Last Saturday was the first time I had been to London for about ten years. The trip was simple, one tube journey out to Hammersmith, and another one back. London is a huge city with lots of people living in it and lots of people visiting it every day.
On the first tube journey I glanced along the length of the carriage and saw a chap with a guitar, he looked familiar and I commented to my friend Paul that it looked a lot like someone I know from twitter but In wasn't sure and usually lack the confidence to ask in case I am wrong. Once I had a phone signal I tweeted about and after we got to Hammersmith I discovered it was indeed Matt Stevens who I know from various social media. Imagine the chances of that!
The journey back involved an unexpected change of line, as we boarded the Circle line tube at Edgeware Road, I glanced along the length of the carriage and saw a chap with a guitar....you guessed it, it was Matt again. So I took a deep breath and walked over to say hello. It's a phenomenal coincidence that we were on the same tube trains twice that night. I'm so glad I plucked up the courage to speak to him too.
Anyway Matt makes great music both solo and with the band The Fierce And The Dead. Follow the links below to find out more.