Matthew supported Brass Monkey at DHFC in 2009. Straight after the gig we were already getting requests to have him back …. so we did! As the headliner Upstairs at the Mag this time!
Matthew’s live performances draw together the delta blues, English ballads, jigs, reels, protest songs and nursery rhymes, all performed with warmth and conviction.
There are not many people on the folk scene who can make the hairs stand up on the back of your neck with their singing, and Matthew is one of them. His versions of traditional songs are just absolutely stunning.
He is also one of the best guitarists we have ever seen.
Like Ewan McLennan, Matthew is up-and-coming-about-to-be-very-well-known. In fact we’ll stick our long Goose necks out here and say that we think he is going to be MASSIVE.
Except that that was written a while ago, and lately he seems to have slipped below the folk radar 🙁