It’s Blues Night at Venue 229, with the awesome Matt Woosey Band heading over from Germany to close the night.
This is a gig that will grow and grow as new artists are announced - they don't like to give away all the good news at once…!
Two things are for sure - one it will be the best Blues gig of the year and two it will sell out. So get on board because when it's gone it’s gone.
About Matt Woosey and his band
Matt Woosey is a man in motion. Acclaimed everywhere from the BBC (“Utter quality”) to Classic Rock (“Ambitious and electrifying”), he’s an artist who slips the creative handcuffs of the modern industry, a trailblazer with no reverse gear, a guitar visionary whose palette bleeds into folk, rock, ambient and electronica. “You’ve got to keep progressing,” reasons the singer-songwriter.
“Like John Martyn. Like Robert Plant. Like Radiohead…”
From roots in Malvern, that maverick spirit has led the singer-songwriter to high places. Right now, Matt is still riding the momentum from 2016’s Desiderata: the breakthrough eighth studio release that blurred genres from roots to electronica, scored Classic Rock’s album of the month and swept up fans from across the gamut of scenes.
“Desiderata was much broader than anything I’d done before,” he reflects. “My music has to be creative and artistic. It has to keep pushing things forward.”
Nowhere is that truer than at Matt’s live shows. Following Desiderata, this spellbinding performer triumphed at the biggest venues of his career, armed with little more than an acoustic guitar and neck-tingling vocal. But there’s always a twist. After moving to Germany – and a chance encounter with the country’s best unsung players – Matt assembled a world-class lineup, and in 2018, this questing musician promises an explosive live album and rocket-fuelled full-band sets across Europe.
“There’s something about my shows you just can’t put your finger on,” he considers. “We travel to lots of different places in the set. It’s moody, ambient, branches out into atmospheric folk and rock. When this group plays my music, you just get lost in it…”
The Merit Club members can receive free entry to this event. Tickets on a first come first served basis.
Details: Thursday 29th November, 7.00pm - 11.00pm
Venue details: 229 The Venue, 229 Great Portland Street, W1W 5PN
Investment: General Access £10.00, Free for Merit Club Members