Chris Matty (Producer/Songwriter/Mix Engineer)

Chris Matty (Producer/Songwriter/Mix Engineer)

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A Christian Producer, BMI Songwriter, & Mix Engineer, playing, recording and making music for the better part of 23 years. I am always willing and looking for new Christian like artists or bands to produce that need slick production and mixing, as well as "hit" Songwriting prowess.

Biography

“All I really want, is to be listenable and write songs that people enjoy” – Chris Matty

Passion and Enthusiasm make great music. When you write a great song, you touch people on so many levels. In a nutshell, this describes Chris Matty, a hard working, all around fun Songwriter, Producer, and Mix Engineer. With influences like Live, 3 Doors Down, Fuel, Skillet, Fireflight, and Daughtry, it’s not hard seeing why his music has a knack for being classified as melodic pop rock.

After a stint at Berklee College of Music, Chris pursued music regionally back in New Jersey, playing with various bands throughout the tri-state area and cutting his teeth in various New York City studios. After honing his engineering and production chops, this lead to better gigs, working with keyboardist David Rosenthal, (Billy Joel), and session drummer Jonathan Mover (Fuel, Joe Satriani) in their private recording studios. . Working on great projects like Billy Joel’s Movin Out on Broadway, and with artists such as progressive rock’s Happy the Man, Hard Rock’s Matt Kramer of Saigon Kick, and rap artist and Making the Band 2 star Jamie Drastik, showcase Chris’s versatility in working with a multitude of chart topping projects.

Chris recently just finished work on Kerri Edelman’s debut record “Leave it all Behind”, handling all the production and mixing, writing the music, and laying down all the guitar, bass, and keyboard tracks. Other projects include music with actor/vocalist Jeff Mosier for licensing and song placements and LA Based songwriter Brian Donovan. Chris is also a partner in the songwriting firm “It Factor Music”, with vocalist Erin Murphy, formally from the band Junipers Daughter in Boston, MA. Placements include the song “Trying To Hold On” in a reality Television show in Canada called “Chris and John to the Rescue”, and a few more in stand-by.

Music is personal. Check out the ballad ‘What If Tomorrow Never Came’. Chris wrote this song about his cousin Jill, who passed away at the age of 22 from cancer. It was an emotional rollercoaster. When Chris handed Jeff the music and lyrics, he immediately was able to latch onto the emotion, because his father had passed away in the same month as Jill, 2 years apart.

Chris owns his own 48 track Pro Tools studio, which can also accommodate Logic and Reason Files as well, enabling him to work in any capacity. Whether you need a producer or mix engineer for your next project, hit songwriting, guitar or bass session playing or beat creation, Chris can deliver what you need. He is always looking to work with new and established artists who want to raise the bar and rise to the top.

For more information, please contact Al-b Beutel of K.M.G at 212-203-4400 or via email at albee@kingdommindedgroup.com

Lyrics

Road Not Taken

Written By: Chris Matty

Verse#1
Divided Lines, Nothing left as
The grass speaks
Whispers in the tress, like a candle in the wind
Like a Candle in the wind

Chorus:
The Road Not Taken
The Road Not Taken

Verse#2
Decisions fall, nothing left as
The pouring rain
Wash away the tears of hard times to come
Of Hard times to come

Chorus:
The Road Not Taken
It’s a long way to your heart
The Road Not Taken
It’s a long long long way home

The Road Not Taken
It’s a long way to your heart
The Road Not Taken
It’s a long long long way home

Verse#3
Decisions fall, nothing left as
I’m here beside you
My faith alive, no more gray skies
No more gray skies

Chorus:
The Road Not Taken
It’s a long way to your heart
The Road Not Taken
It’s a long long long way home

The Road Not Taken
It’s a long way to your heart
The Road Not Taken
It’s a long long long way home

What If Tomorrow Never Came

Written By: Chris Matty

Verse#1
It was a rainy day in June,
And I was singing a different tune
No U Turns, to circle round
When the time came, I heard no sound
When it came, I heard no sound.

Pre-Chorus
I have nothing to fear
Nothing left to feel
I have nothing, left to fear

Chorus:
What if tomorrow never came
What if the world went insane?
What if tomorrow never came.
What if it all went away?

Verse#2
I stared at the wall, Blackened and small
And as I moved, I started to cry.
Never wanted, to say good-bye
Never wanted, to say good-bye

Pre-Chorus
I have nothing to fear
Nothing left to feel
I have nothing, left to fear

Chorus:
What if tomorrow never came
What if the world went insane?
What if tomorrow never came.
What if it all went away?

Chorus/Outro
What if tomorrow never came
What if the world went insane?
What if tomorrow never came.
What if it all went away?

What if tomorrow never came
(Are you ready?)
What if the world went insane? (Seize the day)
What if tomorrow never came.
(Not enough)
What if it all went away?
(You never know)

Discography

Kerri Edelman (Leave it All behind) - P, Mx, Co, G, B, K, D

Erin Murphy (“Go On” – single) - Mx, G, B

Jamie Drastik - “Believe - single” (feat Money Harm) - Mx

Erin Murphy (“It’s Not Okay” single) - Mx, B, D

It Factor Music (Volume#1) - P, Mx, Co,G, B, K, D

Chris Matty (Featuring Jeff Mosier) - P, Mx, W, G, B, K, D

Helium Theory (Long Way Home) - P, W, G

Matt Kramer (War & Peas) - AE

Matt Rauch (Roman Sun) - E

Happy the Man (Happy the Man) - E

Billy Joel - Movin Out (Broadway) - AE

Disgraced (Self-Titled) - P, Mx

Discord (Self-Ttiled) - P, Mx

Jeff Mosier (Bitter Sweet Sessions) - P, Mx

Hope Forest (Self-Ttiled) - P, Mx, B

Shadow Zone (3 Song EP) - P, Mx, D

3 Fold (3 Song EP) - P

Stone Cutters Guild (Self-Titled) - P

KEY MAP:

P – Production, Mx – Mixing, Co - Co Writing, G – Guitar, B – Bass, K – Keyboards, D – Drum Programming/Arranging, W – Music and Lyrics, E – Engineer, AE – Assistant Engineer