Indigenous songwriter brings award-winning act to Grafton
THE Matty Devitt Band is based around indigenous singer/songwriter the band's namesake who has been writing songs and performing for the past 12 years in and around the Coffs Harbour, Byron Bay, and Fraser Coast areas.
Matty also spent two years in Brighton, UK, enjoying much success on the local circuit. During this time he linked up with two amazingly talented unknown guitarists, Wes DeWitt of Canada, and Richard Atherton of England and proceeded to take out the "Best Original Musician" Category at the 2008 Bundaberg Rum, Blues over Byron Busking Competition, after which Matty took out the Best Song in the indigenous category at the 2008 Q Song Awards.
Matty and the band are currently touring the east coast from Cairns to Coffs, delivering a unique style of chilled, rootsy, acoustic rock, driven by Matty's insightful and soulful lyrics.
Catch the Matty Devitt Band at the South Grafton Ex-Servicemen's Club on Saturday night.