Matt Moore

Matt Moore

 Auburn, Michigan, USA
SoloRockAlternative

Guitar driven modern rock for fans of Three Days Grace, Breaking Benjamin, Skillet and Fuel.

Biography

Though he comes from a small town in Central Michigan, Matt Moore's sound is anything but small, and neither is his list of accomplishments. Launching a solo career in 2007 with only an acoustic guitar and a few original songs Matt quickly built a reputation as the must see artist in his area. Captivating audiences with his engaging songwriting, passionate live performance and tenacious work ethic, Matt has performed at over 900 events around the country in the past several years, sharing the stage with artists such as Thousand Foot Krutch, Leeland, Nine Lashes, StellarKart, John Reuben, The Afters, Grits, Remedy Drive, Caedmon's Call, Newworldson and many more.

Matt is an artist who loves to play live and it shows, averaging between 150-200 dates a year all over the United States.  The venues range from small intimate coffee shops and house parties, to large music festivals and everything in between. Performing with his long time percussionist Josh THO they create a fun and unique high-energy acoustic show unlike most typical singer/songwriter acts.  Matt also fronts a full five-piece rock band, recreating the hard rock sound heard on his previous albums.  The band has gained recognition for their tireless energy, quality musicianship and unique lineup (there are not many rock bands we know of that feature a full time djembe player).  The performances are truly something you need to experience to fully appreciate.

Matt has released two EPs since 2009 (produced by Jake Rye of Sanctus Real), with another digital only remix album in the summer of 2013.  To date he has sold over 10,000 physical CDs, and another 10,000 digital downloads.  Matt has released multiple national radio singles including the hit song Fading in 2012, heard on over 150 radio stations around the country.  He is currently writing new material for an upcoming album, due sometime in 2014.

Notable Achievements:
 Has performed at over 900 independently booked shows throughout the US since 2007


Has sold over 10,000 physical CDs worldwide, and over 10,000 digital downloads

Officially endorsed by Mesa Boogie Amplifiers and InTune Guitar Picks

Big Ticket Festival 2010 Indie Stage Winner

Performed at Born to Play, largest ever simultaneous acoustic music event hosted by GAP August 2009

Has shared the stage with artists such as Thousand Foot Krutch, Leeland, Stellar Kart, The Afters, Grits, John Reuben, Caedmons Call, Everyday Sunday, Remedy Drive, Newworldson, Icon for Hire, Press Play, Me In Motion, Hello Kelly, Manic Drive, Nine Lashes, 33 Miles, B.Reith, The Protest, Lenae Hale, Heath McNease, George Moss, Shaun Groves, etc

Released a national radio single heard on over 150 stations around the country (Fading, Summer 2012)

iTunes featured album in the Christian Rock genre. (Give It All Away, Sep 2012)

iTunes "Recent Bestseller" in the Christian Rock genre (Give It All Away, Summer 2012 - present)

Reached #2 on the Christianrock.net charts in Sep, 2012 (Fading)

#14 on the Christianrock.net Top 100 of 2012

#1 rock artist on Reverbnation.com Hot charts October 18-20, 2010 / March 29-30, 2011 / October 4, 2011

#1 Single on Indie-Music.com for Sep Nov 2009 (Change In Me)

Indie-Music.com Editors Pick for Aug 2009 Choice Cut selection Sep 2009

Top 25 award nominee on Indie-Music.com for 2009

#1 #4 Singles on Inferno Radio for August 2009 (Standing In the Flames, Change In Me)

Lyrics

Change In Me

Written By: Matt Moore

Empty handed, broke down and stranded I
I couldn’t take another night on my own
I was running, searching for something else
You’re the voice inside that’s calling me home

Where could I go?
That You wouldn’t know

Your love, Your love’s got a hold on me
Your love, Your love sets me free
Your love, Your love brings me to my knees
So the whole world can see this change inside of me

Torn to pieces, fell through the creases yeah
You came and put me back together again
Words You’ve spoken bring life to this broken heart
You’ve awakened all these dead things within

You called my name
Now I’ll never be the same

Your love, Your love’s got a hold on me
Your love, Your love sets me free
Your love, Your love brings me to my knees
So the whole world can see

This change in me, this change in me
This change in me, this change in me

Your love, Your love’s got a hold on me
Your love, Your love sets me free
Your love, Your love brings me to my knees
So the whole world can see, so the whole world can see
Your love, Your love’s got a hold on me
Your love, Your love sets me free
Your love, Your love brings me to my knees
So the whole world can see this change inside of me

