Free Music Friday at Blaengarw Workmen's Hall with Matthew Frederick
Please note, there's no need to book for this event - just turn up!
“Matthew Frederick should now be recognised as one of Wales’ finest songwriters and performers”
- New Sound Wales
Matthew Frederick fuses an early love of classic singer-songwriters with more recent influences to create a distinctive and timeless blend of Misery Folk, ballads and blues, plus a touch of Cymrucana and contemporary classical thrown in for good measure. With headline shows in the UK, Europe and US under his belt, as well as fronting BBC Introducing favourites Climbing Trees and indie-folk duo Hazel & Grey, the Rhondda Valley musician has released five albums, one mini-album, two EPs and sixteen singles to date across a number of projects since his 2012 debut solo EP Venus & Mars, with tracks being picked up by the likes of Netflix, Sky and ITV along the way.
An eventful 2021 witnessed the long-awaited return of the Trees with standalone single Troubling Times, as well as a spontaneous sixty-six day expedition which saw Frederick become the first man from Penygraig to walk the coast of Wales – the seeds of a second solo album springing forth en route – before rounding the year off on keys for Martin Carr of The Boo Radleys, with a nineteen-date UK tour stopping off at a sold out Brixton Academy as part of The Charlatans’ 30th Anniversary Tour.
The first half of 2022 saw Frederick take The Belated Fragments Tour across Wales at long last for his first solo shows in two years, before a run of festivals and a return to the studio last summer to record new material ahead of the forthcoming Obsolete tour, scheduled for the autumn of 2023.
Website • https://www.matthewfrederick.co.uk
Facebook • https://facebook.com/matthewfrederickmusic
Twitter • https://twitter.com/MattJFrederick
Instagram • https://instagram.com/mattjfrederick
YouTube • https://www.youtube.com/matthewfredericktv
Spotify • http://open.spotify.com/artist/6dlxAbwqhm5i1yiIDVvQEG
Fri 8 Mar 2024
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