Matt has been involved in the Charity Dreamgirls since it was set up in 2007. This group is a Community Project raising much needed awareness & funds for three selected charities each year. It has a calendar of events across the year, with the final event being the Charity Soul & Motown Revue at the Victoria Theatre, Halifax. Matt also plays in the band for these events, ‘The Soul & Motown Allstars’, and has had the opportunity of playing with some of the finest musicians around. The events have also seen support from stars such as Smokey Robinson, Michael McDonald, Eddie ‘Knock on Wood’ Floyd and performances with Martha Reeves, Jaki Graham, Candi Staton, Andrew Roachford, Maria Lawson, Angie Brown, Alexander O’Neal, Laura White, Lucie Jones, Kate Robbins, Katrina Leskanich, Angie Brown, Chip Hawkes, Ricky Valance and Peter Jones.
With this, Matt has not only had the opportunity to play with the stars & band, but has had the opportunity of being part of such an amazing charitable group, holding a place on the committee.
For the next event/concert, or for further info about this fantastic organisation please visit the charity dreamgirls website at www.charitydreamgirls.co.uk
Bare Faced Cheek
This is a function band which plays Weddings, Balls, Corporate & Private events around the North of England. Bare Faced Cheek was created to fill a gap – a great function band playing something for everyone, and keeping people up on their feet dancing!
With Male & Female lead vocals, it offers a wide range of musical possibilities and styles covering songs from 60’sto current day, Motown to Pop. The band is made up of professional musicians, and still offers an exciting & fresh sound to its clients.
More info at www.barefacedcheek.com
For Funk Sake
The second of Matts co-founded function bands. Comprising of Male/Female vocals, rhythm section and small brass section – trumpet and tenor sax.
Covering Soul, Funk, Motown, Disco and generally anything funky!
More info at www.funksake.co.uk
Kiss Me Kate
This new project for 2009 offers a range of sultry songs and more upbeat than your everyday jazz trio.
Residencies & bookings are now being taken, and requests for information or bookings can be made though Matt.
Kevin James Trio
This jazz trio fronted by Kevin (Piano & Vocals), plays at both public & private events across Yorkshire & the North of England.
More info, tunes & gig dates can be found at www.myspace.com/kevinjamestrio