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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.


16 A little about Matt Backer

Matt Backer is the guitarist with 80's super group ABC and can be heard
on double Brit nominee Laura Mvula's album Sing To The Moon as well
as albums by Rumer, Dionne Bromfield, Julian Lennon and many more. He
has appeared on stage, television, and toured the world with a
multitude of artists including Belinda Carlisle, Bananrama, Steve
Earle, Emmylou Harris and Alan Partridge.

His 2013 album Idle Hands featured duets with Martin Fry and Julian Lennon and received airplay on UK commercial and BBC stations including Radio 2. He and Julian Lennon won Top 40 New Group/Duo of the Year from New Music Weekly in 2013. Matt was chosen Favourite International Artist of 2014 by the Independent Music Network in LA and Top 40 Breakthrough Artist of 2014 by New Music Weekly.

Matt released his first blues record Get Backer in 2014 and received stellar reviews from Blues Bunny, Blues in Britain, Blues Matters, Whisperin’ and Hollarin’ and many more publications. The single from the record “Histrionic Narcissist Blues” is enjoying worldwide airplay including spins on BBC2.

In 2015, Matt was nominated by the New Music Awards as Best AC Breakthrough Artist, AC Crossover Artist and AC Male Artist (along with Sam Smith, Ed Sheeran and John Legend).

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