Sat 5 Mar 2022

Matthew Frederick (of Climbing Trees)


 The Belated 'Fragments' Tour, Doors 8pm

Tickets £10 advance/£12 on the door

With numerous television, radio and festival appearances under his belt, alongside live shows in the UK, Europe and USA, Rhondda Valley musician and Climbing Trees frontman Matthew Frederick has racked up five albums, two EPs and sixteen singles to date across various projects in a career that has also seen him perform with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, record at London’s legendary Maida Vale Studios and gain BBC Introducing, Radio 1 and 6 Music airplay as well as a Welsh Music Prize nomination. Following the 2020 release of his critically-acclaimed debut solo studio album ‘Fragments’ (including the single ‘Hay-on-Wye’) via Staylittle Music, an eventful 2021 witnessed the return of the Trees with ‘Troubling Times’, their first studio release in five years, ahead of a spontaneous sixty-six day solo expedition which saw Frederick become the first man from Penygraig to walk the coast of Wales, before rounding the year off on keys for Martin Carr of The Boo Radleys, with a nineteen-date UK tour stopping off at a sold out Brixton Academy as part of The Charlatans’ 30th Anniversary Tour.

Click HERE for Matthew's single 'Hay-on-Wye' on Youtube

“So good… So beautiful… So pretty” Huw Stephens, BBC Radio 1

“Matthew Frederick should now be recognised as one of Wales’ finest songwriters and performers”  New Sound Wales
“A cross between Bob Dylan’s 1960’s storytelling and Bruce Springsteen’s 1970’s rabble rousers" Buzz Magazine
“Little slices of perfect pop (albeit tinged with a folk and country flavour), chock-full of hooks and melodies destined to take up residence in the subconscious … a hugely enjoyable collection of beautiful songs” RnR Magazine
"As I sit back listening to Fragments, I am transported to another world ... this is a real guitar-playing showcase" Fresh On The Net
"It’s like the first rays of spring sunshine that’s endured a lot over the winter months" Adam Walton, BBC Radio Wales 
“A sheer delight ... if music pushes buttons, then this certainly pushes mine. Quite superb!" FATEA Magazine
“Fragments is one of the finest albums to come out of Wales in the last five years” From The Margins

 

 

 

Book tickets £12.00 8.00pm
Inner 2