SA’S BEST to perform at the Gerald Clark Benefit Concert

Gerald Clark Benefit Concert @ Mercury LIVE
Gerald Clark Benefit Concert @ Mercury LIVE

Sunday 19 August 2012, 13h00 – late

Gerald Clark recently underwent surgery to remove a growth that has been obstructing his vocal chords, effectively leaving him with only two-thirds of his full vocal ability for the past two years. Due to his vocal condition his launch tour that was scheduled for September had to be cancelled after strict doctor’s orders not to perform for the next three months.

Friends and colleagues have all decided to pitch in and do an all-star benefit concert to help raise funds for Gerald Clark’s medical bills and loss of income over the next couple of months. Kevin Winder from Mercury Live agreed to host this concert at his popular venue.

MCs Lize Swart and Peter Mitchell will host the evening and make sure that attendees are entertained between band performances.

Line up:
13h30 – 14h00 Janie & The Beard (30 minutes)
14h00 – 14h30 Jon Savage (30 minutes)
14h30 – 15h15 Natasha Meister (30 minutes)
15h30 – 16h00 Basson Laubscher (30 minutes)
16h10 – 16h40 The Parlor Vinyls (30 minutes)
16h45 – 17h15 Ann Jangle (30 minutes)
17h30 – 18h15 Lua Union (30 minutes)
18h30 – 19h00 Karen Zoid band (30 minutes)
19h15 – 20h00 Van Coke Kartel (45 minutes)
20h00 – 20h10 Video Launch
20h20 – 21h05 Boulevard Blues band, guest artist Gerald Clark (45 minutes)
21h15 – 22h30 Luna Paige band, guest artist Gerald Clark (45 minutes)
22h45 – 23h30 Piet Botha en Akkedis (45 minutes)
23h45 – 00h30 Valiant Swart Band (50 minutes)
00h30 – 01h00 JAM SESSION

For regular updates of this concert, join the Midnight Sessions SA Facebook page here.

Tickets:
Ticket price has been set at a minimum of R 50. Those who would like to support the cause are welcome to pay what they think the show is worth.
Raffles of R20 will be sold at the event. Winners stand a chance to win an expensive luxury wine hamper, as well as tickets to next year’s Big Blues Music Festival in Kleinmond. We would like to thank D’Aria, De Grendel, Muratie and Annandale for sponsoring the wine and Louise from Big Blues Festival for the tickets.
Pizzas can be ordered from Shack.

The concert also aims to create awareness about the importance of protecting the vocal chords and going for yearly check-ups when in the business of singing / any other profession where the voice is a main source of income. Over-exhaustion of the vocal chords is quite common under singers, teachers and public speakers.

Scooter Angels will be on standby to escort those who decide to take the afternoon by storm and need safe transport home. They have agreed to drive benefit supporters at a 50% discount.

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