Thank you for visiting my website, the home of PLAYING WITH FIRE. I’m Matthew Reid and music is my passion. I choose to express myself in many musical genres: classical, light jazz, Mediterranean, Gypsy, Balkan and Klezmer. Gorgeous Cape Town offers me opportunities to explore them all!
Playing with Fire is both a collective of musicians and also an agency devoted to promoting music in Cape Town. As a collective, Playing with Fire offers a wide variety of ensembles for social functions, and as an agency it arranges musical acts for two monthly concert series in the city: Christ Church Concerts in Constantia and The Academy of St Andrews in Green Point.
Playing with Fire offers a
1. French/Mediterranean ensemble “Ooh La La” (2 – 4 musicians)
2. Jazz Duo/Trio
3. Balkan Band (3 – 6 musicians)
4. Klezmer Band (3 – 6 musicians)
5. Solo Saxophone with backing tracks