Scott Matthews (born 1976), is a singer/songwriter from WolverhamptonEngland.

His first album Passing Stranger was released on 13 March 2006 on San Remo Records before being re-released on Island Records later in the year. Janice Long was the first of the BBC DJs to play his music. Soon, tracks from Passing Stranger were also being played by Mark Radcliffe and Bob Harris on BBC Radio 2. In April, Scott played sessions on BBC Radio 2 & BBC 6 Music.[1]

Matthews' first single "Elusive" was released in September. The single received much airplay from BBC Radio DJs Jo WhileyDermot O'Leary, and Zane Lowe. Between 7–10 August, Lowe played "Elusive" once each night as his chosen Single of the Week. Matthews also visited the station to perform "Elusive" and other songs from the album in May and August 2006. In May 2007, he won the Ivor Novello Award for "Best Song Musically and Lyrically" for "Elusive".[2]

Matthews notes amongst his influences a number of artists, most notably The BeatlesBob DylanLed ZeppelinJoni MitchellMarc Bolan, and Joe Satriani.[3]

Matthews has toured the UK extensively in support of his album and appeared in support of the Foo Fighters for their acoustic Skin and Bones concerts around the country in June 2006.[1]

Matthews' second album Elsewhere was produced by Matthews and Gavin Monaghan and released on Island records.

His latest album, What the Night Delivers, was produced by Passing Stranger producer Jon Cotton.


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Year Song UK Singles Chart Album
2006 "Elusive" 56 Passing Stranger
"Dream Song" 78
2007 "Passing Stranger" -
2007 "Itunes Festival: London 2007 EP" -

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