Sunday, July 22, 2018

Sunday, July 22, 2018

Sunday Blues with Matt Hoyles (

Playing as a one-man whirling dervish of bluesy soul explosions, Matt Hoyles is a low down, wailing bluesman, hailing from deepest darkest New Zealand:

After broadening his horizons through obtaining a bachelors degree in music, and becoming proficient in both composition and orchestral scoring (that’s right, this bluesman is really just a big nerd), distant shores began to whisper their siren song. The call was too strong to ignore so, leaving New Zealand behind, Matt travelled to Europe and somehow managed to survive as a wandering minstrel until that is, he finally took the long awaited flight to the Great North and settled in Vancouver, Canada.

Drawing inspiration from Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, Son House, BB King, Eric Bibb, Gary Clark Jr., Robert Cray, Seasick Steve, Otis Redding, and countless others, he combines all influences both classic and modern to forge a powerhouse of passionate, blues fuelled soul that is wholly his own! Gritty guitar, wailing harmonica, mad foot percussion and howlingly expressive vocals combine to create a unique rootsy sound that will get you stomping your feet and clapping your hands like there’s no tomorrow.

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