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Matt Moore

Mount Pleasant, MI | Established. Jan 01, 2007 | SELF

Mount Pleasant, MI | SELF
Established on Jan, 2007
Solo Rock Alternative

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"What Promoters are Saying About the Live Show"

Out of the hundreds and hundreds of shows I've seen, maybe one of the single most enjoyable shows I have ever seen is this band...MATT MOORE. They are awesome, they are fun, and they are some of the best people on the planet.
-Jay Karp, Always One Ministries (Kingdom Come Festival)

This band will rock your socks off! Very personable with the audience and great musicianship with a killer show! The energy NEVER stops.
- Kendal Sheen, Meridian Entertainment Group

You have to see the Matt Moore Band live! The crowd comes alive as they rock the stage with original music and old favorites. Talented musicians and true gentlemen. A pleasure to work with!
- Ray and Deb Garcia, Del Rey Promotions

Exciting, Unpredictable yet Humble. The Matt Moore experience is something that I will Definitely witness again in one capacity or another! These guys blended a love for Christ and a love for music which captivated the crowd in an amzing way.
- Andre Finley, A1 Entertainment

You guys rock! Thank you for being such good examples of a Christian but-totally-rockin band. We would love to have you guys out again.
- Gabriel Carnell, The District (Lake Orion, MI)

Matt and the band put on an awesome show, and spent time with the kids after the event. You can really see the love of God through their lives.
- Brandon Blair, Sonllife Wesleyan Church - www.MattMooreMusic.com


"What Fans are Saying About the CD."

"This one of the best CD's I have ever heard! It really hit me in the ticker!"
- Mindy M., Facebook

"I saw this awesome group of musicians live and I was completely blown away...completely astonished!"
-Beckka73, iTunes

"Your CD is pretty much the best CD ever in my collection."
Amber, Facebook

"This album just makes you want to sing along and jump up and down! Great stuff!"
-Kiserhoth, iTunes

"Matt Moore is the real deal."
- S. Newkirk, iTunes

"...definitely an inspiration to musicians everywhere."
Parker S., Facebook

"Can't stop playing 'Give It All Away' Thank you for your music!"
-Jolene L., Facebook

"Awesome show, even more awesome individuals!"
-Randy H., Facebook - www.MattMooreMusic.com


""No Place Left to Hide" CD Review"

Matt Moore is a very talented singer songwriter and No Place Left to Hide is his debut release. The CD features 7 tracks of well done music that falls into a pop, modern rock style of music.

Moore’s songs deal with subject matters that center around life issues like, love, relationships, personal struggles, and faith.

“Chang in Me,” gets the music started with its up-tempo modern rock sound. The next two tracks, “Tear Me Down,” and “Letting Go,” follow in the same style.

Track-4, “Again,” offers up a mixture of both up tempo and more melodic beats that are guitar driven.

Track-5, “The Lost & the Found,” Starts and ends with acoustic guitar parts, but in between you’ll find rocking music complete with an electric guitar solo.

Track-6,”Standing in the Flames,” was the highlight track for me. This song has an almost hard rock style that’s found on it complete with a big electric guitar and thick driving drum beats.

Track-7, “A Thousand Prayers,” finishes things off nicely with its rhythmic beats and passionate vocals. On this track Moore’s vocals are joined by female vocalist Helena Moore. Her softer vocals played very well when set against Matt’s, adding a new dimension to the song.

With No Place Left to Hide Matt Moore has put out a solid debut.

His music is recommended for fans of musical acts like, Chris Daughry, David Cook, Jeremy Camp, and Fuel.

Also Moore has decided to make this a pay what you want type of release. Here’s part of the posting that can be found on his MySpace page:

http://www.myspace.com/mattmoore

“Hey guys and gals, I know the economy is tough right now, and most of my friends don’t have a bunch of extra money to spend on things like CDs. So I want to do what I can to help ease the financial burden and still give you a chance to own your very own copy of my new album. So here is the deal, you can now download No Place Left to Hide and support me by paying whatever you want for it, or if you are willing to spread the word to a few of your friends you can download it absolutely free.

http://www.noisetrade.com/MattMoore - The CD Reviewer\C.W.'s Place


"2008 Fuse FM Interview"

How are you doing today?

I'm doing really well, how about you?

Tell me a bit about the man behind the music: (I know that's not a question...)