Letting Go

Written By: Matt Moore

My words fall like rain again
Giving witness of where my heart has been
Shallow faith that I’ve been sinking in
Chasing shadows, leaving whispers in my place

I would give it all, everything I have
It’s more than I could hold
Torn and weathered now, take me as I am
I’m ready to let go

Lay it down, watch it fade to grey
Lose pretentions, strip them all away
And I fall at Your feet without a thing to say
Won’t You take me, come and make me whole I pray

I would give it all, everything I have
It’s more than I could hold
Torn and weathered now, take me as I am
I’m ready to let go

So take this old life from me
And give me just what I need
Cause I’m letting go of everything

I would give it all, everything I have
It’s more than I could hold
Torn and weathered now, take me as I am
I’m ready to let go
I would give it all, everything that I have
It’s more than I could hold
Torn and weathered now, take me as I am
I’m ready to let go

A Thousand Prayers

Written By: Matt Moore

Can we start this over?
Can we begin again?
We could leave this all behind
Can we turn this around?
Burn it all to the ground?
We could watch it all unwind

And still I fall
And still You call

And I can hear You calling out to me
And I can feel You in the air I breathe

Can we start this over?
Can we begin again?
We could leave this all behind
Can we turn this around?
Burn it all to the ground?
We could watch it all unwind

And I can hear You calling out to me
And I can feel You in the air I breathe
And when I’m beaten, cold and scared
You speak to me in a thousand prayers
And I can see that You’ve always been there

And I can hear You calling out to me
And I can feel You in the air that I breathe, yeah
And when I’m beaten, cold and scared
You speak to me in a thousand prayers
And I can see that You’ve always been there
Yeah You’ll always be there

Fading

Written By: Matt Moore

Run until I’m out of breath
And give until there’s nothing left to give
Scream until my voice is gone
I stood my ground for way too long again

I’m in over my head
I’m falling, hear me calling

Won’t you save me from myself I’m fading
I can’t do this on my own
Pull me out I’m suffocating now
I’m still waiting for something more

Think that I am strong enough
And try to pick myself up off the ground
Push my back against the wall
And I can’t keep myself from falling down

I scream out in the dark
Are you near me? Can you hear me?

Won’t you save me from myself I’m fading
I can’t do this on my own
Pull me out I’m suffocating now
I’m still waiting for something more

Won’t you save me from myself I’m fading
I can’t do this on my own
Pull me out I’m suffocating now
I’m still waiting
Keep on waiting for something more

Heart Wide Open

Written By: Matt Moore

Do you think that we can have just one more day
I can’t stand to see you turn and walk away
I’ve grown so frustrated
I’ve given all I have and more
You left me standing at the door

I left my heart wide open

I’m still searching for the perfect words to say
I’d give anything to make you feel this way
You’re faded, so jaded
You played me like a fool again
This game that no one ever wins

I left my heart wide open
And you left it worn and used
Holding your promise broken
Now there’s nothing left to lose
I left my heart wide open
This love that you’ve abused
I’d give it all away but
I’m not giving up on you

I left my heart wide open
And you left it worn and used
Holding your promise broken
Now there’s nothing left to lose
I left my heart wide open
This love that you’ve abused
I’d give it all away
You know I’d give it all away

I left my heart wide open
Holding your promise broken
I left my heart wide open
This love that you’ve abused
I’d give it all away but
I’m not giving up on you

Discography

Self Produced 3 Song Demo - 2007
No Place Left to Hide - 2009
Give It All Away (EP) - 2012

Set List

Stripped Down Acoustic Set:
15-120 Minutes
Original and cover songs

Full Band Set:
15-90 Minutes
Original and cover songs

Regular Cover Songs Include:
NSYNC - "Bye Bye Bye"
Collective Soul - "Shine"
The Beatles - "All You Need Is Love"
Fuel - "Hemorrhage"
Daughtry - "What About Now"
Edwin McCain - "I'll Be"
Switchfoot - "This is Your Life"
OneRepublic - "Stop and Stare"
Rhianna - "Umbrella"
Shawn McDonald - "Beautiful"
Mc Hammer - "You Can't Touch This"
Vanilla Ice - "Ice Ice Baby"
Will Smith - "The Fresh Prince of Bel Air"
U2 - "One"
And many, more!

Acoustic Worship Set:
10-90 Minutes
Various contemporary and traditional worship songs