Durban born, Ard Matthews is an extremely talented acoustic rock singer/songwriter. Influenced by classic jazz musicians such as Nat King Cole and Louis Armstrong, Matthews began playing music as a teenager, after winning a singing contest at the age of twelve. His talent has brought him all over the world, including living abroad in the United States and England. Although Matthews in currently concentrating on his solo work, he is famous in South Africa for being the lead singer of Just Jinjer. Recently, Matthews performed at the independent TED conference in Cape Town and is now touring around South Africa. Listen to Fire Within and check out the work in progress section of his blog.
By: Elizabeth Stene | Beat-Play Ambassador South Africa | @LizMWL | Music Without Labels & Beat-Play, LLC