Hailing from Perth, Western Australia, Matty T Wall’s blues guitar playing style was born at the crossroads but he takes it further along the highway with a lifelong love for jazz, flamenco, metal, electronic, folk and roots music.
The fascinating manner in which Wall fuses this melange of diverse musical obsessions saw his 2016 album, Blue Skies, received a nomination for ‘Blues Album Of The Year’ at the Independent Music Awards, a worldwide competition, and the release has since rated in allaboutbluesmusic.com’s 'Top 20 Blues Albums Of The Year’.
Wall and his consummate rhythm section (bass player Stephen Walker and drummer Ric Whittle, also a long-time skinsman for VDELLI) have for some time now been a fixture on blues festivals around Australia, and he looks forward to taking their intoxicating blues sound around the US and Europe, all the way from the most remote city in the world.
#1 RMR Blues subgenre chart for Blues Albums airplay in USA (July, 2016)
#1 iTunes Australia Blues and Roots Albums Chart (May, 2016)
#1 Australian Blues and Roots Airplay Chart (May, 2016) nominated as Best Blues Album 15th Annual Independent Music Awards (international)nominated as Best Blues/Roots Act Western Australian Music Awards.
“Australian-born guitarist Matty T Wall proves the blues is alive and well Down Under….Infectious chops and a swagger that’s soulful enough to rival that of any blues-fueled, American shredder…an album that’s bound to leave a big smile on your face.” • Guitar World Magazine International