Matt Andersen – Honest Man

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Matt Andersen is a rare talent in a world of commonality. A beautiful and rich voice, gentle presentation and a terrific song writer. No real surprises that he has won awards by the bucketload and been touring the world almost constantly for the last few years.

I was lucky enough tp see him at Camden’s Green Note a few years back and I have to say that it is one of the most memorable shows I’ve been to.

This album has different feel to most of his previous six albums. For one thing he was produced by Commissioner Gordon in New York instead of his home studio in New Brunswick Canada and the scale has clearly increased along with a little more insistence on rhythm but that voice still remains and the whole thing works brilliantly.
The title track as an example has been loaded with a horn section and his voice peals out over the backing but then he can turn in a number such as ‘I’m Giving In’ – just his voice against a piano and the emotion and heart just sends shivers down your spine.

The rockier numbers are loaded with soul: ‘Let’s Get Back’ somehow reminds me of Dobie Gray in the way that his quiet power rings out.

For me, the standout number here is ‘Last Surrender’. A slow ballad and a perfect soul smoocher with fabulous horns adding so much to the music.

He is a major talent but underrated in the UK as a soul singer as he generally tours solo. The album is a must have and possibly one of the best released this year so far.

MAY 2017 UK TOUR
BOOK TICKETS FROM: MATTANDERSEN.CA
The Grand Social, Dublin
Thursday 18th May 2017
Tickets – Ticketmaster.ie
Venue Email – john@thegrandsocial.ie
Facebook / Twitter
35 Liffey Street Lower, North City, Dublin 1, Ireland
www.thegrandsocial.ie

Fochabers Institute
Fochabers Village, Scotland
Friday 19th May 2017
15 High St, Fochabers, Inverness, IV32 7EP
Box Office – 01343 821 325
www.morayvillagehalls.org.uk

Tooth & Claw, Inverness
Saturday 20th May 2017
Tickets – Ticketmaster.co.uk
Tel: 01463 243 000
50 Baron Taylor’s St, Inverness IV1 1QG
https://toothandclawpractise.youcanbook.me

The Tunnels, Aberdeen
Sunday 21st May 2017
Tickets – Ticketmaster.co.uk
Box Office – 01224 641 122
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Carnegies Brae, Aberdeen, AB10 1BF
www.aberdeenperformingarts.com

Mash House, Edinburgh
Monday 22nd May 2017
Tickets – Ticketmaster.co.uk
Venue Tel – 0131 220 2514
Facebook / Twitter
37 Guthrie Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1JG
http://themashhouse.co.uk

Night & Day, Manchester
Wednesday 24th May 2017
Tickets – alttickets.com
Venue Tel – 0161 236 1822
26 Oldham St, Manchester, M1 1JN
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www.nightnday.org

The Borderline, London
Thursday 25th May 2017
Tickets – alttickets.com
Venue Box Office – 0203 871 7777
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Orange Yard, Off Manette Street
London, W1D 4JB
http://theborderlinelondon.com

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