“Promising big things for 2018” – Louise Brierley, BBC Introducing
Starting the year 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 are already proving 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 through their mutual love of country music back in 2011 when their paths first 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. The undeniable chemistry both on stage and in the studio was a sure sign this would likely be just the start of their journey but an ocean apart, their story was put on hold. Upon Sally’s return in 2015, it was a matter of weeks before the duo reconnected and formed Gasoline & Matches. The more recent addition of Jamie Clayton on bass, Ben Marshall on keys & banjo and James 'Beef' Randall on drums for their studio & live performances allowed the band’s sound to develop and really start bringing the songs alive.
Making appearances at 2 of the UK’s premier country festivals, Buckle & Boots and FSA Fest, and with a British Country Music Association nomination for Duo Of The Year 2017, this explosive duo are about to set the UK Country scene alight!
Nashville Sounds In The Round
Nashville Sounds In The Round’ brings together a selection of the UK’s finest country talent for one very special evening in the heart of the city. Gasoline & Matches are the resident hosts at this intimate Bluebird Café style songwriters round, presented by 'Your Life In A Song'.
The evening features stunning performances from a variety of artists, telling the stories behind the music. It's an evening that's not to be missed!