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June 2004: Matt and his band play main Stage slots at two of San Francisco's biggest festivals (North Beach and Union St)
July 2004: "Everywhere In Between" released
September 2004: "Everywhere In Between" makes Cd Baby's best seller's list where it will sit for over a year
October 2004: Matt is chosen by an elite group of producers, A & R execs, and hit songwriters to showcase at the prestigious Durango Songwriters Convention
January 2005: Matt sells first 1000 copies of "Everywhere In Between" and plays Tsunami benefit at Slim's in San Francisco
February 2005: Matt signs national distribution deal with San Francisco based IDC
April 2005: Matt and the band headline at Johnny Depp's L.A. hotspot The Viper Room
April/May 2005: Matt heads out on 22 city Coast-to-coast tour with Misty Odell
July 2005: "Live @ JR's" recorded in Denver
September 2005: Matt is featured as the “artist of the day” on worldwide internet radio station Whole Wheat Radio www.wholewheatradio.org
November 2005: Midwestern tour
December 2005: "Live @ JR's" release party at Rock Island in Denver
IN 2005 MATT VRBA PLAYED 146 SHOWS IN 32 STATES AND 3 COUNTRIES !!!
February 2006: Matt selected as a finalist by Portland’s 107.5 FM to open for Bon Jovi at Portland's Rose Garden
March/April 2006: Matt heads out for "Live at JR's" solo acoustic tour of the Western United States
Summer 2006: Matt and his band are selected to play main stage slots a number of large festivals including The Bite Of Seattle (Seattle/ est. attendance 500,000), The Cherry Creek Arts Festival (Denver/ est. attendance 400,000), The Oregon State Fair (Salem/ est. attendance 500,000)
June 2006: Four of Matt’s song’s selected for use in upcoming independent feature film “All In A Night’s Work”
July 2006: Matt signs publishing/licensing deal with Portland based Rumblefish
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Matt selected for a Comcast On-Demand special featuring bands in the Pacific Northwest.
November 2006: “Time Well Spent” selected for Bridges CD Project benefiting Pacific Oncology Cancer Center
January 2007: The Mustache Song selected for International Documentary "The Glorious Mustache Challenge"
February 2007: Video for "Time Well Spent" selected for the Tiburon International Film Festival
March 2007: "I Don't Care" and "Wicked Little Suzi" Instrumentals licensed by the Discovery Channel for use on two programs.



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Discography

Everywhere In Between - 2004
Live @ JR's - 2005
Go - 2007

Tracks have been getting increasing airplay on stations in CA, CO, NV, OR, WA, IL, NE, AZ, AL, MO, and Japan!
Upon the release of Everywhere In Between, it rocked up the charts on CD baby to the # 47 spot out of over 70,000 titles
Matt has also had songs placed in several films and national television programs.

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Bio

Perhaps the only working musician in the world who's resume includes walking 3200 miles across America, Nashville based artist Matt Vrba has added yet another accomplishment onto his already impressive list, the release of his third commercial album, "Go". Since the release of his first album (Everywhere In Between) in 2004, Vrba has criss-crossed America dozens of times, logging well over 600 shows at venues ranging from a sold-out performance at Chicago’s House Of Blues, and LA's famed Viper Room, to huge festivals such as The North Beach Festival in San Francisco, and The Bite of Seattle. Throughout all his touring, Vrba has created a name for himself as one of the most charismatic and entertaining live performers around. Oh yeah, and he's a pretty darn good songwriter too. An old soul, who's logged more life experience than most people twice his age, Vrba writes from the perspective of someone who has been there, and it translates over flawlessly into beautifully catchy tales of heartbreak, highway, and occasionally… mustaches. Song’s from all three of Vrba’s albums have made their way to numerous national television programs, films, and radio stations around the world.
In February of 2008, he auditioned (along with 35,000 others) for NBC’s reality-show Nashville Star. Vrba made it through round after round of call-backs in Portland, Austin, and Nashville, all the way to the semi-finals (a mere 50 artists!) where he performed for Jewel, John Rich, Billy Ray Cyrus, and Jeff Steele, and he appeared on the first episode of the show which aired on June 9th, 2008 on NBC. Also during 2008, Vrba played shows ranging from the legendary Blue Loon in Fairbanks, AK, to Folsom Prison in California, to a 6-week tour through Germany, Denmark, Holland and Belguim.
Despite his busy schedule Vrba still manages to find time to help out a good cause whenever he can. He has donated music and performed for non-profit organizations such as Musicians On Call (other members include Chuck Wicks, James Taylor, and John Mayer), March Of Dimes, Pacific Oncology Center, Toys for Tots, Tsunami Relief, and The Charlotte Maxwell Cancer Clinic
2009 holds good things for Matt Vrba fans as he will be performing well over 100 shows this year throughout America and Europe and releasing a new album before year’s end.