MATTY T WALL - a young man with some old soul

MATTY T WALL - a young man with some old soul

The blues is music that travelled on trains and steamboats from the Mississippi Delta to the neon streets of Memphis, Chicago and St. Louis. For Matty T Wall - a guitarist, vocalist, songwriter and bandleader - it is the super natural sound that crossed the ocean to Perth, Australia to ignite his imagination and give power to his art. 

As a guitarist, Matty wrings raw emotion from single notes, stretching and bending the strings of a Les Paul into sounds both persuasive and human. While he is capable of blazing fast leads, he also drives the beat with a percussive punctuation and solid assurance. 

With his vocals, he coils along the lines of the guitar. 'I enjoy using my voice as another instrument,' he avows. He says that his songs are primarily riff-driven, and he complies his musical notations into a catalogue of 50-100 concepts that he can call up when lyrical inspiration takes. 

In performance, Matty fronts a band of seasonal pros to support his songs. His preferred configuration is a trio: where the guitar has plenty of air around it, 'Sometimes playing with a bigger band is a strait jacket' he observes. 'With a trio I can go crazy.'

While the music that Matty plays has roots in the past, he is very much an artist in the present. Through his reverence for historic musical forms, he is not emulating, but redefining these sounds, as he introduces classic genres to new listeners and invests them with his own trademark. 

TESTIMONIALS

"Undoubtedly, one of the most inspired musicians of this generation... You better watch out for this artist. You will be hearing extraordinary music from him for a very long, long time" - Gio Palato, bluebirdreviews.com, UK (Jul 01, 2016)

"With a contemporary blues/rock edge, yet maintaining a solid footing in the blues of old, with all of its colourful history and traditions intact, Wall is a rare treasure. He is one of those guitarists who can squeeze an incredible amount of power and passion from a single note." - Chicken Wilson, USA (Jul, 2016)

"One of the best blues guitarists that I have ever witnessed." - Geoff Scott, White Star, Albany (May 31, 2015)

"It’s guaranteed that Matty T. Wall is an artist that is going places and is a name to look out for in the future" - FestivalsOfAustralia (Apr 28, 2016)