Matt Gresham (WA)
When it comes to soulful tunes that will make any person hum and get moving, Matt Gresham has it down to a 'T'.
Matt first became interested in the music scene at the age of 13 where he had seen a close friend play accoustic styled music. Since then, Matt has grown into a full blown musician himself. Matt is now becoming known around the Perth music scene as 'the next big thing'.
Matt has many influences which have impacted on his sound and personality with music. Some of Matt's musical influences have come from Ben Harper and Bob Marley. Matt has now created his own vibe with his many instruments which includes guitar, djembe, tongue drum, didgeridoo, harmonica, symbols and stomp box.
Matt has supported acts such as Blue Shaddy, Wolfmail and blues award winners The Brian Fraiser Trio. He is the winner of the 2006 West Australian Blues Music Awards (WAMA) Song of the Year for 'Happy Birthday Dave'.
Matt describes his music as raw, real Australian, blues, roots, reggae and a jazzy mellow. Matt has a wide variety of songs which are soulful, mellow, fun, energetic and playful. The music he plays will get anyone up dancing or singing along. Matt has been compared with Xavier Rudd and Emdee, his sound has been created with influences such as Bob Marley, Paul Simon and James Taylor.
It is not suprising that Matt has up to 6-7 gigs a week as well as requests to play at private functions. His first album THE RECIPE is out now and it won't take long to realise that it's a 'must have' CD that you will leave in the CD player on repeat.
Matt was accompanied in his sensatonal performances here in 2007 by Blue Drew on harmonica.
Matt's CDs include:
The Recipe (2006)
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Matt featured at the 2007 Australian Blues Music Festival as part of the West Coast Blues Club Showcase and conducted a workshop on Didgeridoos. Matt and Drew were festival favourites and Matt returned with his brother Jamie on percussion in 2008.
Visit Matt's websites at: www.myspace.com/mattgresham