‘You have an incredible voice’ – Luke Spiller, The Struts
‘Cool funky song, smart and sharp lyrics, and it’s one of those songs that feels like it has more than one chorus part, which I always enjoy’ – Frank Turner
This is Matt Reynolds – an award winning singer-songwriter from Bristol in the UK; a purveyor of sunny yet soulful melodic acoustic-based pop.
A veteran of England’s South West music scene; Matt cut his teeth in several bands over a 12 year period playing everything from pop rock to metal and all that comes in-between. After a hiatus of several years involving a lot of soul-searching; Matt made a decision – now is the time to stake a definitive claim in the music industry and make his goals a reality.
Matt has been described as ‘the English Jason Mraz’ but his influences are wide and far reaching; ranging from acoustic luminaries such as James Taylor and Neil Young, contemporary solo artists like Gavin DeGraw and Paulo Nutini, country rock bands Counting Crows and Zack Brown Band through to the pillars of the grunge and alternative rock scene Red Hot Chili Peppers, Pearl Jam, Stone Temple Pilots, Sublime and Soundgarden.
Matt has won awards for his songs and been a finalist in many contests. From placing 2nd out of 80 acts in Bristol’s ‘Axe Factor’, coming 1st in the acoustic category at ‘Footprint’ talent search in Weston-Super-Mare, being a finalist in the ‘VH1 Song Of The Year’ contest for his song ‘See Through Skin’ all the way to winning recording software in the national ‘Absolute Music Best Original Song Contest’ for the song ‘Carousel’ in 2017, which was judged by folk punk hero Frank Turner.
Matt also writes a brutally honest blog detailing his struggles in music – sometimes funny, sometimes painful, always inspiring. His goal with this is to lay bare all the ups and downs of being an independent musician and provide insight and hope to young aspiring musicians everywhere.
Matt’s debut solo EP ‘Dancing By The Side Of The Road’ was released on 1st September 2017. Two new singles – a charity release in aid of dementia awareness called ‘This Is Goodbye’ and a track called ‘Irreversible State Of Mind’ will be released in early 2018.
Matt is currently booking both solo acoustic gigs and full-band shows now.