"A one man guitar orchestra" Acoustic Magazine UK

"He stunned the entire room with his effortless display of virtuoso musicianship" Prog 

Matt Stevens is a critically acclaimed solo guitarist and composer from North London, also known for his work with The Fierce And The Dead. An instrumental artist, live he uses an acoustic guitar and a loop pedal and has played across the UK. He recently signed to Esoteric/Cherry Red records for the release of the album Lucid which featured members of King Crimson, Knifeworld, Chrome Hoof and Frost*. It stayed in the Prog magazine chart for 3 months peaking at 8.

Matt Stevens was voted 5th in the Prog Magazine 2014 Reader's Poll for best guitarist alongside Steve Howe, Steve Hackett, Steve Rothery and Guthrie Govan. He was nominated for a Breakthrough Artist Prog award in 2014. Lucid was a Guitar Player Magazine Editor's Album Of The Month and in various magazine and website's albums of the year critics polls. 

Order Lucid from Burning Shed, Cherry Red, Amazon, Itunes and your local record shop. Older albums are available here. 

This special podcast interview from January 2015 features a retrospective of Matt Stevens music from the last seven years. Download it here. You can download three free songs here

Website updated by KEA Media.  Matt uses Auden Guitars & Elixir Strings.

Latest News

March 2015

The Fierce And The Dead have been added to the bill at this year's ArcTanGent festival alongside Deafheaven, Dillinger Escape Plan and many more. 

The gig with Jon Gomm on Wednesday is now postponed 'til later in the year. 

Solo shows:

19th April w/Judy Dyble - Half Moon Putney

3rd May - Ridgefest, Ormskirk

6th June - Troubadour, London

With The Fierce And The Dead:

15th May - Birds Nest, Deptford

20th May - Macbeth, Hoxton

June 22nd - Rhythms Festival, Hitchen

3rd July - Black Heart Camden w/Shivers

21st August - ArcTanGent

4th October - Summers End Festival

 

February 2015

Matt Stevens was nominated 5th in the Prog Magazine Reader's Poll for best guitarist alongside Steve Howe, Steve Hackett, Steve Rothery, Guthrie Govan and more.

"Massive thanks to the readers of Prog for making me 5th best guitarist in their readers poll, it means a lot to me to be on there alongside so many great players."

The Fierce And The Dead's bassist Kevin Feazey also featured in the best bass player poll. 

Matt has been added to the bill of Ridgefest in Ormskirk, Liverpool details are here.  More dates to be announced shortly. 

The Fierce And The Dead will play Summers End festival in 2015 more info here. 

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