Brighton Fringe 2023

Brighton Fringe – INTERVIEW – Matty Goes Electric

This month I will be talking to different acts that are taking part in the Brighton Fringe Festival. Today I speak to Matty Hutson about the show Matty Goes Electric.

Location: Artista (The Secret Comedy Club)
 13th & 14th, 27th & 28th May
Time: 15:00 & 17:30
Ticket Price: 

Hello! Tell us about your act ? 

I’m a musical comedian with the voice of an angel. 

How did you come up with the name of your show that you are taking to the Brighton fringe?

Matty Goes Electric is a reference to the historic moment that Bob Dylan branched out from folk music into rock and roll. For years I just played an acoustic guitar on stage but this show has a loop pedal, a sampler, an electric guitar and a synthesizers. I wanted to make a show is that is both really funny and musically varied and ambitious – and also i love Bob Dylan. 

Tell us a little bit about your style of show?

It’s a musical comedy show – with your classic mixture of stand up, songs and a nice bit of audience interaction. The songs are funny – and I’ve put a lot of effort into the production, making sure that everything is played live – not just sung to a backing track. It’s just me up there. There’s nobody to play sound queues and all the arrangements and recordings have been made by me – so it has a nice DIY feel to it. 

What can people expect from your Brighton Fringe performance?

I’ve been working on the show for a long time already – so they can expect a fully formed show that is ready to go! 

What other acts are you looking forward to seeing at the fringe?

I’ll be keeping a close eye on JOSH BAULF, PADDY YOUNG, CHLOE PETTS and my arch nemesis Matt Hutchinson. 

How are the rehearsals going?

Loving every minute. 

Have you done the fringe before? What have been some of your favourite shows to date and why?

The first time I ever did half an hour of comedy was at The Brighton Fringe. I did a split bill with David McIver and Steve Bennet from Chortle came for some reason. I’m sure it was rubbish but I watched David eat a big Mcdonalds and that was enjoyable for me. 

What advice would you give to others who want to perform at Brighton Fringe next year?

It’s a completely achievable goal. But you do need a venue before you apply! 

What is the best thing about performing at the Brighton fringe?

The people that come along are always so nice and open. 

What are your three favourite things about Brighton?

The sun, the sea and last but not least the sand. 

Leafleting and promotion through the streets of Brighton is a huge part of the festival – what are your tips for flyering?

Never give a flyer to a hen do. They will come. 

Tell us about your average day on a festival show run?

Wake up. Feel good. Have a lunch that’s too big. Get sleepy just as there’s not enough time to have a nap. Leave the house and go to the show. 

Performing by the sea as well, that surely makes the fringe all that much more fun?

It just makes things that little bit more bodacious doesn’t it? 

Who would be your ultimate dream audience member?

Wesley Snipes

If people want to find out more about you where can they follow you on social media?

@mattyhutson on instagram @matthutson on twitter:

And Finally finish this sentence – ‘you should see our show at Brighton Fringe because….

If you love music and you love comedy – I do both of those things at once. 

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