International touring blues rock powerhouse Catfish are making waves on the music scene in the UK and Europe. In the last few years, they have played at almost every major UK blues festival and have established themselves as a real force in the British blues scene.
UK and British Blues awards 2021, the guys have been honoured to be nominated in no less than five categories – band of the year, blues artist of the year for Matt Long, instrumentalist of the year for Matt Long, album of the year for ‘Exile – Live in Lockdown’ and Online event of the year for the live stream of Exile – Live in Lockdown. Matt was named Instrumentalist of the Year for the second consecutive year which was a great honour.
Their first album ‘So Many Roads’ reached no. 1 in the IBBA airplay charts, as did their second album, this one almost entirely original material – ‘Broken Man’ – which was also nominated for a UK Blues Award and was named album of the year by the IBBA. Their current album ‘Burning Bridges’ was released in May 2019 and has received excellent reviews from the UK and European music press. It was the third most played album by the Independent Blues Broadcasters Association in 2019. They released a live album, ‘Exile – Live in Lockdown’ in December 2020 which was recorded during the summer of 2020 when all the venues were closed due to Covid.