Matthew

Matthew

BandJazzNew Age

Matthews music is smooth jazz written in a pop format for any listener to use as a tool to spark an emotion or a memory. Each song played live is a different flavor from the recorded version to add 'show' and give each piece a new life!

Biography

Being born in the sixties puts me at my adolesent years right in the middle of the eighties. I fell in love with the synth pop era(Howard Jones, Depeche Mode, Kraftwork,etc.), and since I had been playing the piano since I was 5, I fell in love with the 'synthesizer'. It took me no time at all to discover that I could write my own music and I started composing at 17. I always stuck with telling stories with music only, instead of using words. I liked for the listener to hear a song and make up their own feelings and stories with the music instead of being dictacted through lyrics on how to listen to the song. My main influence has always been, and still is... Sting. I have always been in awe with his overall musicionship as well as his style. Great Stuff! Being a spawn from the eighties is how my Jazz music has kept that pop format giving it a unique style. My band is consisted of two gentleman. Gentlemen that they are, is key. They are gentlemen and geniuses of their craft. They have been in music for many years and thus, no egos. They know their role and respect that they are to play what I would like them to play. They have their moments to shine and when given those moments, shine they do! I have only put this band together for about a year, and they act as if we have been together forever. We play with sequenced tracks in the set so to be able to be able to play along is no easy task. Being the professional gentlemen they are, it was a breeze!. We take each song on my cd and use it as a starting point and we expand and change each song to make it a 'show' instead of playing something that has already been heard on the cd. We keep the crux of every song intact, we just add and take out a few ingredients to give each song a new a slightly different flavor. That is what sets us apart from other bands. The listener wants to hear a particular song, we are going to provide it in a new exciting way. For example, Rosarito is a four and a half minute song. We expand it to about 8 minutes to give it a new life and take the song through new avenues without losing its original content. Not many bands will do that

Discography

I released my first cd, 'Journey St' in July 2004. In September 2010 I finally followed up with 'Color My Soul' Another Instrumental album with a couple vocal pieces to color your soul. www.matthewmb.com.

Set List

Set List wich will last from 1.5 to two hours. Along with songs from my two CD's, the band will play various jazz standard cover tunes that fit within the band and musical style.