Matt Roberts

Matt Roberts

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MATT ROBERTS IS GOOD FOR YOU: Delicious piano pop designed to linger and satisfy long after the first listen.Dr Roberts is a songwriter, performer and producer like no other. More Paul than John. More Billy than Elton. But in the end, more Matt Roberts than anything else.

Biography

INTERNATIONAL PRAISE FOR THE NEW MATT ROBERTS ALBUM 'Now You Are Gone':

'There is a new independent pop star emerging from the land down under...skillful...well-crafted...poetic.'

- Highbias.com (USA)

'Intelligent lyrics about life...such heart and power...just the right combination of creative pop with serious storytelling. Now You Are Gone is just what the doctor ordered!'

- Kweevak.com (USA)

'Sweet and mellow…will pull you in pretty quick... real international feel...will snag you too.'

- Earcandymag.com (USA)

'Crisp, ranging vocals...this piano master has crafted catchy pop tracks...melodies that hook you in....certainly worth a listen. This was fun.'

- DiscoveringArtists.com (USA)

'A compelling mix of compassion and musical prowess'

- Rip It Up Magazine (Australia)

'Matt Roberts' catchy pop songs have been pleasing crowds in Australia and look to do so here in America as well.'

- Smother Magazine (USA)

'Given the recent success of fellow SNAGs James Blunt and Damien Rice, Matt Roberts should have no trouble finding a following with this effort.'

- Mediasearch.com.au (Australia)

NEWS!
- MATT ROBERTS NOW ON iTUNES USA
- MATT ROBERTS IN TOP 10 SONGWRITERS IN NATIONAL COMPETITION.
- RAINMAKER PR, BOSTON, TO PROMOTE NEW ALBUM IN USA.
For details, see the news page on the website www.mattroberts.com.au!

“I drive a sensible car. I own a Labrador. I am not Rock.”

So says piano-pop songmaker Dr Matt Roberts, on the nationwide launch of his new album Now You Are Gone (Sound Vault Records). But here’s the thing – listen closely and you will be rocked. Roberts’ lyrics are the key, stories throbbing with humanity, images drenched in life-flavour that transform perfectly acceptable pop songs into perfect pop.

Despite leanings towards genres such as acoustica/folk and musical theatre/cabaret, Roberts is happy to swim in the big pond of pop, aspiring to a form of pop that defies the rapid cycle of consumption and obsolesence.

“The song you buy the record for is high-GI, it’s McPop, it has to be to survive in the airplay jungle. But you’ll get sick of it pretty soon. Take a record home, and it’s the low-GI tunes, the slow-burners that decide if you’ll still be listening to it in years to come.”

That’s where Dr Roberts’ songs come into their own, because if you invite them in, they’ll stick around. It’s not a record, it’s a relationship.

And we’d all agree, a good relationship rocks.

Now You Are Gone is in stores now.

Lyrics

Binary

Written By: Matthew W Roberts

I want nothing like I want you
If I get nothing,
Hell, that's one from two

Toys and tricks and little fixes
Pretty pictures, politik
Just colour and movement,
Sound and fury
I am weary

I want nothing like I want you
If I get nothing,
Hell, that's one from two
Some kind of binary in all I do
All or nothing, love,
All for you

Ones and zeroes, noughts and crosses
Everyone says cut your losses
And get the hell out,
That's good in theory
But I am weary

I wish I didn't care as much as I do
But I do, so there it is
Do you miss me?

The Tiger Ballad

Written By: Matt Roberts

Did you just say you love me, or was that the telly?
'Cause I've tried to love you baby.
With our history of heartache in its infancy
You could try to love me.

Even now I call you fine
I still imagine you are mine
Will you find me sound of mind to stand trial?
Is there desire without deceit?
I see mirages in your heat
No deception is complete without a smile
As in the madness of kings it seems I'm hearing things...

Tiger tiger in the hall!
Do I tiptoe, run or crawl?
You say it's not there at all, well that's denial.
And you smile...

Yes I've tried to love you baby.
You could try to love me.
Even though you say it's easier this way...

Now You Are Gone

Written By: Matt Roberts

Winter's not as cold without you
Summer's not as warm
I sense all that I sensed before
Just less, now you are gone
Gone

Someone needs to tell me
You are gone
And tell my mother
You are gone
Tell the house that waits for you
The calendar whose dates for you
Come around
Come around again

Get it together man!

The world will not believe
That you are gone
Maybe you deceive us
You're not gone
The salesmen and their deals for you
The postmen and their bills for you
Still come around
Come around again

Discography

Now You Are Gone (2006)
The Ruby Record (2002)
Traffic (2000)
Various singles on www.mp3.com.au
Last 2 albums on www.mazar.com.au

Set List

Any song from the past 3 albums. We can play live all night; in fact, we prefer to.