About the film

OVERSHADOWED tells the story of Matt Deighton, a hugely respected and loved artist within the British music industry. Front man for the 90’s acid jazz band ‘Mother Earth’, Paul Weller’s guitarist of choice and Noel Gallagher’s replacement in ‘Oasis’. But who is he? Critically acclaimed yet an underground secret.

Matt guides us on a tour through his life, his music and performances, exploring the challenges of mental health and musicianship. Accompanied by some of his friends and collaborators including Chris Difford, Bill Fay, Paul Weller, Marti Pellow and Carleen Anderson.

OVERSHADOWED is the remarkable journey of Matt Deighton, the singer songwriter we ought to know.


We’re thrilled to announce that OVERSHADOWED is part of the official selection for the Melbourne Documentary Film Festival 2023.


Chris Difford

/ Squeeze

Paul Weller

/ The Jam & The Style Council

Bill Fay

/ Singer, Pianist & Songwriter

Carleen Anderson

/ Vocalist, Composer & Pianist

Steve Nieve

/ Composer, Pianist & Vox Organist

Marti Pellow

/ Wet Wet Wet

Kathryn Williams

/ Singer, Songwriter

Eddie Piller

/ Co-Founder Acid Jazz Records

Steve White – Drums

/ Paul Weller, Style Council, Family Silver, Hague and White

Dr Damon Minchella – Bass

/ Richard Ashcroft, Paul Weller, Ocean Colour Scene