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'We Are What We Overcome' is Matt's body of work towards his own mental health happiness and desire to share his experiences to help others.

We Are What We Overcome started small but gained mass, momentum, and magic.


From Matt's first solo journey to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2018 to perform an unwritten, unrehearsed show, as a way to talk publicly about his breakdown to the brink of suicide, to the planning of a full band UK tour, this project has grown due to hard work, vision, and that all-important funding.


Funding from Arts Council England gave us the chance to produce a regular podcast, tour the stage show and promote the book, album and much more. 

We took mental health on the road in a way that really got people talking. We are proud to work closely with the Samaritans and shine a light on the amazing work they do. 

Comprised of different elements, we aimed for something for everyone...

Friday 6 October to Friday 22 December 2023  |  ART EXHIBITION  |  Derby
19 Chapel St, Derby DE1 3GU

We displayed images and illustrations from the show, book, and album at Déda 
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Combining music with thought-provoking comedy and stories, this is one man's journey to good mental health. 


Vibrant indie pop music frames one man’s trip from the brink of despair to sharing his stories at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. It’s not the traditional therapy route!   


Honest, heartfelt stories and passionate music open up a wider discussion about feelings and self-expression. Check out our tour gallery and read our reviews.

A friendly monthly catch up on mental health and wellbeing, sharing personal experiences and discussing a new topic each episode. 3 friends, a musician, an improviser and a psychotherapist work to normalise conversations about mental health by having them themselves. 


Give it a listen and subscribe through your favourite podcast service.

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A warm and heartfelt personal journey from breakdown to beginning a public conversation about mental health. The true story of a musician’s fall and rise from mental breakdown to happiness, interwoven with a compassionate exploration of mental health and the value of talking about our feelings. 



The band's debut album - We Are What We Overcome - features nine captivating indie pop songs with a fresh, passionate and honest voice.

Available on vinyl, CD, and digital download.


Listen now...

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Mental Health Outreach

The cornerstone of the We Are What We Overcome project was to reach out to people about mental health. 

Take a look at some of the work we did with some amazing organisations.

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