mattblick 6


Nottingham UK   Jan 2011  

Artist Bio

Influences:   Alice In Chains, Arctic Monkeys, The Band, Banksy, BB King, Beardyman, Beastie Boys, The Beatles, Beethoven, Ben Folds, Billy Bragg, Billy Joel, Bjork, The Blues Brothers, Bob Dylan, Bruce Lee, Charlie Christian, Charlie Parker, Cleft, Cormac McCarthy, David Bazan, David Lee Roth, Debussy, Dizzy Gillespie, Django Reinhardt, Douglas Adams, Ed Bickert, Ella Fitzgerald, Eminem, Fats Waller, Fishbone, Fred Hammond, George & Ira Gershwin, The Goon Show, Gungor, Howard Ashman and Alan Menken, Howling Wolf, Iron Maiden, It Bites, James Brown, Jellyfish, Joe Satriani, Jesus, John Scofield, John Williams, Jonathan Coulton, J.S. Bach, Judas Priest, Kate Bush, Kings X, ks Rhoads, Led Zeppelin, Le Mystere De Voix Bulgares, Leonard Bernstein, Living Colour, Marc Maron, The Marx Brothers, Motown, Mountain Schmountain, Mucca Pazza, Nik Kershaw, Paul Simon, Philip Glass, The Presidents Of The United States Of America, The Proclaimers, Public Enemy, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Richard and Robert Sherman, Robben Ford, Ry Cooder, Scott Bradley, Scott Joplin, Shostakovitch, Skrillex, Sonny Boy Williamson I, Sonny Boy Williamson II, Spike Jones, Stevie Wonder, Steve Vai, System Of A Down, Take 6, Trio Bulgarka, Van Halen, Tom Waits.

Mar 5 update

Feel like FAWM passed me by this year - too many tech snafus and life things. I'll be listening where I can & putting together the Hoops track but let's write this one off...

Better luck next year?


Yep the hard drive is dead. Back to the repair shop...


My macbook seems to have picked up on my deep existential musical angst by crashing completely and irreparably. Thank God I backed it up for the first time in 522 days a few days ago. Reformatting the hard drive, all my music is temporarily gone.

2017 (FAWM #7)
Back once again with the ill behaviour...

Open to collabs.

This year imma let FAWM be FAWM and see what occurs.

NEW FOR 2017 - Baritone Guitar!

Guitar teacher by day (and night). Spent 30 years writing and playing everything from Hair Metal to Iranian Bagpipe music. Wrote 5 songs a year on average. In 2011 I joined FAWM and wrote every single day. Written over 200 songs since.

Let's Build An Airport EP [2013]
My Ride single [2016]
Everything In The World Is Fighting Everything In The Sky EP [2016]

I host First Tuesday Songwriting Group in Nottingham, UK (with fabulous FAWMsters @rachelmcclean, @woodmeister @mrmusicaltombola1 and @danwright89)

I run Beatles Songwriting Academy ( and BSA podcast (

I'm looking forward to new music from @hamiltonpoolhall, @fearlessflight2014, @expendablefriend, @chrishensongs, @simonjcurd, @susyblue and of course YOU!


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  • @squeakmouse73 Mar 18

    I usually record using Spire or Music Memos, but I'm still experimenting with recording apps. My music room, at this point, has little in the way of surfaces, but I hope to change that soon. For now, it's either the keyboard, the amp, the not-so-stable arm of the chair, or my pocket, most of which still seem to pick up the finger noise. I love the IPhone for its strong mic, but it can also be frustrating as well. Ultimately, I'd love to find a way to attach my phone to my instruments, so that so much of my human noises wouldn't come through.

  • @squeakmouse73 Mar 18

    Oops. Sorry for the duplicate. Don't know how to remove that.

  • @squeakmouse73 Mar 18

    All that was was me with the IPhone and keyboard. No extras.

  • @squeakmouse73 Mar 18

    All that was was me with the IPhone and keyboard. No extras.

  • @fearlessflight2014  Mar 11

    Thanks for visiting Sliver Of Sunshine. That one was tricky structure-wise.

