South African singing-doctor set to launch his debut album in Cape Town

2017-03-09 11:57


Marc Hendricks
Marc Hendricks. (Photo: Supplied)

Cape Town - One of The Mother City's top singing-doctors is set to launch a new CD later this year, with the sole purpose of using his passion to make a difference in his community.

Upright Citizen is the début musical album released by singing-doctor Marc Hendricks, and he is set to dazzle Cape Town audiences at the Artscape Theatre on 22 April, for a one-night only performance.

Proceeds of the show will be donated to Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital for transformation initiatives.

Marc, who has been recording and writing music since the early 90s, says this CD has been "a long time coming" after his last release in 2000

Marc Hendricks

"In late 2015 I asked my friend, Amanda Tiffin, to produce this recording which she accepted to my great excitement. Amanda is one of those rare people who as a singer, composer, jazz vocal teacher, musical director and arranger can do it all and with consummate ease to boot, so having her on board as my producer was a 'no-brainer'," he says.

"After havinging spent the first six to eight months sifting through what was then a very large repertoire to decide which would make the eventual cut for the album, Amanda and I looked at older song writing material as well as taking on new compositions including a first collaboration on Do What You Say which was great fun."

This is Marc's fourth musical release, second full album and first solo album. Upright Citizen shares Marc's stories, sometimes intimate, always honest traversing the story of his life, family and work inspired by his "earliest love affairs with music and creative writing".

Upright Citizen was arranged and recorded with engineer and studio owner, Paris Zannos, at Paris Studios in Cape Town in September 2016.

Ticket sales are open and can be purchased at Computicket (search Marc Hendricks CD launch) or call the Artscape Dial-a-Seat facility on 021 421 7695 to book by credit card, or contact the Box Office on 021 421 7839. Tickets are priced at R175 each. Concessions are available for block bookings of 10 or more, students and pensioners.

For more information about Marc Hendricks and the Upright Citizen CD launch click here.

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