Just Jinger frontman Ard Matthews finally releases his much anticipated solo album, First Offerings on July 30.
As the front man of South African band Just Jinjer, his indelible lyrics and melodic arrangements led the way to the success of their debut album title ‘All Comes Round’, which became one of the biggest selling albums of all time in South Africa in their genre.
In 2010 a decision was made to pursue a solo album, and so began an extensive writing process which took Ard all over the world and around South Africa – from sailing around the Mafia Islands, to visiting India on an extended trip in February 2012. The album can also be streamed and is available for download in any format on Ard`s web store.
“This album has been a diary of my life in a way. It is a musical depiction of where I’ve been over the last couple of years, and I’m really excited to share it with you all. I hope that the public are ready to listen to raw, unpretentious, brutally honest music, because that is what this is about, “said Mathews.
August 6 – Gateway Barnyard Theatre, Durban
September 29 – Symphonic Rocks, Cape Town
October 6 – Symphonic Rocks, Johannesburg
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