During any normal year, Matt Stocks is a Birmingham born, London based DJ with over 15 years of live experience. Before 2020, you could have found him touring nationwide, often playing to sold out crowds at some of the UK’s most loved venues, including London favourites The Roundhouse, O2 Academy Brixton and even the massive O2 Arena.
Stocks has had experience working for Kerrang! Radio, as well as DJing the Lock Up stage at our beloved Reading and Leeds festivals, spreading the love for alternative music in an otherwise dance-driven environment, and most recently, he’s toured the UK and Europe with the likes of Sublime, Less Than Jake, Reel Big Fish, Flogging Molly, The Bronx, House Of Pain, Steel Panther and Zakk Sabbath, and opened for The Damned, The Darkness, The Wildhearts, The Ruts, The Stranglers, The Twang, Frank Turner and Andy Taylor.
It’s safe to say, then, Stocks is connected, and it’s through these connections that he’s been able to hold conversations with some of our industry’s most loved names, many of whom appeared on his podcast, ‘Life in the Stocks‘. Over lockdown, Stocks has taken to laying out these conversations in a book: ‘Life in the Stocks: Veracious Conversations with Musicians and Creatives (Vol 1)’, which is set for release on December 15th.
The book includes conversations with huge names such as Matt Caughthran from The Bronx, Frank Iero from My Chemical Romance, and Brian Fallon from The Gaslight Anthem, to name just a few. To find out more, you’ll just have to buy a copy yourself – just in time for Christmas.