Matthew E. White Solo
Matthew E. White Solo
An intimate evening previewing works in progress and older classics
***Please note: this show will now take place in the Arts Cafe***
Matthew E. White is in the middle of work on his new album and would like to share and try out some of his works in progress and older classics. With the UK and Ireland so close to his heart, a tour of smaller clubs seemed the only logical place to give such an intimate and open performance that shows some of his songwriting process.
Drawing from a deep well of regional influences like Randy Newman, Allen Toussaint, and Alan Lomax, Richmond, Virginia-based singer/songwriter/arranger Matthew E. White specialises in a meticulously crafted blend of reggae-infused folk-gospel, tropicalia, swirling indie pop, and Stax-era R&B. Raised in an evangelical household by missionary parents (he spent four years in the Philippines) and nourished on the sounds of Curtis Mayfield, Caetano Veloso, the Band, and Brian Wilson, White has collaborated with like-minded artists such as Megafaun, Sharon Van Etten, the Mountain Goats, Ken Vandermark, and Justin Vernon, as well as toured and recorded as the leader of avant-garde jazz band Fight the Big Bull. The soulful and colorful Big Inner, his debut album for Spacebomb, an imprint he founded for the Hometapes label, was released in 2012. Big Inner cultivated a cult following, showing up on several year-end critics lists, and peaking at 19 on Billboard’s Heatseekers chart. White continued to work on various projects for his Spacebomb label–including the eponymous 2015 debut by singer/songwriter Natalie Prass- and then released his second solo album, Fresh Blood, in March of 2015.
With support from Bedouine:
AUDITORIUM SEATS: are on the ground floor, in theatre style rows, and are unreserved. Arrive early to get the best seats. The auditorium is fully wheelchair accessible- please contact the venue for more information.
BALCONY SEATS: are on the first floor, are in theatre/cinema style rows and are unreserved, arrive early to get the best seats. Please note: there is no disabled access to the balcony.
Ages 14+ (under 16s must be accompanied by an adult)
Seated Event – Please contact us if you have specific access requirements.