Saturday 11 March 2017 | 7.30pm
Under the Influence Presents: SCOTT MATTHEWS
£12 advance (£15 on the door)
Age 14+/U16s must be accompanied by an adult
Supported by Simon Snaize
This year marks the 10th anniversary of Scott Matthews’ ground- breaking debut album, Passing Stranger. The bold mix of folk, rock, blues and Eastern-inspired song-writing earned Scott serious critical acclaim, and in 2007 his first single ‘Elusive’ won the Ivor Novello Award for ‘Best Song Musically and Lyrically’. From here Scott went on to perform on a number of international sell-out tours with respected artists such as Bert Jansch, Robert Plant, Foo Fighters and Rufus Wainwright.
Subsequently, Robert Plant came onboard for a guest contribution on Scott’s follow-up album, Elsewhere.
The vision for albums four and five were, however, much closer to home with Scott recording Home Part 1 in 2014 at the bottom of his garden in his home-built musical abode. Home Part 2 was released on 19th September 2016.
In his own words Home Part 2 is Scott’s “brightest spectrum of light to date. This last decade has flourished into something far beyond what I imagined and now as one 10-year chapter closes, I seem to have discovered the key to an even greater musical freedom, which I can’t wait to explore...”.