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This is the new homepage where I hope to keep you up to date with all my various creative ventures.

Above photo by Lee Fletcher.

I am a South West based musician, Producer, film maker and radio broadcaster.

I am currently the founder member and Guitarist of the band Secrets For September as well as as a solo artist and more recently guitar player for Mike Westbrook and Company.

I was the founder member of the gothic rock band All Living Fear and have a close involvement with The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown.

Welcome to my website.

   
 

 

News June 2016

Bovey Homecoming - Yes I am going to be playing my first solo show in my hometown of Bovey Tracey on the 10th July supporting the legendary Michael Chapman.

Twitter - I have a new Twitter account look me up @mnorthmusic

 

 

News March 2016

Been a busy time recently, the Secrets For September album is finished, manufactured and the pledge campaign worked very well. Hopefully we will have some live shows to announce at some point.

Next Week the first of the 2016 season of shows with Mike Westbrook really looking forward to these.

Recently with the other people in Pathfinder we went into a studio and put down the guys of 2 new songs as a start for an album and we hope these songs will be in the Pathfinder live set before too long.

I have also started getting back into video production having recently upgraded to HD and I have a new Vimeo channel that will showcase my new work. So far I have done a new video for the Exeter indie band National Pastime. See it on Vimeo.

 


News December 2015

The Secrets For September album crowdfunder is well on its way now, the album is to be called 'Insert Title Ear' and you can get it right here.

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The second bit of news is that I will be talking a band for the first time to do a show in London performing my own songs I have give the band the name 'Matthew North's Pathfinder' looking forward to seeing some of you there at The Islington on the 24th January.

News November 2015

Earlier this month I performed some solo material with a band for the first time with Matt Bacon on Drums and Richard Maydon on Bass. It was great fun and I hope to take the 'Matthew North Group' out live a lot more in the near future.

Also the Mike Westbrook album is finished and I have the CD in my hand, its a great piece of work and I'm very proud of it, the Official release will be in February next year but you can pick up a copy from the next show in Exeter on the 17th Dec or from http://www.westbrookjazz.co.uk

 

 

 

News September 2015

I recently celebrated my birthday in style seeing David Gilmour, Jerry Lee-Lewis along with much other merriment. Anyhow I have released a brand new CD of all the tracks that have been only available as downloads entitled 'Singles & Sessions' it has 8 tracks running to appx 40 minutes, it also features a new take of 'Something Memorable' order it now from the shop.

 

News August 2015

Having a great time touring with Mike Westbrook the album 'A Bigger Show' will be released in October. Lots of shows still to come.

New single 'I See You' Out now a totally different version from the album.



Bandcamp : Amazon UK

News April 2015

'When You Cry' Is released today April 22nd.

Bandcamp : iTunes : Amazon UK : Amazon.com : HMV Digital

News March 2015

New Single 'When You Cry'

Very excited to say that my new single will be released on the 22nd April this will be on iTunes, Amazon mp3, HMV Digital, Spotify and all other good digital outlets. There will also be a high definition audio version on my bandcamp page.

When You Cry Cover

Head to bbc.co.uk/introducing, upload your music and you could have your tracks broadcast on BBC Radio 

 

Tickets for the launch gig at the Plough in Torrington that I am doing with Scott Morrison can be bought from here Plough Website.

In addition to this in May there will be a new single from Secrets For September. I am booking summer solo shows and have a few festivals to look forward to inc opening for Martin Barre and The Blockheads at the PL13 Festival in Cornwall.

 

 

News February 2015

More shows have been added for the tour with Mike Westbrook see my gigs page for more information. I have also recently updated my biography and influences on this site.

Work on the Secrets For September album is progressing and one track was recently played on Soundart Radio.

On the 14th Feb I played my third Valentine show, this I have decided is to be the last on the theme but like the others it was recorded and released within 24 hours of performance, on this occasion it was online 6 hours after the doors to the venue opened!!

While I am still doing some solo shows and the odd bits here and there with Secrets and Westbrook I am looking for more live projects, I recently have played as guitarist to a couple single songwriters and very much enjoyed the experience and I'm always open to performing with other artists either as acoustic or electric guitarist as well as playing bass that I have been doing a lot more of recently.

Download Valentine 3 from http://matthewnorth.bandcamp.com

News January 2015

With the start of the new year things are starting to get busy. I have several solo shows booked inc the annual Department Factory Valentine show this year taking place at the Phoenix in Exeter. Recently released is the album 'The Famous Weiss' by classical lute player David Miller. I mastered the album for producer David Jaggs whom I have been good friends with for over 25 years.

The Mike Westbrook 'A Bigger Show' will be touring this year inc shows in Exeter, Bristol & Barnstaple with more in the pipeline.

I am also working on some archive All Living Fear releases as well as working on new solo material and the new Secrets For September album.

 

News October 2014

News just in. I'm thrilled to announce that on Thursday the 9th October I will be playing my first show for 11 Years in Birmingham and my first show as a solo artist. I will be supporting my good friend Reeves Gabrels at The Ooobleck (Custard Factory). Tickets on the Door or via Seetickets.com

News September 2014

I have a new EP out called Still Waiting it has 4 songs plus a bonus track and you can download it for a pay what you feel price starting at free. Download it from Bandcamp



News August 2014

My debut solo album is out you can order the CD from here
Digital Download from Amazon.com : Amazon.co.uk : iTunes : HMV
CD and/or hi resolution digital audio from Bandcamp


News June 2014

My debut single called Something Memorable is out now. Very excited about this I have also just finished recording my solo album and CD versions will be on sale on the tour, with a full release in July.





