Young Man with an Old Soul, Matty T Wall

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Matty T Wall

The electrifying guitar of Matty T Wall extends from his native Australia to the world. With the release of his latest collection, Sidewinder, Matty has written a new chapter in the musical narrative, revealing the power of his expanding artistry through guitar, voice, band and songs.

A young man with an old soul, Matty is connected to music with a wealth of history as he distills a diversity of genres into his own blues-influenced soul, jazz and rock signature.

His points of references are wide; he has studied and played a spectrum of styles including flamenco, swing jazz and funk, and he attests to a love for “heavier things” in his youth, bands like Metallica and Pantera among them. But he remembers how the musicians he admired would honor the blues masters who came before them. And following the trail of Eric Clapton and Stevie Ray Vaughan backwards, he was hooked. “I discovered Robert Johnson and he made the hair on the back of my neck stand up,” he remembers. “I got into the blues and have never gotten out of it.”

Key to the sound of Sidewinder is the presence of legendary Grammy-winning producer-engineer Bob Clearmountain. Famed for his work with the Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen and David Bowie among hundreds of other platinum artists, it is testimony to Matty T Wall’s musical integrity that Clearmountain provides the sonic sparkle that reveals Sidewinder in all of its gritty glory.

“The bones of Sidewinder are pure electric blues, and the duo of “Shake It” and “Going Down” pretty much sum up why critics – including myself – are calling Wall the Eric Clapton of his generation. I haven’t heard another guitarist with as much relaxed composure in the studio in years, maybe even decades, as Matty T Wall displays in this record, and that’s a big part of the reason why I think rock music has been suffering so much in the 2010s. Even in slower songs like “Ain’t That the Truth,” it’s Wall’s guitar that steals away the spotlight from everything and everyone else in the track.” – Loren Sperry, Music Existence USA

“The blues is a mighty long road,” ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons once said. ‘Or it could be a river, one that twists and turns and flows into a sea of limitless musical potential.’ Australian singer/guitarist Matty T Wall is the modern embodiment of that limitless musical potential and one listen to his brand of blazing blues and it’s hard not to think that this young man’s career will be a mighty long road of musical glory.” – Stereo Embers (Jul, 2018)

Sidewinder is “The Stuff of Legend”, rich down and dirty, powerful blues / soul infused guitar regaled chords with full on fun rock and roll tempos. every track is memorable and should be on the airwaves globally. Matty T Wall and his entire band of impressively talented artists have made in Sidewinder what could be this year’s International top album.” – Indie Pulse Music (Jul, 2018)

“Matty T Wall is playing the types of music he loves while simultaneously being creative with such a familiar bunch of genres. It’s all pretty fresh sounding stuff; in that it doesn’t really sound like anything I’ve heard at least in the past couple of years, but you can still clearly hear where Wall is pulling inspirations from. He’s making some really cool music and I can only hope he will get some more exposure across the pond, in the world’s biggest blues and blues-rock loving nation; the U.S.A.” – Blues Rock Review (Jul 16, 2018)

“Aptly titled by the young ax-wielder, the track is no more and no less than a warning for those who might try and stand in Wall’s way. Guitar fans: Stick around for the solo at 2:55. No seriously… stick around… One last shameless plug: Let’s support this kid and bring him to the states so he can make some noise over here! WHOSE LOVECHILD…? Michael Hutchence meets Gary Clark Jr… OR, Van Halen meets Chuck Berry…” – The Ark Of Music (Jul 2018)

“Matty T Wall, an extraordinary blues-rock guitar player, singer, songwriter. Echoes & elements of rock from the 60’s, but Wall’s voice hurls it into the 21st century, his dazzling guitar licks and solos not of this world. Wall is entitled to a little swagger—he has the chops to pull it off. Extraordinary guitar player. Jazz flavors, soul. Gritty blues-rock, rock & roll, with outstanding musicianship.” – Martine Ehrenclou, Rock and Blues Muse, Los Angeles USA, Sept 2018

“Wall entertains, excites and moves the listener with style and class, showing that he is already right there, at his young age, in the restricted circle of masters of contemporary music.” – Gio Pilato, BlueBirdReviews.com, UK (Jul 27, 2018)

To see what’s coming up on the radar from this blues gun from down-under including more news on gigs and upcoming releases, go to Matty T Wall’s website.


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