Freebird - Matt Howarth - Vocals + Rhythm Guitar
Matt Howarth

Born Preston, Lancashire 17/04/1952.

I started out in my first band "The Cave Dwellers" in 1965 aged 13 years with school friends, fresh faced and eager to gain experience we would play anywhere and anytime for next to nothing. The band stayed together for 5 years and had some great successes, I still have happy memories of those early heady days. 1970 to the mid 70's I was with the band "Bodecia" and followed on with the band "Together" until 1980.

From the 80's I went solo touring clubs nationwide until a chance meeting in 2001 with Steve Lawton resulted in the formation of "Freebird" and once again I'm enjoying playing rock music and having the camaraderie of the band.

Musical tastes and influences - Jimi Hendrix, Lynryd Skynryd, John Mayall, Joe Banamasa.

I support and respect all forms of live music and dislike the mundane and what could be called 'factory produced crap'.

Equipment used on stage: Guitars - Fender Stratocaster and Gibson 330.

Amplifiers - Vox A.C.