Guns and Smoke in Barnet, N. London March 27...
NATIONAL RADIO HITS AC40 CHART 3 11 15!
1 1 MATT BACKER Histrionic Narcissist Blues Right Records 726 3% 3
2 2 ED SHEERAN Thinking Out Loud Atlantic 709 1% 9
3 3 MENINOS MORUMBI W/J.LENNON Summertime Music Is Hope 646 5% 8
4 4 MARK RONSON W/BRUNO MARS Uptown Funk RCA 638 2% 14
5 5 VANCE JOY Riptide Atlantic/WEA 558 0% -4
Matt was up for three New Music Awards this year:
AC Crossover Artist of the Year
AC Male Artist of the Year (with Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith, and John Legend)
AC Breakthrough Artist of the Year
Matt had this to say on his facebook page
"Sorry to announce that Jolly Backer, father, husband, brother, grandfather, uncle, great uncle, great friend, wit, sage and raconteur cashed in his chips at the tender age of 92.Â A highly decorated World War 2 veteran, he was ample proof of his generation being made of sterner stuff than we can begin to imagine."
Condolences to the Backer clan in the US and UK.
- 14 February - Happy Valentines Day
- 12 Feb- Radio Charts!
- 04 Feb - PINCH MATT!
- 1-3 February 2015- Caribbean Music Summit (Barbados)
- 31 January - Matt at Boom Boom Live in London
- and the reviews keep coming in!
- 30 January - Matt at Horseshoe Inn, Wellingborugh
- July 15- Right Recordings Presents Matt Backer
- 08 September- Matt on the Radio!
- 3 October RADIO REPORTS!