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Acoustic Magazine UK Interview/Barclay James Harvest Support gig

Evening all



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 :)



Matt Stevens Interview In Acoustic Magazine

On Friday me and Kev were recording… Continue

Added by Matt Stevens on October 19, 2010 at 1:45pm — No Comments

UStream Festival For The Multiple Sclerosis Society

Hello!



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 — No Comments

Sunday Free Noodle 27

Sunday Free Noodle 27 is:



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.



Its a free Download EP available from… Continue

Added by Matt Stevens on August 8, 2010 at 3:45am — No Comments

Dan Wilson

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.



Its a free Download EP:













He passed away last Sunday.





Please watch his short films here… Continue

Added by Matt Stevens on August 6, 2010 at 10:23am — No Comments

Sunday Free Noodle 24

Sunday Free Noodle 24 is:



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 — No Comments

Sunday Free Noodle 21

This Weeks noodle is:



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 — No Comments

Sunday Free Noodle 19

Apologies for the delay with this week’s noodle (stuff happened!!!)



Sunday Free Noodle 19 is:


Sonny - Make You Feel Good - Vocals/Acoustic Guitars - Written by Sonny - Electric Guitars - M.Stevens Produced and Mastered by Sonny - Mixed and Recorded by Sonny/K Feazey


Lyrics:
You’re saying something, But all the words come out the same. I’m hearing nothing,

So we go round and round again,
The heat is rising, The…
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Added by Matt Stevens on June 14, 2010 at 2:03pm — No Comments

New Album

Hello all



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 — No Comments

Sunday Free Noodle 17

Hello all



Not managed to blog much this week but….



This week’s noodle is:



Matt Stevens (Acoustic/Electric Guitars/Fender Rhodes) and Kevin Feazey(Programming/Keyboards/Percussion) - Blue Filter - Produced by Kevin Feazey @ Pinna Studios



This week’s noodle is the one that got away from Ghost- the new album thats released on tuesday. I really wanted this to be on… Continue

Added by Matt Stevens on May 30, 2010 at 6:12am — No Comments

Sunday Free Noodle 16

This week’s noodle is:



Matt Stevens (Acoustic Guitars/programing) - Big Calm



This week’s noodle is my contribution to the Cafe Noodle community project Big Calm. To quote my friend Tom Slatter’s blog this is what its all about:



“The Brief:



Compose a piece of music using/inspired by the title ‘Big Calm’. The piece must be in D minor



-(How exactly you interpret the term ‘In D Minor’ is up to you. If you want to modulate at some point do, but it will… Continue

Added by Matt Stevens on May 23, 2010 at 7:32am — No Comments

Sunday Free Noodle 15

This week’s noodle is:



Matt Stevens (Acoustic Guitars/loops) - Box(Improvised live to digital tape at Improv Friday)















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This week's noodle is a completely improvised… Continue

Added by Matt Stevens on May 16, 2010 at 1:20am — No Comments

Sunday Free Noodle 13

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This week’s noodle is:



Matt Stevens (Guitars/Loops/whammy pedal) - Big Sky - Ghost Preview. Produced by Kevin Feazey at Pinna Studios 2009



This is a song from my new album Ghost which is out on the 1st of June. You can reserve a Limited Edition CD copy here. Its the only solo guitar song… Continue

Added by Matt Stevens on May 2, 2010 at 2:19pm — No Comments

Sunday Free Noodle 12 on a tuesday

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!…







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Added by Matt Stevens on April 27, 2010 at 10:01am — No Comments

Sunday Free Noodle 11

This week’s noodle is:



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.…











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Added by Matt Stevens on April 18, 2010 at 6:05am — No Comments

Cafe Noodle - The Story So Far

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 — No Comments

Sunday Free Noodle 10

This week’s noodle is:



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 — No Comments

My Album Track by Track

Available now…

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Added by Matt Stevens on April 9, 2010 at 8:05am — No Comments

Sunday Free Noodle 9

This week’s noodle is:



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 — No Comments

Sunday Free Noodle 7

This week’s noodle is:



Matt Stevens(speech)/Kevin Feazey (speech) - Song at the end is The Fierce And The Dead Part 1 - a very shortened edit!



This is myself and Kev talking about the Fierce and The Dead and how it came about. The quality is a bit variable!



Please let me know what you think of this and if you would like to do a remix or collaborate give me a shout.



More noodles next week…















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Added by Matt Stevens on March 21, 2010 at 7:45am — No Comments

Sunday Free Noodle 6

This week’s noodle is:



Matt Stevens(guitars/loops)/Alun Vaughan (Bass/Keys/Programming/Production) - Burning Bandstands(Alun Vaughan Remix)(original engineer K Feazey)



This a great remix of Burning Bandstands off Echo by bassist, and composer Alun Vaughan. Love the Bass playing - hes really melodic and interesting as a musician. If you ever get a chance… Continue

Added by Matt Stevens on March 14, 2010 at 9:30am — No Comments

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