Clint Cunningham is no stranger to South African audiences. After 15
years of slogging the pubs and clubs all over South Africa, Clint is now
enjoying great success with his various shows in top theatres.
Not only is Clint successful as an entertainer and songwriter, but he has
also begun a new venture into making a television documentary series,
which he is hoping will lead to a movie.
His Creedence Clearwater Revival Tribute has rocked sell out
audiences at all of the Barnyards as well as The Performer Theatre,
Richard Loring’s Sound Stage and many other venues such as the
Rustic Theatre on Main, Blues Room, Keegans and the Firkin in
Clint performed in the Carnival Symphonic Pops 2007 and was very well received. He sold more CD’s after
each performance than any of the other artists. Due to popular demand, this made Clint determined to do
the Creedence Clearwater Revival Tribute show at Carnival City’s Big Top Arena as a solo artist in April
2008 – performing to over 1,500 people.
From this success, Clint and his immensely competent band comprising Dawid Visser on bass, Larry Rose
on drums and Peter Hanmer on guitar, went on to perform Clint’s U2 Tribute, a show called “Joe Cocker and
Friends” and another called “Clint & Co. … the best of.”
With Clint’s production “The Midnight Hour” featuring Connie Friedman on saxophone and keyboards, Rene
Mabotha and Caitlin Wishart on vocals, they packed Richard Loring’s Sound Stage in 2007 / 2008, 7 shows
a week for close on 6 months. This is an amazing achievement for any artist.
The band has toured Zimbabwe several times playing to almost 4 000 people in Harare. They have rocked
Maputo and Swaziland, toured Cape Town and the Garden Route with huge success, done a myriad of
corporate events from the V & A Waterfront to the Sun City Superbowl.
After one slot on Steve Hofmeyr’s “Dis Hoe Dit Is” in 2006, Clint was invited by Steve for another recording
which was played on KykNet Channel (DSTV) on 6 June 2008. As well as a guest spot on Egoli, Clint
received UNBELIEVABLE response from the public after his appearance on “Noot vir Noot” earlier in 2008.
Clint signed a three album deal with recording powerhouse EMI and in 2007 he released “Clint & Co Plays
Creedence Clearwater Revival” available nationwide.
His much awaited solo album “A Test of Faith” has been released successfully. Some of the songs on this
album were written by Clint himself and also on the album is an English version of Steve Hofmeyr’s
“Pampoen”, called “Rescue Me”.
Two albums have followed since, “The Best of Clint & Co.”, and the 2009 release, “Positivity”.
During November and December 2009, Clint’s enormously successful show, The Midnight Hour, in
conjunction with Richard Loring, was brought back to life for a six week run in The Theatre of Marcellus,
“Ultimately, Cunningham’s mission to create great rock music in the name of fun is a refreshing change in a
world of pop idols and posturing. With boy bands and wannabe singers dominating our air waves,
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.
A passionate and wonderful entertainer with a massive voice, Clint is here to stay!
Peter Hanmer - Guitarist
Peter started playing guitar in the hard rock band Boss in 1980. The band later
changed its name to Street Talk and 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 1984 and 2004, Peter recorded and produced a further 4 albums, with
Clint as the front man on the fourth album “Site Under Construction”. He hopes to
release a fifth Off The Edge album in the not too distant future.
Peter has been a member of Clint & Co. since 2004. He runs a production studio called
Foxglove Studios and has been responsible for producing and recording all Clint’s
albums amongst many other recording projects.
Peter’s latest project is his solo instrumental album called “Revelation”.
For more information about this album and Peter, check out his website
Larry Rose - Drummer
At the age of 18, Larry Rose already had a successful drum school in the Arts Centre
in Durban. He taught drums for 4 years and played with various professional bands as
well as backing well known country artists such as Bobby Angel, Gene Rockwell, Clive
Bruce, Barbara Ray etc.
Larry later joined Hotline, which was then the biggest band in South Africa. He was
with with the band for 8 years when it split. Larry then taught at The Performing Arts
Workshop in Johannesburg until he joined another successful band, Cinema, for a
period of 5 years. Cinema had hits like “My Kinda Girl” and “Inside and Out”.
Larry joined Clint & Co. in 2009. He is also a session drummer and continues to teach
at The National School of The Arts in Johannesburg.
Maree Basson - Clint's right hand man! A roadie and sound engineer of note! Originally
from Tanzania, Maree is the biggest sports fan ever and has even climbed Mt Kilimanjaro!
"He is absolutely passionate about what he does and we would be useless without him!"
Rene Mabotha - Singer and Dancer
Rene achieved her Musical Theatre National Diploma in 2001 and has been singing and
dancing in high profile performances ever since. She has travelled extensively and spent
3 years performing in Europe. She appeared in Joe Theron’s Rocky Horror Show, Deon
Opperman’s African Queens and Richard Loring’s Midnight Hour to name but a few.
Rene’s involvement with Clint & Co. over the years has been wide-ranging and includes
performances as lead female vocalist and dancer in Midnight Hour at Theatre of
Marcellus, Emperors Palace, Thunderstruck at The Globe Theatre, Gold Reef City and
currently Travelling Band at the Barnyard Theatre.
Rene also runs a school of performing arts. For further information about Rene and how to get in touch with her,
go to her website at
Maree Basson - Sound Engineer