Iain Matthews Book Launch “Thro’ My Eyes” At the Cat Club Pontefract 28th October
Iain Matthews first gained attention as a founding member and vocalist for the innovative Fairport Convention.
He moved on to create Matthews Southern Comfort, exploring his interest in American music. They had a No 1 hit in the UK with Joni Mitchell’s ‘Woodstock’.
Never one to stand still for very long Iain moved on during the 1970’s with another group, Plainsong.
Between his own solo recording and various Plainsong line-ups Iain released ten albums to critical acclaim and scored another top ten US hit with the single ‘Shake It’.
Iain’s memoir Thro’ My Eyes, a story of music, journeys, life and what it does to us, through the eyes of one of our most enduring singer-songwriters is published by Route.
Ian Clayton is an author, broadcaster and storyteller. His stories are about making sense of where we come from. His books include Bringing It All Back Home, a bestselling book about music; Song For My Father about his lifelong search for a father figure; Our Billie about loss; and most recently It’s The Beer Talking about a life in public houses and ale.