In 2014 Fledg’ling Records will celebrate our 20th anniversary and our 100th release: We are very proud to announce the release on January 27th of IAIN MATTHEWS stunning new solo recording – The Art Of Obscurity. American Songwriter magazine says “don’t let the self-effacing title of The Art of Obscurity deter you from discovering Iain […]
The Art of Obscurity, Mr. Matthews’ first new release in his staggering fifth decade of recording and performing music, and his first solo album in many years, was recorded in Austin, Texas with producer Bradley Kopp (Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Joe Ely and Tish Hinojosa). The 12 tracks highlight Iains’ knack for acoustic folk with jazzy […]
This discography attempts to list the original release of all the recordings which feature IAIN MATTHEWS. All catalogue numbers refer to UK releases unless otherwise noted. Subsequent reissues are only included if they include additional material. Please write if you spot any errors or omissions. Thanks.
Iain Matthews has found a musical soul-mate in the Dutch jazz composer and pianist Egbert Derix. The majestic second collaborative album from the pair focuses around some remarkable new songs. Matthews draws deep upon his recollections of London in the swinging ‘sixties – When The Floyd Were On The Prowl and some powerful reflections upon […]
Iain Matthews was born Ian Matthews McDonald on June 16th 1946 in Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire, into a family with two younger brothers. After leaving school he started working as an interior decorator / signwriter before moving to London in 1966. As one of the vocalists in a British surfing band Pyramid he recorded a single for […]
Many years ago, singer Iain Matthews agreed to be interviewed for the Hokey Pokey newsletter. With great kindness he answered all the questions from the cub reporter, effecting not to be disappointed by the reporter’s repetition of the same old questions. Hokey Pokey eventually led, in a round about fashion, to the Fledg’ling label. You […]