O’BRIAN Matross performs live at Legends Showcase on Saturday at 7pm.
Matross is a East London-born singer, song-writer and record producer whose repertoire comprises a wide genre, ranging from rock, soul-funk, alternative, blues, contemporary, R&B, reggae to gospel.
He is the lead vocalist and guitarist whose line-up consists of a three-piece band with whom he regularly tours.
He has composed a song for jazz, afro pop and multi-award winning artist, Judith Sephuma. The song which is featured on the New Beginnings album, is called Iinkanyezi. The album which Sephuma a South African Music Award (Sama) for “Best Artist of the Year”.
He wrote his first song at the age of 12 for a school project and taught himself to play the guitar. He researched and visited local libraries to gain in-depth knowledge of the electric guitar. It was during this time where he began to learn about guitar icons; Jimi Hendrix, Jeff Beck, Chuck Berry, George Benson and the like. He is a versatile, multi-instrumentalist who records and produces his own music and usually plays all instruments on his recordings.
Join Matross at Legends this weekend to experience what he is made of. Tickets, available at Lee Gold Music, are R100.
Matross’s music can be heard on SoundCloud and live performances viewed on Facebook and YouTube.
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