Inductee of the British Blues Hall of Fame, Matt Schofield turns 39 today.
Born in the industrial city of Manchester, Uk on August 21, 1977, and raised amongst the rolling hills and locked in time Cotswolds, Matt Schofield began playing guitar at the age of 12.
“My dad relocated to America, but before he left he gave me a BB King video. I watched it before school every day; it was three or four tracks from a concert. Later, when I was in California with my father, he showed me BB King with Albert Collins and Stevie Ray Vaughan video”. It was like: I’ve got to do this”.
Schofield is regarded as one of the most distinctive and innovative British blues guitarists, and has been rated in the top ten of British blues guitarists by 'Guitar & Bass Magazine'.
Matt Schofield's awards and commentary
British Blues Awards Guitarist of the Year 2010, 2011, 2012 which garnered him an induction into the British Blues Hall of Fame
Voted Blues Album of the Year (2011) Mojo Magazine
Penguin Book of Blues Recordings cited as one of only two living British artists to achieve the maximum four-star rating
Guitar & Bass magazine’s Top Ten British Blues Guitarists