Fifty Five Stories Down – out now!

Available now on Bandcamp

Nine original songs, plus covers of The Most Ugly Child, k.s. Rhoads and Karyn Ellis, in the rawest of settings – sung live in an abandoned Police Station with only a baritone electric guitar for accompaniment. Songs that are personal and political, intimate and irreverent, boneheaded and beautifully-crafted sit side by side, forming a unique musical narrative.

Comes with liner notes and chord sheets pdf.

Produced: Daniel Wright
Photograph: Ralph Barklam
Design: Michael Wong

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Never Too Old For Haribos

From a pupil I’ve taught from age 11-16.

To Mr Blick,

Thanks for teaching me how to play guitar. I wanted to give you these because I’ll be leaving soon and because you’re a great guitar teacher

all the best

JT

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Margarita – Back To Greece

Photo: Ralph Barklam

Here’s a video from the recent Showfest 19 – featuring the amazingly talented songwriter Margarita who I’ve been working with for a couple of years. 

6 – Margarita from Inspire Youth Arts on Vimeo.

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You’re welcome

from a pupil I’ve taught from age 11-16.

Dear Matt

Thank You for teaching me to play the guitar. Playing an instrument has really helped me de-stress and I love being able to just pick a guitar up and play it.

You are an excellent teacher who made me see playing the guitar as something to enjoy.

E.

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A Jolly Little Tune…

Here’s a misanthropic anthem (‘Mis-anthem-ropic’?) called I Hate The World from some of my pupils at Fernwood Junior School. You can find it (and all my other songs written with crazy young critters) on the Pupils Songs page or there’s a direct link here.

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Stone Soup For Ghosts

Songwriting is the very definition of optimism. A songwriter attempts to makes stone soup with the help of ghosts and fairies. A fisherman heads out hoping he’ll find a fish but a songwriter doesn’t even know if he’ll find a river to throw his line into.

We are people who carve sculptures out of air.

MattBlick 21/02/19

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