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KEVIN MATHEWS


Old school pop-rock in the classic tradition of The Beatles, The Beach Boys, Elton John, Billy Joel and Roy Orbison.

KEVIN MATHEWS is a Singaporean singer-songwriter, perhaps best known for his #1 hit song, “My One and Only” with Watchmen in 1993. Mathews' other notable compositions include the Singapore-centric "The High Cost of Living", "I ♥ Singapore", "Gum" and "Pasir Ris Sunrise", amongst others.

Mathews has released four albums and three EPs with Watchmen, The Crowd and Popland respectively.

Mathews has been a live performer for more than thirty years and has performed at Central Park NYC (for Singapore Day 2007), the Esplanade, *SCAPE, Home Club, Blu-Jaz Cafe, Library @ Esplanade, Library @ Orchard, Timbre @ The Substation, Timbre @ The Arts House, TAB, the Prince of Wales Backpackers' Pub and other venues.

In addition, Mathews is an accomplished film score writer, and has composed music for acclaimed Singapore director Eric Khoo’s feature films and has also contributed music to other Singaporean films like Stories About Love, One Leg Kicking, Invisible Children, Lucky 7, Anita's Complaint and The Carrot Cake Conversations as well as TV series such as Drive and Seventh Month.

Mathews is also a prominent contributor to the Singapore music scene. He is currently a mentor under the National Arts Council's Noise Music Mentorship Programme, a mentor for the Esplanade Youth Budding Writers Programme and a judge for the 2009 and 2010 editions of the Baybeats Festival, one of the biggest indie rock festivals in the region. In addition, he is managing exciting Singapore rock 'n' roll band Cheating Sons and operates KAMCO Music, an artist management company.

Mathews is also the owner of Power of Pop, a pop culture blog which has been commenting on music, film, comics and books for more than a decade.


Videos of live performances

1. My One and Only (Timbre @ The Substation) - with the Groovy People



2. I Love Singapore (Esplanade, the Outdoor Theatre) - with Chris Collingwood (Fountains of Wayne) for Baybeats 2009



3. Circling Square (Esplanade, the Concourse) - with Friends 
(Rachael Teo, Su Yin Koh & Narisa Chan)



4. Damaged (Library @ Esplanade)