Aug 17 2012 by Stuart Wilson, Ayrshire Post (main ed)
THIS week’s column features a young man from Kilmarnock by the name of Matt Scott – a music talent I describe as a true original for his genuine personality, honest heart and brilliant music.
From his lyrics I get the sense of a young man exploring what it means to be a young man in this world, finding and losing love and exploring relationships.
With influences ranging from Bob Dylan to Tom Waits to Scottish legend Frankie Miller; Matt draws upon these influences, wears them proudly on his sleeve, which is always a good thing, and creates music which both pays homage to the greats but is also progressive and unique to Matt.
You have got to listen to this man sing live, he’s very much a poet as well as a great singer with one of the best whisky soaked voices I’ve heard yet.
Matt Scott’s debut EP ‘The Working Patients’ is available for free online at www. mattscott.webeden.co.uk
I caught up with Matt in the last few days for a quick chat:
Tell us a little bit about yourself...
Well I’ve just finished my EP which was a lot of fun to record, its now available online and you can get it for free, I’m really hoping that it will help to get my music out there locally and a wee bit further afield. I’ve been gigging a fair bit around Ayrshire in the last year and now I’m getting up to Glasgow to play more often, I think it’s important to play all over Scotland and beyond which is something I’m aiming for in the near future. I’m intending on going on tour around Scotland later in 2012 that would be great. I’ll get back into the studio again soon to record my newer material also”
lWhat live performances do you have coming up?
lI’ve got quite a few gigs coming up which include the Bellfield Inn, Kilmarnock, on Friday, August 24; Pivo Pivo in Glasgow on Thursday, August 30 and then the Live@Troon Festival, where I’ll be at Mackay’s on Sunday, September 2, which should be great fun.
lNext week’s column will be a feature on the importance of local music shops in our communities and why we should support them, I’m talking instrument shops as well as record shops, once the mainstay of our music purchasing but absolutely still an important hub of communication and support in the community. Interviews with Ayr Guitar and RGM Music to follow.