Matthew E. White

Matthew E. White is an American songwriter, producer and arranger. Besides his solo work, White is also known as the leader of avant-garde jazz big band Fight the Big Bull and a former member of rock band The Great White Jenkins. White released his debut album Big Inner, in January of this year on Domino Records.

Moving, redemptive and powerfully soulful, Big Inner is a timeless record told in seven songs that mingle memory with the rawness of any given human moment. The references ? from the lyrics that echo the common conditions of love, death, seeking, and finding, to open tributes to artists like Washington Phillips, Allen Toussaint, Jorge Ben, Jimmy Cliff, and Randy Newman ? are their own scavenger hunt through music history and through White?s place in it.

A gifted jazz arranger and exceptional guitarist, White's vision for Big Inner was realised with the help of bassist Cameron Ralston and drummer Pinson Chanselle, who make up the core of his Spacebomb House Band and then embellished with horns, strings, and a choir - all culled from and roused by the venerable landscape of Richmond, Virginia and recorded in the attic of White's house in the city.

Matthew played a sold-out show in Whelans, Dublin in January and plays the Queen Elizabeth Hall, London on 26th April.