Matt Beck

MATT BECK ANYTHING WHICH GIVES YOU PLEASURE Esteemed sideman and musical director Matt Beck steps out as a leader with Anything Which Gives You Pleasure, a 12-song strut through Beck’s manic, musical mind. Recorded almost entirely in hotel rooms while Beck was on tour with Rod Stewart, the album is an impressive romp across a wide sonic canvas. From the soaring, Beach Boysinspired a capella harmonies on “Prelude” to the loping groove and Wurlitzer stabs on “Nothing Ever Comes of It,” Matt shines on vocals, guitar, and assorted keys. A decade and a half of solid side work has clearly rubbed off on him, with each of the tunes telling its own singular story. Proof positive that sidemen are more than their day jobs, AWGYP is an impressive debut by a talented artist who’s just getting started. (Mattunes, myspace.com/mattbecktwenty )
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MATT BECK

ANYTHING WHICH GIVES YOU PLEASURE
Esteemed sideman and musical director Matt Beck steps out as a leader with Anything Which Gives You Pleasure, a 12-song strut through Beck’s manic, musical mind. Recorded almost entirely in hotel rooms while Beck was on tour with Rod Stewart, the album is an impressive romp across a wide sonic canvas. From the soaring, Beach Boysinspired a capella harmonies on “Prelude” to the loping groove and Wurlitzer stabs on “Nothing Ever Comes of It,” Matt shines on vocals, guitar, and assorted keys. A decade and a half of solid side work has clearly rubbed off on him, with each of the tunes telling its own singular story. Proof positive that sidemen are more than their day jobs, AWGYP is an impressive debut by a talented artist who’s just getting started. (Mattunes, myspace.com/mattbecktwenty )