Matthew Eldridge
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Matthew Eldridge

Conyers, Georgia, United States | SELF

Conyers, Georgia, United States | SELF
Band Alternative Rock




"Ginny McAbe Review"

Matthew Eldridge
By Ginny McCabe

Atlanta-based singer/songwriter Matthew Eldridge has a special gift and a musical talent that far surpasses much of today’s competition.
Eldridge’s diverse, yet outstanding collection of songs deliver a raw, folky, acoustic-based sound that has the ability to reach a broad audience.
His songs touch on a variety of different topics and emotions. Some of his songs seem to be more straight-ahead worship songs, while others could easily fit into the mainstream, pop/rock genre.
The song “Holy” is an acoustic-based song that combines emotive vocals, meaningful lyrics and a solid acoustic, guitar driven sound.
As a portion of the song’s lyrics relate, “Many days, many nights when I try to see your face/You’re just an illusion in my head/Might as well turn it off, turn me off yeah/Cause what I need is something real/I need You/You are holy, You hold me/When I’ve lost my way, you bring me back to You…”
Another song, “Never Be The Same,” was selected for a 9/11 benefit CD that also featured Peter Frampton.
“Send Your Healing Rain” is a piano-based ballad that continues to reflect Eldridge’s heartfelt delivery and dynamic vocal stylings.
The song “Made to Worship,” is an upbeat, poppy worship song that includes a variety of different instrumentation - mandolin, banjo, harmonicas, and violin.
As a full-time worship pastor and youth leader, Eldridge devotes many of his talents to his home church, but his music has the ability to reach far beyond the walls of the church.
Listeners will welcome his driving passion, raw emotion and the universal messages he has the ability to deliver.

Ginny McCabe is a Cincinnati, OH native. She is an entertainment and feature writer for The Middletown Journal and Journal News (dailies), and magazines including American Songwriter, Bassics, NRB Magazine, CBA Marketplace, Christian Retailing, HM Magazine, Relevant Magazine, BGEA,, and, among others. - online


Matthew's acoustic album, "Acoustic Sketches" is available on Itunes and through all major online stores.

You can also find Matthew's hard rock songs from his band Raising Lazarus on iTunes and CDBaby as well.

Wide Awake releases Fall of 2011.

All previous albums are out of print.



With more than a decade of radio, television, and live performances, Matthew's songwriting has put him on CD's with artists such as 7mary3, Peter Frampton, The Spin Doctors, and a host of other national talent. His abilities as a singer, songwriter, and a strong frontman have offered him the opportunities to share the stage with a number of nationally recorded platinum and gold selling artists and bands, playing for crowds in the upper thousands.

Born and raised in Orlando, Florida, Eldridge recently transported to the wonderful city of Atlanta, Georgia, and is excited to build a following in the metro area.

Eldridge is leaning towards more alternative sounds on his upcoming album, Wide Awake, which should release Fall of 2011. Combining sounds from bands like 30 Seconds to Mars, U2, Counting Crows, Breaking Benjamin, and Pink Floyd, the album is sure to turn heads. Alongside the album is an independent film short of the same name, also produced by Eldridge, who wrote all the songs and plays all the instruments on the entire project for both the album and the movie.

Matthew also appeared as a street guitarist in season two of the TV hit series, The Vampire Diaries. He will also appear playing guitar next to Ryan Reynolds for a major motion picture releasing this summer called The Change Up.

Whether Eldridge is producing an album, playing live shows, songwriting, or on television, he gives a hundred percent and is a professional at his craft.

Matthew Eldridge is available for all musical engagements, including performances, interviews, producing, mixing, mastering, songwriting, backtracks, jingles, book trailers, or coaching.