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Matt Schofield


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The most original and influential British Blues guitarist to have emerged since the sixties, Schofield’s guitar tone and distinctive phrasing have become highly influential, culminating in Guitar & Bass magazine (3/07) listing Schofield in their Top Ten British Bluesmen of All Time.

Born in August 1977 in Manchester, Matt grew up in Fairford, Gloucestershire listening to his Dad’s American Blues records. A defining moment arrived when, aged 13, he saw a video of BB King, Albert Collins and Stevie Ray Vaughan jamming together. That set his course – he wanted to be a Blues guitarist!

Soon after leaving school he was recruited to several bands, most notably British Blues diva Dana Gillespie’s London Blues Band, which took him throughout Europe and as far afield as India and the Caribbean. During this time he got to back notable American players and learn his craft.

Entirely self-taught, the power and passion of players such as Stevie Ray Vaughan and particularly Albert Collins, have been highly influential. Discovering the music of Robben Ford gave him added inspiration. Ford invited Matt to join him on-stage at a show in November ‘06, remarking, “that’s one hell of a guitar player.”

The formation of the Trio dates to 2003, when Matt started playing occasional gigs with a four-piece band including organ-player Jonny Henderson, the brother of a school friend, and Evan Jenkins on drums. One night the bass player could not make the show, so Jonny volunteered to play left-hand bass. Playing as an organ trio lent a jazzier feel and groove, and felt good, so they decided to make this the platform and add a dose of steroids to the sound and style of arrangements.


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  • DjangoWinedog

    Buy tickets for Matt Schofield at 100 Club, West End, London 20th November 2012 - Limited pre-sale tickets still available at £15

    5 Jul 2012 Reply
  • verlyandblack

    amazing at JAKARTA BLUES FESTIVAL last saturday :) nice

    20 Oct 2010 Reply
  • screamitsabear

    Matt is such a player. Saw him live in Canterbury not so long ago, and he blew me away, Stunning tone. and plays with so much feeling!

    1 Aug 2010 Reply
  • Unkyp

    just discovered this bloke ! a very good find !!! :)

    11 Mar 2010 Reply
  • jimbobtheking

    He's amazing, my only fault is I haven't been able to see him yet!

    26 Feb 2009 Reply
  • LevyNagy

    I never thought somebody will ever be able to play Robben Ford+Ronnie Earl+B.B. King+any of the greatests (you name it) at the age of 30 and outside of US!!! He has everything: feeling, power, groove; he's not just playing to prove anything, he really is doing it his original way. Listen this guy and you will start forgetting about the blues-funk-fusion-rock-jazz you have had before - I don't know about you guys, but I do! ;)

    25 Dec 2008 Reply
  • xplosiv

    ermmmm what the hell? How come he has only had 45 listeners.... This guy is pure genius, and already regarded as one of britains top10 blues guitarists... come on guys!

    30 May 2007 Reply
  • evilpandawrath

    Only 45 listeners?! this guy is great!

    21 May 2007 Reply

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