Hailing from Perth, Western Australia, Matty T Wall’s explosive guitar playing style was born at the crossroads, but he takes it further along the highway with a lifelong lover for blues, jazz, metal, folk and roots music. The fascinating manner in which Wall fuses this melange of diverse musical obsessions saw his 2016 album, Blue Skies, receive a nomination for “Blues Album of the Year” at the Independent Music Awards – a worldwide competition. The release has since rated in allaboutbluesmusic.com’s “Top 20 Blues Albums of the Year”. More recently “Broken Heart Tattoo” was awarded Best Original Blues Song 2017 (International). Wall and his consummate rhythm section (bass player Stephen Walker and drummer Ric Whittle, also a long-time skins-man for VDELLI) have for some time now been a fixture at blues festivals around Australia, and he looks forward to taking their intoxicating blues sound around the US and Europe – all the way from the most remote city in the world.
With the release of his latest collection Sidewinder, Matty is writing a new chapter in the musical narrative, revealing the power of his expanding artistry through guitar, voice, band and songs.
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. Indeed, with his newest release, all of the sides of Matty T Wall are in full frame. A young man with a reverent link to his lineage and a vital musical vision for the future: With Sidewinder, Matty T Wall turns it all the way up.
“Australian-born guitarist Matty T Wall proves the blues is alive and well Down Under….Infectious chops and a swagger that’s soulful enough to rival that of any blues-fueled, American shredder…an album that’s bound to leave a big smile on your face.” • Guitar World Magazine International
“simmering guitar playing that reaches right into your chest and grabs and twists your innards. The effect is visceral and moving.” • Down At The Crossroads, USA
“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
Perth – Western Australia, Australia
MattyTWall – guitar, vocals
Ric Whittle – drums
Stephen Walker – bass guitar, vocals