Tag: Matthew E White

MATTHEW E WHITE interview – Evening Standard, 6 Oct 2017

Matthew E White is explaining to me the power of musical arrangement: “You can sing, ‘I love you’ and strum a major chord and it means one thing, but if you sing, ‘I love you’ and strum a minor chord, it means something completely different. That’s the beauty of it.”   It’s what he does best with his production house,… Read more →

LOVE AND OTHER CRIMES: THE SONGS OF LEE HAZLEWOOD, Barbican – Evening Standard, 26 Oct 2015

Although his songs have been recorded by Elvis Presley, Dean Martin and his most frequent foil, Nancy Sinatra, Lee Hazlewood died in 2007 as no more than a cult musician. Accordingly, this tribute concert put together by Wyndham Wallace, his late period manager and the author of a new Hazlewood memoir, lacked big names but wasn’t short of wonderful songs.… Read more →

MATTHEW E WHITE, Village Underground – Evening Standard, 21 April 2015

A warm host with a healthy supply of between-song monologues, Matthew E White’s longest tale last night was about the male, late middle-aged segment of his fanbase and their impossibly high expectations. Any greying critics here may have found fault with how different the Virginia singer-songwriter’s touring band sounded from his two remarkable albums. On record he has everything: strings,… Read more →