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Scott Matthew

June 12, 2012

Intimate Munich solo shows with the tragically beautiful singer songwriter

  • Text by Christine Bierhals

The atmosphere at Munich’s Favorite Bar ia already cozy but as Scott Matthew hosted an intimate show it became even more so. Sitting in front of him with just a few people around me, it felt really private – like a gig in my living room.

After playing his personal hit parade and swerving onto conversations about Radiohead to Rihanna, I wanted to ask the Aussie-born New Yorker questions about Munich, as he admitted between tracks, he's in love with the city. And after hearing such tragically beautiful music, I forgot about my organised interview and just chatted with this outstanding guy.

"I love Munich." It's common for a lot of musicians to say that when on tour but Scott Matthew seems like he really does. "It feels good to come back here, not to sleep in another hotel but at a friend’s home. Having rituals like arriving in Munich and coming to Favorite Bar with its nice and cozy atmosphere," he says. The musician is connected with the city, with his friends and the people living here. He does not call them fans but people he shares intimate moments with. "That’s what it’s all about – interaction," he explains. It's the same themes he sings about.

No wonder he called his little tour a series of intimate solo shows. He makes you come down between all the daily stress and hecticness of life. He also made me appreciate what he was singing about – interaction and love.

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