Saturday 8th January, 8pm doors. Civic Hotel/Milk Bar – Inglewood, Perth.
From sweet blues to gritty, stomping, blues-rocking beats, and now having seven nominations in the prestigious Independent Blues Awards in the USA, a Western Australian Music Award win and three back-to-back Number One Australian Blues albums, Matty T Wall is an artist you do not want to miss. The Matty T Wall band returns to the stage more motivated and addictively electric than ever with two killer rhythm legends of the scene, Ric Whittle on drums and Leigh Miller on bass guitar.
“I’m sure everyone will love this. The guy is a picker” -Eric Gales
“I’ve watched as he’s gained in stature to become a major league blues-rocker”-Dave Hole
“I’ve been aware of Matty for a while now and have been a fan long before”-Walter Trout
Bringing a diverse mix of genres to his contemporary blues sound, Matty recalls that as a young musician, the bone crushing metal of Metallica, Pantera and Sepultura was his love, as his devotion to the genre came into full bloom when he first discovered AC/DC. When his tastes evolved, he studied jazz, Gypsy jazz and flamenco — all nuances that can be detected in his sound.
But it was his connection to the blues that formed the most substantial bond – from his father’s collection of Clapton, Hendrix and Zeppelin to the torchbearers of the time: Buddy Guy, Albert Collins and Robert Cray. “Blues has to be honest and totally direct in delivery,” Matty says. “It has to cut straight to the heart of emotion. Blues keeps me grounded with my writing, otherwise, all of those other influences could very easily take over.”
The blues is music that traveled on trains and steamboats from the Mississippi Delta to the neon streets of Memphis, Chicago and St. Louis. For MattyTWall – a guitarist, vocalist, songwriter and bandleader – it is the supernatural sound that crossed the ocean to Perth, Australia to ignite his imagination and give power to his art.
Blues, gospel, funk, folk and soul – music that speaks from the heart, to the heart. These are the styles Trevor grew up on, raised in a musical family and taught piano by his mother at the age of 5. He picked up the guitar at 8, and since then has grown to love the guitar sounds of BB King, Buddy Guy, Albert Collins, Jimmie Vaughan and T-Bone Walker, the soulful vocals of Otis Redding, The Holmes Brothers and Al Green, the funky grooves of The Meters and James Brown, and the songs of James Taylor, Keb’ Mo’ and Kris Kristofferson.
Currently based in Perth, Western Australia, Trevor, has fronted the Perth-born, Singapore-based universal blues band (aka ublues), with whom he performed at the Barcelona Blues Festival (Spain, 2007), International Blues Challenge and BB King’s Club (Memphis, USA), Buddy Guy’s Legends (Chicago, USA), Byron Bay Blues & Roots Music Festival (NSW, Australia), No Black Tie (KL, Malaysia) as well as Blues at Bridgetown and the Perth Blues Club in Western Australia. Other career highlights include jamming with Robben Ford (Singapore, 2004), The Holmes Brothers (UbluesFest 2002) and with the Enrico Crivellaro Trio, (feat. Alberto Marsico and Gio Rossi), Finis Tasby (USA),and with Natalie Gillespie supporting Diesel aka Mark Lizotte, and recently, performing at the inaugural Miri International Jazz Festival (Malaysia).
The Whiskey Nips are:
Kirsty Finn / Vocals – Andrew Pring / Harmonica, Slide – Daniel Wiggins / Guitar – Jonathan Redmond / Bass – Adrien Grd / Drums
A single malt that has been busting to jump out of the bottle and deliver strong flavoursome rich vocal notes to delight your senses.
Andrew Pring Aka “Blew Drew”
A blended infusion from an eclectic mix of influences. Inspired by Blue Shaddy and Jean Guy Lumiere. Drew has taken his interpretation of the blues and given it a twist with some trademark effects to sweeten the taste. Has been mixed with Michael Franti, Jeff Martin, Minni Marks, Hussy Hicks and is a long term member of Dilip ‘n the Davs.
Esteemed for his virtuosic guitar playing and enigmatic song writing, Wiggins has gained notoriety across WA as both a prolific solo artist (releasing 7 albums since 2016), and as former member of WAM award-winning band, Dilip ‘n the Davs.
He has been played in the Perth and Detroit music scenes. He previously played with Tim Minchin, Joe Gaydos (Mugsy, Weapons), Joey Gaydos Jnr (School of Rock), Matty T Wall and Moondog Jay. He currently lives, works and grooves in Fremantle.
Not much is known about this mysterious drummer who wandered into the studio and started hitting things with sticks. We believe he originated from somewhere in the South Pacific.
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