Mat McHugh is about to take his music around Australia, performing a solo tour for the first time in a few years.
The latter part of 2015 was a tumultuous time for Mat. Having written, recorded and released a new FREE album – WAVES (www.matmchugh.bandcamp.com/album/waves) – Mat had to cancel his Australian tour last September after only a few shows due to extensive neck and back injuries.
Interview by Stuart Blythe
Currently on his “An Evening With The Beautiful Girls” ten-year anniversary tour, Mat. McHugh took time out with Life Music Media.
LMM: You’re currently on your “An Evening With The Beautiful Girls” ten-year anniversary tour.
How’s the tour been so far?
Mat. McHugh: It’s been ok. 3 shows in. I’ve been trying to get my head back in the game. I haven’t played TBG songs for a little while so it’s all about getting the groove back at the moment.
LMM: It’s the ten-year anniversary tour but also a farewell to The Beautiful Girls moniker and stepping out as Mat. McHugh. Frightening or natural artistic progression?
On 26 September 2009, Brisbane’s own Sounds of Spring music festival will once again open its gates at an impressive new venue at Victoria Park, Gilchrist Ave, Herston (opposite RNA Showgrounds & Royal Children’s Hospital) to an impressive line-up of the country’s best indie acts and 15,000 antsy music lovers. After cutting our teeth on the festival scene last year, Sounds of Spring invites you back for a bigger, better, louder festival, in every way. The response from bands wanting to play at SOS09 has been incredible and we’re extremely proud to present an exciting blend of your favourite Australian acts, and a few new ones we think you’ll really enjoy.
Making up the first of two line-up announcements are the following 28 exciting acts:
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Saturday 7th March (2pm – 10pm NSW Time)
Duranbah Beach, Gold Coast
All Ages / Licenced Surf + Music Event
|Performers: BLISS N ESO, KORA (nz), KRAM, ASH GRUNWALD, DUKES OF WINDSOR, MAT MCHUGH (The Beautiful Girls), SOMETHING WITH NUMBERS, ROGERTHAT, WINNIE COOPERS, JOHN STEEL SINGERS, THE JEZABELS, NUMBERS RADIO, KID MAC, SURE CUT KIDS, AND YACHT CLUB DJs.
MORE ACTS ADDED TO THE QUIKSILVER PRO SHOW LINE UP – Tickets are on sale now
The first artist announcement included a compilation of acts who recently starred in this years triple j Hottest 100 music poll with the event headliners BLISS N ESO, grabbing 3 tracks in the countdown, followed by Continue reading