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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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Oct

October 20- On to Key West!

After a brief stop to visit family in the mid west, Matt's flying to Key West Florida for a cd release show at the historic Green Parrot Bar October 24 with good friend Bill Blue.
The ABC California tour was outstanding....
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Coach House, San Juan Capistrano, CA
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The New Wave Club, Belflower CA -Photo Credit Jay Tando
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07
Oct

Amazon review for Get Backer

Is there no style that Matt Backer can’t master? Beach Boys harmonies, Beatles wannabe songs, a touch of Led Zeppelin, Cream and Stones, and power ballads in all his previous three albums. And now he has turned his attention to the blues, but not boring 12-bar stuff, what he calls “21st century blues”. Blues with plenty of funk, rock, a riff to match one of Keith Richards’ (Don’t Talk) and, in Take me Back to Abu Dhabi and Too Big to Fail, tongue firmly in cheek. These are great songs, fearsomely well played and sung, mostly by Matt himself, but with some help from Peter Cox (of Go West), Marcella Detroit (of Shakespear’s Sister and one-time vocalist with Eric Clapton’s band) and bluesman Bill Blue. The 11 songs show off his amazing guitar playing (check out a fierce slide solo in Leaving Trunk) to great effect. I really like the nod to the Faces’ Memphis in Hip Fatigue. No wonder he is in high demand as a session player (currently on tour with ABC). The songs are great, and all in the 2- or 3-minute range. No long-winded intros or songs that drone on ad infinitum. One for those who appreciate great musicianship, versatile guitar playing and top songwriting. Catch him live if you can. - Humphrey Keenleyside
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07
Oct

October 12: California Tour continues

10/16 Mezzanine in San Francisco
10/17 That 80's Bar in Montclaire
10/18 Totally 80's Bar in Fullerton

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07
Oct

October 09: California Tour

Old friends and new friends in California. Next batch of shows underway..
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07
Oct

October 07: California Tour with ABC underway!

First day off since arriving in the states last week for shows. Ready to pick up again 10/09 at SLO Brew in San Luis Obispo, 10/10 at The Cave in Big Bear, CA, 10/11 New Wave Bar in Belflower, CA, 10/16 at Mezzanine in San Francisco, 10/17 That 80's Bar in Montclaire, CA, 10/18 Totally 80's Bar in Fullerton CA
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Belly Up in Solana Beach CA
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Backstage with old US school chums and Mr. Martin Fry at Saban Theatre in Hollywood, CA

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