Matty O'Neill

Matty O'Neill

BandPopSinger/Songwriter

Matty O'Neill is a Producer: Writer: Musician, who has worked at Warner Music and Sony. He writes catchy melodies over instantly familiar, emotive music, Many of his songs have featured in Film and on TV and Radio. He has recently relocated to Toronto Canada...Enjoy!

Biography

Matty ONeill
mattytwohats@gmail.com
sonicbids.com/mattyoneill
(+1) 647 835 0091

Matty ONeill is an Australian Producer: Writer: Musician based in Toronto, Canada.

Classically trained from an early age in piano, guitar and vocals, Matty has the education, experience and versatility to get him through a vast array of musical tasks. He has a love of blues, hard rock, pop and country.

As a guitarist, vocalist and songwriter he started the indie pop-rock band “doogle” from 1999 – 2003. doogle released 2 EPs, a live album and a DVD. They achieved songs featured on radio Triple J and commercial radio airplay on the Austereo network, Australia wide. doogle also played many sold out shows and festivals in Brisbane and along the East Coast of Australia. As well as having music placement in short films.

Meanwhile on the business side of the industry, Matty completed a Bachelor of Business, Majoring in Marketing (with a Music focus). He then gained experience, working in promotions for four years at Warner Music.

Through his label work he has opportunity to meet and work with The Stereophonics, The Dandy Warhols, The Living End, Supergrass, Oasis, Powderfinger, Ryan Adams and Evan Dando as well as many other great artists.

2003 saw Matty go to London to perform. He also performed in clubs in Paris, Barcelona and Edinburgh.

Once that trip was over, it was time to re-evaluate and Matty decided to focus on songwriting, traveling to places like Byron Bay, The WhitSundays, Sydney, Melbourne and all along the East Coast of Australia, shaping and crafting the songs that would eventually form a solo record. He also worked for a year at Sony Australia.

While at Sony, in 2004 Matty met producer Ken Bird and formed "Copious" a concept band that aimed to sound like a rock band, that had been completely re-mixed. That band wrote and produced one album and spent several years developing demos and shopping to labels. Some interest was achieved and local commercial radio was supportive.

Obsessed with improving and pushing to be the best he could be, Matty took vocal master classes, attended songwriting clinics and seminars, and performed live regularly which all influenced his songwriting.

Mostly travel, living situations, and common life stories lead to the forming of a bohemian rock band called “The Maybe Favours” with some good friends, which produced one EP and the track “Pill’s n Lines” appeared on a surf DVD.

Another band "Matt n Bird" also with Ken Bird was formed in 2007 and they wrote and produced over 30 rock songs. They appeared on the The Today Show (National morning breakfast show) in Australia, and played some local shows.

The songwriting partnership ended amicably between Matty and Ken Bird in 2008.

In 2009 Matty relocated from his native Brisbane, Australia, (via Tokyo and New York City) to Toronto, Canada.

Matty is currently working as a music composer for film and television.

In July 2009, Matty made the shortlist for The Australian Songwriting Contest with his song "Holding On To You"

Please listen to the Audio section and read through the Discography Section for more information.

Sidenote / credits :

Producers worked with: Jeff Lovejoy, Stuart Stuart, Mark McElligott, JJ Fingers.

Other band members:

Doogle:
Drums: Liam O’Neill
Bass: Glenn Watkins

Copious:
Ken Bird: producer / songwriter

The Maybe Favours:
Keys: Danielle Rigdon
Bass: Dane Beesley
Drums: Liam O’Neill

Matt N Bird:
Bass: Ken Bird
Drums: Troy Zimmerle
Keys: Ryan Brown aka Bird dog

Gear / rigs owned:

doogle Era:

1963 Guild Starfire III
Fender Hot Rod Deville
Ibanez 70s lawsuit Les Paul
Vox Wah
Danelectro delay
Boss OD1
Ibanez 80’s flanger
Boss TU2
Gibson Les Paul 2003
Orange AD30
Jordin Blue Electric

Solo / The Maybe Favours:

1979 Yamaha Acoustic guitar
Gibson Songwriter deluxe
2005 Fender Strat
Clapton digitech pedal
Various amps and effects

Current studio setup:

Mac Book Pro
M-Audio Monitors and Midi Keyboard
Apogee Duet
Gibson Acoustic
AKG Microphones
RAT pedal
Misc effects etc.

Lyrics

HOLDING ON TO YOU

Written By: MATTY O'NEILL

HOLDING ON TO YOU
(music and lyrics copyright Matty O’Neill 2009)

VERSE ONE

I know that it started with a love song
Somehow you just got me feeling so strong
All I know is I need your touch on me

I went out and bought a new guitar
I trained up so I could be your star
I know it was all that mattered to me

PRE-CHORUS

The road is full of rocks
And if I'm not on top
It could fall right under from me
Everyday I'm here beside you
Is another awesome memory

CHORUS

So I'll keep holding on to
Holding on to you

VERSE TWO

Your perfect hair is beautiful
And now we get so physical
We got it all here, can't you see

Baby I need your loving
You got me set on something
You know that I can set you free

BRIDGE

What if we had never met
And we were both alone?
I never kissed your pretty face
Oh baby we’d be alone.

Discography

1999 doogle demo "Embrace the mistakes"
2000 doogle demo CD
2001 doogle "Into Your Reflection" EP
2001 Resonate Compilation CD
2002 doogle VCD
2003 doogle "Live Album"
2004 Copious "Drop N Roll" Album
2005 Copious "Three Of The Best" CD
2005 The Maybe Favours "A bohemian rockband" EP
2006 Matt N Bird "Three Song Demo"
2007 Matt N Bird "Demo Album"
2008 Matty O'Neill "Solo Songs"
2009 - Compositions for Film, TV and Web Series.

Film, Radio and TV:

The Today Show in Australia
Daniel Smith 180 on Briz 31
"Their so called advice" Shortfilm by Nikki Michael
Triple J breakfast show
Commerical radio play on Austereo networks, Australia wide.

Australian Competitions:

Chosen for Resonate Compilation, Top Ten bands in Brisbane 2001.
Best Vocalist, Queensland Rock Awards 2002
Valley Feista slot 2003.
Shortlist for "The Australian Songwriting Contest" 2009.

Set List

No live dates are set at this time.