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Matt Owens is the archetypal ‘working’ musician, whose gritty narratives and brutal song-noir are fast forging a reputation for the ex-Londoner as the songwriter’s songwriter of choice.

Having co-founded the hugely successful indie-folk band Noah & The Whale, touring the world countless times and selling over a million records, Matt has more recently been collaborating with the new crop of UK Americana trailblazers such as Elles Bailey and Robert Vincent as well as finding time to play in Thea Gilmore’s live band and on her Number 1  album,  Small World Turning.

He also launched and successfully sold out Bath’s first Americana Music Festival, ‘The 7 Hills‘ (featuring Beth Rowley, Louis Brennan, Michele Stodart, Lady Nade) in his new hometown. Owens has now  booked the next instalment ‘The Songwriters Festival’ presented by The 7 Hills , for March 16th.

Owens’ song-writing stands front and centre on his solo albums. It is in the nuanced, absurd and over-shared that Owens finds the universal themes, with a knack for empathising with the human condition, regardless how far gone his protagonist’s plight. His songs document life’s tragedies, whilst weathering them with a wry smile, all the while sounding rooted in modern times.

Three album released so far Whiskey and Orchids , Scorched Earth, and Beer For The Horses released as Matt Owens and The Delusional Vanity  in 2022 (featuring musicians from The Leylines, Clemencie, Danny And The Champs, Tree Top Flyers, and Little Mammoths.)

Fourth album , Way Out West, was released on February 2024 preceded by single ‘5 Years Into Marriage’, a duet between Owens and fast rising UK Americana singer Hannah White. Co-writing is becoming a big part of Owens career. His work with Elles Bailey has already achieved notable success with the song ‘Sunshine City’ hitting no.1 on Planet Rock for 8 weeks. The song was included on Bailey’s UK Top 40 album – Shining In The Half Light, as was ‘Hole in My Pocket’ another Owens/Bailey co-write.