He doesn’t skipper a beat: Ard Matthews wants to rock the boat

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He doesn’t skipper a beat: Ard Matthews wants to rock the boat

The Just Jinjer frontman is attempting to sail around the world in a floating sound studio

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SA rock star Ard Matthews has ridden a wave of musical success for more than a decade as frontman of Just Jinjer. Now he’s heading into unchartered waters in his new role as yacht skipper, attempting to sail around the world in a floating sound studio.

The energetic performer sailed into Cape Town harbour on Wednesday in his classic yacht, named The Impossible Machine (TIM) after his last award-winning album Impossible Machines, for which he won a SA Music Award in 2019.

Matthews bought the 20m vessel in that year and has spent the past several months restoring her in Saldanha. He intends inserting an on-board sound studio, with a view to some musical collaborations outside the industry norm...

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