Singer to play gig ahead of festival
A SINGER-SONGWRITER will perform at The Artisan in Rawtenstall on Thursday, September 14.
Mat Skinner, who is also a composer and producer, plays guitar and harmonica.
He performs acoustic music, influenced by the likes of Neil Young, Leonard Cohen and Jackson C Frank
He was commissioned by 14/18 Now, an arts programme to commemorate the centenary of the end of the First World War, to perform The Scarecrow at Glastonbury’s Leftfield Stage alongside Billy Bragg.
His debut EP, With The Power Of A Thousand Suns, was released in 2015.
Now he performs with backing musicians Andy Hargreaves of I Am Kloot, Dean Casement from The Plumedores and Dickon Kyme-Wright from Tom Hingley’s Kar-Pets.
Mat and his band will play at The Artisan on Thursday, ahead of their performance at Ramsbottom festival Head for the Hills on Sunday, September 16.
Doors open at 8pm and tickets cost £3.
For more details, visit www. theartisanrawtenstall. co.uk.