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matt

here is a bit about matt 

   Matt Backer was born in New Orleans  He has lived in Mexico, Venezuela, Belgium, the Caribbean and Leamington Spa. Higher education at Hampshire College, The Berklee College of Music and The University of Warwick prove the old adage that a mind is a precious thing to waste. 

 

    In a 35 year career he has recorded and/or performed  with a diverse range of artists including Julian Lennon, Steve Earle, Emmylou Harris, The Bombay Dub Orchestra, Shirley Bassey, Sinead O'Connor, Joe Cocker, Swing Out Sister, Aimee Mann, Marcella Detroit, Elton John, Alice Cooper,  Bananarama, Rumer, Cher, John Grant, Laura Mvula, Bob Geldof, Steve Coogan, Belinda Carlisle and  Kermit The Frog. He has been the guitarist with ABC for 20 years. 

 

   His music has appeared in films and television programmes like Fahrenheit 911, Horton Hears A Who , Malcolm In The Middle, Game Of Thrones, Top Gear, The Serpent and Keeping Up With The Kardashians as well as adverts for major brands like Chrysler, Grolsch and McDonald's.

 

   His solo career has received critical acclaim resulting in New Music Awards in 2013, 2014 and 2015. Mojo magazine described his "Impulse Man" album "...the chunkiest riffs and licks you wish you'd learned to play wrapped around songs replete with fat choruses and wry humour.'

 

    He lives beyond his means in London.