Well, I'm 28 years old, married with two amazing kids. I live in the small little town of Clare, MI, where I was born and raised. I've been playing guitar for about 11 years now, mostly in various hard rock bands. I've been performing as a solo acoustic artist for about a year now and it's been a total trip.

How did you start out playing music?

As a kid growing up there was always some kind of music in our house. When my sister and I were just little kids we would sit around with our dad and make up goofy songs while he played the guitar. That was probably the start of it all. When I was in grade school my buddies and I would put on little concerts for our friends on the playground. We would sing songs by the Beatles, Michael Jackson, the California Raisins, it was pretty funny. I seem to remember working on some choreography for those gigs too, yikes!

A few years later I got into hip-hop music and started rapping DC Talk songs at church. DC Talk was huge for me as a kid, I knew every word to every song. It was actually when they released their "Jesus Freak" album that I decided I wanted to start my own rock band. I really had no intention of playing an instrument at that time, but I didn't know anyone my age that played guitar so I sort of picked it up just out of necessity. And since my dad has always been an amazing guitar player it was kind of a natural choice. After that I started getting into heavier and heavier rock bands and I was totally sold on becoming a guitar hero.


How do you go about writing a song?

I don't really have a set system that I use when I write songs. Sometimes it starts with a melody, or a cool lyric line. Other times I just walk around strumming the guitar and trying to come up with interesting chord progressions. I have notepads full of unfinished lyric ideas and tapes full of old guitar riffs. Sometimes one of those old ideas will pop back up in a different context and it just works. I've found that those bits and pieces seem to come pretty easy, but actually sitting down and working out a complete song is really tough.


Why do you play music?

That's a pretty big question. I guess I play music because I love it! Music is a really powerful thing that kind of draws you in. I also feel that God has called me to play music. I want to use the talents and the opportunities that He has given me to share my life with others. Hopefully I can use music to connect with people and really show them God's love.

I love the song "Tear Me Down" what is the story behind it?

Hey thanks! I actually wrote "Tear Me Down" during a rough period in my life. I had one of those moments where I realized that my relationship with God wasn't anywhere near where I wanted it to be. I was really struggling to understand what kept getting in the way of me having a closer walk with Him when all of the sudden it hit me. It was me! I kept getting in the way. It's my habits, my pride, my lack of faith, all kinds of things that have kept me from experiencing God more fully. So "Tear Me Down" was really written as a prayer from me to God asking Him to change me, help me get rid of the junk in my life, and make me the man that He wants me to be. If He needs to completely burn the whole thing down and start over fresh then I'm ready for it.

What about "The Lost & The Found"?

I wrote "The Lost & The Found" as sort of a critical song about how we choose to live our lives sometimes. I tried to make it something that could apply to both Christians and non Christians alike. It seems like we are always chasing after something that we think will make us feel complete. As Christians we always tell people that Jesus is that thing that will fill the emptiness we have inside, yet sometimes even after we have Jesus in our hearts we live as though we need something else. Stuff like; if we just had more money life would be complete. A successful career would really give our life true meaning. I think a lot of us struggle with this kind of thinking, and I was really being critical of myself when I wrote it. It was sort of my way of asking "if God is more than enough to supply all our needs and desires, why do we sometimes choose to live like He's not?"


Where is the most interesting place you've performed at?

Hmmm, that all depends on what you mean by "interesting." I have had the opportunity to play a number of different venues, and each has its charm. I think the barn right outside of 101.7 The Fuse was one of the more "interesting" places I've played. I don't get to play many barns.

What was your favorite performance?

I really don't have one. I have played a lot of really cool gigs and had some very memorable experiences. Playing at the Ward Theater in Mt. Pleasant with a full band was a rea - FUSE FM 101.7 - WPRJ


"2008 Fuse FM Interview"

How are you doing today?

I'm doing really well, how about you?

Tell me a bit about the man behind the music: (I know that's not a question...)

Well, I'm 28 years old, married with two amazing kids. I live in the small little town of Clare, MI, where I was born and raised. I've been playing guitar for about 11 years now, mostly in various hard rock bands. I've been performing as a solo acoustic artist for about a year now and it's been a total trip.

How did you start out playing music?

As a kid growing up there was always some kind of music in our house. When my sister and I were just little kids we would sit around with our dad and make up goofy songs while he played the guitar. That was probably the start of it all. When I was in grade school my buddies and I would put on little concerts for our friends on the playground. We would sing songs by the Beatles, Michael Jackson, the California Raisins, it was pretty funny. I seem to remember working on some choreography for those gigs too, yikes!

