British Blues Award winners Catfish have carved a reputation for themselves as an excellent live band with a phenomenal frontman in 22 year old guitarist/vocalist Matt Long who plays with a real passion for the blues.
They received two nominations in the British Blues Awards 2015, taking third in Emerging Artist, and followed this with three in 2016, taking first in keyboards and third in Young Artist.
The band crashed onto the blues scene in January 2015, with their debut album ‘So Many Roads’ going straight in at no 1 in the IBBA blues airplay charts. Their EP, a tribute to BB King called ‘When BB Sings the Blues’, charted at no. 5 in February 2016.
In January 2017 they released their much-anticipated second album ‘Broken Man’ which is almost entirely original material. This is blues with a very broad brush – from epic prog anthems to stripped back piano ballads. Reviews include this one from Blues in Britain Magazine:
‘Catfish’s new Broken Man album…is a turning point for the band showing that not only is Catfish one of the best live bands on the blues circuit at the moment, but that the calibre of their songwriting matches that.’ Blues in Britain, December 2016
You can see Catfish on Saturday at The Lake District Boat Club