Randolph Matthews

Randolph Matthews

BandWorldR&B

A mesmerising and truly enchanting griot who fuses layers of live digital loops, pulsating percussive beats, haunting African melodies and delicate maliesque guitar rhythms with a subtle urban Caribbean twist.

Biography

Since his solo album release ‘I Love’, in 2007 London born artist Randolph Matthews has continued to push the boundaries of World Music, fusing the many experiences of his UK upbringing with those of disparate cultures around the globe. Performances with Angeligue Kidjo, Seun Kuti and fiddle virtuoso Chris Haigh (Omou Sangare) have influenced his passionate live shows, comprising of griot storytelling while he layers live digital loops, pulsating percussive beats, haunting African melodies and delicate maliesque guitar rhythms with a subtle urban Caribbean twist.
Randolph presents a new genre “Heart Songs and Future Folk”!
Album release september 2010.

www.randolphmatthews.net

Discography

Discography

2010 - See www.randolphmatthews.net for new streamed songs.

2009 -
Carica – album “Kitchen Sessions”, Provided Lead Vocals.

2008
Kaya Project – album “So It Goes” featuring randolph matthews co written songs
Jen Crestol album recording at abbey road studios backing vocals and featured artist
Speeka Project – album “Bonfire” featured artist co -writting with Rob Macdonald
Gumdrop ”Sinking Feeling” Soundtrack for Braun advert – released in Europe & Japan

2007
Low Budget Soul - album “Strangers To The Ordinary” (Abstract Blue) co written album with producer Trish "Old English" brown
Randolph Matthews – Album “I Love”, on the Documented record label with producer Tony Nwachuku
Season and Sygaire - co written House Project recording licensed to Giles Peterson (radio 1) In Da House compilation.

2006
Truba Project EP with Zena Edward – Spoken Word / Poetry / World Music
Gum Drop – Single “Risin’” (Altered Vibes)
Low Budget Soul – Single “When I Call” (Original / Kev Brown mix) (Futuristica Music)
Plan B album (679 Recordings, 2006): Backing Vocals
Michelle Escoffery new recordings, 2006: Backing Vocals

2005
Gum Drop – “Hi-Flautin” album (Altered Vibes) - co -written material with Rob Macdonald and tour throughout the UK
Gum Drop – Single “Sinking Feeling / (Keeps On) Burning” (Altered Vibes)
Low Budget Soul feat. Marcia Escoffery – Single “You Are The One” (Original / Yam Who mixes) (Abstract Blue)

2004
Sandboy – album “Echoes”, track “Call Out” – Co-wrote & Performed (Hinterland, 2004)

2003
Ty – “Upwards” album - featuring Eska, Bembe Segue, Michelle Escoffery, Randolph matthews on track " Rain" (Ninja Tune)

2001
Speeka Project - album “Bespoke” (Ultimate Dilemma)
Written vocals to Soundtrack of Twix Chocolate Campaign advert, “Twix in the mix”, released in Europe

2000
Highlander Project – “Highlander” - co writting house music album entitled "Diamonds"

1998
Crosswinds – “Rocky Spring” co written EP with Dave Austin and Danny Fisher

Set List

Set list varies due to requirements and band line-up. However, typical set may comprise the following:

1. Shifting Sands
2. Indigenous Man
3. Golden Shore
4. Precious
5. Norwegian Wood
6. Occupied
7. One Child
8. Silent Screams
9. Earth Bound

+ more

Set may run from 30 to 90 mins, subject to requirements.
Only 2 possible covers / interpretations in repertoire: "Norwegian Wood" & "Ain't No Sunshine"