Scott Matthews

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This article is about the British musician. For the American producer, composer and musician, see Scott Mathews. For the Australian musician, see Scott Matthew.

for the Welsh rugby union player see Scott Matthews (rugby player)

Scott Matthews
Musician Scott Matthews performing at Dockyard Bar in Salford on 25th September 2014. Image © Emma Farrer 2014 and used with her permission.
Background information
Born 15th January 1976
Wolverhampton, England
Genres Folk rock, indie folk, blues
Occupation(s) Singer/songwriter, guitarist
Instruments vocal and guitar
Years active 2000s
Labels San Remo, Island Records
Notable instruments

Scott Matthews, is a singer/songwriter from Wolverhampton, England.

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.[1]

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".[2]

Matthews notes amongst his influences a number of artists, most notably The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Led Zeppelin, Joni Mitchell, Marc Bolan, and Joe Satriani.[3]

Matthews has toured the UK extensively in support of his album and appeared in support of the Foo Fighters for their acoustic Skin and Bones concerts around the country in June 2006.[1]

Matthews' second album Elsewhere was produced by Matthews and Gavin Monaghan and released on Island records.

His third album, What the Night Delivers, was produced by Passing Stranger producer Jon Cotton.

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”.




Year Song UK Singles Chart Album
2006 "Elusive" 56 Passing Stranger
"Dream Song" 78
2007 "Passing Stranger" -
2007 "Itunes Festival: London 2007 EP" -
2015 "Mona ( Birthday Mix )" -

Other contributions[edit]


1. "Scott Matthews – engagingly thoughtful and classy singer-songwriter" The Guardian ( 19/08/14 )

  1. ^ a b Ciarán Ryan (2007-10-16). "Scott Matthews' story". Black Country Music. BBC. Retrieved 2012-04-04. 
  2. ^ "Scott 'Ivor Novello' Matthews". BBC. 2007-05-25. Retrieved 2012-04-04. 
  3. ^ "Scott Matthews". Island Records. Retrieved 2012-04-04. 

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