Matt Schofield Trio at The Zeppelin Room
Gerrard Allman Presents is pleased to announce the return of UK-bred, now US-based artist Matt Schofield to Australia for a run of exclusive club shows
Gerrard Allman Presents is pleased to announce the return of UK-bred, now US-based artist Matt Schofield to Australia for a run of exclusive club shows in November 2022.
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’s Blues Album of the Year and Guitar & Bass Magazine’s 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 True Fire instructional series. As a clinician he has taught from Tokyo to Texas and all points in between.
Schofield will be performing here with his trio – Jonny Henderson (keys / bass) and Evan Jenkins (drums).
As an added bonus, The Matt Schofield Trio has a 20th Anniversary album in the works – with the Australian tour being the debut of the new material being performed live.
“In Schofield, the UK has produced the best blues guitarist from any country in decades.”
L.A. DAILY NEWS, USA
“The best of this generation’s European players. His feel for the music is incredible.”
VINTAGE GUITAR, USA
Canberra Blues Society is proud to be included in Matt’s Australian Tour.
Food. Knuckles German Restaurant will be open for dinnertime (5.30pm to 8.30pm).
$50 Door Tickets will be sold upon entry into the auditorium, unless sold out.
Accessibility. The Zeppelin Room and toilets (outside the auditorium) have wheelchair access.
Parking. There is an ample number of parking spaces on our grounds, on the street outside and the grass area right next to the club.
Canberra Blues Society manages the ticketing for this event.
(Thursday) 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Zeppelin Room
Harmonie German Club, 49 Jerrabomberra Avenue Narrabundah