Category Archives: Former Pupils

The Flamingos Of Chaos

I used to teach a band of crazy 10 year olds called Exploding Penguins. Today I found some old sheets with the (very long) shortlist of rejected names. Here’s a few of my favourites. Think of it as a window … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … 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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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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Introducing Joe Strange

Who played chromatic harmonica on the title track of my EP ‘Everything In The World Is Fighting Everything In The Sky’. Joe is an accomplished singer/songwriter in the classic Americana mould with a soulful voice and great, understated guitar chops. … Continue reading

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Everything In The World Is Fighting Everything In The Sky EP: A Partial History

Here’s a short essay I wrote for my new EP (released Nov 1st 2016) On 22 December 1808 Ludwig Van Beethoven premiered several new works at a concert in the Theater an der Wien in Vienna. It was something of … Continue reading

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New Notts Music Explosion!

There are a whole new bunch of great Notts music coming out in the next few months, some of it from First Tuesday members, former pupils and collaborators. Following up his excellent Aeon album Scor-Zay-Zee is releasing the Gangsta Wraps (Take … Continue reading

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Earth Below: Mountains (Official Music Video)

Earth Below are the fruit of the latest Inspire ‘Supergroup’ Project that I’ve been working for the last year along with fellow tutor Nina Smith. They’re a really talent 7 piece band and will be launching their EP Almost There … Continue reading

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