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Iain Matthews and Egbert Derix

29/03/2012 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Iain Matthews and Egbert Derix

Thursday 29th March 2012 – Iain Matthews with Egbert Derix. Iain and Egbert’s new recording “That is to Say” is to be released in the Spring of 2012. It has 9 new tracks, a solid jazzy leaning and is another milestone for Iain.

Critics who have heard advances say this is easily Iain’s best offering for years!

Iain Matthews and Egbert Derix at the Hinckley ACT

On paper strange pairing…

Egbert Derix is an established jazz composer from the Netherlands and Iain Matthew’s roots have taken hold in contemporary singer/songwriter circles.

However, if we break down these borders, look deeper and think in terms of quality, rather than genres, it’s a musical marriage made in heaven.

The pair first came together in 2003, touring with a live version of Matthew’s legendary 1970 solo album “If you saw thro’ my eyes”. Plans were made at the time to forge a writing partnership, only for it to be capsized by other career commitments. But not before they had two new songs in the bag and the realisation that an ease and understanding existed between them.

“It was almost a life changing experience. I knew then that something magical was in the air”

Fast forward five years, when Matthews extended an invitation to Derix and his Searing Quartet, to appear in his performance series, “Common Grounds”. Part of the concept for the series is that the host plays two songs with his guests. Egbert suggested doing two older Matthews compositions and the result was quite astounding. It appeared to all in attendance that the two songs had been performed by this lineup many times.

“I had shivers running up and down my spine” says Matthews. “It was almost a life changing experience. I knew then that something magical was in the air”. From that experience came the album, “Joy Mining” and heaps of critical acclaim.

Born from necessity, the pair began working as a duo and enjoyed each others company on stage so much that it quickly became their preferred medium.

Now, Derix and Matthews, with more than a year of work under their belts, have released a double CD/DVD set “Afterwords”, recorded live in Den Haag and Maastricht.

Both agree that writing and playing together is both inspiring and educational and as long as the trend continues, they’ll perform that way into the foreseeable future.

Iain Matthews website »

Booking and venue details

The entrance fee for the evening was £12 for members and £13 for non-members. The event started at 8.00 pm, with doors opening at 7.30 p.m.

The Hinckley ACT

Based in the Sketchley Meadows Business Park, Hinckley ACT is a high quality music venue that offers an informal and intimate atmosphere for concerts and for the monthly club nights, where musicians can come along  and ‘take the stage.’  Established by company chairman, Keith London, on the premises of his firm  Advanced Carbide Tooling (A.C.T.), the venue provides full stage and seating facilities, plus top quality sound and lighting equipment.

There is a licensed bar and ample free car parking.

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Date:
29/03/2012
Time:
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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