David & Mat live at The Riverside, Woodbridge, 13/5/18. Tranquil Soul Photography
Mat Bayfield & David Edward Booth
Songs from the heart, of lives lived, love and loss, the Peak District hills to the East Anglian coast and the souls and stories of countless places and people in between. In early 2018, singer, songwriter and story-teller Mat Bayfield (ex-Broadside Boys) joined forces with singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer David Edward Booth to start a new journey. In their short time together thus far, they’ve already been filling theatres and festival tents in their home county of Suffolk.
They're in the process of writing songs for an album, which will hopefully appear in the Spring of 2019. Meanwhile...
Double-A-side single in aid of The Brain Tumour Charity
27TH OCTOBER 2018 - LIVE AT THE FERRY!, FELIXSTOWE FERRY, SUFFOLK (duo)
TBC NOVEMBER 2018 - A VERY SPECIAL NIGHT IN WICKHAM MARKET, SUFFOLK
23RD DECEMBER - THE FROIZE, CHILLESFORD, SUFFOLK (big band)
TBC FEB 2019 - A VERY SPECIAL NIGHT IN LEISTON, SUFFOLK
30TH MARCH 2019 - SWEFFLING WHITE HORSE, SUFFOLK (trio)
What's all this 'duo' & 'big band' stuff? Well, the duo is just Mat (vocals) & David (vocals, guitar & kick drum). The 'big band' is the duo, plus Kev Walford on guitar & vocals, Kelly Bayfield on vocals & percussion and Steven Mears on bass. Sometimes there might be a trio, which is likely to be the duo plus Kelly. Well, as Mat & Kelly are married and she comes to all the gigs, it'd be a shame not to use her talents!
WERE YOU AT THE EARLY SHOWS?
13TH MAY 2018 - RIVERSIDE THEATRE, WOODBRIDGE, SUFFOLK (big band)
22ND JUNE 2018 - THE FROIZE, CHILLESFORD, SUFFOLK (duo)
16TH AUGUST 2018 - FOLK EAST WARM-UP PARTY! (duo & big band)
8TH SEPTEMBER 2018 - WHITE HORSE, SWEFFLING, SUFFOLK (trio)
A more swish website will follow in due course.
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