Matt Woosey bringing the blues to Strabane

Rock, blues and live music lovers are in for a treat as Matt Woosey comes to the Alley Theatre on Wednesday, August 20.
Matt Woosey.Matt Woosey.
Matt Woosey.

His refreshing musical song-writing and playing style combines acoustic blues, folk and rock conveyed with an accomplished vocal delivery which has been defined as The Woosey Blues.

His ability to combine originality with a broad musical knowledge has gained him praise from sources as varied as Paul Jones (BBC2), Tom Robinson (BBC 6 Music) and blues who quote Matt as being ‘The Best British bluesman since Rory Gallagher.’

Matt has toured the world and is always releasing new material. In this very special gig expect to hear a wide spectrum of music delivering a powerful blend of tracks spanning seven albums such as beautifully melodic songs like Noah, moving to the folk styled Elsie May and through to the raunchy rock of Black Smoke Rising.

His on-stage presence has to be seen, with such a strong singing voice that he barely needs any amplification making every gig a unique and entertaining experience.

Matt is now being invited to support internationally acclaimed touring artists such as the ‘Brand New Heavies,’ The Band Of Friends (Rory Gallagher) and Mark Flannigan (Jools Holland).

Matt also appears as a duo with Dave Small, percussionist and singer, and as ‘The Matt Woosey Band’ with Hammond organ, electric guitar and drum kit.

Currently Matt is averaging 20 gigs a month with new tours scheduled in the UK and Ireland, Europe, New Zealand and South Africa.

Tickets are £10 available from the Alley Theatre Box Office on 028 71 384444 or online