With over 10 million views on YouTube, two European Blues Awards, and winning Best Solo Performer at the Memphis Blues Challenge, it appears that the entire world is now discovering Matt Andersen. A powerhouse performer with a giant soul-filled voice and commanding stage presence, Matt has built a formidable following the old fashioned way – touring worldwide and letting the converted audiences and Andersen devotees spread his reputation through word of mouth.
In addition to headlining major festivals, clubs and theatres throughout North America, Europe and Australia, he has shared the stage and toured with Bo Diddley, Buddy Guy, Greg Allman, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Randy Bachman, Little Feat, Jonny Lang, Serena Ryder, and more.
Matt Andersen and The Mellotones is a rollicking, sizzling combination of Andersen’s thunderous voice and hot guitar playing matched with the eight-piece force of nature that is The Mellotones.
Andersen calls it “the most drastic thing I could do,” a far cry from his usual one guy, one guitar context. “I make an impact when I’m solo by getting them with the quiet parts more than the loud parts. With a band it’s the opposite.” And if you’re going to have a band, it should be The Mellotones. Long a staple of Halifax’s live music scene, the band features a smoking horn section along with keys, drums, and more. A stirringly soulful singer with powerful songs and a live band that cooks – don’t miss this performance.