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About Kane Matthews

Soul and Motown singer, Featured in the hit musicals 'Motown the Musical' and 'Dreamgirls'.
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Singer, actor and songwriter from London Kane Matthews recently finished touring the UK & Ireland with the hit Broadway and West End musical ‘Dreamgirls’ playing the role of Tiny Joe Dixon amongst others. He was also 1st cover Curtis & Marty. He was previously seen in the UK tour of ‘Motown the Musical’. He played the role of ensemble/cover Smokey Robinson. He’s also a lead singer for the Soul & Motown Band Soul Supreme and has played at various events throughout Europe. Other credits include playing at Wembley Arena and the Brighton Centre as part of the musical ‘Love Beyond the Musical’ as well as television credits that include Sunday Morning Live, Top of the Pops, Blue Peter and the BBC One prime time show ‘Making Your Mind Up’. Kane also performs as a singer and songwriter under the name Matt Kane. His work has been featured on acclaimed Spotify playlists and TV stations around the world.

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Kane Matthews' Reviews

From Encore customers:

Lorna C
7 months ago
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5 out of 5

Kane is a wonderful performer, very professional and has a great voice. He and his saxophonist had everyone up dancing. Our function was enjoyed by all, I would definitely recommend him.

Sharon C
11 months ago
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5 out of 5

Kane matthews Thank you so much for being part of our 60s themed fancy dress party on Saturday your performance was next to none everyone was singing your praises for the rest of the evening and beyond we’re so glad we chose you you really got the party started the choice of music was spot on. You come across very professional which you are and the communication you had with the crowd and myself was great we would highly recommend you to anyone. Once again thank you so much I hope our paths cross again one day. Until then take care.

Reply from Kane Matthews
11 months ago

Ah thanks so much Sharon. I really appreciate you taking the time. Your event was amazing. I loved the costumes and the food was amazing too! Thanks for having me and yes hopefully see you again soon.

Sylvester S
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

Brilliant on every level. Great communication, Great performer. Got the whole family up and dancing dancing away. Lane even learnt new songs just for the night. A very nice humble guy, who is an awesome performer and we wish you all the very best.

Cathy C
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

Kane was amazing for the 60th birthday we hired him for. He was punctual, v polite and went above and beyond to make sure all had a ball even sang a few Elvis and country songs as requested perfectly. I would definately hire Kane again (roll on my 50th) if he isn't taking the west end by storm :-) Thank You Shelley & Cathy

Reply from Kane Matthews
1 year ago

HI Shelley and Cathy, Thanks so much for having me at your event. What a lovely bunch of people. Thanks for making my time so enjoyable. Thanks Kane

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Mario E
1 month ago, for a Birthday party in North London
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5 out of 5

Wow what a voice. Booked Kane for my 60th Birthday. Wonderfully entertaining and thoroughly enjoyed his performance as did all my guests. He has an exceptional and beautiful soulful voice. No hesitation recommending Kane. Thank you for a very entertaining evening.

Joy S
11 months ago, for a Birthday party in Little Clacton
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5 out of 5

Well what can I say ? apart from you being such a reliable lovely young man, nothing was too much trouble for you, (including travelling so far to us on a very hot day) you are a fabulous singer. Your performance at my House warming/Birthday bash was absolutely amazing. You really made our party very special! Was so pleased that someone as obviously talented as yourself would agree to perform at my small garden party. My guests loved you, some have asked for your details for upcoming functions so very much hope to see you again soon !! Sending our thanks and very best wishes

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Kane Matthews' Song list

(Your Love Keeps lifting me ) Higher and Higher Jackie Wilson
All night Long Lionel Ritchie
Celebration Kool and the Gang
Do I Do Stevie Wonder
Do You Love Me The Contours
Get Ready The Temptations
Hard to Handle Otis Redding
Heard it through the grapevine Marvin Gaye
Hold on, I'm coming Sam & Dave
How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) Marvin Gaye
I Got You (I Feel Good) James Brown
Let's Stay Together Al Green
Long Train Running Doobie brothers
Lovely Day Bill Weathers
Money Barrett Strong
My Girl The Temptations
Never too Much Luther Vandross
Play that funk Music Wild Cherry
Reach out, I'll Be There The Four Tops
Respect Otis Redding
Rock With You Michael Jackson
September Earth, Wind & Fire
Signed Sealed Delivered Stevie Wonder
Sir Duke Stevie Wonder
Soul Man Sam and Dave
Stand by Me Ben E King
Superstition Stevie Wonder
Sweet Soul Music Arthur Conley
Try a little Tenderness Otis Redding
Twist and Shout The Beatles
Valerie Amy Winehouse
Soul, Pop, Modern, Reggae (Lounge)
A Change Gonna Come Sam Cooke
Aint No Sunshine Bill Weathers
All Of ME John Legend
Don't Look Back In Anger Oasis
Easy Lionel RItchie
Grow old with me Tom Odell
Harder they come Kjimmie Cliff
Is This Love? Bob Marley
Jenny Don't Be Hasty Paolo Nutini
Just The Two Of Us Bill Weathers
Just The Way You Are Bruno Mars
Last Request Paolo Nutini
Lean on Me Bill Weathers
Let's stay together Al Green
My Girl Ed Sheeran
Only wanna be with you Samm Henshaw
Ordinary People John Legend
Perfect Ed Sheeran
Redemption Song Bob Marley
Sittin' on the dock of the bay Otis Redding
Something Inside So Strong Labi Sifre
Stand by Me Ben E KIng
Stay with you John Legend
Stuck on You Lionel Ritchie
Tenerife by the sea Ed Sheeran
Thinking out Loud Ed Sheeran
Valerie Amy Winehouse
Whats Goin On Marvin Gaye
Pop, Rock , Indie
Can't stop the feeling Justin Timberlake
Could You Be Loved Bob Marley
Forget You Celo Green
Get Lucky Daft Punk
Happy Pharell Williams
Kiss Prince
Mr Brightside The Killers
Reef Place Your Hands
Treasure Bruno Mars
Uptown Funk Bruno Mars
Swing/ Jazz
Can't take my eyes off of you Andy Williams
Feeling Good Nina Simone
Fly me to the moon Frank Sinatra
L-O-V-E Nat King Cole
Unforgettable Nat King Cole
What a wonderful world Louis Armstrong
Wonderful World Sam Cooke

Kane Matthews' Prices

Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£188
Up to 1 hour£380
Up to 2 hours£690
Up to 3 hours£800
Kane 2 hour Set
A special 2 x 1-hour set to get your party going! Disco, Soul, Motown, Pop and Rock will be your genres


Female singer
Full PA system
Customer questions

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

That's totally fine, as long as I don't have another booking on the same day.

Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?

Absolutely, any price increase will depend on what you require. Playing your favourite Spotify playlist shouldn't be too much trouble.

How much time do you need to set up?

I'm usually set up within an hour.

Can I pick the pieces you play from the set list?

My set lists are quite particular, but I'm always open to helping facilitate the needs of your event. I'm also up for learning a song or two to give that special touch to your event.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes, I have a small PA system that I use regularly. For larger spaces, I also have a full PA system available.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

Absolutely, just let me know what you desire,
Soul, Contemporary Christian, Christmas, Pop, Disco, Funk, Motown, Top 40, Rock
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Wedding, Virtual event, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Recording session, Concert, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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