Discography

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The Aviators' Ball

Matt Owens

All Made Up Records 2014

Matt’s debut album which incorporating elements of jazz, world, classical and folk music. Co-produced with Kirsty Almeida and featuring Neil Yates, Steve Chadwick, Edward Barnwell, and John Ellis alongside vocalists Tom Davies, Ríoghnach Connolly, Zoe Kyoti and Kirsty Almeida with The Souza Wind Quintet.

 

"The Aviators' Ball is the perfect soundtrack to a film not yet realised, and one of the gorgeous albums that you'll hear this year."Echoes Magazine
"The Aviators' Ball is the perfect soundtrack to a film not yet realised, and one of the gorgeous albums that you'll hear this year."Echoes Magazine
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Anything You Can Dream

The Magic Beans

2015 Rosehill Media

Latest album from acoustic trio with vocalist Zoe Kyoti and guitarist Ulrich Elbract.

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Gas Mark 3 (The Slow Burner)

Baked A La Ska

Limefield Records 2015

Produced  – Matt Owens, bass Matt Owens 

On their third album Baked A La Ska broaden their production pallet to include everything but the kitchen sink and cooker; tuba, lap steel guitar, tubular bells, bass harmonica, toy piano, theremin, bass sax, stylophone etc. – each instrument adds their flavour to the one true skank whilst singers Kuntri Ranks, Tommy Robot, Frank the Skank, Robin Sunflower, Bulldog Morel and Basil Padprik put their individual icings on top.

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Ska of Wonder

Baked A La Ska

Limefield Records 2014

Baked A La Ska’s Christmas album. Bass/arrangements & co-production. Co-writes on Cold Winter Time, Klezmas and Follow That Ska.

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Winter Songs

Kirsty Almeida & The Troubadours

All Made Up Records 2011

The album is a collection of ten delightful tracks reflecting both the magic and darkness that the season brings. Bass/arrangements & co-production. Co-written songs Just Cancel Christmas, Shine All Your Light and Cold Lonely Blue

"Once again Kirsty has provided the soundtrack of our lives."Manchester Evening News
"Once again Kirsty has provided the soundtrack of our lives."Manchester Evening News
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Just Desserts

Baked A La Ska

Limefield Records 2012 

Baked A La Ska’s second album. Bass/arrangements & co-production. Matt’s original tracks Arabian Nights(featured track) & Road To Life

"Upbeat anthems and dancehall skanking...wouldn't you just love to see this lot live?The Sunday Times
"Upbeat anthems and dancehall skanking...wouldn't you just love to see this lot live?The Sunday Times
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DéjàVoodu

Kirsty Almeida

All Made Up Records 2010.

Produced by Youth and originally released on Decca Records, Kirsty’s brilliant debut album was recorded at State of The Ark studio , London.

Matt contributed bass, brass & string arrangements/orchestrations and co-writes on Spider, Wrong Mr Right, Shine All Your Light & Gather Round.

"...a gorgeous collection of brilliantly written and performed songs...add to that a voice that is by turns delicate and storming, personality that seeps out of every seam and you have an artist and an album to treasure. Delicious."

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"...a gorgeous collection of brilliantly written and performed songs...add to that a voice that is by turns delicate and storming, personality that seeps out of every seam and you have an artist and an album to treasure. Delicious."

The Daily Express
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Llanita

Kirsty Almeida & Descarga

All Made Up Recods 2004

Recorded in Gibraltar and Manchester, English and Spanish lyrics intertwine over Afro-Cuban rhythms, in an album that captures a variety of moods: from the cheeky bubbliness of Barfly, via the eccentricity of Mi Loca to the epic beauty of Unconditional. Matt contributed bass, arrangements and co-production as well as co-writing most tracks with Kirsty. His re-working of I Heard It Though The Grapevine  was featured on several compilation albums.

"Without a doubt this is Latin music with the freshness of a new century."


La Banda Elastica, Latin Alternative Music Magazine, Los Angeles
"Without a doubt this is Latin music with the freshness of a new century."


La Banda Elastica, Latin Alternative Music Magazine, Los Angeles
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Baked A La Ska

Baked A La Ska

Limefield Records 2009.

Baked A La Ska’s raucous debut album recorded live at Limefield Studio. Bass/arrangements & co-production. Owens original: New Logic (featured track).

“…irrepressible jollity as an eclectic bunch of songs get supercharged and skanked…Utterly bonkers but irresistible.” Manchester Evening News
“…irrepressible jollity as an eclectic bunch of songs get supercharged and skanked…Utterly bonkers but irresistible.” Manchester Evening News
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ALBATROSS

Kirsty Almeida

5 of Kirsty almieda’s songs feature in this movie soundtrack including Wish You Well which Matt co-wrote.

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Patagonia Soundtrack

Kirsty Almeida

Decca 2011

A tango version of Kirsty Almeida & Matt’s tunes The Circle Song features on the movie soundtrack.

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Wishbone

Zoe Kyoti

2015 Whest Records

Bass on 3 tracks

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Beneath The Blue

Ian Reynolds-Young

Limefield 2015

Double bass on the album by singe/songwriter Ian Reynolds-Young

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Who Do You Think You Are?

Ben Williams

2015 Jukebox Secret Recordings

Double bass on this album by singer/songwriter Ben Williams

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skint and golden

Fabrizio Cammarata & Paolo Fuschi

800A Records 2014

Album from two Sicilian’s, Fabrizio Cammarata (vocals) & Paolo Fuschi (guitar). Recorded in 80Hertz Studio Manchester and mixed in Sicily. Bass guitar on all tracks.

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RUMBERO DE CORAZON

Dorance Lorza & Sexteto Café

2013 KHM Music

Salsa CD with London based Colombian salsa band. Matt plays his Ampeg Baby Bass on the album.

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Sing A Little Higher

Jon Kenzie

Recorded and produced by Jon Kenzie with a collective of Manchester musicians at Conversion studios in 2013. Double bass.

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songs for little boy wonder

Matt Thomas Thompson

2013

Recorded at Toast Studios with producer Chris Hamilton. Double bass/bass guitar

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Out of the black

Tiki Black

No Sugar Added (NOSE) Records 2013

Double bass on several tracks

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Sunset In Whalley Range

Manchester Music Makers

2008

Bass on all tracks

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COUNTRY FOLK IN THIS ADORABLE TOWN

The Seniors

Conscious Music 2013.

Matt contributed double bass to 2 tracks on The Seniors EP.

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Black Lung

Ríoghnach Connolly

Limefield Records 2012

Double bass on 6 of the albums tracks.

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The Damnation Twist

The Wagon Train

Limefield Records 2009

Billy Buckley’s fantastic Americana album. Matt plays bass on 8 tracks.

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The Magic Beans

The Magic Beans

"Uli (guitar) and Matt (Bass) are self-effacing accompanists: they provide minimal velvet for the jewel of Zoe's voice, which is magical (the right word) in its smoothness, nuance and tenderness."Manchester Evening News
"Uli (guitar) and Matt (Bass) are self-effacing accompanists: they provide minimal velvet for the jewel of Zoe's voice, which is magical (the right word) in its smoothness, nuance and tenderness."Manchester Evening News
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Tales From The Irk

John Ellis

2013 Limefield Records

Matt plays bass on St. James’ Infirmary originally recorded with The Manchester Music Makers.

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RANDOM EXCESS

Fiona Nehama Abrahami

2009 MusicWomb Ltd

Double bass on several tracks

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Swinging & Romancing

Angie King

2011.

Double bass

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Cara Robinson & The Bad Habits

Cara Robinson & The Bad Habits

GLP 2009