Local rock legend Ard Matthews will be back in the Northern Suburbs this weekend. The Just Jinjer front man and solo artist will be performing at the Die Boer theatre restaurant in Durbanville on Friday, March 17, at 8.30pm.
Over the course of the past two decades, the well known singer and songwriter has been honing his craft and moving people the world over. As the front man of Just Jinjer, his lyrics and melody arrangements led the way to the incredible success of their debut album title ‘All Comes Round’, becoming one of the biggest selling rock genre albums of all time in South Africa, achieving double platinum status in its first year, with the follow up album ‘Something for now’ reaching the same status a year later. Just Jinjer have shared the stage with many iconic local and international artists on many stages across the world.
Travelling frequently to countries all over the world with Just Jinjer, Matthews and the band wowed audiences across Europe, Australia, and the United States, and eventually settled in Los Angeles for eight years, where they signed an international recording deal with Capitol Records and then Curb Records, and played at some of the most well known and influential clubs and festivals, before returning to SA in 2009.
Matthews released his debut solo album in the winter of 2012 to critical acclaim and also recently teamed up with South African folk icon Vusi Mahlasela for the track ‘Umuntu’. Ard is now playing regularly as a solo act, as well as still fronting the original Just Jinjer, whose last album was the 2015 release, ‘Everything Since Then’.
* Tickets are R140.
For bookings, call 021 979 1911.