Artist: Mat Woods (band: Moby Dickless)
Age: 23
From: Manchester
Specialism: Post-bop trip-hop guitar/bass/drums trio creating long-form sets from improvised jams.
Mentor: Sarah Heneghan, drummer, composer (Power Out), Beyond Albedo
Industry support: Angela Kirk, Communications Director, mjf 

Soundcheck challenge: 

We wanted to try improvising a song around some pre-composed lyrics to simple chord progressions, fusing the styles of artists like BadBadNotGood and Massive Attack.

I’m inspired by how David Attenborough constructs narratives for his documentaries, so the focus of the stories was taken from the animal kingdom, finding parallels with the human experience.

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