“A rising Star…and a really lovely guy too! The crowd were mesmerised”  
– Janice Long, BBC Radio Wales



“A rising Star…and a really lovely guy too! The crowd were mesmerised”  
– Janice Long, BBC Radio Wales




July 2021

Demos from London Fields – Out Now!

By |July 9th, 2021|Categories: News Archive|

Hello! It’s been a while!..

At the beginning of last year I spent a couple of days recording some new tracks/ideas at Buff Records in London Fields. A LOT has happened since then and I’ve been sitting on them for a while now..and so I thought why not release them into the world. So TODAY I have released 4 brand new acoustic tracks – ‘Demos from London Fields’. Head over to my online shop to purchase the tracks and homemade & signed hardcopies. You can also find it on Spotify, iTunes etc. 👍

Hope to see you later in the year at a few live shows.

December 2020

Looking back on 2020…

By |December 31st, 2020|Categories: News Archive|

The year brought just 3 gigs & 3 online streams – but I savored every single minute. I also squeezed in 3 single releases plus a BBC Radio interview amongst it all!

It’s certainly been a year no one could have ever imagined, but it’s made me realise how much I love making & playing live music.

As always, I can’t thank you enough for supporting me through the year and I hope that we can all look forward to brighter times in 2021 – I’m sure of it 👍

📷 – Redwood Photography (March 2020)

Waiting for the Snow – Happy Release Day!

By |December 4th, 2020|Categories: News Archive|

Happy RELEASE Day! I’m so excited to finally share my first ever Christmas release with you – ‘Waiting for the Snow’ – Now available on Spotify, Apple Music & pretty much anywhere you like to listen to your fave tunes.

I really am so proud of this one and I hope you enjoy it – Share it, repost it, buy it, stream it…and let me know what you think!

I am SO thankful to Rebecca Raw for adding her amazing talents to the track & so happy to finally team up with her..it’s been a long time coming! Thanks as always to Jack Longman for being just the BEST producer/engineer/all-round tech genius, Pete Dowsett for mastering and making it all sound complete & Soundlab Studios for keeping us all warm & safe. PLUS – thank you to Transluceo for creating the most AMAZING artwork – I’m so grateful for all of your hard work putting this together and making my little idea come to life!

Anyway, that’s it from me (for now at least!). Happy listening!

November 2020

Handmade CD’s…

By |November 28th, 2020|Categories: News Archive|

(Very) Limited Edition Handmade CD’s & Handwritten Lyrics!! ⛄️

I know lots of you still love having a hard-copy CD.. so I have put my craft hat on and put together these handmade CD’s – Each CD comes with a personalised message from me (you may even get a little festive doodle too if you’re lucky!) + handwritten lyric sheet (using my very best handwriting). There’s only 20 of these so head over to my shop to pick one up before they’re gone. They make great Xmas presents too..

October 2020

New Music – Update!

By |October 18th, 2020|Categories: News Archive|

It felt very good to be back in the Studio this weekend. SO happy with the result and excited to tell you all about it very soon!

Big thanks to everyone at Soundlab Studios for doing a stellar job  in keeping us all safe.

July 2020

‘Fly Away’ – Official Lockdown Video

By |July 18th, 2020|Categories: News Archive|

I’m so excited to finally share with you the video that I have been putting together with the extremely talented Emilie (Transluceo Photography) – I’m such a fan of her work (go check out her site!) and I was so excited when she agreed to put this together for me…who said that you couldn’t shoot a music video during lockdown?!

Hope you enjoy it –  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CVUNOItikyw

New Single – ‘Fly Away’ – Out Now!

By |July 13th, 2020|Categories: News Archive|

Happy Release Day! Check out my new single ‘Fly Away’ out now on all digital platforms and via my Online Shop.

Thanks again to Redwood Photography for the great snap from our Shoot earlier in the year. Keep your eyes peeled for a little lockdown music video coming your way…

May 2020

New Single – ‘Turns to You’ – Out Now!

By |May 15th, 2020|Categories: News Archive|

Happy Friday and Happy Release Day!! I’m donating all proceeds to Haven House Children’s Hospice (a truly wonderful charity doing the most amazing work!) so please do check out the download/streaming links here…and if you wanted to give a little more then you can do so via my Bandcamp page. I’m unbelivably proud of this song and I’m so excited for you to hear it!

The song was recorded and produced by Jack Longman at Buff Records in London Fields back in September last year. I’m so thankful for Jack’s time & talent and for putting up with me after many hours in the Studio! He’s also just an all-round top chap (who just so happens to like my songs!). So that’s it, I can’t wait to play this song live when it’s safe to do so.. for now I hope you can enjoy it from your homes. Stay safe..


April 2020

Live from Home: Live Stream

By |April 30th, 2020|Categories: News Archive|

That’s it, I’ve given in…next Tuesday 5th May I’ll be doing a little live stream concert over on my Facebook Page at 8pm. Just for 30mins or so – it would be great to see you! It will be very casual..I’ll play a few songs (I’ll even do my best to remember the words) and I’ll do a little Q&A.

You can tune in here – https://www.facebook.com/matthewshepherdmusic

Hope to see you there!

Stay safe.

February 2020

September 2019

New Music Update – 01/09/19

By |September 1st, 2019|Categories: News Archive|

Spent the last couple of days recording some new songs with the mighty producer Jack Longman at Buff Records. I’ve struggled to find time over the past year to write new material but I’m absolutely buzzing to be back in the studio once again! Very proud of these new songs and I can’t wait for you to hear them…

June 2019

May 2019

December 2018

November 2018

September 2018

Album Release Concert – 29/09/18

By |September 30th, 2018|Categories: News Archive|

Yep, I took a selfie and I don’t have a care in the world! THANK YOU to everyone who packed out the barn at last night for my album launch and thank you to Rebecca Raw for a wonderful opening set. It was such a special night! Look out for videos & pics to follow…

Epping Forest Guardian -08/09/18

By |September 8th, 2018|Categories: News Archive|

Look who it is!! Pick up a copy of this week’s Epping Forest Guardian and you’ll find a lovely write up for my album release gig on 29th September! Rebecca Raw will be opening the night and it’s going to be a very special night indeed. Get tickets while you can…

August 2018

Album Launch Gig Announced

By |August 18th, 2018|Categories: News Archive|

I am very excited to announce that I’ll be playing an album release show on Saturday 29th September in The Barn at The Black Lion, Epping. Plus the wonderful Rebecca Raw will be opening the night – It’s going to be a fab evening! Tickets are now available here. Hope to see you there!

July 2018

June 2018

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