Beren Matthews is a Cornish guitarist, vocalist, songwriter and producer. Having grown up musically on a diet of nu-metal and punk, he earned his professional spurs playing in various covers bands, finally throwing off the chains and forming a power trio playing all original material in 2011. That band evolved into Grip-Like Vice, a dynamic young four-piece who play high energy, original power pop.
Beren’s musical influences include XTC, They Might Be Giants, The Beatles, Prince, Everything Everything, Elliot Smith and Elvis Costello. His current projects include playing guitar on tracks on the upcoming album by UK pop wizards Dave Stewart & Barbara Gaskin, with whom he will be playing live concerts in the UK and Japan in 2018. In addition to writing, performing and feverishly studying the frets at the upper end of his guitar neck, Beren operates The Cave Rehearsal & Recording Studioin SE Cornwall, a creative hub which offers a friendly welcome and recording facilities to musicians.