River Matthews first picked up the guitar at the age of seven, taking a few classical lessons.
However it wasn't something he really took seriously, just a hobby that helped him relax.
Later working with special needs children as a musical therapist, he realised the impact that songwriting can have.
It's something that seeped down into his work. An artist with a delicate touch, River Matthews is surging ahead.
New cut 'Stars' is uniquely therapeutic, written during an overnight stay in the Scottish Highlands when all he had was his guitar and the clear night sky.
Reminiscent of Hozier or even Jeff Buckley, you can check out 'Stars' below.