M G Boulter is a talented songwriter and musician from Leigh, who has been gaining a national reputation over the last year or two. 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, Simone Felice and Paul Heaton, with whom he graced the stage of the Royal Albert Hall earlier this year. And he also continues to tour and record with his band, the swashbuckling Lucky Strikes, local heroes all. At this year’s festival Matt appears with his trio, featuring ace double bassist Paul Ambrose, and the splendid drummer Brian Styles. ‘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.