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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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09
Jan

January 29 Matt at 12 Bar Club Central London

Matt will be appearing at the 12 Bar Club on Denmark Street in Central London January 29. Matt will be accompanied by Simon Edwards (who has played with Julian Lennon and Billy Bragg among others) on bass and long time friend Chuck Sabo (Elton John, Tina Turner, etc) on drums.

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09
Jan

Matt Backer Guitar Nerding Interview

Atoragon, with Guitar Nerding, an Italian guitar blog, recently interviewed Matt about his travels, studio sessions and of course his guitars and equipment. The entire interview can be read here:
http://atoragon.blogspot.com/search/label/INTERVIEWS

Big thanks to Atoragon for highlighting Matt's career ....and his guitars....

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09
Jan

Congrats to Laura Mvula on BRIT Awards Nomination!

Matt Backer was honored this past year to play on Laura Mvula's new record, Sing to the Moon. And now we hear Laura's been nominated for two BRIT Awards. The BRIT Awards are the British Phonographic Industry's annual pop music awards, and the British equivalent of the American Grammy Awards. Laura has been nominated British Female Solo Artist and is a Critic's Choice Nominee. The awards ceremony will be held Wednesday January 20 at the 02 Arena in London.
Congrats Laura!

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03
Jan

Matt Backer Wins Independent Music Network Favourite International Artist Award!

We received word late yesterday that Matt Backer won The Independent Music Network's Award for Favourite International Artist.
In true international form, Matt accepted news of the award via his mobile phone on an airplane....on his way to a show!
Congrats Matt. We're all so proud of you! Here's a smiling Mr Backer in GOOD COMPANY with Martin Fry and his bandmates in ABC.
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17
Dec

Premier of Dick Carruther's Julian Lennon Documentary

Looking forward to the premier of Dick Carruthers' documentary on Julian Lennon "Through The Picture Window" this evening. Dick Carruthers has worked with The Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, The Who and Led Zepplin. Should be an excellent evening!
Here's a pic of me and Julian in 1999.

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