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 guitar skills can be heard on the new album Star Clocks by UK pop wizards Dave Stewart & Barbara Gaskin (www.davebarb.com), with whom he played live concerts in Tokyo and London (the latter with Gavin Harrison on drums) in autumn 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.
DaveStewart & Barbara Gaskin's stellar album Star Clocks features Barbara on vocals, Dave on keyboards, Beren Matthews on guitar and master drummer Gavin Harrison.
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