Musician Scott Matthews performing at Dockyard Bar in Salford on 25th September 2014.
|Born||15th January 1976
|Genres||Folk rock, indie folk, blues|
|Instruments||Vocals • 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 Matthews. The album is the first to be recorded entirely by Matthews in his home studio. What the Night Delivers features guest performances by double bassist Danny Thompson (whom Matthews met whilst performing in Joe Boyd’s stage production of Way to Blue-The Songs of Nick Drake) and regular contributing musicians, Sam Martin, Danny Keane and Scott’s brother, Darren Matthews who plays piano on two tracks; "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 )