Music Matt and The Whole 9 Yards

Music Matt and The Whole 9 Yards

BandAlternativeChildren's Music

Bringing real instruments, real songwriting, real concerts to children and their parents... High energy for dancing... Educational at times... Thought provoking ballads... Perfect festival band... We're re-defining 'Children's Music'!

Biography

I was born with some internal complications and spent the first 14 years in and out of hospitals missing out on the chance to go to preschool, play any sports, or hang out with many kids my age. I also happened to be born to very musical parents who would drag my sister and I to their shows each weekend where I got my fill of top 40 hits from the late 70's and 80s. Hearing harmonies and rhythms for that long without the chance to perform, I eventually just started writing my own songs. I worked out the awkwardness of performing at hundreds of open mics around where I live and started getting pretty good and started colaborating with other artists. During this time I had bought a route of preschools from another music teacher and began going around to these schools introducing the children to all the instruments of the orchestra. That led me to write songs to help them learn which turned into a hit CD. (Good Day) Then I realized I needed to sell the CDs so I got a band and we've been performing for about 4 years now. The act is so poplular in my area, that I felt it's time to take it to the next level and we're working on Wiggles (only cooler) format DVD as well as 2 other CDs for children and one for the adults!
I'm very proud to have made it this long in the music business without a 'real' job in 12 years and I think my philosophy of interacting with children as people without talking (or singing) down to them has really been the reason I am so successful. It's all about the kids!

Lyrics

Another Dancing Song

Written By: Music Matt (Matt Fisher)

Another Dancing Song

Everywhere I go it doesn’t take long
To get all the kids up and start dancing
So I wrote this song I hope you’ll play along
So everyone up and get your body moving

And jump, jump , jump everybody
And shake your hair from side to side
And throw your hands up in the air
Wave them around like you just don’t care
As everyone’s yelling,
“Music Matt I want a…”
Another dancing song, another dancing song
Another dancing song, another dancing song

Everywhere I sing someone comes up to me
They say, “Play me another one that I can move to”
So it occurred to me, this music sets you free
So everyone up get your body moving

And jump, jump , jump everybody
And shake your hair from side to side
And throw your hands up in the air
Wave them around like you just don’t care
As everyone’s yelling,
“Music Matt I want a…”
Another dancing song, another dancing song
Another dancing song, another dancing song
[break down for 8]
[build for 8]
And jump, jump , jump everybody
And shake your head from side to side
And throw your hands up in the air
Wave them around like you just don’t care
As everyone’s yelling,
“Music Matt I want a… ”
Another dancing song, another dancing song
Another dancing song, another dancing song
Another dancing song, another dancing song
Another dancing song, another dancing song

Discography

Good Day
http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?playListId=6208374

Set List

Typical set lists include mostly my original songs for the children but also a few for the young at heart!(Parents need songs too!) We also throw in a few of our favorite cover tunes (songs other people wrote) Shows are 2- 45 minute sets but could go on for hours for the right price!
Here's the song list:
My Songs (for the children)
Good Day
Growing Going Down
Parts of the Body
Let Me hear you Sing
Bright Spot
Birthday Wish
Better than Me
If you're Sick Stay Home
Sing, Sing
Another Dancing Song
Sing Along
Rock 'n Roll Music(volunteers needed)
Cowboy Way (volunteers needed)
Rhythm
Save Time for Being a Kid
Playing Piano (2 versions)
Princess Song
I Got an Ouwie!
Crazy Little Dream
Day after Day
It Takes You & Me
Please Don't Go Away
Get Whatcha Get
Use a Tissue
Families of the Instruments
Whenever You're Around
Oh Well
Up, Up & Away

My Songs (for parents)
Unpredictable
Bingin' Me Down
Timing is Right
Tired of the Same Thing
Speechless
Everyday
Si