River Matthews is an artist for whom the stars seem to have aligned since the days of playing cover songs in local pubs. A career as a musical therapy teacher - and no small amount of heartbreak - has led to working with world-renowned songwriter, Jamie Scott, and more recently supporting Rag‘n’Bone Man on his sold-out Human tour. Now, the Surrey-born songwriter is looking to step out with his 2017 EP, Sunshine.
River’s first forays into music came at the age of seven, learning classical guitar. Then, as with most young lads, he lost interest in his teenage years as he embarked on an informal education of The Beach Boys, Cat Stevens, The Beatles, and The Rolling Stones, from the school of mum and dad. After fanning the musical flames, River soon found himself performing '60s and '70s hits at local pubs and venues alongside some more crowd-friendly tracks from Oasis and Radiohead. Still, it was a long time before he ever put pen to paper.