Its all go here - there is a full page interview with me in the new Acoustic magazine - really odd - I wandered into my local WH Smiths and it was in there. I felt a right prat in the shop, reading it!! Weird getting national press - i am really pleased :)
Finally we have the line up for the Ustream festival this weekend - I'm really excited about this. 14 Performers from across the globe coming together to raise money for the Multiple Sclerosis Society - wonderful.
If you have a blog PLEASE help us by blogging about the event or tweet or tell your mates on… Continue
Added by Matt Stevens on September 16, 2010 at 4:04am —
Song For Dan(excerpt) - Matt Stevens - Live-looped direct to tape using a line 6 DL4 and an acoustic guitar - no sequencers.
This is part of a 18 minute long song for our friend Dan Wilson, who was a lovely,inspirational,kind man,a wonderful filmmaker,friend and musician and missed by us all. Dan was the bass player in a band I was in for many years.
This is a song for our friend Dan Wilson, who was a
lovely,inspirational,kind man,a wonderful filmmaker,friend and musician
and missed by us all.
Dan was the bass player in a band I was in for many years.
Sand Part 2 - Matt Stevens - Live-looped direct to tape using a line 6 DL4 and an acoustic guitar - no sequencers.
This is Sand Part 2, some of you may remember I posted Sand Part 4 a few weeks back. This is Part 2 of the same thing, I’m not sure I’ll ever finish the project to be honest, although I may redo this part for my next “proper” album. For this one I worked out the chords Am Am maj7/6,F9,E7 then recorded the whole progression backwards into… Continue
Added by Matt Stevens on July 18, 2010 at 8:40am —
Matt Stevens - Draw (Rough Solo Mix), Guitar/Fuzz Bass/Guitar Synth, Filter Pedal - Stuart Marshall Drum Loop - K Feazey - Programming Recorded by K Feazey Not mixed or mastered.
This weeks noodle is an example of when you try something and it doesn’t work - we went for an electric solo on this, thinking kind of Neil Young/Thurston Moore/Zappa(live)/Greg Ginn messed up soloing - we just ended up kind of messy. Thats what happen when you do last minute… Continue
Added by Matt Stevens on June 27, 2010 at 10:41am —
My new album is now out - you can download it here and pay what you want inc Free(if you do get it free please tell a friend):
There is a slight delay on the CD version, I've just heard from the suppliers and they are being sent out tomorrow, there were problems with artwork/digipacks. Bugger, very frustrating because the last thing you want to do is piss off the very people who have supported what you are doing, grrrr. I'm sorry… Continue
Added by Matt Stevens on June 3, 2010 at 2:52am —
Apologies for the delay on this - its a Tuesday noodle this week - no web=no noodle!
This week’s noodle is:
Matt Stevens (Guitars/Loops/) - Dolls House Live On Ustream 2009
This is a live version of my song Dolls House from the album Echo. Its from the run of ustream concerts streamed on the internet last year. Its twice the length of the original version and has more guitar solos than the whole of my new album!…
Matt Stevens (Guitars/Loops/Whammy Pedal/Ebow) - 8.19 Live On Ustream 2009
This is a live version of my song 8.19 which is going to be on my second album which is called Ghost and is out later in the year. The “synth” type noise is an ebow run through a whammy pedal. Its from the run of ustream concerts streamed on the internet last year. Its quite a Smiths/Fripp type track.…
A few weeks ago I thought We'd try something - an online venue based around a "ning" network. So I posted out to some of our friends to see what would happen.
It's been great really - friendships have been made and in a very short time I think its become a remarkable community which I am very proud to be part of. Some great collaborative projects have happened and some brilliant points have been made… Continue
Added by Matt Stevens on April 15, 2010 at 8:36am —
Matt Stevens (Guitars) - Spencer Park(Norwich Bootleg) Live 08
This is a live version of my song Spencer Park - its an audience recording from a gig I did in Norwich a couple of years ago - the quality of the recording isn’t great - one mic in the audience but I’ve cleaned it up as best i can. I was playing in a cafe bar - you can really hear the audience moving around. I like it that you can hear my pedals clicking and the glasses of the audience. As it… Continue
Added by Matt Stevens on April 11, 2010 at 9:04am —
Matt Stevens (Guitars/live loops) - Flies In The Basement(There’s A Plug On That) Live 07
This is a live version of my song Flies in The Basement live at the Edinburgh Cellars in Stoke Newinton North London from 2007 recorded at one of the music born nights. It was interesting for me to hear it especially as I don’t play it live anymore and I’d not heard this for years - i found… Continue
Added by Matt Stevens on April 4, 2010 at 9:35am —
"I recently came across a steel string parlor guitar made by P. Benson, in Minneapolis. It's really a nice little instrument--well built, comfortable, very much like an old Martin 00-18 (mahogany, slotted headstock, pyramid bridge, ladder…"
"My gear is much better than my skill - for straight flatpickin', I play a Martin D-18 Authentic 1937. My go-to guitar for just about everything else (and it flatpicks just fine, thank you) is my Huss & Dalton D-RH with a Red Spruce top.…"
"Hey Craig. Thanks for the kind comment. The credit for this version should really go To Steve Kaufman who's arrangement it is. Good luck with your bluegrass studies, it's wonderful music and great fun to play. I look forward to…"
"Thanks Mike. I have to prove to myself that I can play the material as written but once I've done that I start to allow myself some leeway to have fun and drop in my own bits. There's not too much space to do that in SK's version of…"