"Nobody caused a stir at this year's Bendigo Blues & Roots Music Festival like Two Rivers Blues. Everyone was raving about them - and with good reason; they're the real deal!"
Bendigo Blues Festival 2013
"Two Rivers Blues were a notable stand-out for Bendigo Blues & Roots Music Festival 2013. They launched themselves into every performance on the program. They'll definitely be featuring on the main stage with us next year - their explosive brand of genuine throw-back blues, played raw and gutsy, is exactly what a good blues & roots event needs.
Bendigo Blues Festival 2013
“Two Rivers Blues play to huge, cheering crowd, amazing for a Sunday morning gig..this trio has amazing tightness and awesome energy....Great Southern Blues Festival 2013”
“Review of Bridgetown Blues Festival 2011-
One of the great performances, with a cascade of passion, was Two Rivers - singer/guitarist Matt Southon & Matty Elliott on drums and washboard… The music is salt of the earth stuff and these two are a class act. Blues music has been shaped by idiosyncratic performances such as theirs, the sounds and the simple but emotionally powerful and speedy rhythms took folk back to the era of peoples who brought on and then owned the Blues..
Donnybrook Bridgetown News
“Matt Southon and Two Rivers play the blues the way blues is meant to be played, with passion; it’s the real thing.
Geoff Bell-Director of the Australian Blues Music Festival
“The energy of these guys and they're 'in the moment' thumping blues was contagious and the crowd fed off it, hooting, hollering and generally having a blast. Two Rivers is a great raw blues sound”
Festival Director...Beechmont Blues Stomp 2011
“Hmmmmmm....Two Rivers Blues, what can I say? DIRTY!
“The sweat and flanellette was flying. Two Rivers got the crowd pumping as they spewed forth a dynamic and energetic mix of aussie powerhouse blues”
Festival Director...Village Blues 2011
“Above all they have found originality within the depths and simplistic nature of the blues. Its iconically Australian! Its also damn fun to stomp your foot in agreement as they stick the finger up at all the processed cheeseburger singles we hear on the radio from the apex of a gritty, sweaty, discordant perfection.”
“ Matt Southon & Two Rivers conjure up the spirits of the past with their genuine shows; there ain't too many blues men around like this anymore....
"Two Rivers encompass the essence of the blues while adding roof lifting, foot stomping, sweaty good times! These guys never fail to deliver."
“As a fan of Matt Southon’s solo work and around 15 months between catching his live gigs, I didn't quite know what to expect from his latest incarnation as Two Rivers Blues other than some seriously real & dirty Blues.
With the driving percussion of Matt Elliot & the tasty harp licks of Declan Kenrick, Southon has found himself a vehicle that allows his freewheeling tendencies for improvisation plenty of room to venture into far off tangents while maintaining the attention span of the average punter with accessible bluesy grooves & beer soaked boogies. You can't help but be drawn to the chemistry onstage between the 3 Australian Veranda Blues men & as you'd expect from an outfit such as this, no two shows are alike except for one thing, the raw essence of blues, rock n roll & sweat drenching good times.
-Live gig review-Jase Holley, 2SEA FM