mattblick 4


Nottingham GB   Jan 2011  

Artist Bio

Influences:   Alice In Chains, Maya Angelou, 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, Jason Isbell, 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, Martin McDonagh, 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 12th

No longer checking in. Tweet me or email me.

Feb 19th

I was supposed to release my album on Feb 1st then enjoy FAWM. 19 days later I only have one song out.

Today I found out I'm going to have a to cover an intensive music project for an injured colleague for the next two weeks. Leaving me no real time to FAWM. I'm not going to put any extra pressure on myself by trying to make something happen in the cracks. This year was all about trying to find the joy in creating but I need to clear more space in my life for that to happen.

I've got a couple of tunes with pupils that I promised I'd post, but apologies the wonderful patient people I've utterly failed to hold up my end of the collab-sky with - @leepat @fearlessflight2014 @balancelost those things are not gonna happen with me. So sorry y'all.

Feb 14th

Lots of work and hassle with releasing my album, also birthdays, and work. I have a week off work from 18th and will really try to do some fawming there - working on ideas from/with/for @leepat @fearlessflight2014 @jonmeta @balancelost aswell as some of my own stuff.

Not making any promises but i'll TRY!!!

Feb 1st 2019

Back once again! Just released a new album, of which I'm very proud. Now I'm totally knackered and burnt out. What's new?

Looking to rediscover some of the joy of writing and recording this FAWM. Will co-write with some of my guitar pupils and open to collabs, especially with some of my FAWM heroes and heroines but I'm feeling a bit itchy and twitchy and don't know how dependable I'll be.

I turn 50 this FAWM maybe I should just quit while I'm ahead.

[kidding/not kidding]


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. Joined FAWM in 2011 and have written over 200 songs since.

My Discography

Fifty Five Stories Down LP [2019]
My Ride SINGLE [2016]
Everything In The World Is Fighting Everything In The Sky EP [2016]
Let's Build An Airport EP [2013]

I host First Tuesday Songwriter's Group in Nottingham, UK

I run Beatles Songwriting Academy ( and its Beatles-centric podcast (

Here's what I'm doing now

Songs (4)

#1 NATO Alphabet 21
Feb 7
#2 Wilfrieda Beehive @jonmeta  20
Feb 10
#3 Unhelpful Alphabet Song @balancelost  ZONG
Feb 10
#4 A Boy Named Og @jonmeta  18
Feb 18


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  • @lhcisco  Feb 28

    Matt, this year was a draggy FAWM for me bro. Didn't have my head in the game. Maybe we could do a track for 50/90 or something.

  • @fearlessflight2014  Feb 15

    Anáis is such a stunning writer. So glad you love that album too.

  • @jonmeta  Feb 14

    Got it! Excellent start. Let's see where it goes...

  • @leepat  Feb 14

    No pressure. If it's no fun, we better find something that is.

  • @fearlessflight2014  Feb 12

    Okey doke. I emailed you a Dropbox link for a random bunch of bass ‘bits’. Use what you want. Add to it and I can add bass later. Mostly vaguely related to Am and all at 105bpm.

  • @balancelost  Feb 11

    Ah, no I can't.

  • @jonmeta  Feb 10

    I wrote a song with your bus company kid alias. I hope that’s alright. It just showed up at the door yesterday evening and begged to be let in. I thought it was only fair to give you a collab. It’s only three chords and three verses so you could always add a chorus if you have nothing better to do... ha!

  • @balancelost  Feb 10

    Hey, I sent you an email.

  • @brownium  Feb 9

    Yo dude - the more less there is the more I'll think more of you. And I already think quite a bit of you. Congrats on getting the album released. And on turning 50 (I'm 52, you are catching up to me). Enjoy your FAWM at whatever pace you take it.

  • @jonmeta  Feb 9

    You astound me. Wilfrieda Beehive is a bus company? Your daughter must be eternally grateful.

    I was thinking of a Biblical name if it's a boy: "Og". Needless to say, that didn't fly.
    She proposed "Mafalda" for a girl. Seriously. (Her aunt's name, who was a runway model in NY and therefore to be looked up to, as it were.)
    I nixed that because to me, Mafalda is a cartoon character from Argentina.

    But considering where we are, I'd say Wilfrieda Beehive sounds like the title of a song in a B-52s style.

  • @balancelost  Feb 9

    Yeah let's do it. I nominate G for gnome. Can we use wordpad please? I'm old school.

  • @leepat  Feb 8

    U got M

  • @adforperu  Feb 8

    Oh aye, we've done Revolver, Sgt P and White album (including Rev 9 of course!) now and it's been immense. Cannot WAIT to do Abbey Road! Watched a couple of those vids, interesting stuff! Some weird and wonderful interpretations there

  • @hamiltonpoolhall  Feb 8

    Ha! Thanks for stopping by; looking forward to hearing you this year as well!!

  • @rainchaser  Feb 8

    Nice to you see you to! Looking forward to hearing stuff from you as well!!

  • @toms  Feb 8

    Crispy and hot!

  • @lhcisco  Feb 8

    Sup Matt! Got more stuff coming. Working on a full band Motown thing right now. Good luck dude!

  • @leepat  Feb 8

    come on, pass the cheesecake and let's get cracking! you gave me an idea for a title too - I can send you some words to improve on soon, if you like

  • @fearlessflight2014  Feb 7

    Sounds fun! I’ll muck around today and that will hopefully produce something that will determine the tempo and time signature. I’ll send you at least 3 or 4 bits and you use what you want and send me something back.

  • @fearlessflight2014  Feb 6

    Or you could send me any of the below?

  • @fearlessflight2014  Feb 6

    What do you have hankering for? A bass groove? A handful of lyrics? I’m not much of a chord player but I could try...

  • @fearlessflight2014  Feb 6

    Wanna try and collaborate on something?

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  • @jonmeta  Feb 1

    Let's go!

  • @robs  Feb 1

    It's good that you're back! With your album ready and no facebook presence you must have some free time left this time...

  • @haim  Jan 29

    Hi man, have a great fawm.

  • @tan482  Jan 28

    Welcome back!!

  • @sailingmagpie  Jan 27

    Have a great FAWM!

  • @humblecomposer  Jan 27

    Alright you marathoner, lets write some music! 😁

  • @nuj4x Jan 26

  • @marthie Jan 22

    Happy FAWMing 2019.
    Looking forward to hear what you come up with this February.
    I am planning to focus on songs for Easter in this year’s FAWM.
    Let’s play, write and listen!🎶🎶🎶🎶
    Marthie- #WOmanOnFire

  • @nancyrost  Jan 19

    Welcome back and congrats!

  • @leepat  Jan 18

    welcome back boss!

  • @zecoop  Jan 15

    Welcome... So glad to see you!! 😀

  • @fearlessflight2014  Jan 15

    ReallY??? Really truely?? Love your new album SO MUCH.

  • @adforperu  Jan 14

    Hey man, glad you're back this year!

  • @metalfoot  Jan 13

    Looking forward to hearing your new album and your new writings for FAWM!