To paraphrase the title track from his 2018 debut album Bad Contestant, he’s a toothache, garden waste, a budget hotel, a deck chair, cheap underwear, a bad contestant... and yet, Matt Maltese is just the kind of contestant we’re excited to have at Green Man. The south London king of ‘schmaltzcore’ charms with his satirical self-deprecation and elevated romance, taking lessons from Oscar Peterson, Leonard Cohen, and the jazz standards & American Songbook traditions of musical theatre. He released second album Krystal last year, heavier on the ballads yet just as witty. Having sweet-talked the Walled Garden back in 2018, bring on his second round.
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