"A one man guitar orchestra" Acoustic Magazine UK
"He stunned the entire room with his effortless display of virtuoso musicianship" Prog
Matt Stevens is a critically acclaimed solo guitarist and composer from North London, also known for his work with The Fierce And The Dead. An instrumental artist, live he uses an acoustic guitar and a loop pedal and has played across the UK. He recently signed to Esoteric/Cherry Red records for the release of the album Lucid which featured members of King Crimson, Knifeworld, Chrome Hoof and Frost*. It stayed in the Prog magazine chart for 3 months peaking at 8.
Matt Stevens was nominated 5th in the Prog Magazine 2014 Reader's Poll for best guitarist alongside Steve Howe, Steve Hackett, Steve Rothery and Guthrie Govan. He was nominated for a Breakthrough Artist Prog award in 2014. Lucid was a Guitar Player Magazine Editor's Album Of The Month and in various magazine and website's albums of the year critics polls.
This special podcast interview from January 2015 features a retrospective of Matt Stevens music from the last seven years. Download it here.
Website updated by KEA Media. Matt uses Auden Guitars & Elixir Strings.
Matt Stevens was nominated 5th in the Prog Magazine Reader's Poll for best guitarist alongside Steve Howe, Steve Hackett, Steve Rothery, Guthrie Govan and more.
"Massive thanks to the readers of Prog for making me 5th best guitarist in their readers poll, it means a lot to me to be on there alongside so many great players."
The Fierce And The Dead's bassist Kevin Feazey also featured in the best bass player poll.
Matt has been added to the bill of Ridgefest in Ormskirk, Liverpool details are here. More dates to be announced shortly.
Matt Stevens Bandcamp site will remain open, at the last moment Bandcamp have fixed their issue with VAT, thanks to everyone who shared the links. There are a few copies of the very rare Echo CD in the shop at the moment (and a lot cheaper than Ebay).
New live dates announced:
7th March w/The Quireboys - Athletic Club, Rushden - Direct ticket link
18th of March w/ Jon Gomm at the Jazz Cafe, London
With The Fierce And The Dead:
9th Match Camden Underworld w/Philm featuring Dave Lombardo (Slayer)
Matt features in the new issue of Prog magazine in the 40 famous Rush fans choose their 40 favourite Rush songs feature. Lucid plus the Cosmograf, Fierce & And The Dead and Emmett Elvin albums Matt played on all feature in some of the various Prog critics best albums of 2014 lists also in this issue. It's out on the 5th January.
Matt also features in the new 100th issue of Acoustic Magazine. Alongside a Matt Stevens looping guitar lesson in TAB it has guitar players naming their favourite acoustic records including Matt alongside Jon Gomm, Mike Dawes, Thomas Leeb and Preston Reed.