Jacques Terre’Blanche teams up with the legendary Sipho “Hotstix” Mabuse

Jacques Terre’Blanche
Local singer Jacques Terre’Blanche has collaborated with music legend Sipho “Hotstix” Mabuse on his new single ‘Goodnight Moon’. The song, written by Will Kimbrook and Gwil Owen, features Sipho on saxophone and is produced by former Mean Mr Mustard front-man Mark Beling. The melodic ballad contains elements of electronic production layered with acoustic guitar and saxophone and showcases the vocal capabilities that have earned Jacques immense respect within the South African music industry for the last decade. “We came across the track late last year and I felt it immediately, especially considering it fits in with the direction I am taking with my music this year – a focus on strong melodies and vocals,” said Jacques, who came third in Idols season two back in 2003. “We met with Sipho who agreed to play on the single and it is an absolute honour to have worked with a gentleman and a professional who is one of South Africa’s musical icons.” Sipho recently celebrated 5 decades in the local music industry and his single ‘Burnout’ sold in excess of 500,000 copies in South Africa alone in 1984. Jacques and Mark Beling joined forces on the 2007 SAMA nominated album ‘The Colour Red’ and 2010 hit single ‘Do For Love’.  Singles such as ‘Natural Born Hustler’, ‘The Heist’ and ‘I Won’t Forget’ have earned Jacques the accolade of one of the country’s finest vocalists and celebrated personalities in entertainment circles. “Mark and I have a professional understanding where we completely get where we are both going and there is a mutual respect that clearly shows itself in the quality and success of the songs we do together,” continued Jacques. 'Goodnight Moon' will be available for download on online music platforms in April 2012. Listen to the new song http://soundcloud.com/tunedinpublicity/jacquesgoodnightmoon