At an early age singer-songwriter and producer Alain Clark (born in Haarlem, The Netherlands) went to Los Angeles to gain experience. Upon his return, he produced albums for Boris and Ali B, among others, and scored small hits with Heerlijk and Ringtone, that can be found on his Dutch debut pop album Alain Clark. His recent return to classic soul however, is what makes Clark truly happy at the moment. The music on his new CD Live it Out, following the example of legendary soul stars like Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder and a young Michael Jackson, fits him like the proverbial glove. His light-brown voice allows Clark to be sultry and dark as well as funky and rousing; it has a pleasing sound and his delivery is very credible. Songs like This Ain't Gonna Work sound experienced and powerful, whereas the duet with his father portrays their father and son relationship warmly. A remarkable fact about Clark is that he has worked with one of the world's best drummers, Steve Gadd (famous for his work with Steely Dan, Paul Simon and James Taylor). At the end of 2007 Clark made a definitive breakthrough which was marked by his winning of a Rembrandt Award as well as the Megaward 2007.