Matthews to belt out clas­sics

Weekend Post (South Africa) - - ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT -

BAY mu­si­cian Melvyn Matthews (pic­tured) will per­form on the PE Opera House Barn stage to­mor­row in the next in­stal­ment of the Jazz’Afro Sun­days pro­gramme. This singer-song­writer has shared the stage with in­ter­na­tional stars such as The Man­hat­tans and Ste­vie Won­der, as well as lo­cal greats such as Mbon­geni Ngema – and oth­ers.

Matthews left Port El­iz­a­beth as a teenager in 1982 in search of fame and for­tune in Jo­han­nes­burg, where he sang for groups like The Fam­ily. He was the orig­i­nal lead singer for iconic group Pure Magic which was later fronted by Vuyo Mokoena and Re­becca Ma­lope, and was the lead singer of Dr Vic­tor & the Rasta Rebels. He later joined The Big Dudes and was a lead singer with the late Brenda Fassie. Matthews penned nu­mer­ous hits, among them Life Is Go­ing On. He also wrote for Fassie and an­other SA leg­end, Steve Kekana. The show starts at 5pm and ad­mis­sion is R70 (R50 for pen­sion­ers). Seat­ing is limited. Book with ( or Nomg­cobo ( nomg­cobomk­ or call (041) 586-2256.

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