1. avatar mattdowie92
    To anyone interested, my name is Matt.
    I've been playing guitar for about 10/11 years or so.
    Very committed, I'm looking for musicians who are interested in contemporary, instrumental, improvised, world/ethnic, acoustic, atmospheric, experimental, chamber, ensemble music.
    (Quite a list)
    Generally looking for competent musicians who have the desire to play good music that would involve improvisation to some degree as well as nicely composed original material.
    I've studied music a bit also, I have a national diploma in music performance and I've done a year at the newpark music centre in Dublin, mainly studying jazz.
    I'm looking to form an acoustic ensemble, maybe 2 guitars (nylon strings preferable), percussionist (already on board), strings (violin/cello), horn/woodwind player maybe.

    My influences include:

    Allan Holdsworth, Jim Hall, Bill Frisell, Jeff Beck, Chet Baker, Miles Davis, Paul Motian, John McLaughlin, U.Srinivas, Shawn Lane, Art Pepper, Charlie Parker, John Coltrane, Wayne Shorter, Charlie Christian, Django Reinhardt, Eric Clapton, Chris Poland, Marty Friedman, Satie, Debussy, Messiaen, Moondog, Chopin, Glass, Reich, King Crimson, Robert Fripp, Bach, Bill Evans, Al Di Meola, Ralph Towner, Takemitsu, Keith Jarrett, Thelonious Monk, and many, many more.
    I enjoy a lot of the stuff on the ECM record label, that kind of european contemporary music with elements of improvisation and ethnic/world stuff. Also the ECM new series stuff.

    Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/mattdowie
    ^ A few different types of things on there, some instrumental rock stuff (old material), a little jazz, some fusion influenced stuff (newer stuff).

    Bandmix: http://www.bandmix.co.uk/mattdowie/
  2. avatar kevinmullan
    that sounds awesome .im interested. where are you based?
  3. avatar mattdowie92
    Based in the greater Belfast area pretty much.
    Could you PM me and we can talk about it?
  4. avatar kevinmullan
    Sorry lad. Im from derry
  5. avatar mattdowie92
    No worries Kev.
  6. avatar scott Jay
    Hi Matt

    Wow, I love your musical tastes and influences and checked out your soundcloud there! You are an excellen player man, and would love to do something musical with yourself! I lve world music and jazz, and anything with a bit of an exotic twist to it. Dont know if you are familiar with an artist called Yol Bolsin? They are a kind of a jazz/islamic band from Uzbekastan, and have a great new album out at the mo.

    Well I would be very interested in the project you are looking to start up as it sounds amazingly eclectic and interesting. Would you also be interested in playing guitar on my tracks? I am a singer-songwriter from Ballymena and looking to set up a backing band! My style is latin jazz/psycadellic rock. My new tracks which I am hope to record once i have a full line up of latin percussion mixed with a kind of rock/jazz guitar that you can play so well and is your style!

    soundcloud link below


    Scott 07912759957
  7. avatar mattdowie92
    PM'd you Scott! Cheers.
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