Matthew Malcolm Classic and Contemporary

Matthew Malcolm, originally from Larne and now based in Newtownards, has been on the Northern Ireland music scene for over four years. Described by BBC Radio Ulster’s Across The Line as ‘acoustic mastery’, his original material has been influenced by John Martyn, Pearl Jam, Tommy Emmanuel and Jeff Buckley.

As a contemporary acoustic guitarist his music is typified by gritty low chords on alternative tunings, unusual vocal melodies and complimentary guitar breaks. Combined with powerful percussion and rhythmical grooves, Matthew’s original material has seen him win the 2014 Banbridge Buskfest and perform at a range of festivals including Sunflowerfest, The Atlantic Sessions, Ards International Guitar Festival, Belfast Guitar Festival and many more.

Matthew spent 2017 writing and preparing new material and will be releasing his first full length album Superimpose in 2018, including the title track from his 2015 debut EP ‘Gravity’ as well as brand new tracks.