Kevin Mathews is a Singaporean singer-songwriter and film music composer. Following his initial success, Mathews formed Popland, a musical duo between him and British-born bass player, Tim Nolan in 1998. The duo's first CD, 'Pop' was released in 1997 under the name 'The Crowd', which they later changed to avoid confusion with a U.S. band of the same name. They followed this with 1998's 'Groovy', featuring well-known Singaporean musician Ray Aziz on drums. Aziz appeared live with the band, delivering inventive and powerful rhythms to complement the power-pop of Mathews' and Nolan's songs. He also played drums on their 2002 release 'Action', released on Zip Records. Since then they have been profiled by Singapore's national newspaper, The Straits Times, have played on several Singapore TV shows, been heard worldwide on various radio stations and their music was used in the Warner Bros hit TV show 'High School Reunion'. The duo split in 2006 when Mathews decided to pursue a solo career.