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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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Aug

26 August - Discography: Is That All?

Discography
Following the lengthy gestation, Matt's solo debut album "Is That All ?" receives critical acclaim.

MOJO said "...Backer steps centre stage with a janglesome rock record full of wise, chunky guitar and the sort of songs that only come with experience and a large record collection...vitality of the playing and the sheer depth of Backer's facility provide the necessary uplift..."

What's On in London said "...high time he released a solo album - the excellent, quirky, 60's inflected pop-rock of Is That All..." and the New York IPO journal described him as "A gentleman from the UK who would definitely be an industry darling if he was based in the States."

His songs combine a radio friendly edge with some of the catchiest melodies this side of Buckingham Palace.
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22 August- Upcoming Fall tour with ABC

Honored to be on tour with ABC this fall!

2 November 2017 Bridgewater Hall Manchester UK
3 November 2017 Liverpool Pilharmonic Hall, Liverpool UK
4 November 2017 London Palladium, London UK
5 November 2017 Symphony Hall Birrmingham UK

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Aug

20 August Flashback to 1994

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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18 August Matt with Marcella Detroit

altIn 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).

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