Latin, reggae, and more performed with a high-energy approach that will move any crowd in the
world. Formed out of necessity by two non-singing musicians, the current four-man lineup of
rhythm guitarist Matt Hallett, lead guitarist Dominic Vermeulen-Smith, bassist John Deacon, and
drummer Sam Brawn has become a force of nature in the best possible way and does its level
best to inspire furious dancing everywhere it goes.
The band’s newest recording, Chronicles of Ridiculous, is a seven-song, twenty eight-minute
blast of vocal-free glory that captures the band at the top of its form. The EP was propelled into
the world by a successful Crowdfunder campaign and showcases The Machete’s gypsy-esque
live vibe. This is a band that demands to be experienced in person but the record gives listeners
a taste of what they can expect at a gig.
The Machete is vibrant, bold, and well-suited for any environment that needs passionate and
talented musicians to bring it to life. This is instrumental music for the people, not the ivory
tower, and it shows a complete disregard for the tyranny of labels and genres. Fans of
high-flying live music need to get The Machete on their emerging artist radar screen quickly.
Soon, the whole world will know just how potent this bunch is.