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Wayne Matthews, Bass

London Bass Show 2014

11th March 2014

A review of my participation in this years' London Bass Show in 

association with Anaconda Basses and Roland.



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Mario Bakuna Trio @ Charlie Wrights

28th April 2014

Highlights from the gig at Charlie Wrights with pictures and sound bytes.


Wayne Matthews, Bass

D'Addario Endorsement

13th May 2014

Further details and pictures of the D'Addario package.


Wayne Matthews, Bass

Worldfest 2014

I had the privilege of bringing my buddy Mario Bakuna to my part of the world for a trip gig in the beautiful Hollycroft Park in Hinckley for the Worldfest Festival. 


6th July 2014

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Godiva 2014

Over the same weekend as Worldfest was The Coventry Godiva Festival - The largest free festival outside of London. It's always great to look around and even better to play.  I was fortunate to do so for the second year running with Mobo Nominee Sandra Godley.


7th July 2014

Leam Jazzfest 2014

Yesterday saw the inargual Leamington Jazz Festival hosted by Stewart Duthie, John Hodgetts and  Rob Sargent - the team behind the Leam Jazz series held at the Club House, Leamington Rugby Club off the Kenilworth Road. 

With recently added pics.


30th June 2014

Mario Bakuna Quartet @The Crypt

5th July 2014

I had the honour of playing tribute to Brazilian composer Joao Donato with the Mario Bakuna Quartet at the Crypt in Camberwell. 


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So, on one hand I'm glad. On the other hand, it's one of those slap your forehead moments. Confused? Click on the Soundcloud image to find out....

12th September 2014

Something Old/New?

Bill Laurance 'Flint' Project


Bill Laurance, keyboardist/pianist for Snarky Puppy, has been touring with his own project called 'Flint' with familiar faces and a few new ones.....

What do you get when you cross a legendary South African vocal group and traditional Zulu dance with a classical composer and contemporay dance troupe? 

9th October 2014

30th September 2014

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Godiva and Worldfest Link
Sheila Waterfield Leam Jazz
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What Drives You?

3rd December 2014


Going to see other musicinas perform is just as important as practicing , performing and composing. Especially when there are world class exponents of your instrument available up close.....


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27th June 2014


Introducing what?


Click the image to find out!  

July 1st


Following our hugely successful gig at the Warwick Arts Centre with Interplay, an avid jazz reviewer was at hand with his account of the night 

Sonrisa/Interplay Review

"Sonrisa Music" "Warwick Arts" "World Music" "Latin music" "Salsa" "Bossa Nova" "D'Addarrio UK"
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