Matt Cardle: Intimate & Live

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Last Show: Saturday 6 th November 2021

PizzaExpress Live (Birmingham)

Following his two sold-out shows in July 2021, Matt Cardle returns for a 2-date residency this November. Over the last 10 years Matt Cardle has become a household name as a multi-platinum recording artist and award-winning West End actor. Matt was the resounding winner of The X Factor’s highest rating series in 2010, captivating over 19 million people with his four-octave vocal range. In addition to his acclaimed output as a solo artist, Matt has established himself as an award-winning West End actor; appearing in Memphis alongside Beverley Knight, Baz Lurhman’s Strictly Ballroom and most recently as Pilate in a sold-out run of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Jesus Christ Superstar at London’s Barbican Theatre. With the passion, intensity and flawless vocals Matt has become known for, join us for a special intimate evening with one of the UK’s best male vocal and songwriting talents of the last decade. 

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Matt Cardle is a multi platinum selling recording artist who has sold over 2.2 million records since winning The X Factor’s highest-rating series ever in 2010. Matt stunned over 19 million viewers with his breathtaking four-octave vocal range and electric performance with Rihanna.

Matt’s debut single, ’When We Collide’, sold over one million copies and was recently named as one of the biggest-selling singles of the past decade. The song spent three weeks at #1 and was nominated for Best British Single at the 2011 BRIT Awards. This was followed by the #6 Gary Barlow-penned ‘Run For Your Life’ and the infectious duet 'Loving You' with Spice Girl Melanie C. Matt has released four studio albums to date; ‘Letters’ (2011), ‘The Fire’ (2012), ‘Porcelain’ (2013) and ‘Time To Be Alive’ (2018).

Matt’s theatre credits include: Huey Calhoun in Memphis (Shaftesbury Theatre / WhatsOnStage Best West End Debut Award) in 2015; Wally Strand in Baz Luhrmann's Strictly Ballroom (Piccadilly Theatre) in 2018 and Pilate in Jesus Christ Superstar (The Barbican) in 2019.

In September 2013, Matt performed ‘The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face’ in Bali at Miss World in front of an audience of over two billion. Matt’s performance of this song was voted the third best moment in the history of The X Factor, viewed over 60 million times on YouTube. He has spent the last three summers performing as guest vocalist with The Trevor Horn Band and features on the new Trevor Horn ‘Reimagines The Eighties’ album singing a new orchestral version of the Frankie Goes To Hollywood classic ‘The Power Of Love’.

Resigned to Sony Music, Matt's most recent album ‘Time To Be Alive' is a collection of 14 songs that showcase his new found maturity as a singer, songwriter and musician. The lyrics are deeply personal observations on addiction, redemption, atonement and eventual contentment; fusing electronica, gospel, rock and soul. All but one of the album’s 14 songs were co-written by Cardle. They reveal a portrait of an artist struggling with personal battles, but ultimately winning the war.

Band Line Up

Matt Cardle (vocals, acoustic guitar & electric guitar)

Paul Bullen (keys)

Ali McMillian (percussion)

Phil Donnely (bass)