Matt Cowe – performing fingerstyle guitarist offering Skype and local guitar tuition

Matt Cowe, experienced guitarist and guitar teacher based in Ulverston in Cumbria, offering local and Skype guitar tuition.

Here you will find information about me and links to my Bandcamp site where you can find backing tracks to my Chet Atkins videos for sale.  Take a look at the gig list below to see where you can catch me playing live. At present I am playing with the fab 60’s instrumental band, The Spiratones, local 5 piece acoustic band Starcrossed, and solo guitar featuring classical and smooth jazz ideal for your party or event.  I am of course, also playing with my ‘Matt Cowe Plays Chet Atkins’ band too! 

Check out my Soundcloud page where you can listen to various other projects I am engaged with, including my classical guitar compositions and the wonderful Louise Mary Martin Band. Go to my YouTube channel to check out my Chet Atkins videos. Read about my history and work and if you want to get in touch please leave a reply on the contact page.  

And of course I offer one to one guitar tuition in person or over the internet with Skype. Tuition in all styles, including rock, blues, folk, classical and country with a specialisation in the style of the great Chet Atkins.

Matt Cowe Plays Chet Atkins CD out NOW!

On Amazon UK/Eur or Amazon US and available from this site, contact me for details.

backing tracks
Buy my backing tracks as used on my YouTube videos, great for pickin’ along to!


Listen to my various bands and solo projects



Matt Cowe Guitarist, Guitar Teacher, Chet Atkins style My name is Matt Cowe and I am a guitarist, Ulverston and Skype guitar teacher. I teach Chet Atkins fingerstyle guitar and beginners to advanced students in all styles from classical to rock. I am also a gigging musician and play in several local bands.   I…Continue Reading

15th August – Duo with Steve Simpson  (jazz and Chet) – Abbey House Hotel, Barrow, 7.45pm

22nd August – Starcrossed (acoustic 5 piece band) – Abbey House Hotel, Barrow, 7.45pm

 24th August – Starcrossed (private party)

31st August – The Spiratones (Surf Rock!) – The Cluny, Newcastle, 1.00pm

5th September – Starcrossed (acoustic 5 piece band) – Abbey House Hotel, Barrow, 7.45pm

7th September – The Spiratones (Surf Rock!) – The Grasmere Guzzler, Dale Lodge Hotel, Grasmere, 2.00pm

12th September – The Spiratones (Surf Rock!) – The Lantern Festival Finale, Ford Park, Ulverston, from 8.00pm

19th September – Starcrossed (acoustic 5 piece band) – Abbey House Hotel, Barrow, 7.45pm

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New Backing Tracks Coming Soon!

New Backing Tracks Coming Soon!

I’m just in the process of rebuilding my library of Chet Atkins backing tracks. The new collection will feature new recordings of all the tracks currently available, plus some new ones as well, but this time with real upright bass and drums instead of midi sequences. This adds a whole new ‘live’ dimension to the…Read More

Back from CAAS

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NEW upcoming Ulverston gig

NEW upcoming Ulverston gig

Fresh from a great gig at Zeffirellis in Ambleside, Matt and the band will be returning to The Laurel and Hardy Museum in Ulverston on Friday the 31st March.  There will also be a raffle and a free welcome drink! Another great night in a cool place too.Read More