He moved from pub gigs to concert halls, breaking free from traditional song structures, inventing his own electrifying musical style. He is noticeably seen playing on stage with a fedora hat and an old 1960 suitcase .
Randolph Matthews is a Jazz vocalist, is a songwriter, a composer, a producer and a beatbox extraordinaire. Beatbox is referred to the technique which reproduces musical instruments through the use of the voice made famous by Bobby McFerrin. But Randolph would prefer to be described as a vocal percussionist because he uses his voice to create beautiful musical landscapes that accompany his voice.
Randolph says about his music; “Its about the freedom and honestly of expression”.
Words which once you listen to Randolph Matthews will ring true.
He blends Jazz scatting with his typically soul style, McFerrin experimentation with African and electronic inﬂuences, a delicate poetry with a pinch of English humour and at the same time he puts together melodic and percussive lines in real time creating unique and very evocative orchestrations. All of these characteristics make him unique in the World music landscape.