Matt Owens in the South Bar – Friday 6th December


Matt first played for us in the summer and fell in love with The Packhorse and the story behind it. We all thought he was fantastic too, and as a result we have managed to secure a regular slot with him (subject to his tours). We next welcome him back on Friday 6th December.

British born singer-songwriter and musician Matt Owens first came to prominence as a founder member of indie-folk band Noah and the Whale. Releasing four albums, Noah and the Whale achieved huge success in the UK and overseas, selling over one million albums in the UK alone. The band toured the world between 2006 and 2015, playing hundreds of festivals, as well as touring with the likes of Arcade Fire, Bahamas, and Laura Marling. February 2019 saw the release of Matt’s debut solo album, “Whiskey and Orchids” to widespread critical acclaim including a 5 star review in Maverick Magazine. The album’s already received substantial Radio play from BBC 6 Music, 5 LIVE, BBC Scotland and BBC Wales. A UK Tour supporting Thea Gilmore followed in May, (with Matt also playing in her band) and this summer he has played over 25 festivals as far flung as the West Coast of Ireland and north Scotland including Glastonbury Festival.