Matthew vanKan quit his desk job of fifteen years to pursue a career in music. Having fallen in love with a musical era that will never tire, Matthew sings the songs of Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Etta James and suchlike – a catalogue of tunes that have now come to define him as a modern day crooner honouring the music of entertaining legends. With countless live performances now under his belt, Matthew’s slick and classy delivery of timeless songs, with the emphasis on subtle vocal nuances and beautiful phrasing, is now in high demand.
2014 has seen vanKan entertaining HM The Queen, guests at the House of Lords, London’s American Embassy, plus selling out several London shows. Expect a refreshing spin on some swing and jazz standards as they deconstruct and upcycle well-known tunes with a few surprise song choices thrown in. Matthew’s slick delivery of timeless songs with an emphasis on storytelling combined with Mantell’s bold arrangements and eclectic fusion of Gospel, Neo Soul, Funk and Jazz is a Sunday on Dean Street not to be missed.