MG Boulter

Band Website: http://www.mgboulter.co.uk.

M G Boulter is a songwriter and musician who currently lives on the outer reaches of the Thames coast in England.

M G’s first collection of songs was released in 2008 under the moniker, Blue Vinyl Island and featured a myriad of musicians known as The Secret Six.

The follow up, The Whispering Pines, was released by Stovepony Records in 2012 and continued the exploration of lo-fi roots recordings that was started in Blue Vinyl Island. In July 2013, M G’s third solo album, The Water or the Wave, was released by Harbour Song Records. M G recruited various friends and colleagues for the album sessions, including Lucky Strikes compatriot Paul Ambrose, Bryony Afferson and Lizzy O’Connor from London folk and bluegrass band Troubadour Rose and, by no means least, legendary Dire Straits and Bob Dylan drummer Pick Withers. This eclectic cast helped Matthew create a work of considerable warmth and subtlety.

As a player of an array of stringed instruments, M G Boulter has also worked alongside many other artists including Conor Oberst, Neil McSweeney, Duke and the King and Rosalie Deighton, while remaining a long standing member of the Simone Felice Group.

M G Boulter continues to tour and record with his band, The Lucky Strikes, first as bass player from 2006 then as singer and guitarist by 2009. The band has released four albums to date.

“Gorgeous, in a word” Uncut

“A dreamlike album of lyrical beauty…. Another very fine addition to a promising portfolio” R2

“A pleasant, smoky vibe…. Check him out” Maverick

“When you hear an album that reminds you of your childhood and your dreams, the best film you’ve seen all year, your favourite record of all time, and your first love – that has to be a good day” No Depression

“Introspective, gentle, tinged with darkness and a sorrowful undertow, these are elegant songs delivered with restraint and oodles of world-weary charm” FATEA

“Beautiful, engaging, and not quite like anything else out there” Flyinshoes