Head to Sweat Shop Brew Kitchen and join for an unforgettable concert experience with D. Matthews live in New Zealand alongside special guests, Tida and Soul Brown. 


About D.Matthews

Prepare to be captivated by the electrifying talent of Nigerian singer, songwriter, and performer, D.MATTHEWS (born David Matthews). Hailing from the shores of Australasia, D.MATTHEWS has become a prominent figure in the Afrobeats scene. 

Having embarked on his musical journey at the age of 21, D.MATTHEWS has experienced a remarkable ascent in his career. Countless nightclub performances and festival appearances have solidified his reputation as an artist on the rise. D.MATTHEWS has collaborated with esteemed New Zealand producer/engineer EDYONTHEBEAT and the talented SHAAN MEHTA. In addition, he has joined forces with New Zealand rap scientist Mazbou Q and superstar Skales in the exciting year of 2023. 

Fueling his passion for success, D.MATTHEWS remains driven every single day. Recently, he has been working on a music production alongside Suka Sounds from Nigeria and the renowned producer POSSIGEE from Ghana. POSSIGEE's impressive portfolio includes collaborations with acclaimed artists such as Wizkid, Mr Eazi, Sarkodie, and Stonebwoy, to name just a few. With his infectious energy, motivational lyrics, and versatile stage presence, D.Matthews delivers a one-of-a-kind musical experience that is unparalleled. 

By pushing boundaries and forging new paths in the Australasia continent, D.Matthews is making a significant impact and there are no signs of him slowing down anytime soon. 

About Tida:

Matida Nyamazana formally known as “Tida” is a Zimbabwean born, Aotearoa raised rapper and songwriter. His connection with his Zimbabwean culture and Tamaki Makaurau environment has shaped him to become the versatile artist he is today and a name to look for in this upcoming afro-kiwi generation. 

TIDA’s passion for music stems from his journey to find self love and belonging. From a young age Tida felt like Aoteroa was a foreign land where people that looked like him were very few. He felt isolated due to the pigment of his skin and to feel, well represented, safe and understood in his own skin, music became a medium he would use to express himself. 
It was a universal language he knew everyone would understand and even if they didn’t have the same lens of eyes to look at life at, they could feel the emotion in what he saying through his lyrics. 

TIDA’s creativity and passion for music is fueled by his voyage through life and the deep connections formed with those he encounters. As a young artist, he continues to evolve as he finds new sources of inspiration to draw from and the incorporation of dance has been taking his songwriting process to a whole other level. 

About Soul Brown: 

Proud Samoan/Fijian from South Auckland - Soul Brown was surrounded by the vibrancy of the Pasifika cultures that flood Manukau. Born into a family that exposed him to eclectic genres, Soul has made his mark in Aotearoa’s music scene by blending Pacific flavour with Latino heat. Familiar with adversity, Soul triumphed over cancer when he was 12. His writing, poetry and songs were initially born out of a need to escape his reality, with the intention to inspire others to persist through tough times. 

True to his message, he has been hustling in the music scene since his first release - 2011’s 'Don’t Sweat It’. Now after perfecting his craft, Soul has dropped his brand new EP, ALL OF MY LOVE, which showcases his talent for turning out irresistible and infectious, feel-good dance-floor fillers. 

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Last updated: 19 July 2023