Matt Wright

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Singer-songwriter and guitarist with 13 years experience performing folk, indie, acoustic & pop. Vox range: high tenor.
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Performed solo and with a band for the last 13 years. I have played festivals (Sonisphere, Peace One Day) secret gigs (Sofar Sounds) parties and events (London Boat Race 2017, proms, birthdays) and a lot of venues across London with my band (O2 Islington, Amersham Arms, Roundhouse Beach Stage and many more). Have recently been played on BBC Introducing and BBC Radio 6 Fresh on the Net

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Matt's Reviews

From Encore customers:

Hasan A
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

Had a great time with Matt! He was professional, courteous and fun to be around with. Would definitely recommend Matt to anyone looking for a guitarist for their event!

Reply from Matt
1 year ago

Thank you so much Hasan! Had the best time :)

Claire O
4 years ago
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5 out of 5

He was really friendly and was very helpful with my song requests. I would definitely recommend him

Emma S
5 years ago
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5 out of 5

Would highly recommend Matt.

Justin H
6 years ago
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5 out of 5

Louise & I booked Matt to play at our wedding ceremony. Right from the start Matt was very professional, keeping in contact and always giving updates regarding our song list that we had given him. A week or so before the day, Matt met with us at the chapel and was able to suggest a different guitar that would enhance the acoustics of the venue. Again he was very friendly and knowledgeable. On the day he arrived in good time and wowed the guests with his singing and guitar playing. I think Matt certainly added to our special day and made it more memorable. I would certainly recommend Matt to anyone who requires a musician for any occasion. Thanks Matt!

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Justin H
6 years ago, for a Wedding in 2 Pearson Square
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5 out of 5

I would certainly recommend Matt to anyone who requires a musician for any occasion. Thanks Matt!

7 years ago

Matt was a great musician, polite, friendly and professional. We enjoyed his performance at our event and would be happy to have him again.

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Matt's Song list

The 1975 - About You
The 1975 - Chocolate
The 1975 - The City
Alicia Keys - No One
Alt-J - Breezeblocks
Arctic Monkeys - I Bet That You Look Good On The Dance Floor
Arctic Monkeys - When the Sun Goes Down
The Beatles - Blackbird
The Beatles - Here Comes the Sun
The Beatles - Hey Jude
The Beatles - Let It Be
The Beatles - Yesterday
The Bee Gees - Staying Alive
Ben E. King - Stand by Me
Ben Howard - Keep Your Head Up
Ben Howard - Only Love
Ben Howard - The Wolves
Blink 182 - All the Small Things
Blink 182 - First Date
Bon Iver - Flume
Bon Iver - Skinny Love
Bruce Springsteen -Dancing in the Dark
Bruce Springsteen - I'm Goin' Down
Bruce Springsteen - I'm On Fire
Calvin Harris - Slide
Cigarettes After Sex - Nothing's Gonna Hurt You Baby
Damien Rice - The Blower's Daughter
Damien Rice - Cannonball
David Bowie - Heroes
Drake - One Dance
Drake - Passionfruit
Drake - Too Good to You
Ed Sheeran - A Team
Ed Sheeran - Lego House
Ed Sheeran - Perfect
Eagle Eye Cherry - Save Tonight
Elton John - Tiny Dancer
Elvis Presley - Devil In Disguise
Fall Out Boy - Dance, Dance
Fall Out Boy - Sugar, We're Goin' Down
Fleetwood Mac - Dreams
Fleetwood Mac - Everywhere
Foo Fighters - Times Like These
Frank Ocean - Thinking Bout You
The Fratellis - Chelsea Dagger
Glen Hansard & Marketa Irglova - Falling Slowly
Goo Goo Dolls - Iris
Green Day - Basket Case
Hozier - Take Me To Church
Hozier - Cherry Wine
James Bay - Hold Back the River
Jamie T - Sheila
Jason Mraz - I'm Yours
Jeff Buckley - Hallelujah
Jimmy Eat World - The Middle
Jimmy Hendrix - All Along the Watchtower
Johnny Flynn - Detectorists
Journey - Don't Stop Believing
Kate Bush - Hounds of Love
Kate Bush - Running Up That Hill
The Killers - Mr Brightside
The Killers - Somebody Told Me
The Killers - When You Were Young
Kings of Leon - Use Somebody
The Kinks - All Day and All of the Night
The Kinks - Sunny Afternoon
The Kooks - Naive
Lykke Li - I Follow Rivers
The Lumineers - Ho, Hey
Mumford & Sons - I Will Wait
Mumford & Sons - Little Lion Man
Mura Masa - Firefly
Newton Faulkner - Dream Catch me
Oasis - Champagne Supernova
Oasis - Live Forever
Oasis - Wonderwall
Outkast - Hey Ya
Paramore - Misery Business
Panic at the Disco - I Write Sins, Not Tragedies
The Pixies - Where is My Mind
Phoebe Bridgers - Emotional Motion Sickness
Phoebe Bridgers - Garden Song
The Police - Every Breath You Take
Radiohead - Creep
Radiohead - Fake Plastic Trees
Radiohead - High and Dry
Radiohead - Karma Police
Rihanna - We Found Love
Sean Kingston - Beautiful Girls
Shawn Mendes - Treat You Better
Smash Mouth - All Star
Snow Patrol - Chasing Cars
Snow Patrol - Run
Soft Cell - Tainted Love
Stereophonics - Dakota
Stereophonics - Handbags and Gladrags
Stereophonics - Have a Nice Day
Stereophonics - It Means Nothing
Steve Lacy - Bad Habit
Stevie Wonder - Superstition
Tears for Fears - Everybody Wants to Rule the World
Tenacious D - Tribute
Tevin Campbell - I 2 I (Goofy Movie)
Tracy Chapman - Fast Car
TLC - No Scrubs
Top Loader - Dancing in the Moonlight
Walk the Moon - Shut Up and Dance
Wheatus - Teenage Dirtbag
Whitney Houston - Wanna Dance With Somebody
WILLOW - Meet Me At Our Spot
The Wombats - Lets Dance to Joy Division
Vance Joy - Riptide

