Mat McHugh is about to take his music around Australia, performing a solo tour for the first time in a few years.
The latter part of 2015 was a tumultuous time for Mat. Having written, recorded and released a new album called WAVES, Mat had to cancel his Australian tour last September after only a few shows due to extensive neck and back injuries.
Rather than go through potentially voice-damaging or mobility threatening surgery, Mat sought out specialists who have been stretching, manipulating and poking him with acupuncture needles five days a week for the past 5 months to get him back to the point where he could again pick up and play his guitar.
Says Mat: "I'm still on the road to recovery but I'm feeling a lot better than I was 5 months ago. I've been working hard every single day and changed my lifestyle a lot so the whole experience has turned into a positive".
Mat has just completed the sold-out Summer Sound System tour with The Beautiful Girls around Australia. Performing, for the first time, solely as the band's singer due to the threat to his health posed by playing an instrument.
Buoyed by the enjoyment and success of those shows, Mat has today announced a run of special intimate performances across Australia throughout May/June 2016 as part of the MAT McHUGH SOLO Tour 2016.
For this run of performances, Mat will be in stripped back mode, giving fans an 'up-close and personal' show featuring songs from his albums WAVES, LOVE COME SAVE ME and SEPERATISTA! as well as one or two musical surprises from his back catalog.
Mat adds: "I'm super excited to have the chance to go out on the road and play all these songs. Particularly the songs from WAVES. I feel like it's my favourite album that I've made and I really can't wait for people to hear what it sounds like live. I plan to keep things pretty simple and raw. I'll just be playing and singing some songs and making some noise. I predict that it will be full power".
More information can be found at www.matmchughmusic.com and www.facebook.com/matmchughofficial