Clive McDonald is a singer songwriter, a British artist of Jamaican descent.
He writes songs, poems and raps. He arranges his music to express himself and create the mood. His words and music work as one.
Singer songwriter Clive McDonald says ''it's all about expression''. Rap, ballad, dance, a touch of old school. Just feeling the vibes.
A musical artist, Clive believes he should be free to express himself across all genres and refuses to limit his creativity.
Clive made music from an early age. He mimicked the army and police bands he heard practising near his home. Creating their sounds with whatever he could find, even the pots and pans from his mother's kitchen. He wrote his own lyrics to these tunes. This was the start of Clive's career as a singer songwriter.
He developed his passion for singing in church and school choirs. Impressed by a young Michael Jackson Clive enjoyed the attention he received singing Michael's songs. This was the start of Clive's performing career.
Years later Clive would find inspiration in Michael Jackson's musical arrangements. He listened to Dennis Brown, Michael McDonald and Terence Trent D'Arby, admiring their vocal control and marvelled at Bob Marley's lyrics.
Clive McDonald has performed at London's famous Hackney Empire and most recently at the Holetown Festival in Barbados where he now lives.