Matt's Prices

Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£80
Up to 1 hour£150
Up to 2 hours£300
Up to 3 hours£450
Customer questions

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

Normally this will not be a problem at all, just let me know of the change and I'll accommodate. For performances where I'm travelling large distances and the timings are late in the evening I will need notifying a little in advance, so that I can organise travel accordingly.

Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?

No, sadly not.

How much time do you need to set up?

Dependant on the style of performance it can range. Acoustic would normally be around 15 - 20 mins to check sound levels. Electronic can take up to 45 mins to ensure all equipment is working and balanced in sound.

Can I pick the pieces you play from the set list?

Of course! I will provide you with a set list in advance and double check that you're happy with it. If you don't like a song or would prefer another, I'll swap it for a new request. If there's a limited time, we can discuss options from songs I already know how to play.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

I can provide instruments and microphones, but at this stage I am dependant on venue providing a PA or amplification.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

Yes, unless it's Dragonforce.

What do your clients love most about your performances?

I am very social, polite and communicative with my clients, and I like to think my professionalism and enthusiasm puts people at ease. I shine most when performing delicate folk songs such as The Detectorist by Johnny Flynn, and my performance style has been most appreciated at weddings and proposals.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Noteably The Roundhouse Beach Stage, Sonisphere Festival, Sebright Arms, various venues with Sofar Sounds, The Good Ship, The Troubadour, and many small and large across the UK.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Radiohead, Bon Iver and Jeff Buckley have crept into my performance and writing style most, but when performing covers I really love to explore multiple genres and styles.

What is the most high profile gig you've performed?

That would be between Sonisphere Festival and Radio One, both with different performance styles.
Indie, Pop, Covers, Acoustic, Ambient pop, Top 40, Avant garde, Experimental, Originals, Folk, Folk rock, 1990s era music, 1980s era music, Electronic, Ambient, Triphop, Alternative rock, Britpop, Post rock, Pop rock, Rock, Progressive rock, Soul, Noise music, Electronica, Garage, Techno
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Arranger, Composer, Lyricist, Producer, Songwriter, Actor, Live looping
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