If anyone would ask me some advice for a free trip to “Melancholia-meets-Ghosts land”, I would definitely recommend Matt Elliott.
The Bristol born singer is a self made musician, playing since he’s 16. “I remember playing violin in high school. Well, I remember pretending I was playing, moving my fingers in the air…”. Because Matt Elliott thinks “music shouldn’t be taught this way” to kids, he simply stopped going to school. When he was about 14, he tought he
« couldn’t have any other job, 'cos this is the only thing I’m good ».
More than 15 years later, he played with Sonic Youth at the Brooklyn Brigde, went on tour with Yann Tiersen, and performed in Brussels with Cocorosie.
His past relationships seem to inspire him, even « being romantic sucks, because you always suffer ». Though he likes to keep on talking about it, as his new single title is « The pain that is yet to come ».
Matt Elliott biggest dream ? Play with Paco de Lucia, « and that’s maybe gonna happen thanks to a friend ». Influenced by Lucia’s Andalousia, Balkans and arabic cultures, his music is a must-listen. If you ever wanna travel for free.
GIVE A SONG: a musician, a band play for us a song and we try to take it as best we can. Easy and clear.
January 20, 2012 - Mattatoio - Carpi
Matt Elliott, English folk guitarist and singer from Bristol-England, he is used to plays a very dark folk music. Now he's in Italy to present the new album The Broken Man (2012, Ici, d'ailleurs...). He gives us a song: "Il Galeone" an anarchist hymn ispired by Belgrado Pedrini poem written in 1967.
20 gennaio 2012 - Mattatoio - Carpi
Matt Elliott, chitarrista e cantante folk inglese proveniente da Bristol - Inghilterra, suona un folk molto scuro. Ora è in Italia per presentare il nuovo album "The Broken Man" (2012, Ici, d'ailleurs ...). Ci regala una canzone: il galeone, un inno anarchico, ispirato ad una poesia del 1967 di Belgrado Perdini.
video directed by daniele sarti & corrado nuccini
Cameras & Lens: Canon 7D, Canon 60d, Canon XF305, Canon 24 mm lens - 70 mm - F/2.8, Canon 50 mm - F1.2 - Canon EF. Editing: Final Cut Pro
Matt Elliott... wtf was he doing @ Lasemo you might ask? Pour nous, ça a été une belle découverte au milieu des blérots, des fanfarons et des orchestres gitanesques. Un peu de mélancolie ça ne fait pas de mal surtout quand on peut en rencontrer l'auteur, en backstage. Petit apperçu musical, sur fond d'interview en clair-obscur !