Matt Schofield Poster

Matt Schofield

Saturday 26th Nov
Art Centre Port Noarlunga

British born and now US-based, Matt Schofield continues to push the frontiers and reshape the boundaries of the British Blues tradition. A multi-award winning guitar virtuoso, singer, songwriter, producer and band leader, after more than 30 years of performing, and 20 years into his solo career, Schofield’s impact as one of the most influential and distinctive guitarists of his generation is unquestionable.

Along with a storied career that has taken him and his band to nearly 30 countries worldwide comes awards, industry and critical acclaim – three time “British Blues Guitarist of the Year”, “British Blues Album of the Year” and the first guitarist inducted into the “British Blues Awards Hall of Fame”. Mojo Magazine “Blues Album of the Year”and Guitar & Bass Magazines “Top Ten British Blues Guitarist of All Time” alongside Eric Clapton and Peter Green.

Schofield’s fluid and melodic playing and iconic tone has inspired legions of guitarists, and a sought after line of signature instruments and equipment including a Two-Rock Matt Schofield amplifier.

What remains ever impressive is Schofield live. From main stages at prestigious festivals such as Montreal and North Sea Jazz, to packed houses in legendary clubs like New York’s Iridium or London’s 100 Club, Schofield’s ability to connect with audiences immediately and profoundly is unforgettable. His authenticity, mastery of guitar, emotive vocals, and improvisational brilliance are brought to life within his innovative original compositions.

A renowned musical educator, in 2018 Matt released “Blues Speak”, his highly acclaimed TrueFire instructional series. As a clinician he has taught from Tokyo to Texas and all points in between.

Matt’s upcoming record reunites him with his original and much loved organ trio line-up, to mark the 20th anniversary of the album and band that launched his solo career.

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UK-based ex pat SA Music Hall of Fame inductee Gwyn Ashton has been traveling regularly around the world in excess of 30 countries for the past 25 years with artists such as BB King, Van Morrison, Ray Charles, Canned Heat, The Yardbirds, Mick Taylor, Robben Ford, Robin Trower, Pat Travers and more, plus arena tours with Brit rockers Status Quo.

Former Stevie Wright and Jim Keays guitarist Ashton has released nine albums with members of Deep Purple, Rainbow, Robert Plant’s band, Rory Gallagher’s band and his brand new single ‘Lonely On The Run’ (Classic Rock Magazine U.K. ‘Track of The Week) was recorded with members of Black Sabbath, Whitesnake and our very own Fraternity, which featured the late Bon Scott in his pre AC/DC band.

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Top international touring bluesman locked-down in town for 12 months forms new Adelaide ‘supergroup’ with members of Stevie Wright, Icehouse, Choirboys and Screaming Believers to play Port Noarlunga Blues Festival on Nov 26.

‘A true bluesman’ – Johnny Winter
‘The king of feel’ – Robert Plant

UK – based ex pat SA Music Hall of Fame inductee Gwyn Ashton has been traveling regularly around in excess of 30 countries for the past 25 with artists such as BB King, Van Morrison, Ray Charles, Canned Heat, The Yardbirds, Mick Taylor, Robben Ford, Robin Trower, Pat Travers and more, plus arena tours with Brit rockers Status Quo.

Former Stevie Wright and Jim Keays guitarist Ashton has released nine albums with members of Deep Purple, Rainbow, Robert Plant’s band, Rory Gallagher’s band and his brand new single ‘Lonely On The Run’ (Classic Rock Magazine U.K. ‘Track of The Week) was recorded with members of Black Sabbath, Whitesnake and our very own Fraternity, which featured the late Bon Scott in his pre AC/DC band.

Whilst stuck in town Ashton is recording new music, working right now on six new albums with Screaming Jets/Angels frontman Dave Gleeson, Travis Dragani (Superjesus), Paul Wheeler (Icehouse, Choirboys) and Chris Lambden (Screaming Believers).

Gwyn Ashton & The Born-Again Sinners feat Paul Wheeler and Chris Lambden play the Port Noarlunga Football Sports Club on Britain Drive on Friday Nov 26.

Don’t miss this show!

TICKETS

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PROGRAM: https://portnoarlungabluesfestival.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/PNBF-Program-Nov-2021.pdf

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