Matheu Watson is one of the most accomplished and in-demand musicians and producers in the UK. Since the age of sixteen, theaward-winning multi-instrumentalist has clocked up thousands of air and road miles in touring, contributed to more than twenty albums and appeared on television and radio alongside some of the world’s greatest musicians.
Watson’s gigs over the past five years read like a who’s who of the folk, roots and world music scenes. These many live appearances have included performances with Cara Dillon, Julie Fowlis, Dougie MacLean, Emily Smith, Kris Drever, Heidi Talbot, Bluegrass greats Tim O’Brien and Ron Block, piping greats Fred Morrison, Paddy Keenan, Mike McGoldrick, Ross Ainslie, Jarlath Henderson,Anxo Lorenzo, fiddling heroes Bruce MacGregor, Duncan Chisholm, Tommy Peoples, Anna Wendy Stevenson, Simon Bradley,Emma Sweeney, world music luminaries Zakir Hussain and Salsa Celtica, and step dance company Dannsa. Touring has taken Matheu throughout Europe and beyond, including Spain, France, Germany, Ireland, Belgium Denmark, Russia, Lithuania, Latvia, The Arab Kingdom, and the UK
He has recorded with Emily Smith, Fred Morrison, Fiona Hunter (Malinky), Cruinn, Simon Bradley, Anna Wendy Stevenson, Dr. Angus MacDonald, Sophie Ramsay and Emma Sweeney. Alongside his session work Matheu has produced two critically acclaimed, 5 star solo albums featuring notable casts including the legendary Martin Simpson, Kris Drever, Ali Hutton, Sean Og Graham andMartin O’Neill.
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