Blues on the River Picnic with Gerald Clark
After touring Eastern Europe for a several years Gerald Clark is bringing his band from the Czech Republic South Africa for a 14-day tour!
The musicians joining him are some of the finest and most talented Czech Republic has to offer and they regularly serve as backing for international Blues/Country and Folk stars touring in Eastern Europe.
The band features Jiri “Lightning boy”, Marsicek on electric guitar, Tomas Hobsek on drums and Matej Cerny on bass. They form a formidable backing to Clark’s original songwriting style which is very deeply entrenched with blues and soul tweaked with a twist of folk and country ballads.
On his latest album, Afrocoustic, he had the privilege of working with members of the Johhny Clegg and the Freshley Ground band which introduced him to the African elements you can trace on his latest offering.
Gerald Clark & the Boys from Prague have be touring the Czech Republic and Slovakia over December, fine-tuning their set for the SA tour in January/February.
The audience can expect a very tight,well-rehearsed band with an original fresh sound. A combination of international experience that these boys from Czech accumulated over the years and the magic that Clark has to offer.
Expect fireworks, solid grooves and superb musical experience which only seasoned musicians with their roots strongly in the blues can provide!
“Blues on The River” with Gerald Clark and his European Touring Band, plus possibly two additional acts will fill an afternoon’s entertainment whilst the audience enjoy a picnic next to the river.
The venue is ‘The Happy Hippo’ set on the banks of the Seekoei River in nearby Paradise Beach. It is a beautiful venue and great spot for a picnic whilst enjoying an afternoon of world class music.
So St Francis and Cape St Francis music lovers, pack your picnic baskets and family and get to The Happy Hippo on 27th January around 1:00 pm and enjoy some family time listening to some world class music with your picnic lunch.