Meet the man who will meander in to your musical mind with his magical voice and soulful songs. I give you Surrey born singer-songwriter River Matthews.
Surrey born singer-songwriter River Matthews.
Despite his youthful years, the music of River Matthews flows from a uniquely timeless place. His distinctive voice, reminiscent of artists like Jeff Buckley and Sixto ‘Sugarman’ Rodriguez, creaks and rasps with wisdom and experience. His patient, personal blend of soul and folk effortlessly transcends eras and genres.
River Matthews was born and raised in Woking, Surrey, he took up the classical guitar when he was seven years old, by the time he was 17 he shed the classical label and could play just about anything. River taught music at a special needs school before he met Jamie Scott (Michael Kiwanuka, One Direction, Jessie Ware). Scott produced River Matthews’ debut EP Feels Like Morning which was released last year.
Here’s the title track from that debut EP “Feels Like Morning” has been played on Spotify over 100,000 times.
Check out the visuals for “Stars” below, also off the debut EP.
Where can I see him?
We are delighted to announce that River Matthews will be playing the TicketWeb/LN Source showcase at The Great Escape festival this year. If you haven’t got your Great Escape tickets yet you better hurry. Head over to: ticketweb.co.uk/greatescape right now!