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Matthew Wright

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Gigs ed and TV writer. Author of Seasick Steve: Ramblin' Man (June 2016, John Blake Books), the first book-length study of the true story behind the acclaimed hobo-bluesman.

Articles By Matthew Wright

10 Questions for Courtney Pine: 'How do you express rage?'

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Irvine Welsh: Dead Men's Trousers review - Renton and Begbie make it safely to middle age

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Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox, Roundhouse - hits and misses

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Tones, Drones and Arpeggios: The Magic of Minimalism, BBC Four - brilliant appraisal

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CD: GoGo Penguin - A Humdrum Star

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Albums of the Year 2017: Daymé Arocena - Cubafonia

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Jonathan Coe: The Broken Mirror review - potent, crystalline, but rather small

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Mads Mathias, Pizza Express Jazz Club - honeyed yet precise

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10 Questions for Pianist Søren Bebe

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Prom 53 review: Buckley, Metropole Orkest - extravagantly entertaining jazz

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theartsdesk Q&A: Composer Nitin Sawhney

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CD: Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah - Diaspora

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CD: Django Bates - Saluting Sgt. Pepper

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David Sedaris: Theft By Finding review - comic literary talent of historic value

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CD: Taj Mahal and Keb' Mo' - TajMo

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Sand in the Sandwiches, Theatre Royal, Haymarket review - delightful but sanitised

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The Brahms violin sonatas make a perfect spring evening recital. The Second and Third were...

Rasheeda Speaking, Trafalgar Studios review - unsettling com...

Conflict and comedy can be unpredictable bedfellows, and Chicago...

Home From Home, BBC One review - Johnny Vegas as everyman he...

Home From Home, written by newcomers Chris Fewtrell and Simon Crowther, first saw life as a pilot in the BBC’s Landmark Sitcom Season in...

CD: Willie Nelson - Last Man Standing

Willie Nelson turned 85 at the end of April, a few days after releasing his latest album and a rare set of self-penned new songs, Last Man...

theartsdesk on Vinyl: Record Store Day Special 2018

Record Store Day 2018 – Saturday April 21 – is upon us. It should really be Record Shop Day 2018 as this is the UK but let’s not quibble. Instead...

10 Questions for Courtney Pine: 'How do you express rag...

Over 30 years after he made his debut as a solo artist, woodwind multi-instrumentalist Courtney Pine is still Britain’s most prominent...

Bat Out of Hell, Dominion Theatre review - the Meat Loaf mus...

Back by feverishly popular demand, Jim Steinman’s mega-musical...

True Horror, Channel 4 review - a Ronseal approach to ghost...

As if the real world wasn’t scary enough... Ghost stories are en vogue at the moment, and after the BBC’s hit-and-miss Requiem...