- Scott Matthews
:"This article is about a British musician. For an Australian musician named
Scott Matthew, see corresponding article."Infobox musical artist
Name = Scott Matthews
Background = solo_singer
Born = 1976
Vocals, Acoustic Guitar
Years_active = 2000s
URL = [http://www.scottmatthewsmusic.co.uk/ scottmatthewsmusic.co.uk]
Scott Matthews (born 1976), is a singer/songwriter from
His first album "Passing Stranger" was released on March 13, 2006.
Janice Longwas the first of the BBC DJs to play his music. Soon, tracks from "Passing Stranger" were also being played by Mark Radcliffeand Bob Harrison 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 August 7-10, 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 Awardfor "Best Song Musically and Lyrically" for "Elusive".
Matthews notes amongst his influences a number of artists, most notably
The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Led Zeppelin, Joni Mitchell, Marc Bolanand Joe Satriani. His music has been likened to that of the American singer Jeff Buckley.
Matthews has toured the UK extensively in support of his album and appeared in support of the
Foo Fighterswhen they held several acoustic concerts around the country in June 2006. He is currently working with producer Gavin Monaghan, also known for his work with The Twang, Editorsand Nizlopi.
Passing Stranger" (2006)#45 UK Album Chart
* [http://www.scottmatthewsmusic.co.uk/ Scott Matthews' Official site]
* [http://www.myspace.com/scottmatthewsmusic Myspace page]
* [http://www.bbc.co.uk/blackcountry/entertainment/music/scottmatthews/index.shtml BBC mini-site for Scott Matthews - bbc.co.uk]
* [http://www.bbc.co.uk/blackcountry/content/articles/2006/11/08/scott_matthews_story_feature.shtml BBC: Scott Matthews's story - in depth biography / timeline - bbc.co.uk]
* [http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio1/zanelowe Zane Lowe page at bbc.co.uk]
* [http://www.bbc.co.uk/norfolk/content/articles/2007/04/02/music_review_scott_matthews_20070402_feature.shtml Watch a video interview with Scott Matthews (2007)]
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