Matt Watts is an American/Belgian songwriter and performer currently residing in Brussels. Since his arrival he has frequently toured, in 2012 participated in Humo's Rock Rally, and has released four albums "Joy And Longing" (2011 Self-Released, 3/5 stars Cutting Edge), "Wayward Wind" (2013 Bobonne Records, 4/5 stars IndieStyle), "Songs From A Window" (2014 Starman Records, 8/10 stars Enola, Cobra, Oor (both favorable),.. ), and "How Different It Was When You Were There" (2017 Starman Records, 4/5 stars De Standaard, 4/5 stars Het Nieuwsblad).
In addition he has also worked in collaboration with Zita Swoon Group on their 2016 production "The Ballad of Erol Klof" (3/5 stars FOCUS KNACK) as a songwriter and performer.
His newest album "How Different It Was When You Were There" is a collaboration with Belgian producer/bassist Nicolas Rombouts (ex-Dez Mona, Guido Belcanto) and was released on Starman Records in February 2017 on Vinyl, CD, and digitally.
The album features guitarist Geert Hellings (Stanton), drummer Maarten Moesen (Bony King, Admiral Freebee) and guest performances by Bjorn Eriksson (ex-Zita Swoon, Eriksson Delcroix) and Nathalie Delcroix (Laïs, Eriksson Delcroix), and Stef Kamil Carlens (ex-dEUS, Zita Swoon Group) who he also supported on tour through Belgium and The Netherlands in 2017 and 2018.
In addition he also supported American folk singer-songwriter Simon Joyner and Alt-Country singer-songwriter Jim White in 2017 while promoting "How Different It Was When You Were There" (Starman Records).
The album's first single "Joanne" featuring Eriksson Delcroix was also included on Belgium's Radio 1 program Wonderland's end of the year list of of "Most Beautiful Songs" in 2017. The album's third single "Many a friend too kind" featuring Stef Kamil Carlens was listed as "Song of the week" in Belgium's HUMO (11/17) magazine.
Matt Watts is currently working on a new album which will be co-produced by Stef Kamil Carlens and Nicolas Rombouts and released on Starman Records.