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Matty T Wall - This Is Real Single Launch - The Ellington Blues Weekend Finale
Sunday 05 November 6.00pm
WA’s young blues guitar gun Matty T Wall is headed round Australia once again, this time in support of latest single ‘This Is Real’. Culminating in the Ellington Blues Weekend Finale show on Sunday November 5th at 6pm.
‘This Is Real’ was recorded for the album ‘Blue Skies’, at the Rada Studios in Perth. The song is a slow burn building over a sparse groove, leading to a soaring guitar solo, one of the best of many on the Blues Skies album.
Say Matty of the new track,
”I wrote this track in the same vein as a Robert Cray or Gary Clark Jr soul blues song. I couldn’t help but to make it rockier for the ending though. I had a lot of fun creating all the melodies for this tune, and so much fun writing a guitar solo for this one. In fact, the main guitar solo is one of my favourite guitar solos on the whole album.”
The video clip was filmed at the art-deco inspired Astor Theatre in Perth by Jonathan Shaw at Limitless Studios.
Inspired by influences both multi-genre and multi-generational, Wall’s musical template starting forming when, as a teenager, he became obsessed with heavy metal, notable the angst and precision of the likes of Metallica, Pantera and Sepultura.
“The real ‘education’ in blues music for me happened when watching a video tape of Blues Alive which contained some absolutely epic performances at Buddy Guy’s Legends blues club. Incredible performances by Buddy Guy, Albert Collins, Junior Wells, Otis Rush, etc. That’s where I first learnt about real blues music in the USA, how it worked, what it looked like, and how cool, fun and honest it was in delivery.”
“Blues has to be honest and totally direct in delivery,” Wall says. “It has to cut straight to the heart of emotion. Because of this, you can’t get too clever with lyrics or too tricky and technical with the music, otherwise it loses the effect that blues music should have. Blues keeps me grounded with my writing, otherwise, all of those other influences could very easily take over.
Wall’s current album, Blue Skies, received a nomination for ‘Blues Album Of The Year’ at the Independent Music Awards, a worldwide competition, with winners announced at a ceremony held at the Lincoln Centre in New York in November, 2016.The LP has since rated in allaboutbluesmusic.com’s‘Top 20 Blues Albums Of The Year’.It’s a portion of the mounting interest from around the world in his music and widespread touring beckons.
Catch Matty and his power trio, with drum legend Ric Whittle and the always effervescent Stephen Walker on bass guitar at the Ellington Blues Weekend Finale, Sunday 6pm November 5.