AWARD-WINNING musician Scott Matthews has toured with the likes of the Foo Fighters, Snow Patrol and Led Zeppelin front man Robert Plant – and now, as part of his current solo tour in support of new album Home Part 1, he will be gracing a stage in Worthing.
Fans of Scott can expect to hear unreleased tracks from his upcoming fourth studio album as well as older songs when he performs at St Paul’s Chapel on Saturday night.
Scott is no stranger to gigging in Brighton but has yet to venture down the coast to Worthing, until now.
He said: “I want to play places we may have overlooked in the past. I’m more for the intimate settings, getting a real connection with the audience. I would like to think people will soak up the new material and take it to their hearts.”
Home Part 1 was recorded at Scott’s home in Wolverhampton, utilising his bathroom, kitchen and his ‘shedio’ at the bottom of the garden.
“The irony of it all is it doesn’t sound like a home record. It just felt comfortable, all the pressure on your shoulders is removed,” he said.
Scott described the songs as having a ‘natural feel, pretty much along the same lines as the last album What the Night Delivers’.
Scott’s first single Elusive was released in September 2006. It received airplay from BBC Radio DJs Jo Whiley, Dermot O’Leary, and Zane Lowe, the latter of which chose the track for his single of the week and played it once each night on his show.
Elusive won the prestigious Ivor Novello award for Best Song Musically and Lyrically in 2006 beating off competition from Arctic Monkey’s and their song When the Sun Goes Down.
Past winners of the award include; Barry Gibb, David Bowie, Lou Reed, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards and John Lennon.
When it comes to song-writing Scott said the music always comes first with the lyrics ‘finding their feet’ afterwards.
“I like the fact we can mix it up a bit. They are all my babies, man, I’ve got to put them out there and do the best I can for them. People have paid good money to hear the songs. I’ve got to quite true to the arrangements.”
This year marks Scott’s tenth anniversary with Midlands based record label San Remo records – ‘great guys’ who have been ‘really supportive’.
Scott said he hoped to become more prolific with his output of recorded material and be more spontaneous during the song-writing process.
To win two tickets to Scott’s gig at the St Paul’s Centre on Saturday, plus a signed copy of Scott’s new studio album, Home part 1, email firstname.lastname@example.org by 10am Thursday, March 20. The winner will be chosen at random and contacted the same day. Include your name and contact number with Scott Matthews as the subject.
For another great ticket give away see the Worthing Herald, Thursday, March 20.