For a debut his CD was superb. I thought he must be ready for a new release then found out on the internet about the tragedy. If any of his family read this you should be very very proud of him - he was genuinely a fantastic artist.
Graeme, Melbourne, Australia
Draw is a gorgeous album, by a skilled, sensitive artist. It's so sad to hear of his death, what a waste.
Michael John (born Swansea now in Milan, Italy)
Bought the CD purely by chance as I'd never heard of him before. It is absolutely wonderful and I listen to it all the time. Like others above I thought"why nothing new on Amazon by the bloke". I found out 5 minutes ago that he was dead. Poor young chap. Tragedy for him and his loved ones, but for the rest of us too as this lad was damn good. Thanks for "Draw" Matthew!
Dan Solan from Warrington
I learnt of his death almost as soon as it hit the news. My brother was reading it on teletext and was deeply shocked and sadened as i was. Thought i'd leave a message as to how damn good both of his albums were, and the latest song to be released 'what would love do now' sounded excellent too'. Rest In Peace matthew, My sympathy goes out to all your family.
Rachael, Manchester, UK
On 24 September 2006 a new Matthew Jay single will be released. Believed to be the last song Matthew recorded, the track, 'What Would Love Do Now' is a beautiful acoustic number, which should be loved by Matthew's existing fans, as well as creating new ones.
It will be available for download from www.matthewjay.com from 24 September, with a preview available on www.myspace.com/officialmatthewjay from 23 September.
Carl Patterson from Chicago
It's 4/26/06.I listened to 11 cds @ the used cd less than an hour ago.Matthew Jay's "Four Minute Rebellion" was the only 1 I purchased.I had never heard of him before and checked the internet.What a damn shame!! Now I must find "Draw".So SAD!
Alex, New Zealand
Again...pretty much same as comments above. Wondered why he never released another album...sadly I know why. Saw Matthew when he supported The Divine Comedy at the Junction In Cambridge. Remember a very talented albeit a very nervous looking lad on stage - he was brilliant! He lives on in our CD players!
Shelby Sutherland from Cali.
We walked out of a little CD store in Long Beach California and saw a bin for one dollar CD's. We were instantly drawn to his genuine face. We were so surprised when we popped in the CD and were awed inspired by his melodious voice. Next, feeling the urge to google him, we heard of his tragic death. oh mattie, you could have been so big, but your legecy lives on in our hearts through 'Draw'.
Can't believe it. Same as fella above.. I just searched him cos i haven't listened to that album for a few years but loved it.. shame. really liked the chaps music eh.. bit shocked by the news to be honest..
i am totally saddened by the loss of any talented artist and this was very sad news when i found out. I seen mathew supporting starsailor in liverpool and i thought his set list of songs was excellent i got his debut album which was excellent aswell its just sad people could not see this amazing artist blossom at his passion for music RIP mathew and god bless.
Dave Eacott from Ebbw Vale
I have only just found out about Matthews death.I worked with Matthew briefly at Specsavers in Abergavenny.He was a great guy and would have become a legend in music industry.RIP 'Graham'
brian , isle of man
having only just learnt of his death nearly a year and a half after it happened i can't belive it.
i found my album "draw" while going through my cd's and thhought "why hasn't he had another album out" went on the internet and found the very sad news.
brilliant singer songwriter who should have made it big.