Rototom Sunsplash Live Video + Jazz @ HEART Summer School

August 19th, 2016

Gentleman's Dub Club at Rototom Sunsplash Main Stage

On Wednesday I had the pleasure of performing at the legendary Rototom Sunsplash in Benicassim, Spain with Gentleman’s Dub Club. The full set is available to watch in HD HERE or on YouTube below.

Next week I’ll be teaching on the annual Jazz @ HEART Summer School. The summer school is in it’s 6th year and promises to be as stimulating as ever.

Still a handful of festivals to go before the end of what’s been a cracking summer season…

Afro Banana Republic FestivalOutlook Festival 2016Illusive FestivalBoundary Brighton

Born In the 80′s Big Band Gig + GDC @ Summerjam Video + Nat Adderley Project at Hot Numbers, Cambridge

July 10th, 2016

I’ll be turning 30 years old next month and, to celebrate, my Big Band will be performing at the Spice of Life, Soho. The evening will be a celebration of pop culture music from the 1980′s and early 90′s. Expect chart topping BANGERS from the likes of Chaka Khan, Michael Jackson, Toto, The Human League, Sting and the Police and Seal. As well as an extensive selection of themes from your favourite films, TV shows and computer games. All arranged for a 17-piece Big Band comprised of some of the top young session musicians in London. Tickets available HERE.

Matt Roberts Big Band Born In The 80's

A HD video of Gentleman’s Dub Club‘s recent performance at Summerjam Festival in Cologne, Germany is now available to stream on the WDR website HERE. The low quality fan video below will give you a taste of what a great show it was…

This Friday my Nat Adderley project will be performing at Hot Numbers Coffee House in Cambridge. Entrance is FREE. Music 7:30-10:30pm.

Matt Roberts Sextet plays the music of Nat Adderley

GDC Live @ Fabric + Soul Education Live @ The Jazz Cafe + GDC and Orlando Festival Dates

June 1st, 2016

Fabric Live - Gentleman's Dub Club

This month sees Gentleman’s Dub Club host the main room at the legendary London nightclub Fabric. The night will feature some of our favourite artists and an exclusive live performance from us ahead of this year’s festival season. Tickets HERE.

Soul Education at The Jazz Cafe

I’m delighted to be joining the Soul Education All-Star Band (aka The White Keys) for their performance at the newly refurbished Jazz Cafe, Camden on Sunday 12th June. Buy you tickets HERE. Here’s a clip from our performance at Chelsea FC’s Under The Bridge last year…

Festival season is now underway. Here are just some of the dates I’ll be performing at with Gentleman’s Dub Club and Orlando Julius and the Heliocentrics

June 10th – Eden Festival, UK (w’ Gentleman’s Dub Club)

June 18th – Fete de la Musique, Belgium (w’ Orlando Julius)

June 24th – Glastonbury Festival, UK (w’ Gentleman’s Dub Club)

June 26th – Product Earth Expo, UK (w’ Gentleman’s Dub Club)

July 2nd – El Dorado Festival, UK (w’ Gentleman’s Dub Club)

July 3rd – Summerjam, Germany (w’ Gentleman’s Dub Club)

July 10th – Townlands Carnival, Ireland (w’ Gentleman’s Dub Club)

July 16th – Beatherder Festival, UK (w’ Gentleman’s Dub Club)

July 22nd – Nozstock Festival, UK (w’ Gentleman’s Dub Club)

July 29th – Taktraumfestival, Germany (w’ Gentleman’s Dub Club)

July 30th – Augsburg Festival der Kulturen, Germany (w’ Orlando Julius)

August 5th - Ozora Festival, Hungary (w’ Orlando Julius)

August 6th - OFF Festival, Poland (w’ Orlando Julius)

August 7th – Soundwave Festival, Croatia (w’ Gentleman’s Dub Club)

August 12th – Alive Festival, Denmark (Orlando Julius)

August 13th - Oya Festival, Norway (w’ Orlando Julius)

August 17th – Rototom Sunsplash, Spain (w’ Gentleman’s Dub Club)

August 19th – Beautiful Days, UK (w’ Gentleman’s Dub Club)

August 20th - Afro Banana Republic Festival, Cyprus (w’ Orlando Julius)

September 2nd – Outlook Festival, Croatia (w’ Gentleman’s Dub Club)

September 11th – Illusive Festival, UK (w’ Gentleman’s Dub Club)

September 17th – Boundary Brighton, UK (w’ Gentleman’s Dub Club)

Gateshead Jazz Festival + New GDC Video (feat. Natty)

May 5th, 2016

Thank you to ‘Bebop Spoken Here‘ for their gushing review of my Sextet’s performance at Darlington Jazz Festival. It was a thoroughly enjoyable event.

I also had a excellent time Gateshead International Jazz Festival conducting the Royal Northern Sinfonia. Congratulations to the organisers for organising such a fantastic weekend.

Gentleman’s Dub Club have recently released a video for our collaboration with UK Reggae sensation Natty. Enormous thanks to the artist Jonny Lee for his outstanding artwork.

We’re delighted to begin this year’s festival season with the Soundcrash Funk and Soul Weekender and Hijacked Festival. Both exceptional line ups. Full festival itinerary to come, including European festival dates with Orlando Julius and the Heliocentrics.

Soundcrash Funk and Soul WeekenderHijacked Festival

Radio 1 Live Lounge + Weekend Brunch + Tribute to Nat Adderley + Royal Northern Sinfonia

April 5th, 2016

It was an absolute pleasure to join the mighty Eliza and the Bear for their Radio 1 Live Lounge set. I will also be joining them for their London show this coming Thursday at Islington Assembly Hall (Tickets available HERE) and on channel 4′s ‘Weekend Brunch – Grand National Special’ this coming Saturday. The performance will close the show and be available to watch HERE for 30 days after the program is aired.

Matt Roberts Sextet plays the music of Nat Adderley

This month I’ll be beginning a series of performances paying tribute to the great trumpeter/cornetist/composer Nat Adderley. The first of which will be at Darlington Jazz Festival, and the second at HEART in Leeds. There are also still tickets available for the Gateshead Jazz Festival performance I am conducting with Royal Northern Sinfonia HERE.