Matt Charles

Hamburg [Country, Blues, Alt. Rock]

 
 
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Java Tsunami [Album Cover]
  1. Just A Lover [Cosa Nostra]
  2. Don't Kiss Me [Java Tsunami]
  3. I Will Not Break You [Java Tsunami]
  4. You Don't Deserve Her [Cosa Nostra]
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Matt Charles is old school – no fads, no fashion.

The Tasmanian-born singer songwriter’s debut album, Java Tsunami, chases down a classic rock sound that’s fueled with honest and achingly powerful songs.

Steeped in the rock sensibility of his musical heroes, the album’s lean and tight arrangements add weight and depth to Charles’ writing, while inspired playing from lead guitarist Andrew Gatenby adds just the right amount of muscle.

The band rocks; all are old friends, they’re having a good time and it shows. They help make songs like Sacred Heart gleam and shimmer, while Ashes, with its seductive rhythm and understated melody twists around the lyrics to help draw out the song’s dark truth.

Matt Charles writes songs that are honest and clear, in the way that neither the music nor the lyric gets in the way of the other. Its themes are universal, and tips its hat to the tradition of folk and blues, where life, love and loss strikes the chord in each of us, regardless of what musical fashion dictates.

Java Tsunami is a rich seam of light and shade, a song set that is uplifting and hopeful, dark and truthful. It’s a conversation Charles invites you to join – come in and sit down for a while.

[Rob McGlynn – Freelance Journalist]
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Appleyard/Evans
{ 03-10-2011 04:50 }
Great showcase guys. A worthy 5 from me. Good luck. Lynn
Ambition Chicken
{ 12-06-2010 11:05 }
Great songs, voice and production. Keep up the good work!
Billy KellyWWK
{ 06-20-2010 07:03 }
as you said yourself no frills just great great songs check out time n tide
Auriemma
Auriemma says:
{ 05-02-2010 21:14 }
Fantastic work Matt. I will not break you is superb.
KING LOVERR
{ 04-25-2010 23:16 }
Your voice is amazing, and your music is really good. I give you the highest rating on this website which is a 5 rating superstar. Please leave a comment on my page, and please give me a 5 rating as well.
Dash Too
Dash Too says:
{ 04-25-2010 09:53 }
look in To hear 4 Gems ,Real Feeling & Beauty with Slight haunting Comes Through In UR Vocals I Enjoyed all 4 oF U R Songs leave U 5 ;
ROBS BASS CAFE!
{ 04-25-2010 05:13 }
A big 55555 for your great showcase from Rob, Belgium, playing LeFay basses from Hamburg!