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“Well written, strong melodies, full of catchy lyrics!”
Tom Kidd- Music Connection Magazine
- Music Connction Magazine


“Matthew Shaker loves to sing about love, but don’t let that make you think he only sings Jazz ballads…he sings torch- and sings it well!...”
earbuzz.com
- earbuzz.com


“Excellent singer! A true presence is Matthew Shaker…”
The Desert Sun
- Desert Sun Newspaper


“…allures with his own compositions, stunning his audience!”
Desert Heat Magazine
- Desert Heat Magazine


“Lush. tasty vocals…a guilty pleasure…”
earbuzz.com
- earbuzz.com


Discography

Matthew Shakers' "Dance Romance" is available at major online retailers like NAPSTER, RHAPSODY, CD BABY and more. You can GOOGLE for more...

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MATTHEW SHAKER-
Music Bio

"Well “Well written, strong melodies, full of catchy lyrics!”
Tom Kidd- Music Connection Magazine

“Matthew Shaker loves to sing about love, but don’t let that make you think he only sings Jazz ballads…he sings torch- and sings it well!...”
earbuzz.com

“Excellent singer! A true presence is Matthew Shaker…”
The Desert Sun

“…allures with his own compositions, stunning his audience!”
Desert Heat Magazine

“Lush. tasty vocals…a guilty pleasure…”
earbuzz.com

Matthew Shaker is a true ‘multi-media’ performer. An Actor (AEA, SAG), singer/songwriter and composer (ASCAP), as well as a musical director and vocal/performance coach.

He is the host of “ImprovSlam!”- a new comedy music improv television show,
which debuts in national syndication, Fall 2008. What started as vocal coaching for the singing cast turned into the starring host once the producers got a taste of his personality and natural ‘on camera presence’, and his ability to improvise on the spot.

Matthew has been musical director for nearly a dozen equity musicals at the
Palm Canyon Theatre, Palm Springs, Ca. He also arranged and recorded the backing tracks. His musical direction credits include:

BIG RIVER, CARNIVAL, SWEET CHARITY, CABARET, ADAM AGAIN, EVITA, BRIGADOON,
GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES, LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS

He composed “Do the Math” for ‘Proof’, in which he starred and won a Desert Theatre League award for Best Actor-Drama. He composes Film & TV music which can be found at ProductionTrax.com

Rounding out his television experience, Matthew also worked on several television programs as researcher, episode development and production assistant, including ‘Envirotrek’ and ‘Energy Matters’.

Matthew has appeared in films and television and has entertained audiences aboard the most prestigious cruise lines sailing today, performing in shows produced by Emmy award winner Anita Mann (of Solid Gold fame). While on board, he also served as company manager, and was vocal coach to cast members.

Background…

His performing talents began very early encompassing piano, singing, acting and dance. With the added benefit of a father who played piano and a grandmother who was a big band singer, Matthew received the encouragement he needed to embrace performing and songwriting so early in life. By age 16, this Southern California native was a seasoned musical theater performer and had written much of the musical scores for two original musicals that toured the U.S. with the Creation theater project in Anaheim, Ca.

He has also studied at the prestigious Uta Hagen actors institute in New York. This was the spark that ignited his Pop/Jazz songwriting pursuits, leading him into an enjoyable career in Cabaret and Piano rooms across the Nation and abroad. Matthew has been awarded honors in several national songwriting contests, affirming his impressive ability for writing in many genres including Pop, Rock, Country-Western and Jazz. ‘Dance Romance’ is the title of his debut CD available at Napster, iTunes, Rhapsody and other online retailers. Search Matthew Shaker at ‘google’ for more information, music and video clips.

Direct Contact: Matthew Shaker
760.774.4879