Todays Artist Discovery is Funk Rock 4 piece Matty Long and The Loveguns. The group combine funky guitar licks, captivating vocals and a groove-driven rhythmic section to create a distinguishable and defining sound.
The London based 4 piece have become regulars to their home town music scene - having already gigged at venues such as O2 Academy Islington, 93 Feet East, Cafe 1001, The Fiddlers Elbow & London Stone to name a few...
The band consists of Matty Long (vocals & guitar), Jack “Gommo” Gomm (bass & backing vocals), George Matthews (rhythm Guitar & backing vocals) and Rhod Jones (drums).
We had the great pleasure of having the boys play at one of our live events in January 2020 at The Fiddlers Elbow (London). The group gave a strong and committed performance, creating a very big sound in the process - fusing elements of 70's Rock with a more modern Indie spin.
Frontman Matty Long portrays a confident and energetic persona - showcasing his musical & performance abilities with moments such as playing the guitar behind his head (he nailed the solo!) - whilst the rest of the band kept the groove tightly locked in, providing a rich and full sounding rhythm section.
Having released two singles so far - 'Ruby Funk' & 'Jealous' - the bands new single, 'Pretty Daze (T-Shirt Weather)', will be released on 8th May 2020!
We absolutely cannot wait to see what comes next for this exciting upcoming band. We'll be for sure looking to book them again on one of our live events too - so keep your eyes (and ears!) peeled!
Listen to more Matty Long and The Loveguns on Spotify.
(Post cover photo 'live at Fiddlers Elbow': EvieE Photography)