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About Scott Matthews
Upon acquiring his first guitar at the tender age of seven, it didn't take long before Scott realised that music was his true calling in life. Scott's diverse musical taste would lead to experimentations with funk, soul and indie rock, with various local bands, before he finally decided to embark on a career as a solo artist.
In 2006, Scott released his ground breaking debut album "Passing Stranger", which contained an eclectic mix of musical styles and received much airplay on BBC Radio 2 from the likes of Janice Long, Mark Radcliffe and Bob Harris.
September 2006 saw the release of Scott’s first single, "Elusive" which earned Scott more support from the likes of Jo Whiley, Dermot O'Leary, and Zane Lowe, who made ‘Elusive’ his Single of the Week.
In May 2007, "Elusive" won the Ivor Novello Award for "Best Song Musically and Lyrically".
Scott has not only embarked on a number of sell-out headline tours, but has also been fortunate enough to tour with some of the world's most respected artists, including, Foo Fighters, Snow Patrol, Rufus Wainwright, Tori Amos and Robert Plant, who made a rare guest appearance on Scott’s second album ‘Elsewhere’, singing a duet on the haunting ’12 Harps’.
In 2010, the album ‘Live in London’, was released, which is a complete show recorded at Shepherd’s Bush Empire and February 2012 saw the release of Scott’s acclaimed third album ‘What The Night Delivers’, which includes a guest appearance from the legendary double- bass player Danny Thompson, whom Scott teamed up with in Joe Boyd’s live stage production of ‘Way To Blue-The Songs Of Nick Drake’.
Scott is currently working on his new album, entitled “Home Part 1”, which is due for release 31st March 2014
“The most promising home-grown singer/songwriter to emerge in years” – Q magazine
“Lovingly nurtured, matured-in-the-cask wisdom and honeyed melancholia”- Daily Mirror
“Haunting acoustic songs that leave a lasting impression” – Music Week
“Hypnotic and timeless” – The Guardian
“An underground classic that may well storm the mainstream” – Uncut
“He’s fantastic...an absolute genius” – Janice Long. BBC Radio 2
“Scott Matthews’ debut album Passing Stranger, is a work of delicate beauty” – Daily Star
“Scott Matthews brings something new to the singer-songwriter party” – The Independent
“His Passing Stranger album is now tipped to become an international success” -The Times