Matthew Mole

Musician - Johannesburg
Matthew Mole Musician


About Matthew Mole

In the world of music, there are artists, and then there's Matthew Mole. This extraordinary musician, born on October 28, 1991, in the coastal haven of Fish Hoek, Cape Town, South Africa, has not only captured hearts but also reshaped the soundscape with his enchanting melodies and profound lyrics

Mole's musical journey began with humble guitar lessons from his father. Little did they know that these early strums would lay the foundation for something extraordinary. As he matured, so did his musical horizons. From the guitar, he ventured into the realms of the ukulele, banjo, piano, organ, and drums. It was during his high school years that the spark of songwriting ignited within him, a spark that would soon blaze into an illustrious career.

What sets Mole apart is his distinctive approach to crafting music. His songwriting often starts as a lyrical spark, a rhythmic heartbeat, or a captivating melody, which he meticulously weaves into a mesmerizing tapestry. This process, combined with his mastery of multiple instruments, paints a portrait of a true musical virtuoso.

Matthew Mole's journey took a significant turn in 2011 with the release of his independent EP, "You Did Well, Kid." It was a captivating glimpse into his soulful sound, and the world took notice. In August 2012, he clinched a remarkable victory in Converse's Get Out of the Garage competition. This triumph not only earned him a performance at London's iconic 100 Club but also an invaluable recording session at Converse's studio in New York.

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In the wake of his triumph, Mole signed with Just Music and unveiled his second EP, "Same Parts, Same Heart," in December 2012. His track "Same Parts, Same Heart" even found its way into the soundtrack of the film "Leading Lady." Then came his debut studio album, "The Home We Built," in 2013, a record-breaker that made him the first South African artist to debut at #1 on the iTunes SA chart. Subsequent albums, "Run" in 2016 and "Ghost" in 2019, only solidified his status as a musical luminary.

Matthew Mole's music is a beguiling fusion of folk and electronica influences. His live performances are a testament to his musical dexterity, as he effortlessly switches between guitar, synth, kick drum, and triggered beats. His enchanting stage presence has graced illustrious festivals and venues worldwide, from the iconic Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concert to the revered Seattle International Film Festival.

However, Mole's talents transcend music. In 2020, he joined forces with the Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) and the nonprofit organization WILDTRUST as an advocate for ocean protection. He tirelessly highlights the critical role oceans play in environmental conservation. This underscores that Matthew Mole is not just a musical maestro but also a passionate advocate for a better world.

As Matthew Mole continues to captivate hearts and minds with his musical brilliance, he stands as a testament to the power of passion, talent, and dedication in the world of music. With a discography that resonates deeply and a commitment to meaningful causes, Mole is a force to be reckoned with, leaving an indelible mark on the South African music scene and beyond. To experience the magic of Matthew Mole live, consider booking this sensational singer-songwriter for your next event. His performances are not just music; they are unforgettable moments of pure artistry. Don't miss the opportunity to share in the magic of Matthew Mole.

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