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Matt Irving

b, 2015-2015 GB, Glasgow
Musician of Rock and Pop

Matt Irving (born Scotland - died 3 April 2015) was a Scottish bassist and keyboardist. He moved to London in 1967 and played keyboards with a band called Dream Police (later renamed The Crocodiles). He then went onto join Longdancer and after about a year, he joined The Babies. Throughout the mid-1970's playing mainly bass guitar, he toured the U.K. and Europe with several American acts including Ann Peebles and Eddie Holman and The Times. Irving's next venture was the Zaine Griff band. On leaving them he went on to form Special Branch with ex-Manfred Mann's Earth Band guitarist Dave Flett. In 1981 he joined Manfred Mann's Earth Band as their bass player. In the studio with this band he played both bass and guitar and was the band's programming expert. He later was involved with Paul Young. He was also quite heavily involved in the recording studio as a writer and musician with various artists such as French singer Sapho, Philip Rambow, Lords Of The New Church and Anthony Moore, plus one of his own projects, The Vampire Bats.

  • Bass
  • Guitar
  • Accordion
  • Organ
  • Piano
  • Rock
  • Pop
  • R&B/Soul
  • Electronic
  • Jazz

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Title Artist Year Type
Vital OrgansMatt Irving2000Album
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