Clive Bruce, the famous guitar
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What we know about Clive Bruce, the Guitarist
Music Singer, with Super Star Career Status:
Clive Bruce was born in Cape Town. His parents
unfortunately separated while he was still young and he and his
brother grew up in the care of his mother Patricia, who was an opera
singer with PACT. His father later married the well known country
singer Virginia Lee.
At school he was tutored in classical piano, sung in the school
choir and was a member of the school orchestra. Whilst at school he
also formed his own band and played base guitar for various bands
such as the Spectres, Staccatos etc. Apart from the guitar he can
also play the piano and drums.
During the late sixties Clive decided to form a dance band with some
of his school friends, as well as embark on a solo career as
singer/musician. His first record was done for Trutone in 1969.
Whilst working as a singer/musician at nights he worked as a medical
representative and later as an insurance broker.
After a visit to Britain and the Netherlands,
his stepmother, Virginia Lee already a country legend at that time,
came back with a record with the title "Sally Sunshine" and encouraged
him to record it. He like it, and during 1971 recorded it at
Dominant Records. The recording was an immediate success on the
national Top 20 hit parade based on official country wide sales, as
well as on the popular LM Radio hit parade.
Clive became a familiar face and voice at concerts and on radio. In
1979 he recorded his first Afrikaans song with Vicki du Preez.
Nominations followed in 1983 in the categories of Best Country &
Western singer and best Singer of the year at the Sarie awards.
Another highlight during the same year was to perform with the cream
of South African Country musicians at the Keep-It-Country concert
held at Riverside Holiday Inn at Vanderbijlpark, attended by 10 000
enthusiastic country fans.
Between 1985 and 1990 Clive was the presenter of the highly
successful country music programme on television, Sing Country. The
Sing Country series was presented by Clive and televised from the Zillertal Restaurant in Pretoria. Clive and his band Shotgun,
provided the music and accompaniment. During 1996 his album "One Last
Kiss" was awarded gold status for sales of 25 000 units.
During 2002, Clive received a Platinum award at the Aardklop Arts
Festival from his record company Select Music, for his three albums One
Last Kiss, Just One More and My God Loves Me.
Clive went on working with top South African musicians and was a
member of OTH (Over the Hillbillies), who consisted of Lance James,
Joanna Field, Billy Forest, Sally Vaughn and Vangie Cocker. They
were very popular and performed on various television shows and
Clive was very active in the series Springbok Hits, mimicking various
international stars. Some of his most popular records include: The Last Rose, River of tears,
Devil Woman plus numerous other recordings. His Afrikaans records
include: Te Laat Liefling, Kom Loof the Here, Nog Net Een Kans plus
Recently Clive was part of the Country Legends & Friends CD on which
he recorded Heaven is my Woman’s Eyes. Awards were also given to him
by the popular Vaal Driehoek Radio Station IFM 102.2.
He recently on 29 January 2009 performed on
television in the "Keep it Country" Music Show presented by Juanita
Du Plessis on Kyknet TV channel.
Clive Bruce with the song "One last kiss"
in the Kyknet music video:
Clive Bruce with the song "Red River Rosie" in
the Kyknet music video:
He remains one of our country’s most popular
and busiest local country musicians, performances taking him countrywide.
Download the first in the series from Country Singer Clive Bruce with "Our first waltz"
Music Video, Afrikaans
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