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Facebook IconFebruary 3, 2016 at 3:46 pm

✌️#slideblues #lastsummer #livegig #throwback

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Facebook IconJanuary 31, 2016 at 11:59 am

🌌📷 snapped by @thenomantics @stringybarkcinema

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Matt Katsis EP Launch at FED SQUARE

Matt Katsis EP Launch at FED SQUARE

After a solid few weeks of summer shows and street performances I’m super stoked to be officially launching my new EP 'The Burke & Wills Sessions’ live at FED SQUARE main stage - Thursday 18th of February.

The early evening free to public launch show from 5:30pm will feature guest performers during my set and also launching their new album is Melbourne flamenco-metal shredders @[207749465996510:274:Malcura]. Be sure to catch them afterwards.

I look forward to seeing you on the day!

***Hear the first two singles - ‘Sunny's Blues' & 'Call me the Breeze' over at http://www.soundcloud.com/mattkatsis
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A LITTLE ABOUT THE BURKE & WILLS SESSIONS...

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.

Low-down n dirty guitars slide, bend and wail as sounds of the Blues resonate throughout the lively space.

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Big thanks going out to all involved!

Lenny Boyd (Bass), Jeff Crocker (Drums), Tony Priest (Drums). Damien Charles at @[664271920282934:274:Ghost Oak Studios] (recording/mixing), Mastering by Kathy Naunton of @[129239436996:274:db Mastering] and Graphics and Layout by Stuart Colafella at Artillery Designs.

Finally, thanks to the City of Melbourne and Fed Square Live for hosting the upcoming launch alongside their Free Summer Music Series.

LINKS /
http://www.mattkatsis.com
http://www.facebook.com/mattkatsismusic
http://www.soundcloud.com/mattkatsis
http://www.instagram.com/mattkatsis

Matt Katsis
January 30, 2016 at 9:08 am

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

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What’s better than an evening watching your favorite cult film? Watching it on a blow up cinema!(duh)
We visited the Stringybark Cinema where we enjoyed the best Peninsula Wine & Beer from Quealy Winemakers & Red Hill Brewery, and listened to sweet tunes by Matt Katsis
View the full post on the blog: http://www.thenomantics.com

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Facebook IconJanuary 29, 2016 at 12:23 pm

trip one more time I'll trade you for a fancy new guitar 😬 🎸 @_thegrandhotelmornington

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Facebook IconJanuary 24, 2016 at 9:23 pm

@beatmagazine getting the word out for tomorrow's show @_thegrandhotelmornington band and I be kicking things off 5:30pm! alongside @moonahripp @jamrootsband @dallasfrasca #australiadayeve

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Facebook IconJanuary 22, 2016 at 10:43 am

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.

https://soundcloud.com/mattkatsis/call-me-the-breeze

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Call Me The Breeze (J.J. Cale)

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Rendition of the late great J.J Cale's 'Call me the Breeze' from upcoming 2016 EP Release - 'The Burke & Wills Sessions'. http://www.mattkatsis.com

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Facebook IconJanuary 17, 2016 at 9:26 pm

The Grand Hotel Mornington this Australia Day Eve / late afternoon set with the band

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Facebook IconJanuary 15, 2016 at 10:12 am

Early start in the Bourke street mall ⛄️ before heading out to the peninsula playing @soundbar_west tonight! 🎸🎶 #wheredidsummergo

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Facebook IconJanuary 13, 2016 at 5:53 pm

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! 👍

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Facebook IconJanuary 10, 2016 at 11:24 am

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!

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Facebook IconJanuary 6, 2016 at 11:52 pm

Matt Katsis feeling festive at South Melbourne Night Market.

Playing a few sets at the South Melbourne Night Market tonight! 6pm-9pm at the Coventry St. Acoustic Stage <Launch night Thursday Jan 7th>

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The Burke & Wills Sessions

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ABOUT

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.

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 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.

 

       ::  FESTIVALS  ::

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  • Globe to Globe World Music Festival (2004, 2013)
  • Frankston Waterfront Festival (2006, 2012)
  • The Basin Music Festival (06, 07, 08, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015)
  • Blueprint Festival (2009)
  • Moomba Festival (2010)
  • Kingston Harvest Festival (2010)
  • Mordialloc by the bay Festival (2009, 2012, 2016)
  • Blues on Broadbeach (2009, 2012)
  • Boolarra Folk Festival (2013, 2015)
  • World Easter Music Festival (2013, 2014)
  • Swagger Music Festival (2014)
  • Queenscliff Music Festival (2007, 2014)
  • Bruthen Blues & Arts Festival (2014, 2015)
  • Bendigo Craft Beer Festival (2014, 2015)
  • Bendigo Blues & Roots Festival (2015)

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