Jesse Clegg

Jesse is a South African singer-songwriter whose 2008 debut album, When I Wake Up, and his 2011 follow up, Life On Mars, have both made the 26-year-old a platinum-selling success in his home country. This is a considerable feat in a market where rock is a niche genre.

After the widespread acclaim of his first album, Jesse’s music caught the attention of 3-time Grammy-winning Canadian producer David Bottrill (Muse, Tool, Placebo). Jesse subsequently moved to Toronto to work with Bottrill who produced his 2nd album. Another notable contributor was Grammy-winning engineer Bob Ludwig who mas- tered the album in New York.

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 was 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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