Gerald Clark recording his acoustic album at Digital Forest Studios.

Gerald Clark Studio BTS

It is no secret that we love South African music and one of our favourite artists is Gerald Clark, so it was a complete honour to be asked to join him in studio to shoot some behind the scenes footage of the recording of his new acoustic album. The recording took place at Digital Forest Studios in Constantia. Gerald was joined by music legends Barry van Zyl (Johhny Clegg, Annie Lennox, Carlos Santana, Peter Gabriel, Robert Plant and many more) who was playing percussion and also producing the album. They were joined on bass by another SA legend Josh Hawks (Freshly ground, Streaks, Zap Draggons) and the super talented Chris Bakalanga (Freshly ground) on guitar.

The new album is a long time overdue acoustic album of some of Geralds best songs. He is going for a live feel on this album with a fusion of funk, blues, soul, mbaqanga and maskadi.

The album will drop later this year. We are extremely excited! Behind the scenes video coming soon-ish.

Digital Forest Studios

Digital Forest Studios

Gerald Clark, Barry van Zyl and Chris Bakalanga during the recording of Gerald Clark’s acoustic album at Digital Forest Studios.

Gerald Clark, Barry van Zyl and Chris Bakalanga during the recording of Gerald Clark’s acoustic album at Digital Forest Studios.

Gerald Clark, Josh Hawks and Chris Bakalanga during the recording of Gerald Clark’s acoustic album at Digital Forest Studios.

Gerald Clark, Josh Hawks and Chris Bakalanga during the recording of Gerald Clark’s acoustic album at Digital Forest Studios.

Chris Bakalanga performs during the recording of Gerald Clark’s acoustic album at Digital Forest Studios.

Chris Bakalanga performs during the recording of Gerald Clark’s acoustic album at Digital Forest Studios.

Chris Bakalanga performs during the recording of Gerald Clark’s acoustic album at Digital Forest Studios.

Chris Bakalanga performs during the recording of Gerald Clark’s acoustic album at Digital Forest Studios.

Chris Bakalanga performs during the recording of Gerald Clark’s acoustic album at Digital Forest Studios.

Chris Bakalanga performs during the recording of Gerald Clark’s acoustic album at Digital Forest Studios.

Chris Bakalanga performs during the recording of Gerald Clark’s acoustic album at Digital Forest Studios.

Chris Bakalanga performs during the recording of Gerald Clark’s acoustic album at Digital Forest Studios.

Barry van Zyl and Josh Hawks perform during the recording of Gerald Clark’s acoustic album at Digital Forest Studios.

Barry van Zyl and Josh Hawks perform during the recording of Gerald Clark’s acoustic album at Digital Forest Studios.

Barry van Zyl playing the telephone directory during the recording of Gerald Clark’s acoustic album at Digital Forest Studios.

Barry van Zyl playing the telephone directory during the recording of Gerald Clark’s acoustic album at Digital Forest Studios.

Gerald Clark Acoustic BTS © Mark Chipps-1064

Gerald Clark, Barry van Zyl and Josh Hawks perform during the recording of Gerald Clark’s acoustic album at Digital Forest Studios.

Gerald Clark, Barry van Zyl and Josh Hawks perform during the recording of Gerald Clark’s acoustic album at Digital Forest Studios.

Josh Hawks perform during the recording of Gerald Clark’s acoustic album at Digital Forest Studios.

Josh Hawks perform during the recording of Gerald Clark’s acoustic album at Digital Forest Studios.

Josh Hawks perform during the recording of Gerald Clark’s acoustic album at Digital Forest Studios.

Josh Hawks perform during the recording of Gerald Clark’s acoustic album at Digital Forest Studios.

Gerald Clark Acoustic BTS © Mark Chipps-0971

Josh Hawks perform during the recording of Gerald Clark’s acoustic album at Digital Forest Studios.

Josh Hawks perform during the recording of Gerald Clark’s acoustic album at Digital Forest Studios.

Team chat during the recording of Gerald Clark’s acoustic album at Digital Forest Studios.

Team chat during the recording of Gerald Clark’s acoustic album at Digital Forest Studios.

Barry van Zyl performs during the recording of Gerald Clark’s acoustic album at Digital Forest Studios.

Barry van Zyl performs during the recording of Gerald Clark’s acoustic album at Digital Forest Studios.

Gerald Clark recording his acoustic album at Digital Forest Studios.

Gerald Clark recording his acoustic album at Digital Forest Studios.

Gerald Clark recording his acoustic album at Digital Forest Studios.

Gerald Clark recording his acoustic album at Digital Forest Studios.

Gerald Clark recording his acoustic album at Digital Forest Studios.

Gerald Clark recording his acoustic album at Digital Forest Studios.

Gerald Clark recording his acoustic album at Digital Forest Studios.

Gerald Clark recording his acoustic album at Digital Forest Studios.

Gerald Clark recording his acoustic album at Digital Forest Studios.

Gerald Clark recording his acoustic album at Digital Forest Studios.

Gerald Clark recording his acoustic album at Digital Forest Studios.

Gerald Clark recording his acoustic album at Digital Forest Studios.

Andrew from Digital Forest Studios

Andrew from Digital Forest Studios

Gerald Clark recording his acoustic album at Digital Forest Studios.

Gerald Clark recording his acoustic album at Digital Forest Studios.

Gerald Clark recording his acoustic album at Digital Forest Studios.

Gerald Clark recording his acoustic album at Digital Forest Studios.

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