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Matt Backer was born in New Orleans in a log cabin he helped build. He has lived in Mexico, Venezuela, Belgium, the Caribbean, and Leamington Spa.
He is a waste of a good education, residing in London with his wife and children.

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15
Sep

Island Hoppers Songwriters Fest Schedule

Wednesday 09/28 The Barrel Room Fort Myers FL 7:15pm
Friday 09/30 Nervous Nellies Fort Myers Beach FL 8:15pm
Saturday 10/01 Sunset Beach Tropical Grill Fort Myers Beach 2:15pm
Saturday 10/01 Pierside Grill Fort Myers Florida 8:30pm
Sunday 10/02 Matanzas on the Bay Fort Myers Beach 1:00pm

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31
Aug

30 Years with this beauty

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Happy Anniversary! 30 years and still going strong. I remember the day Nick Dias introduced us. Audible on the new ABC album and forthcoming albums by Jewly Perso, Bill Blue and Nicholas Heyward amongst others.
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30
Aug

A Matt Backer History Lesson....

In 1993, Backer played with Marcella Detroit (a.k.a.Marcy Levy) who is Eric Clapton’s collaborator, on her single “I Believe” from Jewel (London Records) which was produced by Chris Thomas (Beatles, Sex Pistols, Roxy Music, Pretenders).  Backer performed with Detroit on the UK show Top of The Pops. Detroit is also half of the group Shakespeare’s Sister.

In 1993, Backer appeared again on Top Of the Pops on the BBC with Detroit and Elton John as they performed “Ain’t Nothing Like the Real Thing” (Marvin Gaye and Tami Terrell).

In 1994, Backer played on the Swing Out Sister album The Living Return. He contributed the guitar solo on the band’s cover of The Delphonic’s “La, La (Means I Love You)”, which was featured in the 1994 movie Four Weddings and a Funeral. He toured the US and Japan with Swing Out Sister in 1997.

In 1994, Backer played on Peter Bruntnell's debut album "Cannibal", produced by Grammy award winner Pete Smith ( Sting, Van Morrison amongst others). He was also part of the Michael Ball ( Les Miserables" in the West End AND on Broadway ) house band for his television show, which afforded him the opportunity to play with Cher, James Brown, Monserrat Caballe and James Brown. Backer also toured the UK with Michael. Ball.
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30
Aug

Ray Charles, Jimi Hendrix and Matt Backer

When Backer was seven years old, his parents took him to see Ray Charles in Brussels. Shortly after, his parents gave him Jimi Henrix’ “Are You Experienced”. Backer’s musically formative years were spent listening to Aretha Franklin, Frank Sinatra, The Beatles, Sergio Mendes, Antonio Carlos Jobim, The Mamas and The Papas, Santana, and Wilson Pickett.


After graduating from college, Backer began playing jazz in London and the Midlands. The first record Backer played on was “What’s the Color of Money” by Hollywood Beyond (Warner Electra Artists/ 1986) which went to #7 on the UK Charts and was a world wide hit.

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