beneficial to almost anyone with any kind of special needs. Aside from the physical benefits of improved balance, posture, muscle tone and joint flexibility, it also develops attention span, reasoning skills, memory retention and a host of other cognitive functions.
The event will have the twin benefits of assisting children in need at the same time as offering an all-star line-up from some of South Africa's top musicians.
MC Pietman will host the evening and make sure that attendees are entertained between band performances.
We would like to thank Jade & Velvet for sponsoring the event.
In the wake of a spate of recent successes, Gerald Clark is now set to create a stir with his brand new album, Follow the River.
Clark, who started his career as front-man of local blues outfit Delta Blue and subsequently launched a prosperous solo career, has had quite the year. His Black Water music video (brainchild of Marius Joubert and Daneille Jacobs from Yesterfang Puppetry & Animation) won the number one spot on the MK Top Ten, sparking industry-wide interest and continued online attention from fans worldwide. The video was also selected as a candidate for the Supertoon Festival 2013 and will be competing against Björk, Radiohead, Gorillaz and other industry heavyweights.
Hot on the heels of these accolades, Clark made his way to Czech Republic, where he played to sold-out venues and drew quite a few standing ovations. His albums sold out in the first week and a follow-up tour is already in the cards.
Never one to rest on his laurels, Clark has managed to put together a brand new album despite his hectic schedule. The work that features on Follow the River is a combination of older songs that accumulated over the years and new songs written to complete the album that didn't quite fit the 'blues mould'. Once in studio, these tracks were re-produced as part of a very organic and intuitive process that culminated in an album that will make Clark's sound accessible to a wider audience. A mature and contemporary take on his established style, these new tracks are set to haunting melodies that serve to support the varied nuances of Clark's distinctive voice.
After a very successful media tour in April/May 2013, some of the initial tracks from the album have already enjoyed airplay on commercial-, as well as student radio stations like RSG, Bay FM, Smile FM, SA FM and TUKS FM to name a few.
Audiences can look forward to a brand new direction that will see this versatile artist venture into previously uncharted waters and truly challenge himself and his repertoire.
Gerald Clark will support the launch of Follow The River with an acoustic tour in August: