Sunday, 30 August 2009

Tonights gig cancelled

My gig tonight has just been cancelled - aaarrrggh!!!! Talk about last minute. Due to a double booking at the venue apparently. Very annoyed. Out of my hands and all that. Bugger Was really looking forward to playing some new stuff and it was going to be my last gig for a while. Apparently the venue had a DJ night booked already. Sorry if you were going. Fook.

Thursday, 27 August 2009

Dustbowl Rushden an gig on sunday

Last weekend my wife and I went to my home town,lovely. Rushden is very different to London. IMG_0350 Spencer Park IMG_0342 IMG_0337 IMG_0315 If you are on London I'm playing on Sunday - if you fancy coming its here(i've even done a decent amount of practice!) Matt%20%20Stevens Take iteasy MS Quantcast

Wednesday, 19 August 2009

August Photos and Recording update

Recording is going well for the second album. 4 songs down: Big Sky - pretty much recorded as live with 25 guitar overdubs 8.19(here is video of Kev doing a drum overdub for this one) and featuring a Fender Jaguar overdub and drums played by myself and Kev and even a bass guitar. Lake Man & Blu Filter - had loadsa fun putting down some Fender Rhodes overdubs(with a real rhodes - amazing piece of kit) IMG_0297 Recording console @ Pinna IMG_0287 What band is setting up here?? Can't talk about that yet..... IMG_0306 IMG_0307 My wife made me a lovely B'day cake a couple of weeks ago and I haven't had a chance to post it so here it is: IMG_0281 Next gig end of the month in Islington - hope to see some of you there: Take it easy Matt Matt%20%20Stevens Quantcast

Sunday, 9 August 2009

How to do a gig on Ustream and Playing Tonight

At 8pm BST I'm playing live here and trying out a new song:
If you fancy doing a gig on ustream your self here's how:
How to do a gig on Ustream: Get Firefox (Google it) - ustream works loads better with this browser. You'll need a fairly speedy web connection. Sign up for a Ustream account - easy - at Click on start broadcast and off you go. The best settings on the broadcast dashboard are maximum audio quality and middle video quality. Make sure the audio is set to your sound card not the built in sound. This is the equipment i used: Kaossilator, Acoustic Guitar, Whammy Pedal, Behringer Desk, Volume Pedal into UX2 toneport the stuff i used for the Ustream gig - the song is a new one - if you have an idea for a title let me know. (I'm currently into Baker Tom). Here a video of my stuff i used: Make sure you promote it using a Facebook event, an email blast and myspace bulletin so that people watch. I really think this is the future of live gigs.

Friday, 7 August 2009

Busy Ustream this sunday

I've been crazy busy for the last few weeks - all good thou - working on some new music - 3 new songs to record next week with Kevin Feazey at Pinna. Drive me mad writing - so hard to finish anything!!!
Have you heard this??? New radiohead track:
Great song - lovely strings, v cool.
On Sunday I'm playing on ustream - just click here at 8pm then to watch. I love doing ustream gigs - its just me in a box room playing guitar talking to people in the chat room. Should i try out some new stuff? Risky.....
See you there


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