Tag Archives: accoustic

Ard Matthews – Fire Within [MUSIC]

Ard Matthews

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


Andy Lund & The Mission Men – Performing TONIGHT at &Union “Fall From Grace” [VIDEO] [EVENT]

The music rolls out like a cinematic soundboard, driven by passion and emotion. Andy Lund describes his music, “as much Bruce Springsteen, Tom Waits and Neil Young as it is Radiohead, Depeche Mode and Jeff Buckley.”   He has been involved in the South African music scene for over 10 years as the lead singer/songwriter of Roswell Kings. Feeling that he was only expressing half of his soul with the Kings, Lund felt that he need to take the collection of acoustic songs that he had written and give them the attention they deserved and so Andy Lund & The Mission Men was born. Lund is backed by The Mission Men – Sean Ou Tim (piano/percussion), and Brydon Bolton (double bass/electric bass).  Andy Lund & The Mission Men’s first full-length album, Soundtrack For A Muted Heart, was released to rave reviews by public and media alike.  Check out the video for “Fall From Grace” and if you’re in Cape Town check them out at &Union tonight!

By: Elizabeth Stene | Beat-Play Ambassador South Africa | @LizMWL | Music Without Labels & Beat-Play, LLC

Farryl Purkiss – “A Million Grains of Sand” [VIDEO]

Farryl Purkiss is a singer-songwriter based in Cape Town.  After learning to play the guitar at 15 he began writing songs shortly after his 16th birthday.  In 2005 he released a self financed EP which caught the attention of 2feet Music.  Purkiss  began touring in South Africa and abroad to promote his first full-length album, which was released in 2007.  Following the success of his first album, Purkiss has toured extensively throughout Australia, Europe, the United States and South Africa.  His music has also been featured in commercials,  television shows and movies.  His most recent album, “Fruitbats & Crows” released in 2009 was nominated for multiple South African Music Awards in 2010.

 

By: Elizabeth Stene | Beat-Play Ambassador South Africa | @LizMWL | Music Without Labels & Beat-Play, LLC