NEW LP - The Pelican Sketches (a ghost album) OUT NOW. click the image to buy:


LIONS LP Available from Amazon & iTunes now:

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"...the most important original musical talent to emerge from Colchester since Blur...he might just scoop a Mercury Prize... " Martin Newell, East Anglian Daily Times


"High octane stuff...unique musical style and literate words performed with energy and passion.   He must be a gas live"

fROOTS May 09

"Equal parts Robert Johnson, Nick Cave and Mungo Jerry...skewed blues and rot-gut jugband swagger...a heady mix."

  Rock 'n' Reel, March/April 09

"An anarchic, chaotic and hard to classify romp through the murkier depths of Matthew Simpkins' mind...the album is raw and authentic [and] always riveting."

Acoustic Magazine, May 09

"Inspired Madness...An excellent and adventurous album" ***** DISC OF THE MONTH

Bluesbunny - Dec 08

"Suffolk's answer to Captain Beefheart...Impossible to pigeon hole and impossible to ignore. A unique listening Experience."

Babbler & Crow No. 3 in Albums of the Year - The Grapevine - Jan 09

"A unique musical journey...Babbler & Crow has got to be heard to be believed!"

  Ipswich Evening Star - Nov 08

"For the son of a parish vicar, he belts out a tune with more gusto than Aretha Franklin" 

Essex County Standard - Nov 08

"Off-kilter orchestral folk with excellently catchy melodies"

Colchester Evening Gazette - Nov 08

OUT NOW: LP "Babbler & Crow" and non-album single "Jericho"

The Reverend's debut album is out now and available from "Jericho" a non-album single released in October and the 'double B-sided' single "Shingle Street/Babbler & Crow" can be downloaded from iTunes and other digital retailers.