for the Welsh rugby union player see Scott Matthews (rugby player)
|Born||15th January 1976
|Genres||Folk rock, indie folk, blues|
|Instruments||vocal and guitar|
|Labels||San Remo, Island Records|
His first album Passing Stranger was released on 13 March 2006 on San Remo Records before being re-released on Island Records later in the year. Janice Long was the first of the BBC DJs to play his music. Soon, tracks from Passing Stranger were also being played by Mark Radcliffe and Bob Harris on BBC Radio 2. In April, Scott played sessions on BBC Radio 2 & BBC 6 Music.
Matthews' first single "Elusive" was released in September. The single received much airplay from BBC Radio DJs Jo Whiley, Dermot O'Leary, and Zane Lowe. Between 7–10 August, Lowe played "Elusive" once each night as his chosen Single of the Week. Matthews also visited the station to perform "Elusive" and other songs from the album in May and August 2006. In May 2007, he won the Ivor Novello Award for "Best Song Musically and Lyrically" for "Elusive".
Matthews' second album Elsewhere was produced by Matthews and Gavin Monaghan and released on Island records.
“Home Part 1” is the 4th studio release from Scott Matthews. The album is the first to be recorded by Scott himself. During late 2012, Scott had a vision, which was to build a home studio. This, however, was only part of the vision. Upon completion of the studio, the final part of the vision was to set about recording a full-length album, without the help of an engineer or producer, which is something that Scott had never attempted before. The result of all this hard work is “Home part 1”, Scott’s most personal and beautiful album to date. Previously Scott was honoured by the guest appearance of Robert Plant on his album “Elsewhere”. “What the Night Delivers” featured another guest performance from legendary double bassist Danny Thompson whom Scott met whilst performing in Joe Boyd’s stage production of “Way to Blue-The Songs of Nick Drake”. “Home Part 1” features mainstay musicians, Sam Martin on drums and the wonderful Danny Keane on cello. Scott’s brother, Darren Matthews also makes an appearance, playing piano on the songs, “The Clearing” and “The Night is Young”.
- Passing Stranger (2006) #45 UK Album Chart
- Elsewhere (2009) Released 25 May 2009
- Live in London (2010) Released November 2010
- What The Night Delivers (2011) Released 5 September 2011
- Home (part 1) (2014) Released November 2014
|Year||Song||UK Singles Chart||Album|
|2007||"Itunes Festival: London 2007 EP"||-|
|2015||"Mona ( Birthday Mix )"||-|
1. "Scott Matthews – engagingly thoughtful and classy singer-songwriter" The Guardian ( 19/08/14 )