Norwich based singer/songwriter Matt Watson is going to be walking the Suffolk and Norfolk Coast Paths. While walking this epic journey he will also play a series of gigs along the hundred or so mile route.
The walk will be raising money for the RNLI, Nelsons Journey and A Change Of Scene For Children based in North Norfolk. You can sponsor him here: www.justgiving.com/teams/theendlesscoastlinetour2017
The tour will start on May 21st at The Angel in Woodbridge the evening before he sets off heading North finishing in Hunstanton on June 3rd. More dates are being added very soon.
Having just released his new crowdfunded album “The Endless Shipwreck” He wanted to combine his passion for music alongside his passion for walking and the East Anglian coastline.
Matt has received airplay from BBC 6’s Steve Lamacq and Tom Robinson as well as lots of local airplay too.
Matt tours as a solo acoustic artist playing his songs in their barest form with energy, passion and a healthy dose of humour and audience engagement. More like ‘an evening with’ than just another gig.
Matt has just followed up his acclaimed 2014 debut solo album, “Grounded”, with this sparkling second release, which is already making waves and earning him rave reviews.
Watson has been described by critics as “provocative”, “thought-provoking” and “heartfelt”, both in his well-crafted melodies and his profound lyrics. The brand new 13-track album has already been named Album of the Week on Radio Pure Gently.
Matt has revived Grounded’s winning formula by once again teaming up with the talented The Wonder Stuff violinist Erica Nockalls on two tracks, “We Were Young” and “Let’s Jump Ship!”.
Like his debut album, The Endless Shipwreck was entirely funded through Pledge Music, with devoted fans eager to support the release. It was recorded at NRSIX Studios by Justin Brand, and produced and mixed by the legendary Mark Freegard, who has worked with the likes of Del Amitri and Justin Currie, The Breeders, Kris Drever, Marillion, and many more.
Outline Magazine said:
“Matt Watson has delivered something truly special…played with verve and vigour…”
and gave The Endless Shipwreck a whopping 9 out of 10!
Watson is going from strength to strength on the local music scene. An energetic, engaging performer, he is finding himself in increasing demand for live appearances, where he mixes his own self-penned, original material with the odd cover version or two! Watson has opened for major UK music stars such as Billy Bragg, Miles and Erica of The Wonder Stuff, Liverpool legend Ian Prowse, Julian Cope and The Undertones. He also went on an extensive solo tour of the UK in 2015 and 2016.
- “Watson’s debut album ‘Grounded’ is good – very good – but [The Endless Shipwreck] takes things to another level. Go on. Buy it. You won’t be disappointed.” Pavlis, Outlineonline.co.uk 9 out of 10
- “This is a strong recording” – Tom Robinson (BBC 6 Music)
- “Such a jaunty affair” Robin Ince. Comedian/Broadcaster
- “An engaging voice full of passion and a songbook full of affecting and thought provoking songs, insists that you not only tap your foot but punch the air” 4 stars out of 5 R2 Magazine