  • @fearlessflight2014  Mar 6

    Oh well... it was worth a shot.

  • @fearlessflight2014  Mar 5

    I still have an unclaimed placeholder..... .??

  • @fearlessflight2014  Mar 1

    That's sad about the photos.. 😞

  • @thelunggod Mar 1

    Aw dude harddrive troubles fuggin suck.

  • @fearlessflight2014  Feb 28

    Sorry about your hard drive, hope you didn't lose anything. 😮😟

  • @jonmeta  Feb 28

    Matt, I'm truly sorry for your loss and hope it wasn't too catastrophic (are there degrees of catastrophe?) And sorry you can't add your voice to Humans --because of a digital failure. Of course, if you want to pop down to Spain for a day...

  • @nine  Feb 25

    Thank you for your kind words on Morning Song. @leepat plays the Debussy part in this collaboration

  • @angelinapowersuit Feb 23

    Hey Matt! Sorry, disappeared from FAWM for the past week, and sorry to miss the opportunity for collab! I'll comment on the song page, but it sounds really great!!

  • @rainchaser  Feb 20

    Thanks for the compliment on "And So I Joined"! You made me felt a lot better in going this route. Once in a while I like to write a song in a scale i never played before. It really gives you a new sound to work with! Yeah I'm not certain if a Dm7 is supposed to follow after the Bdim chord or am I supposed to use any diminished chord in this scale? Either way it was quite fun to write in this scale!

  • @fearlessflight2014  Feb 19

    Sounds like we're both having a frustrating FAWM. I'm only getting numbers from snatching small chunks of time to write a few skirmish inspired verses, most of which I've forgotten the music that initially arrived with them. I actually have a whole day tomorrow but I think I need to be sensible and spend it on the couch with a fist full of aspirin and mug of lemon ginger tea, not madly trying to push stuff out.

  • @fearlessflight2014  Feb 19

    Sadly I've gone and got myself sick trying to FAWM and work on multiple studio projects at the the same time so my voice is almost absent, so I have a very scratchy humble offering for Explosive Cigars. Should be alright mixed in

  • @oddaustin Feb 16

    Hey man, I didn't see your soundboard request until now. Busy writing and all those lovely excuses.

  • @woody Feb 15

    Hey there, Matt. I've decided to put in a two-week FAWM starting on Hot Pink day, so I'll be playing with some things --- I'll stop by with my ears on some time. Thanks for asking after me!

  • @sailingmagpie  Feb 14

    I'd absolutely be up for adding vocals to your @hoopshank collab/tribute. I'm just on my way home from work but I'll sort it out when I get home and send it over to you.

  • @oddbod  Feb 14

    You should have an email from me

  • @fearlessflight2014  Feb 14

    Hoping to get back to FAWM-ing tomorrow and I'll get straight on to 'Explosive Cigars' 😀

  • @oddbod  Feb 14

    I'm sure I can do something. Might have an opportunity this sarvo

  • @jonmeta  Feb 14

    Before singing the word "thighs", I always ask my wife's permission. But I think it will be OK.

  • @ajna1960  Feb 14

    Wine gums will work 😀

  • @thelunggod Feb 13

    Hey Matt, changed my account cause I named my album after the handle and didn't want people searching for it to be able to find my scratch tracks! Welcome back to fawm, can't wait to dig into your tunes when I get a moment.

  • @leepat  Feb 13

    Hey Matt, collab this year? Can I go lazy Lennon on you, or is a failed poem trailing in your bin? Lemme kno

  • @fearlessflight2014  Feb 12

    That came off a little blunt! I mean do you want harmonies, diva wailing? Any of the melody?

  • @fearlessflight2014  Feb 12

    What exactly do you want me to sing?

  • @dragondreams  Feb 11

    Thanks, Matt. 😊
    I'm away to bed right now but I'm all over it tomorrow!

  • @simonjcurd  Feb 8

    Happy birthday!

  • @humblecomposer  Feb 7

    Matttttttttt. Collaaaaabbbb 😀

  • @karyn  Feb 6

    Heyyyyy! Thanks Matt!! Hope you enjoy it!!

