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Electronica / Jazz / Folk
Best known as the guitarist for Cinematic Orchestra, Stuart has toured worldwide with the band and played on and contributed to the writing of the albums, Ma Fleur, Live at the Royal Albert Hall and the award winning Disney soundtrack, The Crimson Wing.
Stuart’s latest project, The Breath, released its debut album, Carry Your Kin, on Peter Gabriel’s Real World Record label in July 2016. Stuart has also released four solo albums, written commissions for Arts Council England, The British Council and for UK saxophonist, John Surman, as part of the Manchester Jazz Festival.
As well as John Surman, Stuart has performed and recorded with some of the most prominent jazz artists of today, including American drummer Ari Hoenig, Kenny Wheeler, Mike Gibbs, Gwilym Simcock, Tim Garland, French drummer Laurent Robin, French pianist Laurent De Wilde and Austrian hang drum player and Bjork percussionist Manu Delago.
Upcoming releases include, The Space Between, a guitar duo with Mike Walker. Stuart is also featured on the new albums by Cardiff-based electronica band, Slowly Rolling Camera; London-based drummer and producer, Richard Spaven; and Brisbane-based pianist, Sean Foran.
Stuart's music fuses electronica, jazz and folk to create a magical combination of both acoustic and electronic instruments that gives his music such a distinctive sound.
Matt & Phred's is a long established live music venue, situated in Manchester's trendy Northern Quarter. Over the years the likes of Sneaky, Kit Downes, Marius Neset, Manu Delago, the Dagda Quartet, Jamie Cullum and even Adele have graced the stage in our little neighbourhood joint.
Most notably known for showcasing the best in local and international Jazz, Matt & Phred's offers much, much more. We still have live music gigs 6 nights a week, encompassing the likes of Jazz, Folk, Gypsy, Electro, Salsa, Swing, World and even a little bit of Ska.
As well as being able to see some amazingly talented musicians, our bar and kitchen team are also at the top of their game. If you enjoy cocktails then this is the place to be. We also have a cracking wine list with featured wines of the month and of course anyone who has ever been to the club knows just how good the pizzas are and at weekends we have added specials to tantalise your taste buds!
The [diary page](http://www.mattandphreds.com/diary) lists all of the upcoming events so it's easy to see what is going on. The gigs are free Monday to Thursday and there is a teeny tiny £5 door charge on Friday and Saturday nights. We highly recommend you book a table for weekend nights as we do get busy and there's no better way to enjoy the bands whilst being waited on by our fabulous bar team.
If you are a regular visitor to Matt & Phred's why not take advantage of the Membership scheme. It's £50 for a standard membership and £25 for a student membership per year. You get free entry at the weekends and Happy Hours deals until midnight Monday - Thursday and offers on a number of events. You can pick up a membership form at the club or fill out the [enquiries page](http://www.mattandphreds.com/enquiries) on the web site. Easy peasy!
Matt & Phred's is a great local hangout so whether you fancy a pint and a pizza after work, a night out with friends or just fancy dropping in to see what's going on you won't be disappointed!
See you at the club soon!
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