Matt tells personal, difficult and eclectic stories, interjected with eight original songs, performed by a 4-piece band or solo. The stage is set with larger-than-life props, each linking with one or more of the tales told.
From the early days of SatNav to Antony Gormleys “Another place” installation at Crosby beach, to a panic attack in a man made cave run by the Scouts movement to an inappropriately named teddy, Matt explores stories which highlight the challenge of change, the voices in our heads and the peaks and (at times very deep) troughs of life.
Nothing is left to implication or to whispers, Matt talks directly to the audience, on and off the stage, conjuring an atmosphere of openness and understanding.
Spit into two parts and moving between spoken word and music, space is allowed within the show for the audience to speak themselves. As Matt says, "If you’re going to create a space where you can open up, be prepared for honesty, hurt, empathy and emotions."
The songs themselves rise from a capella voice to full-on sax, djembe and bass, with endearing and poignant spoon solos, haunting tin whistle melodies and all out 50s rock n roll.
“An evening of thoughtful, honest, conversation and great music. At times raw and emotional, at others, full of humour and an uplifting perspective. Heartfelt thoughts and moving lyrics. An incredible night of enlightenment and entertainment.”
- AUDIENCE MEMBERS