    Still haven't started this year's FAWM project. Spent the week getting set up. I see you are three in. Wooo hoo! Can't wait to give them a listen once I have my WiFi sorted out later this week (currently on data and borrowed internet from Starbucks. 😝) Got some catching up to do!

  • @metalfoot  Feb 5

    Thanks for listening to Holding On. Years of playing trombone in jazz bands has left me unafraid of weird sounding chords and progressions.... Though I usually play more conventional ones!

  • @scottlake Feb 5

    The new link for Let's build an airport works!

  • @angelinapowersuit Feb 4

    Hi Matt! Yep, I'm back! Here's to a great month! And thanks for feedback on "Dead," love your description of it, much better than "alt-pop" 😀 Can't wait to hear your stuff!

  • @jessicagraae  Feb 4

    Thanks for your comments, Matt. I'm glad you found my Tyrant song creepy!

  • @lhcisco  Feb 3

    Sweet new ax dude! And thanks for the shout out on the message board!!!

  • @woodmeister  Feb 3

    Enjoyed busting your 2017 firstfruits FAWM zong. You're off the mark, awesome. More!

  • @balancelost  Feb 1

    S'up bredren!

  • @scottlake Feb 1

    Yes that one. There's no preview player. Just tried on iOS and same result

  • @stephenwordsmith Feb 1

    Let's be ruthless and dauntless and free all the birds!

  • @rainchaser  Feb 1


  • @scottlake Feb 1

    Matt! Great to see you back again. BTW, your showcase track doesn't appear to have a playable demo on Bandcamp.

  • @metalfoot  Jan 31

    Have a great FAWM! Looking forward to what you might come up with. 😀

  • @hbusse Jan 31

    Yep I am in this year! You too? Sweet baritone guitar 😀

  • @klaus  Jan 31

    Hello Matt. So nice to see you and that blurry TDK AD-cassette again. Let the Fab Fawming began! 😀

  • @karlsburg25  Jan 31

    Hey Matt. Good to see you once more

  • @karyn  Jan 31

    Hi Matt! You bet! Nervous, but ready...

  • @alboe Jan 30

    Hope to hear some great songs from you again this year.

  • @sailingmagpie  Jan 30

    Hi Matt. Good to see you're back for another year. I'm looking forward to seeing what you come up with on your new baritone guitar. I love a good Danelectro (I've got a Danelectro Wild Thing).

  • @expendablefriend Jan 30

    Hi Matt! Thanks for the good wishes. Baritone guitar, eh? I've fancied getting myself one of those for a while. I'll be back to hear what you do with it!

  • @leepat  Jan 30

    you bet! (on your fingernails)

  • @oddbod  Jan 30

    Well hell, I can't wait to hear it then

  • @hamiltonpoolhall  Jan 30

    Hey Matt! Yes I'm in again this year, and looking forward to hearing your songs!

  • @nancyrost  Jan 29

    Hi Matt!

  • @oddbod  Jan 29

    Matt, how's it hanging
    A baritone guitar? What do you do with one of those?

  • @fearlessflight2014  Jan 29

    I am really excited to hear some new Blick gems!

  • @woodmeister  Jan 29

    Believe it or not profile pic courtesy of a Christmas cracker kaleidoscope! It does work as a post FAWM photo of my mental state 😉.

  • @simonjcurd  Jan 29

    Well lyrics are always the sticking point, so yeah, that could prove helpful 😉

  • @simonjcurd  Jan 29

    Yo, yep I'm here for now, although that doesn't necessarily mean I'll get anything finished, let alone any death metal...! Excited by that baritone – think @irfrench might still have exactly the same one lying around somewhere?

  • @helene  Jan 29

    Hello! Welcome back!

  • @adforperu  Jan 28

    Hey man, hope you're around this year

  • @woodmeister  Jan 28

    Alright geezer! Let's get ready to done this thing. I figure that if I start this thing a dribbling mess then no one will notice the difference at the end of Feb!