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UK/London: Matt Schofield Trio Plays Blues for the Beat

On March 20th, starting at 9pm at Lock 17--a restaurant-club in London featuring live music and four separate bars--the Matt Schofield Trio will play in a concert presented by Live Music Management and the GigRig Company. This band, with its amazing fusion of blues and funk, is fronted by Schofield, described as the "finest blues-inspired guitarist to have emerged in the UK in several generations. He is now on a tour to celebrate the release of his new album.

Many fans in the UK and Europe will already know Matt from his work with Lee Sankey, Dana Gillespie (of the London Blues Band), and the Lester Butler Tribute Band. His debut CD--"The Trio, Live"--with organist Jonny Henderson and drummer Evan Jenkins, "is a melting pot of energetic swinging blues and powerful funk that draws inspiration from the classic American jazz organ trios of the 1950's and 1960's, and mixes this with guitar-led blues and funky instrumental workouts", with nods to the likes of BB King, Muddy Waters, Albert Collins, and Eric Clapton. Matt can also be heard on numerous recordings by other artists, as well as in compilations.

Born in Manchester, Matt started playing guitar seriously at 12, ventured to London at 18--where he started performing regularly--and has since toured the world and appeared at numerous festivals. He will be headlining at the Jazz Cafe in London on April 20th, and for Christmas 2004 organized a charity event with Nordoff Robbins--a music therapy center in London with which he has strong ties--which was BBC-supported ( The event, in which musicians remembered their first instruments and foray into music, is part of a campaign to urge parents to provide instruments for their children, and to help sick or disabled children and adults discover the therapeutic powers of music through playing and improvisation.

Matt and his bandmates are a great role model for those looking to make a difference with their music, and we are honored that they are giving of their time, talents, and immense caring to help OWB "Give A Child A Chance".

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