Matty Lamb is a young singer/songwriter who is really starting to make his mark locally and beyond. Already he has a collection of 4 songs penned and performed by himself as well as being invited to some prestigous gigs, including the St Helens Christmas Lights Switch On, on Saturday 18th November 2017, supporting chart topping boyband act 5ive.
I Can Hear You released 2 March 2018
Original song written and recorded by Matty Lamb
Talk Tonight (Oasis Cover) published on 12 February 2018
Cover of “Hourglass” by Matty Lamb published November 2017
Published by MGB Recordings (Matthew Bennett, drummer with Stillia).
Reverend (Kings of Leon) published on 14 January 2018
Original song by Kings of Leon, cover home recorded by Matty Lamb.
Sit At Home released 22 November 2017
Song written and recorded by Matty Lamb.
Matty Lamb lives in Sutton, St Helens, at 17 years old he was studying A Levels at The Sutton Academy 6th Form; Music Technology being one of his subjects. He is planning for the future for a career within the music industry.
His music influences are Kings of Leon and Johnny Cash as they both encouraged him to write songs. He enjoys listening to music including The Strokes, Catfish & The Bottle Men, Oasis amongst other indie / rock bands.
From a young age he has always had an interest in music. Both his mum and dad always played music in the house and the car.
Mathew started playing music at the age of 13 as a drummer in a band with some school friends. They did some local gigs and festivals, however, at the end of 2016 some of the band members decided they wanted to go their separate ways.
With a love for music, both listening and playing, he decided to keep his eye open for another band to join and as he also played the guitar he went along to jam nights hosted by Jack Bennett, the lead singer of St Helens band, Stillia.
At first he used to play the guitar and Jack would sing until one night he was brave enough to get up on my own. The feedback he received that night was amazing, so many people encouraged him to give up the drums and concentrate on being a singer/guitar player.
He sold his drum kit and in April 2017, he had his first acoustic gig, from there the bookings just kept coming in. He has been so busy so far this year with loads of gigs still to do and already he has quite a few bookings for 2018, the majority being repeat bookings and also some new venues.
Mathew said, “I owe a big thanks to Gary Maddock, Town Centre Manager of St Helens Council. Since seeing me perform at the St Helens Beer Festival in July 2017 he has recommended me to others and promoted all my events. I have taken part in a summer festival in the town centre, been booked for the next Beer Festival at the Town Hall again and I have perfored at the Xmas Light Switch On in Victoria Square, St Helens.”
He has recently started to write and record his own music, with 4 songs ready for people to listen to and plenty more on the way.
On 19th October 2017, Matty joined Banta Rays as their new frontman.
The Matty Lamb EP released November 2017
Hourglass (Catfish and the Bottlemen cover) published on 4 August 2017
Til kingdom come cover (Coldplay) published on 25 September 2017
Folsom Prison Blues (Johnny Cash) published on 22 September 2017
Half the world away cover (oasis) published on 23 September 2017
Read my mind cover (The Killers) published on 30 September 2017
Love will tear us apart cover (Joy Division) published on 11 October 2017
Something you might not know about Mathew Lamb – he is a very good sportsperson.
“Special mention must go to Mathew Lamb who once again achieved a clean sweep of 3 individual Gold Medals in 2 Lap, Speed Bounce and Long Jump. His Speed Bounce total was only 4 jumps under the national record which has stood for some time and it came just minutes after he had raced in a hard 2 lap final.”
From St Helens Sutton Athletic Club – January 2014
Selected festivals and gigs:
Lion Fest Charity Music Festival, Red Lion, St Helens, 17 June 2017
St Helens Summer Beer Festival, Mill Street Barracks, Saturday, 29 July 2017
Clock Face Labour Club, St Helens, Sunday, 6 August 2017 supporting Kiera Weathers with Sonya Hurst
Bird I’th Hand, St Helens, Thursday, 24 August 2017
DeanesFest, Deanes House, Prescot, 2 September 2017 with Stu Oggy (Titors Insignia), Olivia Parr and others
The Green Room, St Helens, 13 October 2017
OctoberFest, The Running Horses, St Helens, 21 October 2017 with Stu Oggy (Titors Insignia) and others
The Holt, Rainhill, Saturday, 11 November 2017
The Brasserie Chalon, St Helens, Sunday, 12 November 2017
The St Helens Christmas Lights Switch On, Victoria Square, St Helens, Saturday, 18 November 2017
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This article was created, compiled and produced by Barry Grady. 22 November 2017. Last updated 2 March 2018.