Timeline/latest gig news summer 2014

August 22nd - Heathcote Arms

July 25th - Heathcote Arms

June 27th - Heathcote Arms

June 19th - The George Tavern (Shadwell, Commercial Rd)

June 18th - the Olde Rose and Crown (Jerome solo gig)

May 30th Heathcote Arms (new monthly Friday residency)

Huge thanks to everyone at the Heathcote Arms Leytonstone and the Olde Rose and Crown - Walthamstow

For full details of ALL gigs please check our GIGS/LIVE page or facebook

See a clip from February 2013 gig at The Workshop Old Street London on YouTube

Good Times Humbled:

The Workshop Old St Feb 2013

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Based in Shoreditch, London (UK) The dark Blue matter are inspired by the great music of the modern rock and blues era. Our aim is simple to: keep the light shining for blues-based music, keep the faith, and play songs with a positive message in a direct an honest way…  Simply put, we offer a brand new take on all that modern blues has to offer – which is plenty! With a blend of real playing and boundless imagination we're winning hearts and raising spirits….  

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Winners of MMA award - June 2014


‘The essence and creative twist

of the traditional American Blues Rock sound is still alive and kicking - at its best here in the UK and that is why the London based band are the winners of the Music Members Alliance award for their excellence and services to the original unsigned listening music community… You guys rock’

Hear us on on regular rotation throughout June 2014 on

Cross Counties Radio 2


More reviews/news:


‘Thanks so much for playing The Cows Spring party last night. You were awesome! Really made the night, we'll have to get you guys down again!’


The Cow - Stratford  London

April 2014


Current band line-up:


jerome batson keyboards/vocals

diego pistelli: bass/vocals

matt reinhardt: guitar/vocals

chris thorpe: drums


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