A natural-born vocalist, soul singer & songwriter Clerel nurtured his taste for melody in his coastal hometown of Douala, Cameroon, where he grew up listening to music from his parents’ record collection, which ranged from church hymns and afrobeat to French chanson.
As a child, he developed a habit of singing his favorite songs to himself as a way to “listen” to them whenever he desired, an exercise that helped hone his signature smooth tone.
While he’s spent most of 2020 working on a new collection of songs, Clerel has also appeared on reality TV show La Voix (The Voice Canada), and earlier this summer he took part in the Montreal International Jazz Festival, where he gave a highly acclaimed performance of his original music in front of an audience of over 3000 spectators. Listeners around the world continue to fall in love with the young musician’s soulful universe.

Upcoming Shows

Boys Got Soul!
Monday June 12, 2023 · 7:30 pm · $25
New London Community Complex,

It’s a night of electrifying and intimate soul and blues from Logan Richard and Clerel, with beloved local artist Eddy Quinn bringing his unique Island songs…

Tunes on the Dunes
Sunday June 11, 2023 · 7:30 pm · $30
Cymbria Lions Club,

On the North shore of Queens County, it’s a meeting of musical minds in Cymbria. Hosted by PEI’s Michael Pendergast, the evening features two of the…