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Watch this space – south Warwickshire up-and-coming musician Matt Bate has already taken the internet music scene by storm.
And the 23-year-old, who gave up his job as a project manager 18 months ago to get stuck into his music career, is already in high demand for private parties and events across the UK – while he has even toured around Barbados.
Matt, who said he was “shocked” to discover he had more than 1,000 ‘likes’ on his Facebook page and almost 1 million views on his YouTube channels, has been playing the acoustic guitar since childhood.
He said: “I thought, what else can I do? I tried singing and that was really fun. Then I decided to try a loop pedal.
“Live music was a passion and a hobby, but it was getting busier and busier for me, so I decided to try it full time. I had a fantastic first year, so I am carrying on.”
Describing his music as “happy, lively and fun”, Matt says he takes influences from different cultures – including the culture of Warwickshire.