Thu Sep 21 2023

8:30 PM (Doors 7:30 PM)

The Brook

466 Portswood Road Southampton SO17 3SD

£18 Adv / MOTD

Ages 18+

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“I can’t speak highly enough of this massively talented singer-songwriter who sings every note like it’s his last with the most effortless of deliveries”Chris Hawkins, BBC 6 Music

“And here in a break from these dark times…a moment to move through Scott’s unique landscape of song and sound…compelling and beautiful” – Robert Plant (on Restless Lullabies), 2023

The Brook and Playbook Artists Proudly Present
Scott Matthews

  • Scott Matthews

    Scott Matthews

    Folk Rock

    Scott Matthews’ ground-breaking debut album, Passing Stranger earned him serious critical acclaim with its bold mix of folk, rock, blues and Eastern-inspired song-writing, and in 2007 his first single ‘Elusive’ won the Ivor Novello Award for ‘Best Song Musically and Lyrically’. From here Scott went on to perform on a number of international sell-out tours with respected artists such as Rufus Wainwright, Bert Jansch, Robert Plant and Alison Krauss, Foo Fighters, Snow Patrol and Tori Amos.
    His follow-up albums saw, Robert Plant come onboard for a guest contribution on second album, Elsewhere, and legendary bassist Danny Thompson appearing on his third release What The Night Delivers, having encountered each other whilst performing in Joe Boyd’s stage production of Way to Blue – The Songs of Nick Drake.
    Championed by Lauren Laverne as ‘a big favourite’ and Huey Morgan as being ‘something else’, Scott’s musical dexterity and experimentative approach to song-writing and home-recording continued to excite over the course of the next several albums released on his own label, from the intrinsically poetic, organic nature of The Great Untold, to the daring and audacious New Skin.
    This album was arguably his boldest move yet, New Skin swathed in Eno-esque electronica and Thom Yorke-centric uncovering, channelled the driving energy of ‘80s Springsteen and was widely lauded by Robert Plant, Radiohead’s Ed O’Brien, Bella Union’s Simon Raymonde and BBC 6Music. It was rock and ambient, acoustic and electro. Matthews had never sounded so vital. Never sounded so fresh. Never sounded so energised. And never sounded so good.
     
    But this story is not over yet and the Ivor Novello award-winner is not afraid to evolve once more. From within this freshly paved electronic landscape, Matthews’ latest album, Restless Lullabies, emerges with a stark boldness that is breath taking. These phoenix songs, born from New Skin, have more to give, worthy of reincarnation, entirely reimagined by Matthews who appears dauntless, they are restless with good reason.
     
    Now entirely unadorned, stripped of their electronic veil, the album’s acoustic purity creates a subliminal listening experience. From the ethereal acapella, ‘Intruders on Earth’, to the evocative duet, ‘Anniversary’, where Matthews performs with American soul-jazz singer, Krystle Warren, the result being a vocal fusion that seems impossibly perfect. The skeletal delicacy of the songs allows his poetry to breathe, his transcendent vocal to soar, brings his dexterously sensitive guitar playing into microscopic focus and further cements his undeniable mastery as one of our greatest songsmiths.
     
    Restless Lullabies is the Yin to New Skin’s Yang, so obviously interconnected and yet somehow possessing an entirely different force. Here, once again, Scott Matthews has given us a portal to his very core.
     
     
  • Intimate Unreserved Seating Layout On This Show

    Intimate Unreserved Seating Layout On This Show

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    An intimate and cosy theatre / cabaret layout, with reduced capacity and additional seating for those that like a more relaxed musical experience ~ a chance to sit and enjoy the music in an intimate setting, up close and personal to the band.  Please Note: Sadly seating is not guaranteed and is on a first-come first-served basis.

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This event is 18 and over. Any ticket holder unable to present valid identification indicating that they are at least 18 years of age will not be admitted to this event, and will not be eligible for a refund.

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This is a constantly moving target, so any COVID restrictions will be on the front page of our website if any restrictions for entry are relevant for the date of this show.


*** PLEASE READ NOTE FROM THE BROOK - ABOUT AGE RESTRICTIONS***

All our events are 18+ for main ticket holders. (IT SAYS 18+ WHEN YOU PURCHASE TICKETS) - However... 14+ may be accompanied by an adult over the age of 21. (unless specifically stated on an event).



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The Brook and Playbook Artists Proudly Present

Scott Matthews

Thu Sep 21 2023 8:30 PM

(Doors 7:30 PM)

The Brook Southampton
Scott Matthews

£18 Adv / MOTD Ages 18+

“I can’t speak highly enough of this massively talented singer-songwriter who sings every note like it’s his last with the most effortless of deliveries”Chris Hawkins, BBC 6 Music

“And here in a break from these dark times…a moment to move through Scott’s unique landscape of song and sound…compelling and beautiful” – Robert Plant (on Restless Lullabies), 2023

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Ages 18+
limit 10 per person
General Admission
£19.80 (£18.00 + £1.80 Fees, excluding any delivery costs)

Delivery Method

eTickets

Terms & Conditions

This event is 18 and over. Any ticket holder unable to present valid identification indicating that they are at least 18 years of age will not be admitted to this event, and will not be eligible for a refund. *** PLEASE READ NOTE FROM THE BROOK - ABOUT COVID RESTRICTIONS***

This is a constantly moving target, so any COVID restrictions will be on the front page of our website if any restrictions for entry are relevant for the date of this show.


*** PLEASE READ NOTE FROM THE BROOK - ABOUT AGE RESTRICTIONS***

All our events are 18+ for main ticket holders. (IT SAYS 18+ WHEN YOU PURCHASE TICKETS) - However... 14+ may be accompanied by an adult over the age of 21. (unless specifically stated on an event).



ALSO if you can display your barcode on your smartphone - you don't need to print your ticket. #SavePaper


Full Brook Terms & Conditions are here.