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Matt has worked with a diverse range of artists including Youth (Killing Joke, The Orb), Arno Carstens, Fake?, Poly Styrene and more recently accompanied Ozark Henry on his European tour.

His innovative style is supported by a career that has spanned genres from jazz to punk, folk to electronica.

Based in London, Matt's current projects include jazz group The Matt Chandler Trio with Jason Simpson on double bass and Sophie Alloway on drums, and electro-funk band Pest who regularly play live shows around London and have releases on Ninja Tune records.

In 2009 Matt independently released his debut album “After Midnight” and followed this up in 2011 with his second, “It Goes Like This”.


Awards
  • 2013: International ‘Future Guitar Legend’, sponsored by Eastman Guitars. Matt took the stage with John Pisano in Los Angeles
  • 2010: Blue Noize blues guitar competition.
  • 2009: Best Newcomer for MC3 Organ Trio, at The Cheltenham Jazz Festival Budvar Brewed Awards

“tight, well played…’After Midnight’ impressed” Jazz UK

“unusually lyrical, leisurely and assured…A promising debut” Jazzwise

“an excellent trio record full of absorbing compositions and superlative playing…[‘After Midnight’] is an unpretentious swinging, grooving album that should appeal to all jazz guitar fans” The Jazz Mann

“‘It Goes like This’…texturally adventurous…strong funky vibe…Chandler has a nice way with melody” Jazzwise

It Goes Like This "a powerful  collection of original numbers......could well become bebop classics" London Jazz CD review

It Goes Like This "flowing lines and figures reminiscent of Martino, Metheny and Benson" Just Jazz Guitar Magazine