songwriter, folk roots musician, singer and guitarist Carl Cleves, originally from Belgium, a contemporary of Bert Jansch, Nick Drake, Paul Simon, John Martyn and other great songwriters that emerged in the 1960s and 70s and with whom he shared the stages of the London folk clubs during the time of the folk boom. But, unlike the others who stayed in the scene, Carl's wanderlust led him to a life of travelling, guitar in hand, to Africa, Asia, the Pacific, South America and Australia, where he has now settled.
Founded folk world act The Hottentots with Parissa Bouas.
Author of 'Tarab.Travels with my guitar
He has recorded 4 albums with the group The Hottentots, which he co-founded with Parissa Bouas. His recent CD's are: The House is Empty 2012 Out of Australia 2010 All Alone 2007; Tarab 2008. Cleves's first book, 'TARAB: Travels with My Guitar", recounting his adventures as an antelope trapper in Uganda, relief worker in cyclone struck India, recording star in Brazil, ...