21 Apr Our Music Man – Clint Cunningham
We are very lucky to have a man like Clint Cunningham on our side. It all started with me commenting on a video about the Yamaha Super Tenere while he was riding through Lesotho. We started chatting and before we knew it, Clint agreed that we could use his music in all our videos.
Clint describes himself as follow:
Very deep/sensitive, BIG mouth! Intense. Working hard on my patience.
I am so much more than just a singer, songwriter, author, entertainer… I am a spiritual entertainer… a musical therapist. I am committed to inspired entertainment through the use of healthy music and clever comedy… music that is real and authentically expressed.
His favorite quote is “Only 1 person responsible for my set of circumstances – me!
The only way out is through.
Go with the Flow.”
Clint is no stranger to South African audiences. He has been an entertainer since the mid 80’s. “I believe that I facilitate healing through the medium of music,” says Clint, “I am passionately connected to music and performance… it is my calling.”After 15 years in the pubs and clubs and almost as many years in the supper theatres, casinos and show venues, Clint has uniquely built a business outside the mainstream music industry where he and his band enjoy great support from the motorcycle and boxing industries
He is also a licensed Ring Announcer in the Boxing world and regularly works for Uncle Jeff Ellis’ African Ring and Rodney Berman’s Golden Gloves. Clint’s connection to Boxing has taken him to Monaco in the South of France several times where he has sung the South African National Anthem in the ring before various World Title fights enabling him to meet and socialise with the Prince and Princess of Monaco. Not only is Clint successful as an entertainer and songwriter, but he has also written a fictional novel and produced and directed a movie called Universal Language, which documents his various motorcycle and musical exploits. His Creedence Clearwater Revival Tribute has rocked sell out audiences at most supper theatre venues, from all the Barnyard Theatres to Richard Loring’s Sound Stage.To date they have performed over 600 CCR Tribute shows. From this success, Clint and his immensely competent band comprising Dawid Visser on bass, Larry Rose on drums and Peter Hanmer on guitar, have enjoyed several runs at top casinos. With Clint’s production “The Midnight Hour” they packed Richard Loring’s Sound Stage in 2007 / 2008, 7 shows a week for close on 6 months. This is an amazing achievement for any artist. The band has toured Zimbabwe several times, they have rocked Maputo and Swaziland, toured Cape Town and the Garden Route with huge success, done a myriad of corporate events from the V & A Waterfront to the Sun City Superbowl.Two DVD’s and eighteen albums later, Clint still feels like this is only the beginning. After the big success he had with the hit song Cry Baby Cry some 20 years ago, Clint says it’s time for global number 1 hit!“I am deeply spiritual with a huge connection to Mom Nature. I believe in the teachings of Christ and know that music is an incredible healer. I advocate authentic, honest songwriting and steer away from the commercial, manufactured, pop industry. Like any self respecting rock star in training, I am here to heal the world one song at a time.” Clint says with a big smile! “Ultimately, Cunningham’s mission to create great rock music in the name of fun, is a refreshing change in a world of pop idols and posturing. With boy bands and wannabe singers dominating our air waves, Cunningham and his sidekicks are emerging as one of the few real-deal, no frills bands on the local music scene.” Peter Van Der Merwe, The Star. A passionate and wonderful entertainer with a massive voice, Clint is here to stay and we are happy to be using his music.
Go check him out at http://www.clintandco.co.za/index.htm