Clarence Bekker, born in Suriname but a Dutch citizen, has had a career that has taken him down many paths: he was the youngest member of the successful Swinging Soul Machine, part of the world music collective 08001, and the voice of the viral project Playing For Change. Life’s setbacks momentarily took him off his brilliant path, but years later he started again, from the first step and with the greatest humility. Fortunately, we have him back, with much more strength to tear it up on stage. You will be excited about soul music as if it were the first time.
Clarence Bekker has a gift of touching the soul of everyone who listens to him. Through a deep, vibrant voice and a spirit full of energy, he crosses the audience from head to toe. Absolutely no ear can remain indifferent to his magnetism, the power of great soul and funk masters like James Brown, Prince, Whitney Houston or Michael Jackson concentrated in him.
There are some people who only need a couple of good chords, a voice with personality and a story to tell, to touch our soul in a matter of seconds. True soul singers don’t need anything extra to convey their message, and without a doubt, Clarence Milton Bekker is on that list of chosen ones.