Welcome to my homepage
This is the new homepage where I hope to keep you up to date with all my various creative ventures.
Above photo by Mike Alsford.
I am a South West based musician and film maker and have been fortunate to have shared the bill with many fine artists such as Hawkwind, Frank Turner and collaborated with the likes of Arthur Brown, Roger O'Donnell (of The Cure) and more recently on a very exciting project with The Mike Westbrook Orchestra.
I have spent most my life writing & recording I'm best known for the gothic rock band 'All Living Fear' but in recent years I have let Goth take a back seat and I have worked on a number of projects.
I am Matthew North welcome to my website.
News February 2013
Im my Solo work, it took a bit of a back seat but out of the blue I did something new I re started an old idea called 'Department Factory' and on the 14th Feb I did a solo show looping a variety of analogue instruments. I recorded this show and with some additional material from the afternoons session at home released the album 'Valentine'. You can listen to it and download it for free, or you cam contribute something to it via my Bandcamp page.
New All Living Fear album - Coming Home is out on the 1st November this is the first album where I have taken vocal duties and the first with live drums. more info can be found on Facebook. The Whitby show was great fun, maybe another show is on the horizon.
Secrets For September are making a new EP 'Life And Other Stories' and have recently toured with Arthur Brown and openend for It Bites, next show is in March supporting Lene Lovich..
The Mike Westbrook Orchestra, I have started work on filming and editing some shows of one if British Jazz's finest The Mike Westbrook Orchestra whom have made countless classic albums such as Metropolis, Citidel Room 315, Love Songs, On Dukes Birthday and many more. There is a clip on my YouTube page.
News August 2012
Can it really be that long since I updated this page wow. Well a lot has happened in brief, Secrets for September has gone from strength to strength, we welcomed new singer and friend Ellie Taylor into the band, and we made our debut on a live BBC Radio session before opening for The Magic Band at the Exeter Phoenix, since then we have done around 20 shows inc several festivals such as Kozfest, Plymouth Freedom Fields Festival, Ohmfest and others and we have a good bunch of shows for the rest of the year. We also got to No2 in the Amazon Hot new releases in rock with our single 'Reflections' and tracks from our new cd 'The Festival EP' have been played on many radio stations.
As for other musical projects All Living Fear are to play the Whitby Goth Weekend festival in November this is the bands only show planned for this year to celebrate the bands existence for the last 20 years. This will be a special gig first one with a drummer and a completely different set to the last time we played. There will also be a new All Living Fear CD out for the show.
I'm also doing a few more singer / songwriter gigs and recently have had Mike from Secrets join me on Djembe and we have had a really great sound.
Keep and eye on my blog that I do update more often than this :)
News December 2011
What an unbelievable year 2011 has been, I have achieved so many goals that I never envisages that I would ever do. The last couple Secrets shows have been by far our best, and we have more good things to come. Al being well our album will be released around February and we will spend the summer playing gigs and festivals. Also recently All Living Fear released a single the first with drums for nearly 20 years and has met with great acclaim from various movers and shakers so much so we will be performing in mainland Europe for the first time towards the end of 2012.
Also I'm still on the Radio every week at around 11pm on BBC radio Devon / Cornwall and you can also listen online.
Please also don't forget the Blog
News August 2011
Wow where does the time go, well most of my time has gone on Secrets for September, we have started playing live and enjoying the experience and we have 75% of our album recorded and hope to have it released by the end of the year. I have also been working in the background on some demos for new All Living Fear material and we have also re recorded some songs for free download that you can get here still strange to think that All Living Fear will be 20 years old next year. I have updated the gigs page with all that is coming up.
In other news the DVD that I directed of the band Skin live at Nottingham Rock City has been released more info can be found at skinfreak.co.uk
News June 2011
Lots of things have been going on the last few months, my new band 'Secrets for September' are about to release their first single as a band on June 10th via iTunes and Amazon MP3 the song is titled 'Upside Down'.
Recently 2 download only eps were released include my debut acoustic ep 'Broken Strings' and a new All Living Fear ep 'Broken dream' both eps have had the thumbs up from Mick Mercer you can see the review here.
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