Matt Katsis shared The Nomantics's post.
A great snapshot of what's in store at the Stringybark Cinema tonight (Sat 30th) - Check it out! Thanks to The Nomantics this footage is from last week, tonight i'll be playing a couple sets once again and 'Blues Brothers' film to follow on - Doors 6:30pm. #morningtonpeninsula #outdoorcinema #Balnarring
trip one more time I'll trade you for a fancy new guitar 😬 🎸 @_thegrandhotelmornington
@beatmagazine getting the word out for tomorrow's show @_thegrandhotelmornington band and I be kicking things off 5:30pm! alongside @moonahripp @jamrootsband @dallasfrasca #australiadayeve
this weekends gigs!
Sat 23rd - Stringybark Cinema, Balnarring. 7pm. Find out which classic film's showing at the open air cinema and get all the info here - http://www.stringybarkcinema.com
Mon 25th (late arvo) - Aus Day Eve kicking off early at THE GRAND HOTEL, Mornington. Band set from 5pm. (Feat. Dallas Frasca, Jam Roots and Moonah Ripp on the lineup). Full event info here - https://www.facebook.com/events/190271297993874/
Mon 25th (evening) - Soundbar, Rosebud West. 9pm til late with band.
The Grand Hotel Mornington this Australia Day Eve / late afternoon set with the band
Early start in the Bourke street mall ⛄️ before heading out to the peninsula playing @soundbar_west tonight! 🎸🎶 #wheredidsummergo
Matt Katsis at Soundbar.
Well all that's missing from the photo here is that Soundbar can be found in Rosebud West. and if you make your way there this Friday evening, you just may find me playing a couple sets from 9pm! 👍
Unfortunately today's afternoon gig at Rock by the bay, Rye has been cancelled. still going ahead is Morgan's Beach Shack, Sorrento from 8pm.. This snap from the South Melbourne Night Market last Thursday evening!
A dedicated work and show ethic has seen Melbourne born and raised Blues/Roots/Folk singer, songwriter & guitarist, MATT KATSIS take to Australian audiences with the ease and merit that parallel’s his music.
Steadily seen and heard on numerous Australian stages, festival line-ups and iconic venues around around the country, 2016 kicked off strong with a festival performance amongst Victoria’s Great Lakes Region at Groundswell Festival, with a live band set alongside Australian rock royalty Ian Moss, Diesel, The Break (midnight oil, violent femmes) + more.
After a solid few weeks of summer shows, street performances alongside the release of 2 new single releases, Katsis is proud to announce the launch of his new EP ‘The Burke & Wills Sessions’ which will be held live at Fed Square main stage on Thursday the 18th of February. Having already sold over 700+ pre release physical copy’s of the EP in less than a 3-week period, 2015 is shaping up to be a year of giant strides and growth for the Melbourne Bluesman.
Recorded over 2 days, nestled away amongst the Victorian countryside sits the Burke & Wills Mechanics Institute. The live sessions take a snapshot into solo and band workings, featuring originals as well as re-worked Blues songs by legendary artists such as J.J Cale, Jimmy Reed and Robert Johnson as sounds of the Blues resonate throughout the lively space.
Playing well over 100 in-venue shows a year for the past 4 years and numerous street performance appearances, Katsis is no stranger to the stage. His passion and commitment is undoubtedly demonstrated each and every time he steps on stage and over the years has shared platforms and supports with formidable Australian acts Mark Seymour (Hunters & Collectors), Ian Moss, Diesel, Lloyd Spiegel, Jimi Hocking (The Screaming Jets), Chris Wilson, Shaun Kirk and the late great Dutch Tilders.
Mid 2014 took Matt stateside for a string of shows in Oregon, USA after winning the Bruthen Blues & Arts Festival’s first International Musicians Challenge, which took place during their 2014 Festival.
Upon memorable experiences stateside, Matt returned to the US mid 2015, although this time searching for inspiration as he made his way through the southern states stopping into music hot spots; Nashville, Memphis and New Orleans as well as a trip down the Mississippi Delta following the Blues trail – an experience Katsis has ticked off the bucket list and one which has certainly sparked a creative flow in the music he is continually producing. Before 2015′s end, Matt was a finalist in the Melbourne Blues Appreciation Society’s (MBAS) Blues Performer of the year in the solo/duo category.
A raw vocal alongside 6 & 12 string acoustic/electrified guitars matched with percussive elements of kick drum, stomp box and tambourine serves as the lifeblood to Katsis’ “One Man Band” approach to songwriting and solo performances.
Releases include debut EP ‘Rise’ 2008, debut album, ‘Bare bones’ mid-2013 and 2016 will see the upcoming launch of The Burke & Wills Sessions EP plus a follow up EP before the years end, each alongside launches/tours in support.
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