Backer, Matt – Is That All?
Catalogue: fuzz 0102
01. Virtual Song
02. Golden Boy
04. Maybe I Will, Maybe I Won’t
06. Fountain Of Youth
07. Is That All?
08. Everything Is Not Enough
09. Down But Not Out
10. Nobody Knows
11. Overnight Sensation
Matt Backer was born in Louisiana USA, in a log cabin he helped build. His parents were members of the jet set, living in Mexico, Venezuala, Belgium , The Carribean and England. They lost him in transit at Miami airport and he was raised by friendly groundstaff.
Matt’s university studies in both the US and UK prepared him for the life of an urban guerilla, unfortunately he couldn’t spell that and he became a guitarist instead.
Matt has worked live and in the studio with a wide range of artists including Matthew Sweet, Cher, Edward Ball, David Arnold, Shirley Bassey, Sinead O’Connor, ABC, Joe Cocker, Mica Paris, Stiff Little Fingers, Swing Out Sister, Aimee Mann, The Beautiful South, Steve Earle, Marcella Detroit, Dexy’s Midnight Runners, Julian Lennon, Mindy McReady, Elton John, Emmylou Harris, Alice Cooper, Virginia, David McAlmont, Donny Osmond and more recently S Club 7 and Hearsay.
Is That All? is Matt’s new album, 10 rocking tunes, with lots of guitar and vocals!
Following the lengthy gestation, Matt’s solo debut album “Is That All ?” receives critical acclaim.
MOJO said “…Backer steps centre stage with a janglesome rock record full of wise, chunky guitar and the sort of songs that only come with experience and a large record collection…vitality of the playing and the sheer depth of Backer’s facility provide the necessary uplift…”
What’s On in London said “…high time he released a solo album – the excellent, quirky, 60’s inflected pop-rock of Is That All…” and the New York IPO journal described him as “A gentleman from the UK who would definitely be an industry darling if he was based in the States.”
His songs combine a radio friendly edge with some of the catchiest melodies this side of Buckingham Palace.