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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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23
Jan

23 January - Great show at Half Moon with Magic Bus!

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Matt at Half Moon in Putney with Magic Bus
Photo by Julie Peek
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16
Jan

21 January Guitar Nerd

Gibson LG 1 Acoustic
Manufacturer: Gibson Guitars
History: Elvis Presley played a 1963 version of this acoustic in the 1963 movie It Happened At the World's Fair. Elvis was infamous for treating guitars roughly, often tossing them to Charlie Hodge, who sometimes did not catch them.
Who played it: Elvis Presley, Scotty Moore (Elvis' guitarist)
Photo by Julian Lennon
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16
Jan

19 January- with Magic Bus at Half Moon Putney

The Show Must Go On! This Thursday 19 January 2017, we're performing at the Half Moon in Putney. It is with great regret that Dave Gregory is unable to perform after seriously breaking his ankle. We really hoped Dave would heal in time but it was too severe. We all wish him a speedy recovery and he will certainly be back with us when he is fully mended.

We are so fortunate that the mighty Matt Backer from ABC has stepped in to save the gig. We look forward to this British Invasion Show featuring one of America's finest guitarists who has played with everyone from Steve Winwood (it does not get much better than that) to one of the greatest bands from the '80s, ABC. He has it all and we cannot wait to tear the Half Moon apart. All we need is you, so please join us as we perform the greatest songs from the bands that stormed and stole the US charts and minds back in 1964, 1965 and 1966. Tickets are available from http://tickets.halfmoon.co.uk/…/19-jan-17-the-british-inva…/

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16
Jan

16 January - An Anniversary!

Celebrating 30 years together
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.

Yes he is talking about his guitar. His Bastardcaster, to be specific!




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09
Jan

12 January - And the Credit goes to

Matt Backer credits....wow.

Recording Credits


Rumer, ABC, Sly And Robbie, Bombay Dub Orchestra, Dionne, Julian Lennon, Visage, Shaheen, Noah Francis, Wu Tang Killer Bs, Woman, Tony Hadley, Mari Wilson, Go West, Steve Winwood, Joe Cocker, Peter Bruntnell, Aimee Mann, The Beautiful South, Aquarium, Harry Hill, Marcella Detroit, Chage & Ashka, Tamaki Mori, Tomoko Tane, Sinead O'Connor, Matthew Sweet, Swing Out Sister, Hollywood Beyond, Frances Ruffelle, Elton John, Steve Coogan, Mindy McReady, Steve Earle, Shirley Bassey, Suzanne Rhatigan, Ed Ball, Sarah Jane Morris, Johnson, Mica Paris, David McAlmont, Alan Partridge, Sophie Ellis Bextor, Alice Cooper, Bob Geldof, Emmylou Harris, Duncan Thickett, Kate St.John, David Arnold, Stiff Little Fingers, S Club 7, Lulu, Pauline Calf, Kevin Rowland, Michael Ball, Tony Ferrino, Karen Bishko, Edwin Starr, Andy Williams, Geno Washington, Russell Watson, Paul Young, Linda Lewis, Mari Wilson, Chris Thompson, Martina Topley Bird, Madeleine Bell, Kelly's Heels, Virginia, Barb Jungr, Andy Walker, Matt Backer, Mim Grey, Sylvia Powell, Daniel Cartier, Gregory Darling

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