Jesse Clegg opening performer for Joan Armatrading
Jesse Clegg has been announced as the special guest for Joan Armatrading’s tour to South Africa.
Joan Armatrading will be performing several shows in South Africa in July 2015. Joan Armatrading is the three time Grammy nominated artist from Birmingham in the UK. South Africa has always been close to Joan’s heart and has decided to add South Africa as part of her last ever world tour.
South African platinum selling artist, Jesse Clegg whose 2008 debut album, When I Wake Up, and his 2011 follow up, Life On Mars, have made the 25-year-old a success in his home country and has attracted a lot of attention internationally. In 2014, Jesse brought his music to the international stage. He embarked on a seven week tour across the United States and Canada, which comprised of 32 shows in 31 cities. He has also played numerous high profile showcase festivals in the U.S. – including the CMJ Music Marathon, New Music Seminar and the CBGB Festival. In June 2014, Jesse also performed on the main stage at UK’s Isle of Wight Festival. Descending from a musical family, Jesse spent the first six years of his life on tour with his father, iconic South African singer Johnny Clegg. Jesse has achieved much in the 6 short years he has been active. He has released 4 Top 10 singles and toured extensively throughout South Africa, playing the biggest festivals in the country. As an official ambassador for the Nelson Mandela 46664 foundation, Jesse has been invited to play at Radio City Music Hall in New York for the annual Mandela Day Concert. He has been nominated for three South African Music Awards over the course of his career.
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