His connections with artists was a crucial part of attracting internationally recognised performers and up-and-coming artists and bands to Clitheroe and The Grand. He was really good to work with as when problems arose he would find ways to sort them out and make everyone feel happy.
The Matt & Miles RV Jazz & Blues Show on Ribble FM was great listening both to the witty banter and great tracks chosen and was building into a monthly favourite. His last broadcast aptly sums up his quiet manner and his vast knowledge of contemporary music.
We all have our own memories of how Matt supported and encouraged everyone to take part in widening music access and diversity. We are hugely grateful for Matt’s influence in bringing in younger audiences. We will take the wisdom he gave us into the future, we still have upcoming gigs that he has arranged.
It’s not enough to say we will miss him, we are devastated.
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