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About mattblick

Songwriter/Singer from Nottingham, UK. My 2nd EP, Everything In The World Is Fighting Everything In The Sky, is out now. I'm blogging (& podcasting) through the entire Beatles catalogue at Beatles Songwriting Academy. In my spare time I wish I had some spare time.

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. … Continue reading

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It’s Not About Gun Control & Immigration: Why CD Baby Is Refusing To Distribute My Album (and why I’m quitting Facebook)

Preparing music for digital distribution is one long succession of emails and error messages: “your artwork is in the wrong format”, “WAV files must be 16-bit”, “you need to add publisher info.” But you don’t expect to be told “you … Continue reading

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I’m Leaving Facebook

I’m leaving Facebook on Feb 7th WHAT? Yep – for reals. I won’t be setting it to private or anything like that. I’ll be deleting my personal profile, my artist page and the FB groups I set up for Beatles … Continue reading

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Xmas Sneak Peak

The Nusic new music podcast gave a ‘blink and you’ll miss it’ preview of a track from my new album (did I mention I’ve got a new album coming out?) Fifty Five Stories Down.  Hang around to the end to … Continue reading

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Jamming With Walter

Here’s a few links from some schools I teach at Fernwood Merry Death Day – by the Duo Jets Silent Night – Backing track and sheet music Walter Halls A song by some pupils (Ali Songo) A song inspired by … Continue reading

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Cici Lara: Flower Fountain

Here’s the new single from Cici Lara who I worked with a few years ago when she was part of New Communication

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Stephen King’s Nail

When Stephen King decided he was going to be a writer in his teens his first milestone was sending off a story to a magazine he hoped would publish it. As you might expect he got a rejection slip. No … Continue reading

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What Do Volcanoes Taste Like?

Another week of weird and wonderful things that pour out of ten year old heads. One pupil has just discovered Aerosmith and was sharing the good news with his buddies. How would you describe them? Like this Kid A: You … Continue reading

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Singer Songwriter Academy Files

Sand V1 – Single Track Vox Sand V1 – Double Track Vox Fireballs V1 Wounds V1

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Inspire Singer/Songwriter Bootcamp 2017

In August I had the pleasure of working with Nina Smith and Elliot Labatte (Silver Wilson) on another Singer/Songwriter bootcamp. We spent an intensive 5 days writing, recording and performing with a very talented bunch of 13-19 year olds. Some … Continue reading

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