"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.
Matt's first 3 albums on Bandcamp are all £2.99 each until the end of April on download, all money will go to the tour fund to book more gigs in Europe. This years gigs:
14th June - Batteria Nomentana, Rome, Italy
4th July - Band On The Wall, Manchester UK with Steve Rothery
25th July - Belfast Guitar Festival, UK.
21st October - Jazz Cafe, London UK with Jon Gomm
7th Nov - The Stables, Milton Keynes UK with Steve Rothery
With The Fierce And The Dead:
15th May - Birds Nest, Deptford
June 21st - Rhythms Festival, Hitchen
3rd July - Black Heart Camden w/Shivers
21st August - ArcTanGent
4th October - Summers End Festival
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.
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.