"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. He is playing gigs in the UK and Italy this year with Steve Rothery, Jon Gomm and many others.
Website updated by KEA Media. Matt uses Auden Guitars & Elixir Strings.
So first of all the good news is.. my final two solo guitar shows with Jon Gomm and Steve Rothery are now sold out. (there may be a few “restaurant seats” for Jon Gomm but all the regular seats are gone). It’s a lovely way to finish the solo gigs. I’m really looking forward to making Fierce And The Dead my main focus.
We’ve announced a few end of year Fierce and the Dead shows with The Aristocrats (Guthrie Govan/Marco Marco Minnemann/Bryan Bellar) and Crippled Black Pheonix plus headliners at The End Festival and JT Soars in Nottingham (where hopefully we’ll be playing some new songs). Dates in full:
13/11/2015 London The End Fest w/Wave Pictures/ Low Pines
26/11/2015 London The Dome w/Crippled Black Phoenix
27/11/2015 Nottingham J.T. Soars w/ Mannheim/ Memory Of Elephants
18/12/2015 London Heaven w/ Aristocrats
These are huge gigs for us and your support would be very much appreciated. It’s unlikely we’ll play live much in 2016 apart from a few festivals as we’re working on the third album.
Finally I have managed to get hold of 10 more copies of my Lucid album on CD if you want one they are £9.99 and they are all signed :)