In tandem with the live jazz band project (see previous post), I’ll be performing a live score to the film THX 1138 at Brighton’s Komedia in August, under the monika Phonoscene. Stay tuned for updates…
Matt Clark; Three is a new, rhythm based jazz project I’m starting. The music takes influence from the burgeoning new jazz scene on both sides of the Atlantic, but also throws a nod to influences as diverse as Krautrock, funk and hip-hop.
It’s a convergence ideas inspired by all the new music I’ve heard over the last couple of years, and aims to be more than just a gigging band. Think events, happenings, art installations, film scores…
It’s early days, but stay tuned for more…
“Strippers, Down & Outs, & Other Ne’er-Do-Wells”
[Review in PluggedIn Brighton, published September 26, 2019 by Chris Hibberd]
Strange Pictures? What does it mean? Half remembered memories of what you thought you saw. Did you? The new release from Caaw opens a window into a world of bourbon-soaked memories with jazz-inflected avant-garde music playing and burbling in the background. Captain Beefheart and Tom Waits are having a tussle over a perfume filled top hat whilst Dr John watches on from the bayou distractedly.
“Quirky, whimsical, melodic lines in the tradition of great storytellers, French Quarter benders, trickster music, broken glass drunken poetry of lovers and thieves…” – Margaret Garrett (Mr. Airplane Man)
Buy album here.
I’m very proud to have been asked to add some guitar to this track for Brighton based singer songwriter Morgan Ryan. It’s a beautiful song about the situation at the US-Mexico border.
I’m really excited to be working with singer-songwriter Annika Brown on the arrangements and performance of her upcoming album “The Devil’s Storybook”
“[Matt’s] guitar and Annika’s voice… you’ve got some pretty tasty potential there!”
For more info on Annika, and to preview the album, please visit her website: https://annikabrown.net/about
A day out in the country filming a live video for “Time Keeps Rolling” and other songs, ahead of our upcoming gigs at Cecil Sharp House in Camden and Petworth.
Excellent review of Elephant’s Graveyard from Fringe Review – I’m really proud to have been part of this, and the play will now be a full production run next year!
“Billed as a rehearsed reading director David Eaton has managed more in the flexible NVT Studio space. With Kasha Goodenough on production and managing, Vanessa Barrett and Mark Green on seedy costume designs – this is a full costume performance. The overall scarlet/black detail of costumery is carried to Adam Kinkaid’s scarlet/black scene painting. Keith Dawson’s light design is unfussy. Leanne McKenzie’s light and sound operation comes to the fore in balancing the live musicians: Adam Hewitt music director, Becca Huggett singer, guitarist Matthew Clark and Neil Rocks on drums. Marie Ellis deserves notice for voice coaching.”
Read the full review here.
I’m very pleased to announce that I will be playing a few dates with this awesome band, starting with the album launch on 20th June at Cecil Sharp House in Camden.
If you can make it up to London for the night, please come and see us, it promises to be a great night!
More info, please visit http://seriouschild.com