Matty and the Watts Hots – and liberal candidate and a band name?

Kdowgg 13 March 2013 4

This Friday sees an abundance of amazing live shows in Canberra (only coincidentally during the Canberra Birthday week) as I’m sure the DIY wotz on guide will reflect later in the week.

It would be counterproductive to list them in this post, as the purpose here is to draw attention to a novel factor of one particular idiosyncrasy in one particular event…

Festival 15, at The Basement in Belconnen, is one of the most exciting showcases of the variety and quality of the local live music scene. 15 bands play for 15 minutes each on Friday 15th for only $15 entry.

The relevance to this post here today (over and above shamelessly promoting this local music event), is to bring attention to one of the more intriguingly named bands Matty and the Watts Hots. So named after liberal candidate, and regular contributor to the RiotACT, Matthew Watts.

Rest assured though, that Mr. Watts is in no way musically involved in the band. It has merely adopted his name in a (probably futile) attempt to bring some cool into this cool-less, but charming and endearing young man.
The fact that this 10 piece acoustic covers band is quite remarkably talented in their own right, is only of secondary importance (but an inescapable truth nonetheless).

Do what you will with this information, but I’m sure those that support (or otherwise!) will have something to say about the situation. Hopefully though it doesn’t inspire too much jealousy as not many of us can proclaim to have had a band named after us, can we?

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4 Responses to Matty and the Watts Hots – and liberal candidate and a band name?
Kdowgg Kdowgg 2:38 pm 13 Mar 13

1. No. No one will be wearing kilts.
2. there’s 2 acoustic guitars, a bass, violin, viola, piano, and 4 singers.
3. you’d only want to see them if you liked awesome. If you hate aweseme then you will hate Matty and the Watts Hotts.
4. Or if you like cheesey 90’s covers dressed up in acoustic sophisitcation.

Matt_Watts Matt_Watts 1:19 pm 13 Mar 13

Hmm. I was going to attend Festival 15 anyway.

What are the instruments?

astrojax astrojax 1:02 pm 13 Mar 13

astro and the jacks… hmm, nice ring. possibly an icelandic acoustic metal folk band with a mongolian throat singer guesting.

damien haas damien haas 12:18 pm 13 Mar 13

Will any of the band members be wearing kilts?

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