Matthew was born in London and migrated to the beautiful island of Trinidad in the Caribbean, together with his family at the tender age of four years old. Matthew started singing and performing in local talent shows, school concerts and many family functions at the age of seven. His talent soon became evident to his family friends and even school teachers and eventually he graduated to performing on National Television on talent shows, award ceremonies, singing competitions and amassed a total of eight Television appearances before the age of eighteen. Matthew also had the honour of singing for the Prime Minister and the Head Of State of Trinidad and Tobago.
At age nineteen Matthew returned to the United Kingdom to pursue a career in music and started performing all over Europe doing soul shows to many enthusiastic audiences. He does several shows which includes a Tribute to Luther Vandross and Stevie Wonder and also a Soul & Motown Show in which he also incorporates a few of his original compositions into the show. These shows can be seen in Theatres, Clubs Restaurants, Hotels, Private Events like Weddings, Birthday Parties, Christenings etc. Matthew has shared the stage with a few of his musical idols like Alexander Oneal, Glen Jones, Dionne Warwick and The Drifters to name a few.
After many years of doing cover songs from his musical idols and loving every minute of it, Matthew has now decided to focus more on creating and performing his own original music. He wrote produced and released THE OTHER SIDE a mid tempo Soul jam in 2015 and to his utter surprise it got into the Official UK Soul Charts and worked its way up to #8, it also got to #6 on the Sweet Rhythm Chart on Solar Radio. He then followed this up with the Soul/Pop track THIS THING CALLED LOVE. It’s a very catchy, foot tapper that might be on the poppier end of the soul spectrum but there’s no doubting his great soul vocal. This also made song of the week on Solar radio and also got to #10 on the Official UK Soul Charts. Matthew is currently finishing up his third release and will be releasing the album soon after in 2017.
Blessed with a rich voice natural charm and energy, Matthew has been hailed The SoulStar. He clearly loves his music and his audiences return the feelings as they respond to mighty beats, up lifting rhythms and his infectious enthusiasm. Stay tuned for the release of his debut album in mid 2017 and take a look at his date sheet online and catch him on stage at a venue near you, it will be a great show.
THE LUTHER SHOW
Matthew was raised on many different genres of music but Soul and R&B is close to his heart and one of his idols of that genre is the late great Luther Vandross. Matthew brings the spirit of Luther Vandross to the stage in his Luther Show. He has taken his show all over the world audiences are always amazed by the way he delivers these classic songs in he own unique style and charisma but still seem like he channelling the great man through his amazing voice. Luther Vandross’s Music is loved my millions and his music will live on “Forever, for always, for Love”.