Catfish - Band of the year 2020, Nominated in 5 categories for UK Blues Awards 2021
Their first two albums 'So Many Roads' and ‘Broken Man’ both reached no. 1 in the IBBA airplay charts.
The second of these, ‘Broken Man’, was also nominated for a UK Blues Award and was named album of the year by the IBBA. Their third 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 and was nominated for a UK blues award for 2020 as album of the year.
They released a new live CD and DVD set on 1 December 2020 which was recorded during lockdown at a full band live stream broadcast across Europe by Blues Maastricht festival in Holland..
What people/the press say:
“Catfish are one of the finest live bands in Britain today. The quality of musicianship is outstanding and in Matt Long, they have one of the greatest young guitarists on the scene today.” (Blues Matters Magazine)
Quotes from reviews for 'Exile - Live in Lockdown'
“A true lockdown masterpiece full of anger frustration, defiance and hope.” (Will Carter, Two Finger Media)
‘'Exile is an incredible statement in the darkest of times…a band at their peak.” (Ritchie Birnie, Jace Media)
“Quality, high-octane blues rock, full of emotion.” (Paul Dubbelman, PCN Magazine).