London Calling - I am very pleased to announce that as part of my solo tour I have a London show on the 21st June. This is the first solo gig for me in the capital for 4 years and I'm very excited to be doing it. I will be playing mostly material from my soon to be released album.
On the 19th June the new single Something Memorable will be released you will be able to but it on iTunes, Amazon mp3 and all other good digital platforms.
The album will be released at the end of June but you will be able to buy the CD version on the tour.

News May 2014

Last week I was the subject of a two hour radio special on Exeter's Phonic.fm radio station where I talked about my musical career thus far and the music that influenced me. Two hours was nowhere near enough time to cover all the tracks I wanted to play but there was a fair representation. you can listen to the show via Mixcloud Here

I have started recording a solo album of acoustic songs, mostly songs that I have been performing in my solo set. I have a number of acoustic shows this year and I am planning a small tour of the south east in June dates are being added as we speak.

German electronic band Lakobeil are due to release via Echozone records a best of compilation album that will incudes the single Drowning Lullaby that I recorded with them in 2012.

News February 2014

On the 13th February I performed an instrumental piece at the Exeter Picturehouse called Valentine Two and within 24 hours it was mixed and released you can listen to it and download it via my music page.

News November 2013

A new Secrets For September release called 'Letting Go' has just been released as a single via iTunes and Amazon plus a CD version with 28 minutes of live material. I am also planning some kind of solo album for next year and work is on going with the Westbrook video work just finished editing the recent 'Rossini Reloaded' show.

News February 2013

I'm my Solo work, it took a bit of a back seat but out of the blue I did something new I re started an old idea called 'Department Factory' and on the 14th Feb I did a solo show looping a variety of analogue instruments. I recorded this show and with some additional material from the afternoons session at home released the album 'Valentine'. You can listen to it and download it for free, or you cam contribute something to it via my Bandcamp page.

New All Living Fear album - Coming Home is out on the 1st November this is the first album where I have taken vocal duties and the first with live drums. more info can be found on Facebook. The Whitby show was great fun, maybe another show is on the horizon.

Secrets For September are making a new EP 'Life And Other Stories' and have recently toured with Arthur Brown and opened for It Bites, next show is in March supporting Lene Lovich..

The Mike Westbrook Orchestra, I have started work on filming and editing some shows of one if British Jazz's finest The Mike Westbrook Orchestra whom have made countless classic albums such as Metropolis, Citadel Room 315, Love Songs, On Dukes Birthday and many more. There is a clip on my YouTube page.

News August 2012

Can it really be that long since I updated this page wow. Well a lot has happened in brief, Secrets for September has gone from strength to strength, we welcomed new singer and friend Ellie Taylor into the band, and we made our debut on a live BBC Radio session before opening for The Magic Band at the Exeter Phoenix, since then we have done around 20 shows inc several festivals such as Kozfest, Plymouth Freedom Fields Festival, Ohmfest and others and we have a good bunch of shows for the rest of the year. We also got to No2 in the Amazon Hot new releases in rock with our single 'Reflections' and tracks from our new cd 'The Festival EP' have been played on many radio stations.

As for other musical projects All Living Fear are to play the Whitby Goth Weekend festival in November this is the bands only show planned for this year to celebrate the bands existence for the last 20 years. This will be a special gig first one with a drummer and a completely different set to the last time we played. There will also be a new All Living Fear CD out for the show.

I'm also doing a few more singer / songwriter gigs and recently have had Mike from Secrets join me on Djembe and we have had a really great sound.

Keep and eye on my blog that I do update more often than this :)

News December 2011

What an unbelievable year 2011 has been, I have achieved so many goals that I never envisages that I would ever do. The last couple Secrets shows have been by far our best, and we have more good things to come. Al being well our album will be released around February and we will spend the summer playing gigs and festivals. Also recently All Living Fear released a single the first with drums for nearly 20 years and has met with great acclaim from various movers and shakers so much so we will be performing in mainland Europe for the first time towards the end of 2012.

Also I'm still on the Radio every week at around 11pm on BBC radio Devon / Cornwall and you can also listen online.

Please also don't forget the Blog

News August 2011

Wow where does the time go, well most of my time has gone on Secrets for September, we have started playing live and enjoying the experience and we have 75% of our album recorded and hope to have it released by the end of the year. I have also been working in the background on some demos for new All Living Fear material and we have also re recorded some songs for free download that you can get here still strange to think that All Living Fear will be 20 years old next year. I have updated the gigs page with all that is coming up.

In other news the DVD that I directed of the band Skin live at Nottingham Rock City has been released more info can be found at skinfreak.co.uk

News June 2011

Lots of things have been going on the last few months, my new band 'Secrets for September' are about to release their first single as a band on June 10th via iTunes and Amazon MP3 the song is titled 'Upside Down'.
Recently at one of my acoustic shows at the Picturehouse I was honoured to perform with my good friend Arthur Brown, we did 2 songs Devils Grip and That's how strong my love is, you can see a video of devils grip on YouTube.
I am not doing as many acoustic shows at the moment as Secrets For September is getting more and more busy, but I hope to get some new songs online by the end of the year. I have also been slowly working on with All Living Fear on some new material but this is in preparation for the bands 20th anniversary next year.

Recently 2 download only eps were released include my debut acoustic ep 'Broken Strings' and a new All Living Fear ep 'Broken dream' both eps have had the thumbs up from Mick Mercer you can see the review here.

 
     

 

     
   
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