International touring blues rock powerhouse Catfish are making waves on the music scene in the UK and Europe. They have now won a total of five UK and British blues awards.

In the last few years, they have played at almost every major UK blues festival and have established themselves as a real force in the British blues scene. They now tour regularly in Europe.

‘Catfish are one of the finest live bands in Britain today. The quality of musicianship is outstanding and in Matt Long, they have one of the greatest young guitarists on the scene today…’ – Blues Matters Magazine

Their first two albums ‘So Many Roads’ and ‘Broken Man’ both reached no. 1 in the IBBA airplay charts. The second of these, ‘Broken Man’, was also nominated for a UK Blues Award and was named album of the year by the IBBA. Their third album ‘Burning Bridges’ was released in May 2019 and has received excellent reviews from the UK and European music press. It was the third most played album by the Independent Blues Broadcasters Association in 2019 and was nominated for a UK blues award for 2020 as album of the year. They released a new live CD and DVD set on 1 December 2020 ‘Exile – Live in Lockdown’ which was recorded during lockdown at a full band live stream broadcast across Europe by Blues Maastricht festival in Holland. This was nominated for a UK Blues Award in 2021.


‘A true lockdown masterpiece full of anger frustration, defiance and hope’ – Will Carter, Two Finger Media

‘Exile is an incredible statement in the darkest of times…a band at their peak’ – Ritchie Birnie, Jace Media

‘Quality, high-octane blues rock, full of emotion’ – Paul Dubbelman PCN Magazine

‘A brilliant live album, from a top class band’ – Colin Campbell, Blues Matters Magazine

‘Catfish can only consolidate their place at the very top of the Blues-Rock scene with this impressive album’ Blues in Britain Magazine, May 2019

‘The strong buzz that has been going around about this new album and proclaiming Catfish as one of the hottest bands of the decade aren’t wrong: the writing, playing and sheer balls-out power of this band is remarkable… …It is such a joy to hear a relatively new band who are as talented and as convincing as Catfish.’ Andy Snipper,

‘With their 3rd studio album, these Catfish assure themselves of a place in the British rock firmament.’, Holland

‘This is another brilliant album by the band and I’m sure it wont be long before Burning Bridges will also be mentioned at the awards ceremonies.’ Dave Martin, Jace Media

‘A veritable feast of powerful, sensitive, rocky, soulful and lyrically mature songs that are an assault on one’s musical senses in a great way…This is an album that says confidently and clearly that Catfish are not just another Blues/Rock outfit joining the party. They are a band committed to great songs, thoughtful lyrics, first-rate musicianship. This album is, for me, a bold statement about the band’s intention to not compromise when it comes to providing the listener with an album that cuts no corners. Keith Baldwin,

‘Catfish exudes quality and phenomenal how a young guitarist can play the blues like this.’

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