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Band Members:

Matt Long – Guitars & Vocals

Adam Pyke – Bass

Kev Hickman – Drums

Matt Long has carved himself a reputation as a stellar front man of multi award-winning British Blues band Catfish.  Alongside playing with Catfish, Matt is now also on the road with his own band, Matt Long and the Revenant Ones, with powerful new riff-influenced original rock material.

Their phenomenal energy on stage, Matt’s powerful song-writing, Adam’s dark underbelly basslines and Kev’s outrageously hypnotic drum skills make this a band which stands out from the crowd in a genre full of talent.

With their first European tour completed in early 2020 and festival bookings coming in, this band was already causing a buzz both in the UK and abroad before COVID struck.  The debut album ‘The Other Side‘ was due for release in the summer of 2020 but was put back until 16 July 2021 when it was finally released at the Harlington in Fleet, Hants.  The guys started taking it out on tour from September 2021, with gigs including Ampliyuletide Festival in Gloucester, Giants of Rock Minehead (where they won their day on the Introducing Stage) and Yarmageddon Festival in Great Yarmouth.

This new band allows Matt to flex his song-writing muscles with a new project focused on rockier riffs and showcasing his impeccable guitar wizardry.

The band consists of talented and inventive Catfish band-mate Adam Pyke on bass and critically acclaimed ex-RavenEye drummer Kev Hickman on drums who is no stranger to the world stage. Kev has performed regularly across three continents and supported acts such as Slash, Deep Purple, Joe Satriani and The Darkness.

Here are a couple of live videos recorded recently at a live session they did for Ignite Radio

Photo credit: Will Carter