Matt is a folk pop, singer/songwriter from South Africa (SA) who has been composing his own music since the age
of 12, and who continues to mould his creations to deliver the captivating performances he is known for today.
He skilfully manipulates his guitar and knows his way around his looping pedals, charming audiences with his
endlessly versatile repertoire of songs and gallant on-stage presence. With numerous festivals in Africa under his
belt, he has gained invaluable performing experience. He recorded a 6-track EP before releasing his debut album
2D Heart in April 2017.
Matt’s debut single, Paper Planes, has been playlisted by a number of prominent radio stations in SA, including
student radio TUKSfm (University of Pretoria), MFM (University of Stellenbosch, Cape Town) and PUKfm (University of
Potchefstroom). He has made television appearances in SA to promote his album on national shows such as
Expresso Morning Show (a national breakfast programme), and three more songs from his album have been
playlisted by national radio stations, JacarandaFM and RSG.
In July 2017 Matt performed at Innibos Festival (SA’s largest music festival) where he won its Rock Rumoer
competition, a renowned annual battle of the bands. He was awarded a spot on the main stage of the festival,
a cash prize and a music video sponsored by Kyknet (the MTV equivalent in SA). Later that year he also won the
#VanCokeColab Initiative, which offers young singer/songwriters the chance to collaborate with Francois van Coke
(a celebrated SA rock musician). Their resulting single, Broken Society, was well-received by the major national radio
stations upon its release in October 2017. Throughout his career, Matt has shared the stage with various
well-known SA musicians such as Matthew Mole, Francois van Coke, Majozi, and Arno Carstens, to name a few.