Victor Hugo once wrote that music expresses the things that cannot be said but cannot remain silent. Our favourite songs are the ones that tell our deepest stories for us. These songs capture time, giving voice to our loves and fears and yearnings.
Acoustic artist Matt Glass knows this to be true. His gentle vulnerability and an instinctive songwriting nous evoke the likes of Josh Pyke and Whitley. With a warm resonant vocal quality akin to Jimmy Little, at times both soulful and bittersweet. Upon release, the lead single Setting Sun from Matt's debut album, Famous Last Words, leapt to number 1 on the 2011 Triple J Unearthed Roots Charts.
Making a name on the Melbourne underground scene performing at iconic venues such as The Espy and the Wesley Anne with his band The Loose Cannons, Matt has gone from strength to strength, and took to the road for two East Coast tours in 2015 to promote his second studio album, The Spaces In Between.
Matt is joined live by the Loose Cannons, Leif Helland and Aaron V Allen. The band dips and weaves between stomping, upbeat folk and rousing alt-country. Soaring three part harmonies, guitar, mandolin, viola and mandolin banjo perfectly accompany Matt's upbeat and memorable songs. The three musicians clearly enjoying themselves so much that they recently became an audience favourite at the 2016 Illawarra Folk Festival.