Matt Stamm
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"Matt Stamm - Where Do We Go"

News, Radio, and Reviews!
I just got back from Hartford, CT, where I had the chance to showcase at the NACA Northeast Convention. It was a great show, and I am hoping it will lead to a bunch of gigs at colleges in the Northeast starting in the Spring semester.
Check out, where I am featured in a banner ad on their homepage, and I am the #10 artist on their site. The chart ranking is based on page views, song plays, and CD sales, so please get on this site and help me out by requesting my music to be played as many times as you can. This could really help me reach an international audience, as this is a site run out of the U.K.
On Monday, November 5, 2007, check me out on Breakthru Radio - Tune in by clicking on this link, but PLEASE WAIT UNTIL MONDAY, NOVEMBER 5th, as they use the amount of clicks to determine artist ratings. This is a pre-recorded internet radio show, and my songs "Where Do We Go" and "Mr. Perfect" are featured in the webcast at around the 29 minute mark. If you listen in between the two songs, the DJ says some pretty cool things about the music!
My new EP, Where Do We Go, is getting some great reviews! Check one of them out at, and another at
GREAT show last night!
I was so excited to finally get to play at The Paradise Lounge in Boston last night. It was an excellent show and a lot of fun, so thank you to everyone who came out to support me. Thanks once again to Matt Lowell and his band for having me open for them. And most of all thanks to Jeremy Beck on keys and background vocals, and Chris Johnson on guitar and background vocals - you guys totally helped bring my show to another level!
I'm also happy to say that I won another round of the Rolling Rock Presents: National Band Search, and I will be competing in Round 3 on November 16th at Blaggard's Pub. Stay tuned for more details!
Make sure you check out my Live page for other upcoming shows.
Dear Music Lounge Feature!
I am one of the artists featured on the Amanda Bynes Dear Music Lounge, check it out:
Check out my feature article on
I'm on iTunes!
Sign on to iTunes to check it out!
Thanks to everyone who came out to support me last night.
It was a great show at The Original Sessions Arthouse in NYC, and because of the strong crowd response I was asked to come back to compete in another round of the Rolling Rock Presents: National Band Search. That show will take place on Saturday, September 29th at 11pm at Blaggard's Pub - 8 West 38th St. NYC. I'll keep you posted!
I'm on internet radio!
I've just been added to the playlist on Alexa Digital Internet Radio Station! Please go to and play my song, "Everybody Falls"...the more hits it gets, the better!
I'm featured on the front page of Reverb Nation!
Go to and click on the "Featured Artists" link to check it out. The more hits I get on that page, the better it looks, so please spread the word and send as many people as you can to check it out!
Thanks so much to the crew and camps involved with Camplified 2007.
I had such a great time playing 5 dates on the Camplified 2007 Tour. First of all the crew - Rick, Jaime, Ashley, Heather, Kyle, Zach, Stu and Dominic - they were all so professional and wonderful to work with...a big thanks to them! Such great shows would not have happened without them. And another huge thanks to the staff, campers, directors and owners of Camp Hilltop, Camp Tioga, Capital Camps, Camp Harlam, and Camp Walden! They were so enthusiastic and excited for the music, it was impossible NOT to get totally pumped for every show. I had an amazing band(s) that totally rocked it every night: Josh Dodes on keyboards and background vocals, Marc Slutsky and Joel Arnow on drums, Jon Cornell and Phil Galitzine on bass, Mike Reason and Tim Quick on guitar and background vocals.
I've been selected to showcase on the main stage at the NACA Northeast Regional Conference!
This is HUGE news for me, as this will hopefully lead to a large-scale college tour in the near future. Thanks so much to my booking agency On That Note Entertainment for helping me with this process. The showcases will take place Nov. 1 - 4 in Hartford, CT. I'll keep you posted!
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Where Do We Go EP (2007)
I Could Be Happy Here (2005)


Feeling a bit camera shy


Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter Matt Stamm may prefer to tickle the ivories when it comes to making his music – just listen to his new EP, Where Do We Go, for proof – but in today’s musical climate, where it sometimes feels like any Manny, Moe, or Jack’s Mannequin can sit down in front of a piano and pound out a hit single, it’s nice to know that there are still a few musicians out there who can actually play more than one instrument.

