Artists - Adult Contemporary

Glen Matlock

The youngest Sex Pistol at only 16 he joined the band and co-wrote most of the iconic album ‘Never Mind The Bollocks’, including the hits ‘Pretty Vacant’, ‘Anarchy In The UK’ & ‘God Save The Queen’. In true punk fashion he left amidst controversy and spitting feuds, but we’d expect nothing less from the band who spawned the punk movement. 

Glen has played, performed and written with many greats from decades of music including Iggy Pop, Ronnie Wood, The Dammed, Primal Scream, Mick Jones, Midge Ure, Gary Kemp, Wendy James and contemporaries from the punk scene Rusty Egan, Mike Peters, Tom Robinson & Kirk Brandon. Summer 2018 sees the release of his long-awaited solo album, ‘Good To Go’, featuring long- time friends and recording comrades Earl Slick & Slim Jim Phantom (Stray Cats).

Recorded in London and upstate New York, the roots of this travelogue are planted firmly in Rock & Roll. Nods to pioneers Screaming J Hawkings and Eddie Cochran jostle alongside musical legends from across the spectrum such as Bob Dylan, Nina Simone, and Soul Asylum. Inspirations they may be, but it's Glen's own craftsmanship that makes for a colourful landscape - a heady brew that Glen distils into a killer cocktail of dynamic rhythms. His driving wanderlust, the need to keep moving and experience the world in all its guises, from the celebrated to the off-beat, is reflected in the personal nature of the lyrics. There's even a meander down a path labelled 'Grand Chanson'. Packed full of incident and intrigue, the album unfolds like a document of life, a random diary if you like. Confidence is a prerequisite for a man constantly on the move; from the opening ‘Won't Put The Brakes On Me’ through to the closing ‘Keep On Pushing’, Glen's musical expedition shows no signs of taking a breather anytime soon.