Artist info

Genre

Roots


Sounds like

blue king brown, Corey Harris, Matisyahu


band members

Matty Woods - all instruments


Influences

Political activism, Mother Earth


Bio

Matty Woods is one of the emerging "true" voices of Australian reggae. His illuminating stage presence brings a message of empowerment and unity. Matty is a progressive artist/producer with a distinct relevance to contemporary Australia. The multi-instrumentalist has been making waves within the Australian reggae scene releasing 'The Ras Gong Guerrilla EP' and has had a number of high-profile shows. Matty's debut release 'The Ras Gong Guerrilla EP' covers many heated and political forums such as Indigenous sovereignty, transitional lifestyles, climate change, national identity, and corruption at all levels of business and government. The smooth roots reggae grooves pounding so strongly out of the recesses of deep bass are alluring and an island vibes riddim you can chant an stomp your feet to all day! ** High Profile Gigs To Date ** Opened for Midnite (St Croix), Turbulence (Jamaica), The Black Seeds (NZ), Cornerstone Roots (NZ), Natiruts (Brazil), Mista Savona, The Red Eyes, Watussi, Ozi Batla, Rastawookie, Declan Kelly and David Rovics (US) amongst others. Festivals - Byron Bay Reggaefest - Towradgi Blues and Roots Festival - Cruelty Free Living Festival - High and Dry Festival - Gong Sunsplash Reggae Festival - R.E.G.E.N. Festival - Love Jam Festival - Riddim Fest - Viva La Gong Festival - Illawarra Folk Festival

Review

Knibbs

10 Jul 2011

50

Solid dancehall stuff with words to match. Love it.

Solid dancehall stuff with words to match. Love it.

Review

kelmc

28 Jul 2011

50

My favourite. I feel inspired everytime I hear it.

My favourite. I feel inspired everytime I hear it.

Review

eileithya

27 Jun 2011

50

It is SO inspiring to hear uplifting Australian reggae music with messages about the hard issues our society faces. Matty Woods has a real gift weaving his political views with a powerful dancehall vibe. A real breath of fresh air...

It is SO inspiring to hear uplifting Australian reggae music with messages about the hard issues our society faces. Matty Woods has a real gift weaving his political views with a powerful dancehall vibe. A real breath of fresh air...