BACKGROUND

Formed by piano/keyboards player Jerome Batson, the first self-produced single Another World was recorded/released in Spring 2011 followed by a heavy schedule of solo gigs and promotion.  Later that year a 4 piece line-up was established, playing gigs on the London circuit, and regular residencies at venues in London and SE.

The next single Good Times Humbled (a song inspired by the legendary US comedian Bill Hicks) released in 2014, was well received. Winning the dark Blue matter the featured artist of the month award (July 2014) on Cross Counties Radio (Leicestershire community radio station) leading to regular airplay on the station.

During a break from live work with dBm, Jerome formed The Ditch (The Shoreditch Blues Band) a live gigging project playing blues and rock classics. Continuing  to write new material, eventually with enough new songs for two or more albums decided to produce a solo/unplugged EP.

In May/June 2015 released a 3-track solo EP Hand Me Down Blues, and followed up further promotion of this and other material (old and new) across London and the South East, culminating with an invitation to play at the major Shuffle (Film) Festival event in Mile End Park in August 2015

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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 winners of the Music Members Alliance award for their excellence and service to original unsigned listening music community… You guys rock…

July 2014: Cross Counties Radio 2

Thanks so much for playing The Cow’s Spring party last night. You were awesome!

Really made the night - we'll have to get you guys down again!

April 2014:  The Cow - Stratford London

Current Line-up

Keyboards

Bass

Guitar

Drums

SOCIAL MEDIA

MUSIC

Song from Another World

Good Times Humbled

GIGS

 2015 DATES

Hand me down Blues - live

PHOTO GALLERY

Bad Afternoon (demo)

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Email.:  darkbluematter@gmail.com

REVIEWS

LATEST NEWS

  2016

  Satuday August 1st 7-8pm  (Jerome solo gig)

 SHUFFLE FESTIVAL - Mile End Park

 dARK bLUE MATTER

Solo  Piano/Vocals

 MAY  

APPLES and PEARS - Brick Lane

Wednesday 18th May 8pm-late  (Solo Gig)


ASPERS CASINO (Sky Bar) - Stratford

Sunday 29th May 10-11pm  (Full Band)


Further dates tba…



AUGUST 2015

SHUFFLE FESTIVAL - Mile End Park

Saturday 1st August 7-8 pm gig (Solo gig)


JUNE 2015: New release: EP Hand me down Blues

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