Liverpool, England, GBR

Matchstickmen have achieved a strong presence in the Liverpool music scene. The first thing you notice at a Matchstickmen gig is the band’s immense presence on stage. The second is how much they stand out from the crowd. The music of Matchstickmen appeals to rock fans and non-rock fans alike.


Lewis Wright, Paul Robins, and Iain Forsyth first started plotting their musical careers back in 2005 --influenced by diverse rock groups ranging from Pearl Jam to Guns N' Roses. The trio began by playing cover versions acoustically at open-mic nights and then started to write their own material.

It was time to search for a drummer, and they found this in the form of Mr. Barrie May. With his intricate stick-work & concise beats, Barrie impressed the band and instantly filled the vacancy.

They decided to look for a second guitarist and Peter Donnelly (A fan of the band) offered his services. They jammed together and realised they had a great chemistry and Pete's thundering guitars would be a great asset.

The band was now complete.

Matchstickmen have supported such touring acts as Electric Six, Eureka Machines, Baddies, Dust, Detroit Social Club, InMe & Skin


Sleepwalking EP

Like Clockwork - Single

Live at the O2 EP

Throwing Stones -Single

Set List

Sometimes, Violently Beautiful, Throwing Stones, Jealous Times, Taxi Rank, Invisible You, Like Clockwork, Wilson's Lane