Jesse Clegg gave us an amazing show for Caravan’s Open House at the Carlton Hotel. It was a great turnout and everyone really enjoyed Jesse’s performance. We have had his album on repeat in the studio since the band was here.
Jesse Clegg is a South African alternative rock artist whose 2008 debut album, ‘When I Wake Up’, and his 2011 follow up, ‘Life On Mars’, have both made the 24-year-old a platinum-selling success in his home country. This is a considerable feat in a place where the rock genre makes up only a small minority of the market.
Jesse has achieved much in the 5 short years he has been active. He has released four Top 10 singles, toured extensively throughout South Africa, playing the biggest festivals in the country, and has performed abroad in both North America and Europe. As an official ambassador for the Nelson Mandela 46664 foundation, Jesse was invited to play at Radio City Music Hall in New York alongside the likes of Stevie Wonder, Black Eyed Peas, Alicia Keys and many others. He has been nominated for three South African Music Awards over the course of his career. Jesse is the son of one of South Africa’s most prolific and highly regarded musicians, Johnny Clegg.