LIVE AT THE KIRBY THEATRE
On September 30th, 2023, Matt played a solo show at the local theatre in Roxboro, NC. This was a ticked event that was advertised as more "intimate" than any of his other performances. Matt showcased songs off the new "Sell My Ways" album as well as songs that are not on any known album yet. The songs played were not Matt's normal high-energy songs but rather more emotional songs that are not typical of a bar or other regular performance setting for Matt. The stage was set up as a living room as to invite the audience into Matt's home and show a glimpse into his more vulnerable side. Matt also had new merchandise for sale that this performance (CDs, t-shirts, hoodies, and stickers). Overall, this show was a huge success with a larger audience than the Kirby has seen for a music performance.
Matt traveled across the country (19 states in 15 days) to California and back. He played in Nashville (TN), Oklahoma City (OK), Flagstaff (AZ), Mill Valley (CA), and Angels Camp (CA) just to name a few. Matt had the pleasure of playing and collaborating with other musicians he met on the way and made many new connections. His music was a hit everywhere he went! Keep an eye out for videos of Matt's performances on the road. They will be posted on the 'video' section of this website on the 'home' page. You can also watch sneak peeks of the trip on Matt's instagram highlight-reel.
Matt competed in a local music competition called Road To Apollo. This is one of many competitions that grants the winner the chance to perform at Amateur Night at the Apollo Theatre in New York. Matt made it all the way to the final round and was invited to play at Amateur Night! There are multiple rounds of Amateur Night with a cash prize for the final winner. In addition, every round has famous producers in attendance who are looking for new talent. Matt was scheduled to play at the Apollo Theatre in April of 2020 but the pandemic put the competition on pause. Once it is safe again, the competition will resume. Stay tuned for updates about when Matt will be performing in New York!
On May 27th, 2022, Matt released a new type of merchandize: stickers! These stickers feature the same lightbulb design that appears on his t-shirts. All of the sticker proceeds are donated to the Art Therapy Institute in memory of Kate L. Come out to his live shows to get a sticker of your own and donate to a great cause!
WOLVES CAN FLY - SINGLE
"Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent. " -Victor Hugo
Matt released this new single on February 14th, 2021. He dedicated this song to a close friend, and their family. Matt said "it can be hard to comprehend the hardships of life, and we all have different ways of facing them. I hope this song finds the ears and hearts of those who need it most. We will miss you brother."