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Matavire brother revives band

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THE late Paul “Doctor Love” Matavire’s brother, Watson, has revived the Hit Machine band in a bid to immortalise the deceased musician’s legacy.


Report by Tinashe Sibanda

Watson, who works at a sugar plantation in Rutenga, has assembled an eight-member outfit and begun holding shows around his area.

“For years I have been considering reviving my late brother’s band and I am now geared to take over from where he left,” said Watson.

“I am even considering doing music full time as soon as I reach out to as many people as possible.”

The 40-year-old musician said he worked with his late brother on several occasions. Doctor Love died in 2005.

Watson has performed at various events in his home area with the new Hit Machine and done a couple of remixes to his brother’s hits such as Chipuka Ndipe Mwenje, Kisimusi and Ma U, among other songs.

“I don’t, however, plan to ride on my brother’s fame for long. I believe I am talented in my own way and I will release my debut titled Mudziyo Wangu in April.”

Watson said it took him so long to revive his brother’s band because of various challenges.

He said he had decided to fight the odds and pursue his brother’s dream. His brother Elson pledged his support for the revival of Doctor Love’s music.

“We had been trying to motivate him for so many years to get back into singing, but he seemed rather busy. I am happy he is considering taking up music full time and I am going to support him,” said Elson.

Elson has promised to take care of the band financially until the new venture becomes sustainable.

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