Rehearsing for Old Fitzroy Hotel gig on the 29th of Aug

Steve asked me if I could record all my songs in a pretty basic way for him to have a copy of so he could work on his violin parts. I thought that was a great idea, and after about a week of recording I gave it to him yesterday. It was a satisfying process to have them all down in one place. We are working on our gig at The Old Fitzroy in a few weeks. It will be so great to play our songs in such a relaxed and atmospheric place. I would really love to have heaps of cushions and keep it pretty chilled. Hopefully we can organize something like that. Just reworked the poster to get across the vibe of the night.
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Evening at Iku

Just had a great night at Iku Wholefoods. Some friends and a great singer and guitarist that played there last night dropped in and stayed for the set. There was heaps of yummy food, chai tea and magic tricks by the kids. It will be fantastic to put the word out in the next few months when it starts getting warmer and lighter and the whole outdoor area can be used.
Can’t complain about the sunny weather in Bondi today though!
Looking forward to checking out the new Bondi FM cafe on Curlewis St tomorrow.

Steve and I playing Saturday Sun by Nick Drake at The Vanguard

We had a great night at The Vanguard last night. Everyone was really relaxed and just enjoying the music of Nick Drake. If you would like to hear Saturday Sun, that Steve and I played, I’ve posted it below. If you are a fan of Nick Drake as well and want to get yourself a double CD of some great singer/songwriters from Australia playing his songs, Acoustic Caravan has some available for $20. Here is the link to the site and you can just shoot through a message requesting one.
If you are in Bondi on Saturday night and were thinking of grabbing some dinner, Iku Wholefoods on the corner of Glenayr Ave and Blair Street, have invited me to play some songs between 6 and 8. Be great to see you if you can make it along.
Saturday Sun
Saturday Sun by Nick Drake
Performed by Matt Ralph featuring Steve Ralph on violin

Playing here at Iku, Bondi Beach, this Saturday evening the 1st of August 6 til 8pm

Solid Air – A tribute to Nick Drake

feature2This Wednesday night I have been invited to host and also play a set of Nick Drake songs at The Vanguard in Newtown. This will be the third time I have been involved in a Nick Drake tribute and it has always been a fantastic night. The line up for this show is ideal and there is such a great atmosphere that I highly recommend coming along. The tix details are as follows but here is the link to the Vanguard event guide. Dinner is available and you can book a table.

Presale: $15 + bf
Main & Show: $44 + bf
Doors: $15
Access All eras presents:
‘Solid Air’ – A Tribute to Nick Drake

Slowly Nick Drake is being discovered by people around the world and people are coming to appreciate his talent. This night features top Sydney artists performing all your favourite Drake tunes.

Featuring: Mick Hart, Chris Gillespie, Leroy Lee, Cass Smiles, Matt Ralph (host), James Edgar Francis, Christopher Burns, and more…

Jeremy Flies tribute CD available on the night!