“A rising Star…and a really lovely guy too! The crowd were mesmerised”
– Janice Long, BBC Radio Wales
Hailed as one of the most exciting new singer-songwriters on the acoustic music scene, Matthew Shepherd is a 23 year-old singer-songwriter who has been delighting audiences in London, Essex and beyond with his collection of self penned songs. His debut studio album ‘Top of the tree’ was released in June 2015 and only took a day for the album to break into the iTunes Top 100 Singer/Songwriter Album Chart. His songs cover the happiness and heartbreak of love, with his warm, intimate and delicate style.
In 2016, Matthew releases an Acoustic EP entitled ‘The Sea’, which reached the Acoustic Magazine’s Top 10 Best New Music of September 2016. Matthew also embarked on an extensive national tour which included dates at Ronnie Scott’s and 3 dates on the Isle of Wight.
With club and concert performances plus 2 European tours under his belt, Matthew is currently recording his second full-length Album, due for release in Spring 2018, and will be previewing new material on Tour this year.
Previous Venues include:
Folk on the Dock (Liverpool), Loughton Folk Club, Crawley Folk Festival, The Harrison (London), The Troubadour (London), Ronnie Scott’s (London), Pizza Express (London), Epping Folk Club, The Folkroom, Cliffs Pavilion (Southend-on-Sea), Woodfest, Aldeburgh Festival, Rickmansworth Festival, The Bedford (London), The Hawth Theatre, Sail Loft Folk Club, Stereo 92, Cult Café Ipswich, Kokomo Guildford, The Garage Islington, Westfield’s Stratford City, Proud Camden, Black Book Café Stroud. Isle of Wight: The Anchor Inn, The Lifeboat, The Piano Café.
Radio includes: Phoenix FM, Chelmsford Community Radio, The Island Radio (IOW), Vectis FM, Saint FM, Forest Gold Radio, The Trevor Krueger Folk Show and more.
For full Archive of gigs click here.
“A rising star…and a really lovely guy too! The Crowd were mesmerised” – Janice Long, BBC Radio Wales
“Each song is like a fluffy white cloud on a Summers day” – Gavin Darvell, Sketches in Travel
“He reminds me of Lewis Watson…perfect festival music” – George Ladds, Shining Lights
“Just beautiful…he gave me shivers” – Michelle Ward (Breakfast Presenter – Phoenix FM)
‘Top of the Tree’ – 2015 release:
“I was moved to spine tingling moments of emotion”