About Matt

About Matt Lawton Bass

Matt Lawton is a Warwick Bass endorsing artist who is currently teaching at City of Liverpool college and received a BA Hons in Popular Music and Recording from Salford University. His professional work focuses on live performance in pop and jazz playing functions and corporate events across Europe. From 2016 – 2017, Matt worked as musical director for several shows at the iconic Epstein Theatre.

Matt’s main passion lies with jazz, he formed Red Giant, a jazz fusion trio, in 2015 and produces original compositions and arrangements for this group. Matt plays upright bass and contributes arrangements for a range of jazz groups across the northwest, including the Jazz Flute Big Band who appeared at the London Jazz Festival 2017. In 2016, Matt was awarded the Dave Joseph Jazz Award for his contributions to the genre.

Matt works as a session musician and has appeared on numerous releases for recording artists. Matt also publishes online lessons and eBooks for bassists through his own website and appears as a guest writer for iBass magazine, producing reviews of new music and equipment.

Following his latest release, The Optimist, Matt is currently working on a new project, “World On Fire”, due for release later this year.

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