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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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02
Feb

1-3 February 2015- Caribbean Music Summit (Barbados)

Matt's in good company at The Caribbean Music Summit ....with Thomas Dolby!

PANEL DISCUSSION – Nurturing Talent in today’s Music Market

This panel focuses on the creative aspects of music – discovering, nurturing and developing talent from practice to production to promotion to presentation.  This panel of experts, writers, producers and artists discuss the means employed to develop a creative musical vision.

Speakers:

Thomas Dolby – Recording Artist and Homewood Professor of the Arts – Johns Hopkins University
Jessica Weiner – Head Of Publishing – Greensleeves Publishing and STB Music
Matt BackerMusical Artist
Neill Dixon
– CEO – Canadian Music Week

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Jan

31 January - Matt at Boom Boom Live in London

Matt's got guitar duty with The Total Who Show at Boom Boom Room London 31 January.
Don't get fooled again....go see Matt Backer!
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Jan

30 January - Matt at Horseshoe Inn, Wellingborugh

Matt Backer will be performing with Phil Spalding, bassist for Elton John, Mike Oldfield, Seal and Joe Cocker among others, at Horseshoe Inn Wellingborugh 30 January 2015.
Showtime is 8pm and admission is free.
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July 15- Right Recordings Presents Matt Backer

Matt Backer is a leading guitarist and songwriter, having performed and toured with
an array of artists including Laura Mvula, Emilia Mitiku, Aimee Mann, Steve
Earle, Emmylou Harris, Kim Wilde, Swing Out Sister, Elton John, Cher,
Bananarama, Joe Cocker and Alice Cooper, amongst others.

Matt’s new Blues album Get Backer is produced by Matt and his long-time
collaborator Ian Shaw (Nick Heyward, Julian Cope). The album features special
guests including former Shakespear’s Sister Marcella Detroit, Peter Cox (lead
singer of Go West), US Blues legend Bill Blue and world-renowned Blues
harmonica player, Adam Gussow. Award winning British director Steve Graham
directed the video to accompany the first single, Histrionic Narcissist Blues
(Let’s Talk About Me). Both single and album are released on 15th September.

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