Singer, songwriter, composer and Climbing Trees frontman MATTHEW FREDERICK blends an early love of Billy Joel and Elton John with more recent influences including Ben Folds and John Grant. With live shows in the UK, US and Europe under his belt, the South Wales musician has also made numerous festival, television and radio appearances – gaining airplay from BBC Radio 1 and 6 Music amongst others – as well as recording at London’s iconic Maida Vale Studios, performing with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and being shortlisted for the Welsh Music Prize following the release of the Trees’ second album, the much-anticipated and critically-acclaimed Borders.
-- Adam Walton, BBC Radio Wales
“One of the names to look out for”
“Listen, melt, repeat”
-- Skip To This
“One of Wales' best upcoming songwriters”
-- From The Margins
“Subtle elegance … delicate beauty”
-- New Sound Wales
“An original and unique talent”
-- Plugged In Magazine
“A man of many talents”
-- Happy Hearts Club
"Some damn fine honky-tonk blues piano"
-- Festivals For All