LiveWyre: From There To Here

by Ben Matthews

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Intro
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From There To Here
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Here Again 11:17
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Conduit
5.
Or Had You Forgotten

about

LiveWyre is an original instrumental project that blends improvised and textural qualities of jazz with the sensitivities and emotional storytelling of movie soundtracks, blended with hard grooves of r'n'b, funk and fusion music. Founded and led by acclaimed composer and keyboardist Ben Matthews, this super group has performed at countless venues and events including the Perth International Jazz Festival and the WAM Song of the Year Awards Party since their debut album release in 2016.

2021 saw the successful crowdfunding of their anticipated second album From There To Here. The music features original compositions that draw influence from genre-blending jazz artists such as Herbie Hancock, Esperanza Spalding, Gretchen Parlato, Robert Glasper and Snarky Puppy.

“This project is all about balancing elements. I want the music to be technical but accessible; I want it to be sensitive and explosive. I want the compositions to tell a story without words, but also to provide a platform for the musicians to bring their stories into the music through improvisation and interpretation. I want the music to showcase technicality and emotionality.”

This album was made possible by the generous support of 96 wonderful people. A very special thank you goes out to: Samuel Steere, Leanne Puttick, Vicky Ferdinands, Elselynn Leighton, Imtiaza Maroef, Rick Ferdinands, Kit Matthews, Lukas Murphy, Bob Tweedle, Scott Percival, Rowan Worth, Graeme Worth, Peter Luckas, Naomi Tan, Natalie Kim, John Matthews, James Doran, Gabbi Coenen, Erin Royer, Clare Ferdinands, Claire Connor, and Allison Jacobs. Thank you all for the wonderful support!

Thank you for checking out the music! (:

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releases February 17, 2022

Ben Matthews - Composer / Pianist
Joe Southwell - Bass
Sean Little - Saxophone
Daniel Susnjar - Drums

Artwork sculpture and photography by @r.e_creates (R.E. Smith)

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Ben Matthews is a jazz pianist with neoromantic and film score influences.
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