Chloe Matharu is an Award winning Scottish Indian singer-songwriter and harpist on the West Coast of Scotland. Many of her songs draw on her time as a Navigational Officer in the Merchant Navy, inspired by the natural world as experienced at sea. On tour she performs with her harp in English, Scots, and Welsh. Her music offers "an intriguing insight into a new tradition of maritime folk music with thoughtful song writing embellished by her voice and superb harp playing" - The Herald. From 2024 she will also bring electronic soundscapes to the stage, as heard in her single The Silkie of Sule Skerry, with a three piece band.
She has performed at impressive venues such as Celtic Connections, Cambridge Folk Festival, Glad Cafe Glasgow, Green Note in London, Fringe by the Sea, Edinburgh Fringe and Hartlepool Folk Festival. She received Celtic Music Radio’s Album of the Year for her debut album, Small Voyages, which was released in October 2022. She was selected by Showcase Scotland in the WOMEX awarded Global Music Match 2022. In 2023 she was awarded a Danny at Celtic Connections; a Live Music Award at the Greenock Telegraph Community Awards; nominated by public vote in the Wales Folk Awards; and selected as one of five finalists in the Canadian Goderich Emerging Artist Showcase. In 2023 she has performed live on BBC Radio Four Woman’s Hour, BBC Scotland News TV program The Seven, interviewed on BBC Radio Scotland’s The Afternoon Show.
"Thoughtful and sensitive songwriting...a natural ebb and flow and a beautiful dynamic movement that carries the listener along. She is most certainly a name to watch for." - by Folk Radio UK
“absolutely incredible” BBC Woman’s Hour
“Voice with the purity of a folk classic” - BBC Herald
“Her music is truly hauntinng” - BBC Radio Scotland