More than 138 bands submitted their Soundcloud singles via Converse’s Facebook page, more than 30 000 new fans joined the Converse community, and close to 3 000 votes were cast for Mzansi’s hottest up and coming muso’s.
After all the dust has settled, Matthew Mole is the 2012 winner of the Converse #Play100Club Campaign and will indeed Get Out of the Garage next month as he heads to London to introduce his unique brand of folk to the rest of the world by performing live at the 100 Club.
Jon Savage, one of the Get Out of the Garage Celebrity Judges, commented: “Big congrats to Matthew Mole. An unexpected but deserved winner who showed great strength in his songwriting ability. Now we are going to put him through the rigorous Get Out of the Garage Bootcamp to prepare him for the London Show! This will involve live training, performance training, set building and many other important workshops to get him gig fit at an international level!”
The lucky fan who has won the trip of a lifetime with be announced shortly. Converse has given him/her and a partner the chance to accompany Matthew Mole in VIP style for his London gig.
Matthew won with the song titled “You and Your Crown”
To listen to more of Matthew’s music go to the 7 track soundcloud set that he made for the Get Out of The Garage campaign.