Clint Cunningham is no stranger to South African audiences. After 15 years of slogging the pubs and clubs all over South Africa (reportedly the highest paid one-man band in the country at that stage), Clint is now enjoying great success with his various shows in top theatres.
His Creedence Clearwater Revival Tribute (over 600 shows in ten years) has rocked sold-out audiences at all of The Barnyards as well as The Performer Theatre, Richard Loring’s Sound Stage, all of the major casinos and many other venues such as The Rustic Theatre on Main, The Blues Room and The Firkin in Centurion.
Clint Cunningham performed in the Carnival Symphonic Pops and he was very well received! He sold more CD’s after each performance than any of the other artists! Due to popular demand
Clint was determined to do the Creedence Clearwater Revival Tribute at Carnival City’s Big Top Arena in 2008 – performing to over 1500 people.
From this success, Clint Cunningham and his immensely competent band went on to perform Clint’s U2 tribute, ‘Rattle and Hum’, shows called ‘Joe Cocker & Friends’ and ‘Rock on Safari’. ‘The Midnight Hour’ ran for 6 months at Richard Loring’s Sound Stage and ‘Thunderstruck’ ran for 5 months over 2 years at the Globe Theatre Gold Reef City.
Clint’s production ‘The Midnight Hour’, featured Connie Friedman on sax and keys, Rene Mabotha and Caitlin Cunningham on vocals. They packed the Sound Stage in 2007 & 2008, 7 shows a week for close on 6 months.
This is an amazing achievement for any artist.
The band (Clint & Co) have toured Zimbabwe several times playing to almost 4000 people in Harare.
They rocked Maputo, Gaborone and Swaziland, toured Cape Town and the Garden Route with huge success and they have done a myriad of corporate events from the V&A Waterfront to the Sun City Superbowl.
2 slots on Steve Hofmeyer’s ‘Dis Hoe Dit Is’ and SABC 3’s ‘Noot vir Noot’ (plus a guest spot on ‘Egoli’) has received great response for Clint.
With 15 albums down the line, Clint has a massive original repertoire including his hit song ‘Cry Baby Cry’ and two very successful Afrikaans to English translations.
Clint Cunningham also surprised his fans in 2012 with the release of his first book, a fantasy adventure novel called ‘Sothafa’ and his latest announcement is his DJ slot on 93.8 MIX FM every Wednesday evening where he gets to sing live in the studio and to play his most favourite songs.
“Ultimately, Clint Cunningham mission is to create great rock music in the name of fun. It is a refreshing change in a world full of pop idols and posturing. With boy bands and wannabe singers dominating our airwaves, Cunningham and his sidekicks are emerging as one of the few ‘real-deal’, ‘no frills’ bands on the local music scene.”
Peter van der Merwe, The Star
Peter Hamner (Guitarist) started playing in the hard rock band, ‘Boss’ in 1980. The band later changed its name to ‘Street Talk’ and they played a mixture of original material as well as covers.
In 1983 he recorded an album of original material under the name of ‘Off The Edge’. Between 194 and 2004, Peter recorded and produced a further 4 albums, with Clint as the front man on the 4th album, ‘Site Under Construction’.
He hopes to release a fifth album in the not too distant future. He has been a member of Clint Co – Conference Corporate Entertainers since 2004.
Clint Cunningham runs a production studio called Foxglove Studios and he has been responsible for producing and recording all of Clint’s albums.
Among many other recording projects, Peter’s latest project is his solo instrumental album called ‘Revelation’.