Singer/songwriter/entertainer, Matt Quinton – affectionately known as “Matty Q” – spent most of the beginning of his career fronting the Philly party band, SPEED, before going solo in 2004. Not long after that he was recruited to play the famed IRISH KEVIN’S on Duval Street, in Key West, Florida, where he moved to, shortly after, and became a staple of the island music scene, entertaining tourists from all over the world, for well over a decade.
Along with a loaded schedule at Irish Kevin’s, Matt’s Key West resume includes: The Rum Barrel, Island Dogs, Durty Harry’s, Rick’s, The Lazy Gecko, The Conch Republic Seafood Company, La Te Da, Hogfish Bar & Grille, The Casa Marina, The Westin, private parties on both Sebago and Fury Catamarans, and a weekend residency at the world famous Sloppy Joe’s.
Matt, also, took time to tour the mainland of Florida, frequently featured at such notable venues as The Elbo Room in Fort Lauderdale, The Flora-Bama in Pensacola, Tin Roof and Paddywagon Irish Pub in Orlando, The Flagler Tavern in New Smyrna Beach, and Hurricane Charley’s in Punta Gorda.
Matt has also traveled as far, and has been featured at Swingin’ Doors Saloon in Nashville, Tennessee, and Blarney Island “The Key West of the Midwest” in Antioch, Illinois.
Most recently, Matt has since relocated his home base back to south Jersey, and currently splits his time between a residency at THE LUDLAM BAR & GRILL, in Sea Isle City, New Jersey, writing in Nashville, Tennessee, and touring the East Coast, down to Key West, in the winter, to write and perform.
During his time living in Key West, Matt was inspired by the multitude of songwriters who constantly descended on the island, and released his first album, “Another Key West Night”, in November, 2015. The album is a collaborative effort with his friends, and songwriters Lucy Malia, Nick DiBlasio, Brian Bortnick, and Bryen O’boyle (Mr. Greengenes). Matt, also penned the song “Vacation” with Nashville songwriters and country music stars Ken Alphin (aka “Big Kenny”, of Big N’ Rich fame), and Kenny Chesney.
“Another Key West Night” is available on iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, and YouTube, and all streaming services.
~ Enjoy the ride!