by Matt Woosey

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released June 7, 2016

All songs written by Matt Woosey
Guitars and vocals – Matt Woosey
Bass – Danny Thompson
Drums – Clive Deamer
Piano and accordion – Bruce O’Neil
Pedal Steel – Bob Dixon
Artwork - Gretha Quinlan, South Africa (
Album Design – your name and website.
Sobriety management: Adam Buhryn

Recorded at:
Modern World Studios, Tetbury
Sawmills Studios, Fowey

Further recordings made at:
The Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford
Whitehouse studio, Kewstoke
Arlie’s Room, Uphill

Mixed by:
John Cornfield
Tony Hobden

Engineered by:
John Cornfield
Tarrent Shepherd
Tony Hobden
Martin Nicholls

Mastered by John Cornfield

Produced by Tony Hobden and Matt Woosey

Executive Producer – Jeff Barnes

Thanks to Friendly people with sofas, Malvern, John Martyn, Mark and Maureen, David Godden, Tony and Kelly, Weston College, Micha and Helmut, Frank and Christel, Jeff and Corola.

This album is dedicated to my Mum and Dad who taught me, if nothing else, to be my own man. I hope that lesson has seeped into the music on this album.
It is also dedicated to my wife who has had to endure some lengthy times on her own, in a different country, looking after our bump whilst Tony and I have had a rip roaring time travelling the country making this record with some outstanding musicians. I love you.


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Matt Woosey Ettenheim, Germany

Matt Woosey’s time is now. His eighth studio album, Desiderata, captures the most daring and progressive music of his career. His acclaimed solo shows dart between folk, roots, ambient and electronica. He’s an artist who slips the creative straightjacket of the modern industry, a trailblazer with no reverse gear, a performer who drags the acoustic guitar kicking and screaming into fresh relevance ... more


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