Home is where the heart is….
After spending many years touring the eastern seaboard, and living in the Florida Keys, Matt has returned home to south Jersey!
A native of the area, Matt spent many years fronting the Philly party band, SPEED before going solo in 2004. He was recruited to play the famed IRISH KEVIN’S on Duval Street in Key West, Florida in early 2006, and moved to Key West shortly after where he became a staple of the island music scene for 12 years, entertaining tourists from all over the world!
Along with a loaded schedule at Irish Kevin’s, Matt’s Key West resume included: 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 5-year 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 been featured at Swingin’ Doors Saloon in Nashville, Tennessee, and Blarney Island “The Key West of the Midwest” in Antioch, Illinois.
During his time living in Key West, Matt was inspired by the multitude of songwriters that constantly descend 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”, Big N’ Rich), and Kenny Chesney. “Another Key West Night” is available on iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, and YouTube.
Matt’s show is the most interactive and diverse acoustic experience that you really need to just see for yourself!
~ Enjoy the ride!