Scott Matthews

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Scott Matthews

Canadian recording artist who continues to release albums since the 80's. Matthews is primarily a solo artist who writes and produces both vocal and instrumental records. And usually plays all the instruments and vocals. Art rock, metal and 70s/80s electronic from Germany and the UK has the strongest influence on all the music.Fretless Bass is the primary instrument as a player, followed by keyboards and vocals.As his full time career, he is Head of Sound at the festival theatre at The Stratford Festival in Ontario,Canada.2019 will include a new album. Along with some collaborative releases with David Barrett (David Barrett Trio) and Donald Quan (Loreena McKennitt).

Reviews

"Musician from Toronto, Canada.Scott Matthews released a couple of Synth Pop singles in the 80's, remained always linked to music and played in several small groups.In 2012 he offered a Prog-influenced album, called ''My fathers' paintings'', entirely performed by himself with obvious Steve Hackett and later Camel inspirations.The material is very melodic with also some AOR inspirations due to the vocals and slow-moving themes, but also quite epic and cinematic with several orchestral outlines (including sampled strings) and symphonic piano interludes/preludes.Excellent vocals as well, clean, warm and passionate.Soft Progressive Rock of nice quality, the man still produces his own productions and this work comes warmly recommended." Apps79.