Award-winning singer-songwriter Scott Matthews appearing at Cambridge's Unitarian Church tomorrow
The experienced folk musician from Wolverhampton released his first album, Passing Stranger, in 2006.
Elusive, the first single to be released from it, was the tune that earned Scott – who has recently become a father for the first time – an Ivor Novello Award for Best Song Musically and Lyrically in 2007.
His latest record, The Great Untold, was released in April this year. He said of the new album: “It’s record number six and it feels like a bit of a milestone to get to that amount of records, when you think about trying to sustain an existence in music.”
He continued: “This new record is inspired by events of the last 12 months, or more, and it feels like a whole new beginning for us.
“It’s been out for three or four months now and the reaction’s been really positive. I didn’t expect it because it’s a stripped-down record as well. I tried to write a set of songs that would just stand up on their own, without the need for any multilayered instrumentation.”
Scott also noted that the album feels quite seamless. “From studio to stage, it feels like I can bridge the gap quite comfortably,” he said.
Scott has played The Portland Arms a few times and also performed at J1 at The Junction in 2007.
“Cambridge crowds have been great for me over the years,” he said. “They always come out and the ticket sales have done really well for this one as well.”
Scott added: “The idea was to try and put together a tour that leaves more of an experience, a place where the songs can flourish a bit more and acoustically they’re interesting to project into a space – and the Unitarian Church just ticks the box for me.”
Scott Matthews will be performing at the Unitarian Church on Emmanuel Road on Thursday, September 20.