DE WAAL PARK
22 January 2017 @ 3pm
For (almost) the last two decades, well-known singer and songwriter, Ard Matthews has been amazing audiences and music lovers all over the world with his indelible songs. As the front man and lead singer of South African band Just Jinjer, his unforgettable lyrics and melody arrangements led the way to the outstanding success of their debut album titled, ‘All Comes Round’, which became one of the biggest selling rock genre albums of all time in SA.
Travelling all over the world with Just Jinjer, Ard and the band wowed audiences across Europe, Australia and the United States until they settled in Los Angeles for eight years, where they signed an international recording deal with Curb Records. While in LA, they played at some of the most popular and influential clubs and festivals before deciding to return to SA in 2009.
Mathews released his debut solo album in 2012 to critical acclaim and subsequently teamed up with South African folk icon Vusi Mahlasela for his track ‘Umuntu’. He now plays regularly as a solo act, as well as still fronting Just Jinjer, often times collaborating with well-known and talented musicians on bass guitar and drums and performing at many of SA’s music festivals.