Scott Matthews

SUN 14 MARCH | THE DUNCAIRN | 7PM, £17 / £12 (conc)


The Ivor Novello-winning artist is part of a lineage that includes such greats as Buckley and Drake, John Martyn and Paul Simon. With guitar in hand and a voice that conveys raw emotion, he has long been established as one of the world’s foremost purveyors of song.

But if there’s one quality that defines the career of Scott Matthews it’s this; evolution. As Matthews gears up for the release of his seventh studio album, a record spliced with electronica, emotive synthesisers and pulsing drum grooves, he once again leaves the tried and tested for pastures new. Rehearsing in his local church, he’s been testing himself, pushing far outside his normal comfort zone as he continues to explore music and all it’s beautiful turns. If you’re looking for musician examples, consider the career progressions of David Sylvian, Mark Hollis, Brian Eno or Thom Yorke.

We are delighted to welcome Scott back to Belfast after is extraordinarily beautiful and sold-out performance at 2019’s Out To Lunch festival. Expect an incredible night of new music and fan favourites from his extraordinary canon of work.

This performance will take place at the beautiful Duncairn Arts Centre and tickets are likely to be very limited due to Covid restrictions, so book early.