Choose an upcoming gig and you will see why Backstage at the Green Hotel Kinross is a firm favourite amongst music fans from Scotland and indeed England as well. Mundell Music also display a vast collection of Rock & Roll Memorabilia around the venue which has to be seen to be believed. Visit our Gallery to see some of the Artists who have played for us. All ticket transactions are taken securely by TicketWeb.
Iain Matthews’s critically acclaimed memoir Thro’ My Eyes was written in collaboration with author, broadcaster and storyteller Ian Clayton. The book is structured around a series of Matthews’s songs and illustrated by the stories that inspired them. In Autumn 2019, the two will take to the road to bring the book to life with a new music and words show. Ian Clayton will read stories from the book interspersed with live songs from Iain Matthews.
During the early 1980’s Matthews turned towards the business side of musicas a rep for Island Records, but was persuaded by Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin to get back to making music.He returned to the USA for more solo work and Plainsong records. During this period he recorded a wonderful version of Peter Gabriel’s ‘Mercy Street”, contributed to a Phil Ochs’s Tribute album and recorded plus toured with Nanci Griffith. Next he released another respected record with the somewhat sarcastic title “Excerpts from Swine Lake”.
In 2000 Matthews settled in the Netherlands and found a busy, happy life in Europe with more touring of the UK and continent. Yet more well received collaborative recordings were issued including a Tribute album to Sandy Denny. Since then Matthews has found one of his most sympathetic musical companions the pianist Egbert Derix. However Matthews feels he has finally found an almost perfect musical sweet spot, playing solo, in support of his most recent solo album ‘A Baker’s Dozen”. As his 50 years (can this be true) in the business prove, things do come around again and again…. and Iain Matthews, guitar in hand and songs springing from his muse, is available for bookings..