Starting on 9 September 2012 and then every Sunday thereafter, one of South Africa’s top bands will be performing live at The Venue Melrose Arch as part of the Unplugged sessions. We have lined up many exciting acts including Ard Matthews on the 16th of September. Over the course of the last decade and a half, well know singer and songwriter, Ard Matthews, has been honing his craft and moving people the world over. As the front man of South African band Just Jinjer, his indelible 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 albums of all time in their native country of South Africa in their genre, achieving double platinum status in its first year, with the follow up album “Something for now” reaching the same status in just a few weeks, a year later. In 2010 a decision was made to pursue a solo album, and so began an extensive writing process which took him all over the world and around South Africa. The album draws on many themes and thoughts and was recorded over the period of many months, predominantly at his beach house in Durban where he now lives with his canine companion Jeff. With brand new tracks, a fierce independency, and some formidable life experience behind him, the new album is set to be a landmark both in his home country of South Africa and abroad. Join him for a rare intimate evening at The Venue Melrose Arch on 16th September 2012. Tickets cost R175 and are available from Computicket, all inclusive of service charges. Doors open at 6pm, and show starts at 7pm.