Friday, November 24, 2006
Matt Willis--Don't Let It Go to Waste (New!)
Album-Don't Let It Go to Waste
Release Date-December 7, 2006
Biography-Matthew James Willis (also known as Matt Jay) (born 8 May 1983) was the oldest member of the British pop group Busted, alongside Charlie Simpson and James Bourne. The band has since split up. He co-wrote several of their hits such as "What I Go To School For" and "Sleeping With The Light On". He was born in Tooting, London, then moved to Kingston, Surrey. He played bass guitar in Busted as well as singing, and he can also play drums and guitar.
He has publicly spoken recently about the alleged Busted feuds that went on in their final months as a band, labelling Charlie "a bastard" although reports of a feud between them have been highly exaggerated, and he checked into alcohol rehabilitation at the start of last year after Busted split to kick a drinking problem he had been suffering. He later claimed that his problem was not as bad as he thought and he walked out after two weeks, claiming it was 'boring'. He was picked up from The Priory by his girlfriend, MTV presenter Emma Griffiths.
Now Busted are well and truly over, Matt has decided to go solo, and has already been back in the studio and written some tracks which he describes as pop/punk. His favourite bands include blink-182, Van Halen, Madness, Green Day, Foo Fighters, The Clash and The Sex Pistols.
Willis's debut performance as a solo star was at Northumbria University in Newcastle on March 20, 2006 as part of the MTV Spanking New Music Week.
Matt is a contestant on I'm A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here! in November 2006 on ITV.