In 2014 the German press gave him the very fitting nickname "Samtmann" for the first time. The reason for this was the release of his fifth solo album "Yours & Mine (Live 2014)" (Amp-Media).
In 2018 his sixth solo album “Cheers For Tears” (Amp-Media / Timezone / Believe) enchanted many friends of melancholic music. This album captivates with a grand deceleration.
With a song recorded on the album "Friday I'm In Love" (cover of his favorite band from the eighties, The Cure), Ralph Maten launched the #Fridaylove (Unicef) campaign in 2019.
In 2020 his 7th solo album "Colors" will be available, which sets new standards and could hardly be more diverse.
Ralph Maten is a songwriter, music producer, singer (rock / blues & jazz) & pianist (Torch Music & Adult Contemporary).
In his stage shows, Maten convinced with the live use of his most important instrument: his strong voice.
In the studio area, he was already allowed to lend a hand for great remix productions by Udo Lindenberg, Wir sind Helden, Glashaus, Yello, Funker Vogt.
Ralph Maten sang at big Dark Wave & EDM festivals for eight years; he played in the opening act of strange artists like Marilyn Manson, Wolfsheim, HIM, De / Vision and his youth idol Marc Almond (Soft Cell).
But he reinvented himself, back to the small clubs - gets in touch.