Matthew Frederick

Hailing from the Rhondda Valley, singer, songwriter, composer and some-time television presenter MATTHEW FREDERICK blends a childhood love of the early works of Elton John and Billy Joel with more recent influences including Ben Folds, John Grant and Bon Iver to create a distinctive sound somewhere between Math-Folk and Cymrucana.

Releasing debut EP Venus & Mars in 2012, Matthew has since made a number of radio and television appearances, collaborated with Ed Sheeran co-writer and Grammy award-winning Amy Wadge, and penned original music for Sony-signed Only Boys Aloud.

Recorded in front of an intimate crowd in December 2014, the following Spring saw Matthew release his Live At Long Row album, before landing his own television show as the writer, presenter and co-producer of Staylittle Sessions for MADE TV.

Recently appearing at the likes of Green Man Festival, Festival No.6, The Hay Festival and Brecon Jazz, Matthew is also the frontman of Climbing Trees, a fixture on keys for both Al Lewis and Aled Rheon‘s all-star live band The Gorgeous Charge, regularly performs with Pembrokeshire-based singer-songwriter Jodie Marie, and released his debut solo studio album Fragments in April 2020.