Matt Salaverry
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Matt Salaverry

Band Rock Singer/Songwriter


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Matt Salaverry - EP


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Matt Salaverry decided to leave his corporate job at the end of 2003 to pursue his music career. Matt has long been known for his music and voice, but got side tracked. Bottom line, the musical passion burning within him could not be suppressed. After several years in New York City, he took the leap of faith and left it all behind. He is clearly destined to do one thing and anyone who hears him will agree - he’s the real deal.

Matt took a hiatus from NYC for most of 2004 to work on an EP and has since returned to perform and promote his music. His self-produced work, on which he plays all the instruments, showcases his powerful vocals and backs it up with compelling songwriting, and dynamic instrumentation and production. His passionate vocals are delivered with a distinct understanding of melody and composition, while his charcoal grey tones and soulful style are undeniably captivating. The songs are catchy and especially profound when Matt unleashes his potent and rugged upper range. Matt’s music and voice have a universal appeal, an eternal familiarity, and he is sure to find a wide-ranging audience.

A Multi-instrumentalist, he attended Berklee College of Music in Boston, but left after one year to start a band. After a short stint he decided to go to a different college.

During those first couple of years after he graduated he was able to write and record a never officially released EP, with tracks such as, I’ll Try, The Mystery & Slipping Away. The music was extremely well received by a broad range of listeners. During this time Matt Salaverry was occasionally a featured artist at BMI Singer/Songwriter showcases, and had some initial interest from several industry veterans.

For the next several years his job became more demanding and Matt had less time for his music, but in November of 2001 he began spending his free time recording new songs and honing his production chops. Finally, at the end of 2003 he decided to leave the corporate world behind, take the leap of faith, and do what he was really meant to do. When you hear him sing, you’ll have not doubt it was the right choice.

Matt Salaverry - Influences
Matt’s music takes from a broad palette of musical influences. While it can be classified in the modern/pop rock, adult contemporary, singer/songwriter genres, he considers Classic Rock, Pop, R&B, Funk and even Opera all influences for him. Albums like Parliament’s Mothership Connection had an important impact on him during high school - opening him up to a world of hard grooving funk and R&B music. And he’s quick to mention Verdi or Puccini when talking about melodic composition.

Some of his favorite artists - albums include:
The Beatles- Abbey Road, Let It Be
Roger Waters- The Wall, Amused To Death
Marc Cohn- Ghost Train
Van Morrison- Into the Mystic, Caravan
Stevie Wonder- Innervisions
Robert Palmer- Sneakin’ Sally Through the Alley
Led Zeppelin- I, II, III
Parliament- Mothership Connection
Verdi – La Traviata

Older Stuff:
Bob Dylan, James Brown, Marvin Gaye, Otis Reading, Joni Mitchell, Steely Dan, Aretha Franklin, The Band, Joe Cocker, Bill Withers, Neil Young, John Cougar, Crosby Still & Nash, Jimmy Hendrix, Steve Miller, CCR, David Bowie, The Eagles, Don Henley, Prince, Pink Floyd, James Brown, The Meters, The Who, Queen, Jackson Five.

Newer Stuff:
Gavin DeGraw, John Mayer, David Groll, Jeff Buckley, Lauren Hill, Counting Crows, My Morning Jacket, Supper Furry Animals, The Indigo Girls, Beck, Alicia Keys, Radio Head, Sade, The Getaway People, Shawn Mullins, Guster, Tonic, Coldplay, Marc Broussard.