Matt Joe Gow, who was born in NZ, spent three years travelling the world writing & playing music & developing a sound of his own. Relocating to Melbourne Matt has been recording songs for a new album, his debut which is due out soon.
The songs have been recorded at the Woodstock Studios with the Dead Leaves, an eight piece studio band featuring members of Augie March (Ed Ammendola & David Williams). Other members of the Dead Leaves are Chris Elliott, Brendan Mitchell & Greg Whitehead.
Matt has been influenced by the likes of Whiskeytown & Grant Lee Buffalo as well as fellow Kiwi’s Neil Finn & Dave Dobbyn. His new songs are infused with country flavours that can be attributed to these influences.