Krissy Matthews To Release New Album ‘Scenes From A Moving Window’
Due out 2nd March 2015 via Promise Records
(a division of Proper Distribution)
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“If you want to hear the blues played with plenty of youthful swagger, then you’ve definitely come to the right place.”
– R2 (Rock ‘n’ Reel)
“There is no mystery behind what makes Krissy a great musician and vocalist, he knows how to turn the quality button up to eleven and back at just the right moments…”
Guitarist, songwriter and vocalist Krissy Matthews’ new album sees this highly talented 22 year old join forces with the legendary Pete Brown, best known for co-writing many of Cream’s celebrated hits of the 1960s with the late Jack Bruce, and for his work with such esteemed figures as Graham Bond, Peter Green and Jeff Beck. “Scenes from a Moving Window” includes eleven songs written by the pair and was also produced by Pete.
ALBUM TRAILER (FEATURING PETE BROWN)
Much of Krissy’s time is taken up with touring, and although only in his early twenties, he’s appeared at clubs and festivals in some sixteen countries across the whole of Europe. The past five years have seen him perform live on stage with musicians of the stature of John Mayall, Clem Clempson, Chris Farlowe, Rick Vito, Jeff Healey and, in a supporting role, with artists including Robben Ford, Ten Years After, Greg Allman, Beth Hart, Derek Trucks and TOTO. In June 2014 he performed at the famous Hi Rock Festival in Loreley, Germany, alongside fellow guitarists Joe Bonamassa and Joe Satriani to an incredible response.
It was at another concert in Germany, in September 2012, that Krissy first met Pete Brown, in fact. They got on really well from the outset, agreed to keep in touch, and progressed to writing songs together….and ultimately “Scenes from a Moving Window” came to be. Since then they’ve performed live shows together and plan to collaborate on future projects.
Many of the songs that make up the new album are based on personal experiences, including two about a former girlfriend (“I’ve Been Searching”, “Day by Day”) and another about the sad passing of an old friend who acted as Krissy’s manager and agent (“Bubbles and the Seven Phones”). By way of contrast the (rocking) opener, “If I had a Time Machine”, is a reflection on how it would feel to be playing in the ‘60’s music scene.
Away from the concert circuit, Krissy recorded a live session at Maida Vale Studios which was broadcast nationally on Paul Jones’ show on BBC Radio 2. He’s also conducted interviews with numerous radio & TV programmes across Europe and with most of the major Blues magazines. UK publication Total Guitar were suitably impressed to include Krissy in a “bands to watch out for” feature and, in the Netherlands, he made the front cover of GitaarPlus.
It’s been some four years since Krissy’s last CD, “Hit the Rock”, and since that time his songwriting, singing and playing – with Pete Brown’s active involvement – has taken a major step forward. Whilst he feels there will be a high level of expectation with “Scenes from a Moving Window”, he unquestionably considers this his definitive statement to date.