MATTHEW KILFORD

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Matthew Kilford is a Swindon born singer/songwriter who currently resides in the relative serenity of the Oxfordshire countryside. With songs that highlight his extraordinary voice and skillful guitar playing, whilst retaining hooks and a unique songwriting slant, this is something far more magical than another acoustic troubadour furrowing his brow.
After a handful of powerful performances, Matthew is already creating a buzz on the live circuit having supported The Low Anthem in New York plus playing with Andy Yorke, Dawn Kinnard and Seth Lakeman.
He has crafted a set of tunes that possess echoes of Jeff Buckley, PJ Harvey and Joni Mitchell without actually sounding like any of them.

Autumn 2008 saw the release of his first four track E.P. entitled “House on the Hill", which was chosen for radio play on Tom Robinson's BBC Introducing show, and Mojo's "Church of Dave".

In 2009, Matthew was selected to play at the Radio One Big Weekend Official Fringe festival, and at Camden Crawl (he's been welcomed back to play this year).
He also provided a highly acclaimed cover of Hank Williams' "Calling You" for the compilation album "Sacred Songs For Worrying Times", which sat comfortably alongside contributions from Richard Hawley, Noah and the Whale and David Arnold.

Keen to play more festivals, Matthew entered the Glastonbury Emerging competition 2010 and reached the final 10 of the public voting stage (out of 1,600 entries). He has also just been picked by 6 music and Radio to play Wychwood 2010 festival on the BBC Introducing stage

This year, Matthew will continue to tour the UK and complete his debut album, which is due for release in the fall.

www.matthewkilford.co.uk

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