Universal Attractions Agency
Matt Schofield as Exclusive Client
Nov 8, 2022, New York, NY - British born, now US-based, British Blues Awards Hall of Fame inductee (3X) ”guitar hero” Matt Schofield has signed with Universal Attractions Agency for exclusive representation in all areas of live performance and global touring. UAA’s Nick Szatmari (Partner/Agent) will be co-leading the collaboration along with UAA’s head of Pop/Rock Department, Matt Rafal (Agent).
“UAA is very excited about this opportunity” says UAA’s Nick Szatmari, adding “Matt Schofield is a phenomenal artist and myself and Matt Rafal and the entire team at UAA are looking forward to contributing to his growth and collaborating on this next chapter in his illustrious career. The world needs more Guitar Heroes!!!”
With more than 30+ years of performing, this multi-award-winning guitar virtuoso, singer, songwriter, producer, and band leader, continues to push the frontiers and reshape the boundaries of the British Blues tradition. Making him one of the most influential and distinctive guitarists of his generation.
With a storied career that has taken him and his band to nearly 30 countries worldwide from main stages to prestigious festivals and packed houses in legendary clubs, Matt is recognized for critical acclaim including: ”British Blues Guitarist of the Year” (3X), “British Blues Album of the Year”, and ”Top Ten British Blues Guitarist of All Time” alongside Eric Clapton and Peter Green.
“Blessed with a voice strong enough to front a band without his guitar, Schofield’s mastery of his instrument imbues every lick of this genre-blurring blast with a swinging and soulful touch. Staggering proof that the British blues invasion endures.” – Boston Herald [“Far As I Can See”]
Known for his popular releases ”Heads, Tails, & Aces” (British Blues Album of The Year), “Anything But Time“, and most recent “Far As I Can See“, and more, Matt is set to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the album that launched his solo career, with the release of an upcoming album reuniting him with his original organ trio line-up. Blues Review Magazine dubs “Schofield [as] the entire package… a singer with range and soul” and the new album will be no different delivering the same familiar fluid, melodic playing and iconic tones, emotive vocals, and improvisational brilliance that have inspired legions of guitarists and fans alike.
On Tour Now:
Nov 17, 2022 - Sydney, AU – Factory Theatre
Nov 18, 2022 - Lambton, AU – Lizotte’s
Nov 19, 2022 - Woolloongabba, AU – Princess Theatre
Nov 20, 2022 - Newport, AU – Way Out West
Nov 24, 2022 - Narrabundah, AU – Hamonie German Club of Canberra
Nov 25, 2022 - St. Kilda, AU – Memo Music Hall
Nov 26, 2022 - Port Noarlunga, South AU – Port Noarlunga Blues Festival
Dec 17, 2022 - Portsmouth, NH – Jimmy’s Jazz& Blues Club
About Universal Attractions:
In business since 1945, Universal Attractions Agency (UAA) boasts locations in the heart of New York City and Los Angeles. The agency’s celebrated history includes launching the career of the legendary soul singer James Brown and representing him for more than 40 years, in addition to a truly jaw-dropping list of talent on its rosters including Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Aretha Franklin, Otis Redding, Sam and Dave, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, Joe Tex, Solomon Burke, the Staples Singers, The Grateful Dead, Sepultura, Salt-N-Pepa, Coolio, Naughty By Nature, The Jacksons, New Edition, MC Hammer, and so many more. UAA has proven itself as an industry leader among talent agencies, continuing to help direct the careers of some of the most prominent artists, comedians, and entertainers of today such as Nelly, Ludacris, T.I., Ja Rule & Ashanti, Cedric the Entertainer, UB40, George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, Keith Sweat, Flo Rida, and countless others. UAA also created one of the most sensational tours of the last decade with the “I Love the 90’s Tour” which sold out large amphitheaters and arenas across the country. It ranked in the top 50 grossing tours of 2016, edging out Madonna and the Rolling Stones in total gross ticket sales.
About UAA Pop/Rock:
Matt Schofield joins a fast-growing roster in the UAA Pop/Rock Department including the Pop 2000 Tour featuring Chris Kirkpatrick of *NSYNC, Mark McGrath of Sugar Ray, O-Town, Ryan Cabrera & LFO, as well as Howie Day, Crystal Bowersox, David Ryan Harris, ‘American Idol’ winner Lee DeWyze and more.