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Hailing from the Rhondda in South Wales, 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 was recently part of a team penning 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, showcasing his unique blend of ballads and blues with nothing but the piano for company.

As well as co-founding Staylittle-stalwarts Climbing Trees and presenting our Staylittle Sessions show for Made In Cardiff TV, Matthew recently joined Aled Rheon’s ‘All-Star’ backing band The Gorgeous Charge, regularly writes and performs with Pembrokeshire-based singer-songwriter Jodie Marie and is currently working on a first full-length studio album, earmarked for release towards the end of a rather busy-looking 2016.

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