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…
I’ve at last got round to recording the first tracks for the experimental album I started back in March. I now have a SoundCloud page where I’ll be releasing the whole album over the next few months.
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.
The new EP by Caaw is available to stream on all the usual platforms:
Google Play: https://goo.gl/rjHWd1
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
The official Facebook event for Elephant’s Graveyard has now been created – follow the link below for more information, and please come along and see us! It’s a fantastic company, and promises to be an awesome performance!
I will be performing two songs along with singer Becca Lorraine Huggett, and creating a few sound effects too.
Click here for info on the Facebook event.
Tickets are available here.
And info about the theatre can be found here.
I’ve decided to record a number of tracks for a new project, DADDAD, which I’ve been experimenting with for a couple of months now. The title comes from the tuning – DADDAD, and the plan is to record 6 improvised tracks using the notes as inspiration. It could turn out to be a really restrictive decision, but we’ll see!
Stay tuned for more updates on release dates etc.