Stamm has been training for life in the music biz for as long as he can remember. “I was in the All-County Chorus when I was in grade school, I played saxophone from fifth through ninth grades, and I took piano lessons from ages seven through eleven,” says Stamm. “It feels like I’ve always been involved in music in one form or another.”

Despite such a promising start, it wasn’t until his freshman year of college that Stamm began pursuing an actual career in music…and, frankly, he blames peer pressure. “There was a big gap when sports took over for me,” explains Stamm. “All of my friends were joining sports teams, and you’re either in band or you’re on the football team; I opted for athletics at that point, and I didn’t just have time for the music lessons anymore. I wish I stayed on track; I’d probably be in a different place right now.”

Still, Stamm hadn’t given up on music altogether. At 17, he began teaching himself to play guitar, which came in handy upon his arrival at Boston University for his freshman year, and, accordingly, his first team-up was with his college roommate, Charlie Diego. “Meeting Charlie, getting to know him, and having him always playing guitar…there was always music in the room, so we just naturally fell into playing together and writing together,” explains Stamm. “He was definitely the impetus for my getting starting again in a big way.”

Stamm and Diego began performing for the people in their dorm, giving Stamm his first real experience playing before an audience. The collaboration between the roommates inspired Stamm to try working with other musicians as well; one such partnership resulted in the formation of The Perfect Candidates, with fellow singer/songwriter Jon Hartstone. “Jon and I really took it up to the next level,” says Stamm. “I had all these songs I’d written, he had his own songs, and we liked what each other had done, so when we started playing out, he’d put a guitar part or a harmony on one of my songs, I’d do the same for his, and we were able to put together a set list with our existing material.”

The life of The Perfect Candidates was relatively brief but consistently educational, particularly during the recording of their EP, American Hot, which was done with hired guns playing bass and drums for the duo. Although the recording process itself was a lot of fun, Stamm admits that the final result was stricken with a nasty case of overproduction. “We were attempting to make a huge-sounding record, and…well, basically, we filled every single square iota of tape space with whatever idea we had, and I learned a very valuable lesson: sometimes, less is more.”

It wasn’t until Stamm and Hartstone moved from Boston to Miami and teamed with the Faulkner brothers – Mike and Bruce, who played bass and drums, respectively – that The Perfect Candidates began touring behind the EP in earnest. Hartstone, however, soon returned to Boston, which gave Stamm the opportunity to play the frontman, a role he quickly learned to relish; he also found a new collaborator in Hartstone’s replacement, guitarist Mark Kondrat, now a member of the Latin-Grammy-nominated band Locos Por Juana. Unfortunately, it soon became evident to Stamm that Miami was not the best locale for a band like The Perfect Candidates; worse, the rest of the band didn’t offer much enthusiasm to his suggestion that they relocate to New York City.

“They were pretty deeply rooted in the area,” explains Stamm, “and they didn’t want to leave. But I was serious about continuing with the music. I mean, when Jon left, I had become the frontman, and not only was I playing rhythm guitar, but I was also adding an element of organ to some songs, and I’d also bought a stage piano. So when I left, I got right into my stuff, concentrating almost solely on piano songs.”

Stamm’s debut solo album was recorded with assistance of his former bandmate, Mark Kondrat. “I stayed at Mark’s house and we recorded it his home studio,” says Stamm. “In fact, he co-produced it; I had all the songs, but we both came up with the arrangement and instrumentation. My collaborations with Mark always seem to result in strong material.”

Indeed, the resulting album – 2005’s I Could Be Happy Here – served two purposes: it provided Stamm with the opportunity to tour behind a product of which he was extremely proud, and it enabled him to attract the attention of a new manager (Aimee Berger), as well as new songwriting collaborators like Arnie Roman and Russ DeSalvo. “I’m ecstatic to be worki