Stowmarket IP14 1ET
24 year old Matt Long has carved himself a reputation as a stellar front man of award-winning British Blues band Catfish and is now also on the road with his own band with new riff-influenced blues/rock material.
With Catfish, Matt was awarded Blues Act of the Year in England and both of their albums have reached no 1 in the IBBA Blues Airplay Charts. During the past year, Catfish has already completed successful tours of Europe and the UK, with a very busy touring schedule during 2019 including major European and UK festivals.
This new band allows him to flex his songwriting muscles with a new project based on rockier riffs and showcasing his impeccable guitar wizardry.
Matt has also recently completed solo tours of Russia and the Czech Republic, playing his own material with local musicians, and has already been rebooked to return to both countries for another tour.
The band are currently recording their first album at Anchor Baby Studios in Kent with a release planned for late 2019.
They released their first single ‘So’ in October 2018.
Adam Pyke is on bass; Adam is Matt’s band mate from Catfish but has also been a close friend of Matt’s since his days at the Academy of Contemporary Music in Guildford. Adam’s taste in music is wide and eclectic, and you will hear references to all genres in his playing.
On drums is the critically acclaimed ex-RavenEye drummer Kev Hickman. Affectionately dubbed by one of the audience at their first gig as ‘half man half windmill’, Kev is no stranger to the world stage, having performed regularly across three continents and supported acts such as Slash, Deep Purple, Joe Satriani and the Darkness.
‘It’s been a long time since I experienced such a great, deep, powerful, heart-melting concert. Matt plays guitar like a god and sings even better. Matt is truly a musician we soon will hear a lot about.’ – Tomas Samiec
Tickets are £8 in advance, available from the Box Office on 01449 774678 (10am-2pm weekdays) or online through our ticket partner, WeGotTickets (10% booking fee applies). Also available on the door for £10.