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Tenor Matthew Ibbotson, featuring Jocelyn Freeman (Royal Academy of Music) on piano, will be presenting an evening of Musical theatre, Classical and Opera - with some very special guests.

Born in Essex, Raised in Yorkshire and trained by the Welsh, Matthew spent most of his professional life treading the boards of London and exploring life as a professional expatriate.

Operatic graduate of the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Winner of BBC's Last Choir Standing with OMA! Matthew returns to London and his unique classical crossover voice is not to be missed. Prepare for an evening of the unexpected, the familiar and all the laughs and ballads.

So come on down - sit back, relax, grab a drink and enjoy the comforts, glamour and excitement of the Phoenix Arts Club

His Mum likes his voice, but here’s what some critics think:

“amazing operatic voice” - Southwark News

“has a fine singing voice and is definitely a name to watch.” - Backstage Pass

“likened to a cross between Jonah Hill and Al Pacino” - Jessie Cooper 

“Matthew Ibbotson's voice shone” The Gizzle Review

One Night Only at the Phoenix Arts Club, WC2H 8BU

Photos by Isaac Haig & Matthew Thistlewood

(c) Paul Whitton 2017

Classical Crossover


Matthew Ibbotson trained at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama where he gained a BMUS (Hons).

Upon graduation Matthew was a member of "Only Men Aloud!' - during which time they received several awards including Winner of BBC's 'Last Choir Standing'.

Following this Matthew has worked consistently in the creative industry staring as Dr Abner Sedgwick in the West End and Buddy Holly on Tour.

Matthew's career highlights include International Performances on Royal Caribbean, the Venetian Macau Resort Hotel and performing as a soloist at the Royal Albert Hall for Bernstein's 'Mass'.