Manchester born Matt Schofield continues to push the frontiers and reshape the boundaries of the British Blues tradition. Guitar virtuoso, singer, songwriter, producer and band leader. Ten years into his solo career, Schofield’s impact as one of the most influential and distinctive guitarists of his generation is unquestionable.
Along with his ever growing fan base from performances around the globe comes awards, industry, peer and critical acclaim: three times named British Blues Awards Guitarist of the Year 2010, 2011 & 2012 ((putting him in the British Blues Awards Hall of Fame); Mojo Magazine Blues Album of the Year 2011; British Blues Awards Album of the Year 2010; Guitar & Bass Magazine’s Top Ten British Blues Guitarist of All Time, alongside Eric Clapton and Peter Green.
Schofield’s inimitable playing and tone has inspired legions of guitarists, and a signature Two-Rock Matt Schofield amplifier. With his Hal Leonard “Blues Guitar Artistry” Instructional DVD, Matt became one of the few British blues artists to join the company of Buddy Guy and Eric Johnson.
What remains most impressive is Schofield live. 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 with innovative original compositions, as beautifully captured on the live album “Ten From The Road”.
Schofield’s latest album “As Far As I Can See” was released in February 2014 on Provogue Records, the most preeminent blues guitar label in the world. We’re looking forward to this hometown show, as is Matt himself: ‘“It’s always the best whenever I come home to the motherland and play in Manchester – in front of family, old friends, and more new friends each time!”
The Picturehouse Cafe Bar is open beforehand for delicious food and drinks.