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Matt Henshaw on the University of Leicester website

Musician member of staff releases solo single
Posted by ap507 at Oct 07, 2013 04:25 PM | Permalink
Matt Henshaw debuts soulful acoustic track 'It Ain't Easy'
Musician member of staff releases solo single
Matt Henshaw, an employee and musician from the University whose music was described by the Guardian as 'sublime', has released his first solo single.

The melancholy track, titled ‘It Ain’t Easy’, is a soulful acoustic song with a forlorn atmosphere that is sure to strike a chord with fans of heartfelt and catchy folk music.

Matt has been in previous musical incarnations such as the band Censored at the age of 17; has played Leeds, Reading and Isle Of Wight festivals; and has received a substantial amount of radio airplay. He has also supported the likes of Snow Patrol, We Are Scientists, Supergrass, Ocean Colour Scene, Arctic Monkeys, The Bluetones and The Holloways.

His collaboration with UK underground hip-hop artist Reggiimental helped coin the genre ‘B-Boy Soul’, and the two have since produced an album, ‘The Deepest Cellar’. More recently, Matt was voted by New Musical Express (NME) readers to open the main stage at London’s Lovebox festival.

Matt has a series of shows coming up in Leicester city, including headlining on the acoustic stage at the Curve Theatre for Oxjam in association with Oxfam on Saturday 19 October. There will also be a feature written on him in the next issue of the Ripple.

Link to Matt's website
Listen to the track by clicking below:



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