After the release of his blues-inspired EP The Burke & Wills Sessions last year, coupled with a host of live shows and festival performances, Matt Katsis shows no sign of relaxing the pace in 2017.
Matt hopes Colours, his new single to follow last year’s Need You Here, will be out this month, and a new EP, As The River Runs, is scheduled for a mid-year release. A tour to promote the new EP is also planned.
“The bare bones of the song and lyrics came about in reflection,” he says of Need You Here. “It’s about wising up as we get older, having that special someone by your side through thick and thin to share life’s experiences.”
Blending blues, roots and folk music, Matt’s raw vocals and command of the acoustic guitar have endeared himself to audiences here and overseas. During each of the past three years he has played more than 100 in-venue shows as well as numerous street performances and festivals, including Queensland’s Blues on Broadbeach, Bendigo Blues & Roots Festival, Bruthen Blues Festival, Swagger Music Festival and the Queenscliff Music Festival. He headed to the US for a string of shows in Oregon in 2014, and in 2015 he embarked on a search for creative inspiration through Nashville, Memphis, New Orleans and the Mississippi Delta.
For upcoming show details, go to www.mattkatsis.com