"...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
CRITICAL ACCLAIM FOR 'Babbler & Crow':
"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 Amazon.co.uk. "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.