"One of the finest country acts in not just the West Midlands but the UK. Superb musicianship and gritty lyrical tales that always keep you wanting more!"
Alex Noble, BBC Introducing
"Sassy, funky, Little Big Town infused country right from the heartland of the UK"
James Daykin, Lyric Magazine
With their debut single ‘Fool’s Gold’ topping the UK iTunes Country Chart, a headlining performance at The Hard Rock Café London and a five date Californian tour in the bag, Gasoline & Matches were quick to prove why they were named as Lyrics Magazine’s ‘Artists to Watch’ in 2018. Sally Rea Morris and Steve Marks deliver a unique blend of Fleetwood Mac-esque harmonies, Brad Paisley-infused guitar solos and energetic live performances.
The duo initially met back in 2011 when their paths crossed in a guitar shop in Birmingham. Shortly after meeting, Sally was due to move to America, so they decided to write, record and perform just a handful of shows together before she left. Upon Sally’s return, it was a matter of weeks before she and Steve reconnected and formed Gasoline & Matches. Enlisting the help of experienced producer Gavin Monaghan and the more recent addition of Jamie Clayton on bass, Ben Marshall on keys & banjo and James Randle on drums for their studio & live performances, it has allowed the duo’s sound to develop and bring the songs alive. They have already grabbed the attention of critically acclaimed Nashville song writing legend Phil Vassar, who invited the duo to share the stage with him on his April tour. They also performed on the mainstage ahead of The Vamps, Jessie J & Kaiser Chiefs at PetLife 2018.
The duo gained momentum through a string of festival appearences and radio play, and picked up 'Duo of the Year' at The British CMA Awards 2018.
2019 is set to bring more fetival apperences, additonal songwriter rounds and new music with plans to record an album.
Nashville Sounds In The Round
The word is out about Birmingham’s premier country night 'Nashville Sounds In The Round'. Bringing together some of the brightest talent from around the UK and internationally. Gasoline & Matches are the resident hosts at this intimate Bluebird Café style songwriters round, presented by 'Your Life In A Song'.
Tthe next instalment welcomes everyone’s favourite Essex boys, Holloway Road, one of Scotland’s fastest rising country stars, Kevin McGuire and Bedford-based storyteller Danni Nicholls. Want to join them for another magical evening? Then get your tickets early, this event is likely to sellout!