Born and bred in Johannesburg, South Africa. Completing Secondary education at the prim and proper all girls school, Hoer Meisieskool Helpmekaar, then headed off to University, where she completed a 4year BA(Ed) degree before being swept off her feet by the ambitious Mr Paul Clinton, Architecture student obsessed with owning a farm in Africa.
Taught for a few years during which time the young couple traveled far and wide in search of their dream. In 1998 on one such reconnaissance expedition they met Nicky Rubin at Ai Ais, Namibia.
Their dream became a reality shortly after when they ended up owning their first farm in Thabazimbi, a region of the South Africa known as the Bushveld. Here they ventured into the romantic notion of running a restaurant but soon progressed to the very reason why they chose to live in the Bush in the first place. The wildlife. For several years they operated as Outfitters and uided Safaris enabling them to finally settle on their 2000 hectare game farm. This they make home. Two sons are now part of their lives, the eldest named Ruben after a certain Nicky Rubin whom they’d never forgotten as he kept influencing their lives through his music but they had never been successful in tracking him down and sharing this with him even though they spent 10 years trying. The boys grew up with the African Bushveld as their playpen; Luke crawling over a Puff Adder and Ruben casually walking into a leopard with her two cubs at age 8 armed with only his catapult became their norm, but this was all be to good to be true.
The unstable political climate in SA forced the family to relocate to Tauranga, New Zealand in Dec of 2008. While unpacking their CD collection and looking at the cover of ‘War and Peace’ a final attempt was made to contact the elusive Nicky Rubin. Nicky only months before had created a website! Happy exchanges followed and before long it was no longer only a connection but a friendship which resulted in Annemarie’s involvement with Ugly Mother Records. A far cry from her Black Mamba killing days!
Annemarie no longer roams the plains of Africa but has found her place adding her creative skills to Ugly Mother Records. Tales of snakes and danger continue to bring another dimension to the otherwise creative and musical scene at UMR.