MUSIC SOUTH AFRICA

Tuesday, 24 December 2013

If You’ve Got Nothing On Tonight – Clive Bruce


If You’ve Got Nothing On Tonight – Clive Bruce
If You’ve Got Nothing On Tonight - Clive Bruce
If You’ve Got Nothing On Tonight – Clive Bruce

Clive Bruce (real name Clive Bergman) was born in Cape Town and is the step son of Virginia Lee. He started out his music career doing mostly backing vocals and sang on some of the old Springbok Hits albums. He was also the voice of Sarel Seemonster on Wielie Walie at one point. His solo career really took off in 1971 when ‘Sally Sunshine’ entered the SA Top 20 in July of that year and reached number 11. It was nearly a decade later that he hit the charts again with ‘If You’ve Got Nothing On Tonight’, which first charted in February of 1981 and peaked at number 16.
The song is similar to the Bellamy Brothers’ ‘If I Said You Had A Beautiful Body Would You Hold It Against Me’ not only because of the innuendo in the lyrics (Bruce’s song goes, ‘If You’ve Got Nothing On Tonight, I’d Sure Like To See You.’) but it is also an easy listening country song. Bruce continues to record and released an album of covers in 2006 and a greatest hits compilation in 2008.