M G Boulter is a talented songwriter and musician from Leigh, who has been gaining a national reputation over the last year or two.
M G’s 2013 album, The Water or the Wave, was released by Harbour Song Records, where he recruited various friends and colleagues for the recording sessions, including Lucky Strikes compatriot Paul Ambrose, Bryony Afferson and Lizzy O’Connor from London folk and bluegrass band Troubadour Rose and, by no means least, legendary Dire Straits and Bob Dylan drummer Pick Withers. This eclectic cast helped Matthew create a work of considerable warmth and subtlety.
His second album, ‘With Wolves the Lambs will Lie’ has gained critical acclaim far and wide, and features guests, Lucy Farrell and Neil McSweeney.
As a player of an array of stringed instruments, M G Boulter has also worked alongside many other artists including Conor Oberst, Neil McSweeney, Duke and the King, Emily Portman and Rosalie Deighton, while remaining a long standing member of the Simone Felice Group. And he also continues to tour and record with his band, the swashbuckling Lucky Strikes, local heroes all.
‘Introspective, gentle, tinged with darkness and a sorrowful undertow, these are elegant songs delivered with restraint and oodles of world-weary charm’ FATEA
‘Gorgeous, in a word’ UNCUT
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