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Hook Gigs: Matt Wills

30 June 2017

Singer-songwriter Matt Wills will stun you. If you're a fan of Ed Sheeran or The 1975, then Matt Wills should be on your radar. If he's not, make sure you add his whole profile to your Spotify playlist this instant.

 We went to see him headline at Omeara, London Bridge, supported by the exquisite Lauren Faith and Young Native, with special guest, Devlin.

 

 

At only 22 years-old, Matt has already been rotating the circuit for quite a time. Yet for some bizarre reason, he has yet to blast through that final glass ceiling that keeps him grossly and unjustly separated from the heights of chart glory. He is SO close to being the industry's latest British darling, having already toured with heavyweights Bastille, Halsey and Foxes.

He's been laying the solid groundwork for years. Now, he's nearly at the cusp of stardom; all it will take is that one music video, advert endorsement or live performance to send him soaring. Much like the stunning rise of Dua Lipa, Matt Wills' time is now. Collaborations with Devlin, Wilkinson and SRNO have already cemented him as a versatile talent, whilst BBC Introducing have long been championing his skills as a live performer. 

 

 

With endless glowing reviews from everyone, including Clash Magazine and Flavour Mag, it's crystal clear that Matt's the real deal. Any melody that his vocal chords touch is pure gold. There isn't one song that we would rate below 4.5 stars. His set at Omeara included powerful performances of 'Always', 'Emily' and 'Wallflower'. A particular highlight was his stunning mid-set cover of Tears For Fears' 1985 hit, 'Everybody Wants To Rule The World'.  

 

 

 

The energetic 'Set You Free' and 'Ellie Grab Your Gun' both got the crowd jumping, whilst a personal favourite of the night was his absolutely magnetic performance of 'Hurricane', enhanced further by Devlin's appearance. The passion of both artists was infectious. 'Put It All On Me' and 'Lost and Found' were sublime in equal measure.   

 

 

 

Matt is now at the top of our list for 'ones to watch'. If you love discovering talent before it becomes mainstream like we do, then do yourself a favour and show Matt Wills the support and adoration he very much deserves and get listening to the songs listed above; you'll wonder how you ever managed to get through your weekly commute or Sunday daze without him. 

 

 

   

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