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May 7, 2016 8:44 PM

Singer songwriter from Leicester England My album is called 'Blood is thicker than gold'. It is folk and blues based, but has strong Americana and Celtic flavours, read my review on chatsong and click on the links. Give votes or comments beneath this review, share it around on the internet.

Singer/songwriter Matt Steady of Leicester, England, chooses to identify his sound with folk, reflected in his intimate live performances, but his recordings draw from a much broader palette of musical genres. Having been classically trained in piano, violin and musical theory, Steady’s growing frustration with the “notes on the page” philosophy eventually led to him picking up a guitar, emulating blues legends by ear instead. After years of performing what he describes as “extra-ordinary covers”, he has clearly experienced enough joy and heartache to allow him to write genuine and honest, non-trivial lyrics. He has an album’s worth of material to get off his chest! Steady’s grizzled appearance aptly matches his musical style and tone. His voice is rugged and raspy, in sharp contrast to the fragile lyrics and delicate instrumental arrangements. Steady’s debut full-length album, “Blood is Thicker than Gold” was written, performed and produced himself, aided by Swedish drummer Niklas J. Blixt and the occasional appearance of other top-notch musicians. He draws on a wide range of musical genres from blistering electric blues to agonising acoustic singer-songwriter tracks, from beautiful and expansive Celtic landscapes, back to traditional folk. Every track is unique, with a different style, yet the album easily flows from one medium to another with a sense of shape and purpose. The end of the album leaves the listener breathless, anticipating only the pressing of the repeat button

I was brought up singing and playing classical music (violin and piano) from a very early age, so music has always been a big part of my life. I eventually discovered the blues and taught myself guitar, copying Clapton, SRV, BB King etc. Later on in my 20s I was so inspired by the incredible acoustic performances of Damien Rice and Martyn Joseph that I started playing small acoustic gigs in pubs and bars – and that’s where my love of performing live came from. Standing in front of a crowd of strangers is a very different thing from playing as part of an orchestra! There’s absolutely nowhere to hide.
Recording-wise I started in my late 30s. One of my musical heroes, Jeff Black, had asked in one of his newsletters for people to record some covers of his music to put on his website for an event. I really fancied trying this, so basically worked most of the way through the night for a couple of weeks after getting home from work to get a couple of tunes done in time. They turned out much better than I had expected, and Jeff was very complimentary. Very inspiring! In fact it was so inspiring that I started writing my own songs and recording them. I fell in love with this process and it’s blossomed into something quite unexpected – I found I was writing and recording material that was good enough that it demanded to be put on an album. So yes – it’s never too late! First album at the age of 39! 
I'm working on the second album (as yet unnamed), and that should be released this autumn.
Above you can read his biography witch you can also read on his own website, and why he decides to make music.
Then now my review about this musician from England, the intro to his first song is already beautiful musical, would you like to hear more. What a beautiful voice has this man, delicious hoarseness in the voice low very nice a real rock voice. Wow what I get goose bumps of his voice, the sounds in the songs make it wonderful songs. Not a single note is false and the way how he sings makes his texts to listen well, in the song called July 69 I hear other voices in the background. This singer has really wonderful songs with a lot of musical instruments in the songs, one song called funny old world beautiful with the wind instrument. Even though he is now 39 years old, but this is a musician who has a golden future ahead. This is real music like it used to be in the years of Mo town, blues funky and just lots of instruments in the songs. The song Romulus and Remus Celtic music I always found very nice to hear, beautiful sounds where you just when you listen, become quiet inside your mind and body. This is top quality music, when you listen to this singer you do not want to stop listening to his songs. His songs and his voice is simply amazing, this singer is a gift from god. That I may write about this singer makes me very proud, I am really touched by the songs he makes. Each song starts otherwise but let you really enjoy, from this singer I would buy a ticket right away if he has a performance. I'm really fond of his voice, It is a unique voice rough and pure in some song also good high vocal voice. A lot of diversity in his songs he keeps surprising me, The song passion for pine cones I hear a beautiful women's voice, would like to know who that is this is on his album. His album you should really buy and listen to wonderful music on it, click on all of his URL links below. I support this singer I also hope your as visitors to who visit  this platform, I'm in love with his album. That is why I hope you share this platform your music fans around the world, because this will share this top artist also and I do not want him to get lost into the crowd.




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