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The Matt Hawkins 4

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Stirling, SA 5152

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The Matt Hawkins 4

Live at The Stirling Golf Club

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A traveling musical life spent writing, playing and learning many
genres of music, Matt Hawkins is an exciting, original performer and an
accomplished multi-instrumentalist songwriter. An innovative and imaginative
guitarist and composer, creating songs and sound-scapes whilst performing on
acoustic and electric instruments both live and in the studio.
He currently performs blues and roots with his band The Matt Hawkins 4.
Of southern Spanish gypsy decent, his family has a rich heritage of folk songs
and styles from across Europe and Northern Africa. (Manita De Platta, ‘the Silver
Hand’, one of the first famous flamenco guitarists to emerge from Spain is a
direct cousin of Matt on his mother’s side) Travelling to these places, he had a
natural feel for the music styles and this extends into other related forms of
music that he plays, such as the blues.
Several years of living in Asia; mostly India and Japan, allowed him to extend his
musical knowledge into new areas of interest and he played in bands
professionally in Japan for seven years.
In Adelaide, he has created two successful bands. The first, Mandala, was a
world music band where he was able to incorporate his life’s experience and
understanding of the styles of music that he loved; tropical, afro Cuban based
rhythms and melodies.
The second notable band was Blues Xpress. The songs that he created for this
band was a truly authentic blues experience. He wrote over sixty original blues
songs that spanned the sadness, romance, protest and humour themes that are
associated with the blues.
Matt now brings his blues and roots show with a three piece backing band, who
together are The Matt Hawkins 4. Performers include seasoned professional
blues bassist Geoff Miller, pro jazz and roots drummer Mitchell Knot and folk
artist Padma Ciel on keyboards. This eclectic group bring the drive and support
to give Matt wings.
He has received rave reviews from his peers and venue operators for his unique
style, electric performances and captivating feels.
Matt has spent most of his life playing and living from his music. He uses his
wonderful multi instrumentalist skills and sounds to offer people an uplifting
experience through the music.

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