Sunday, September 18, 2016

Blues Man Matty T Wall, acclaimed by Guitar World, releases new album 'Blue Skies'

Blistering fretwork, soulful vocals and sterling song craft; with Blue Skies, his latest release, Matty T Wall pays homage to the masters of the blues while carving his own distinctive signature into the walls of this rich musical legacy.

From Perth, Australia, Matty originally discovered his chosen genre while exploring the roots of rock. As a disciple of musical history, his artistry traces tributaries of his influences back to their sources – from Robert Johnson to Jimi Hendrix -- while delivering a fervent, modern take on a deeply traditional form. A ferocious band ignites a slate of songs that retain a rough and ready live quality with a potent rhythm section and swirling keyboards framing Matty’s signature guitar and confessional voice.

Incisive, engaging and adventurous, Matty T Wall is a young man with an old soul and new music. With his latest release, he blows away the clouds to reveal Blue Skies.

Matty T Wall is already well on his way to joining legends just like Dave Hole, Bon Scott (ACDC) and the John Butler Trio. “I am like an elastic band pulled really tight, ready to go,” he says. “That’s how I feel about my music.” In his youth following bands like Metallica and Sepultura he recognised how they honored the blues masters before them, aspiring to be at their level he got into the blues and since Matty has "never gotten out of it.".

Having studied many disciplines such as flamenco, swing jazz and funk Matty is recognised as a master of the guitar. He wrings raw emotions from as little as a single note by bending the strings of his beloved 1961 Les Paul Custom into tantalising sounds that make the hairs on the back of your neck stand up to attention. He is not just playing music of the past though, he is redefining the genre with his modern stance and influences..- By Derek Cromb, announcer on 89.7 FM’s Play The Blues., Rhythm Magazine Blues At Bridgetown 2013

Marty's review: Matty T Wall certainly knows his blues and has honed them to perfection on his debut album. Prepare yourself for an assault on the senses (in a good way) and be blown away by this multi-talented guitarist/songwriter that has taken the blues to another level.An amazing collection of original tracks plus his covers of blues classics like Voodoo Chile and Hellhound On My Trail.

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Friday, September 9, 2016

California based guitarist Leo Goh serves up a dose of funky jazz-soul with "Jig Is Up"

Leo Goh is a Singaporean guitarist/audio engineer based in California. He has been there about 3 years and graduated from Musicians Institute Hollywood. He's worked with the likes of Suvi Suresh, Noor Che'ree, Austin Gatus and Curtis Brooks and has played along the Sunset Strip, opened for Macy Gray, Holland and Oates, Blue Sun Festival etc. He currently performs with the band GrooveMartini with his partner, Nipun Nair. Groove Martini is a high-energy cover band playing corporate gigs and is currently planning a Vegas headline show. They've been reviewed by Music Connection as, quote, “Not your typical cover band” and “The band’s covers are arguably better than the original.” They also host a monthly jam session at Couture Hollywood, the next one being on September 23rd. Do check them out.

Jig Is Up took several months just writing and planning. Being self-produced, it was tougher having to think of the overall picture. Drummer Leonne Castellas and bassist Jason Lobell definitely helped with their input and the keyboardist was none other than Nipun Nair, who also plays just about anything and is Leo's partner in Groove Martini. It's unique in it’s blend of genres and definitely caters to both the commercial and niche markets as it is funky, fun and yet intricate.

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Sunday, September 4, 2016

LA's Michael Colton Premiere's Blues Rock Jam "Fever Dream"

The past is all too present on “Fever Dream,” the swinging country rock reflection on good love gone bad offered by singer/ songwriter and guitarist Michael Colton. According to, Colton “has depth, warmth, and grit - and he can play the hell out of his guitar.” Produced by Marty Rifkin (Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty) and Steve Trovato, Colton’s upcoming release, California Blue, will display Colton’s blend of storytelling, straightforward tunefulness, and incendiary guitar work. Colton’s recent live appearances include SXSW, The Sundance Film Festival, and Los Angeles’ House of Blues.

Colton started out as a cocky guitar upstart, diving deep into the explosive traditions of virtuosos Jeff Beck, Jimi Hendrix, and Eric Clapton. Exploring that music led him further down that road, all the way to blues legend Robert Johnson. Colton went on to record an EP of Johnson’s songs, the critically acclaimed The Robert Johnson Sessions.

After paying his dues in countless bars and coffee houses, Colton had a career-altering encounter with acclaimed producer Blake English (George Benson, Jennifer Lopez) at an informal studio jam. Impressed by Colton’s chops, English recruited Colton for session work and eventually produced The Robert Johnson Sessions.

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