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Matt spurred on by The Voice reception

Worcester Editorial 21st Jan, 2015 Updated: 19th Oct, 2016   0

A WARNDON singer has urged Observer readers to ‘watch this space’ after he impressed on a hit BBC talent show.

Matt Eaves performed his own rendition of House of the Rising Sun, originally sung by The Animals, when he appeared on The Voice last Saturday (January 10).

But despite not making it through to the next round, the 31-year-old, who has sung throughout the country on a part-time basis for the last 15 years, said the experience had given him the belief to go on and record his own version of the song.

“I am not sure I would do something like The Voice again,” he said. “Once is enough for me but it has given me encouragement to record that song properly and maybe release it.

“I am talking to a few people about that now but at the moment it is just watch this space really and see what happens.

“I think one day (I would like to release songs). I am in my 30s, I am not a young man anymore and I think to try and have a world dominating solo career is probably not for me these days.

“I will just take it as it comes and see what offers come in.”

Although none of the four judges selected him for their category, Matt did receive widespread compliments from Will.I.Am, Sir Tom Jones, Ricky Wilson and Rita Ora.

The Black Eyed Peas singer said: “I am kinda bummed no-one turned.

“You have a very cool rasp and a powerful voice. This part sucks as you are having to tell an awesome singer why you didn’t turn.”

Sir Tom also called the audio visual engineer a ‘great singer’ and apologised to him for not pressing his button.

Matt said he was humbled by the praise but also admitted he could have done better with the ‘testing’ song.

“It was very nice for them to say,” he added. “Tom picked up a bit I fluffed a little bit but other than that the comments were great and I was humbled by it.

“It is one of my favourite songs, it is a great story in the song, it is a stretching song and one that pushes me vocally technique wise so one I thought could show me off a bit.

“It could have been better, it was not perfect. I imagine if it was perfect I may have got a turn but I always listen back and think I could have changed that, I could have done that better, but i think on the night I could have done much better than I did.”

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