A few years later I got into hip-hop music and started rapping DC Talk songs at church. DC Talk was huge for me as a kid, I knew every word to every song. It was actually when they released their "Jesus Freak" album that I decided I wanted to start my own rock band. I really had no intention of playing an instrument at that time, but I didn't know anyone my age that played guitar so I sort of picked it up just out of necessity. And since my dad has always been an amazing guitar player it was kind of a natural choice. After that I started getting into heavier and heavier rock bands and I was totally sold on becoming a guitar hero.


How do you go about writing a song?

I don't really have a set system that I use when I write songs. Sometimes it starts with a melody, or a cool lyric line. Other times I just walk around strumming the guitar and trying to come up with interesting chord progressions. I have notepads full of unfinished lyric ideas and tapes full of old guitar riffs. Sometimes one of those old ideas will pop back up in a different context and it just works. I've found that those bits and pieces seem to come pretty easy, but actually sitting down and working out a complete song is really tough.


Why do you play music?

That's a pretty big question. I guess I play music because I love it! Music is a really powerful thing that kind of draws you in. I also feel that God has called me to play music. I want to use the talents and the opportunities that He has given me to share my life with others. Hopefully I can use music to connect with people and really show them God's love.

I love the song "Tear Me Down" what is the story behind it?

Hey thanks! I actually wrote "Tear Me Down" during a rough period in my life. I had one of those moments where I realized that my relationship with God wasn't anywhere near where I wanted it to be. I was really struggling to understand what kept getting in the way of me having a closer walk with Him when all of the sudden it hit me. It was me! I kept getting in the way. It's my habits, my pride, my lack of faith, all kinds of things that have kept me from experiencing God more fully. So "Tear Me Down" was really written as a prayer from me to God asking Him to change me, help me get rid of the junk in my life, and make me the man that He wants me to be. If He needs to completely burn the whole thing down and start over fresh then I'm ready for it.

What about "The Lost & The Found"?

I wrote "The Lost & The Found" as sort of a critical song about how we choose to live our lives sometimes. I tried to make it something that could apply to both Christians and non Christians alike. It seems like we are always chasing after something that we think will make us feel complete. As Christians we always tell people that Jesus is that thing that will fill the emptiness we have inside, yet sometimes even after we have Jesus in our hearts we live as though we need something else. Stuff like; if we just had more money life would be complete. A successful career would really give our life true meaning. I think a lot of us struggle with this kind of thinking, and I was really being critical of myself when I wrote it. It was sort of my way of asking "if God is more than enough to supply all our needs and desires, why do we sometimes choose to live like He's not?"


Where is the most interesting place you've performed at?

Hmmm, that all depends on what you mean by "interesting." I have had the opportunity to play a number of different venues, and each has its charm. I think the barn right outside of 101.7 The Fuse was one of the more "interesting" places I've played. I don't get to play many barns.

What was your favorite performance?

I really don't have one. I have played a lot of really cool gigs and had some very memorable experiences. Playing at the Ward Theater in Mt. Pleasant with a full band was a rea - FUSE FM 101.7 - WPRJ


Discography

The Coming Storm (single) - 2017
Remanufactured: The Remix Project - 2013
Give It All Away - 2012
No Place Left To Hide - 2009

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Matt Moore is an independent rock artist, singer songwriter and worship leader from central Michigan. Launching a solo career in 2007 with only an acoustic guitar and a few original songs Matt quickly built a reputation as the must see artist in his area. Captivating audiences with his engaging songwriting, passionate live performance and tenacious work ethic, Matt has performed at over 1800 events around the country in the past several years, sharing the stage with artists such as Thousand Foot Krutch, Sanctus Real, NF, Seventh Day Slumber, Leeland, Nine Lashes, Unspoken, Josh Wilson, StellarKart, John Reuben, The Afters, Icon For Hire, Grits, Remedy Drive, Caedmon's Call, Newworldson and many more.

Matt is an artist who loves to play live and it shows, averaging between 150-200 dates a year all over the United States.  The venues range from small intimate coffee shops and house parties, to large music festivals and everything in between. Performing as a solo artist he consistently creates a unique high-energy acoustic show unlike most typical singer/songwriter acts.  Matt also fronts a full five-piece rock band, recreating the hard rock sound heard on his previous albums.  The band has gained recognition for their tireless energy, engaging stage presence and quality musicianship.  The performances are truly something you need to experience to fully appreciate.

Matt has released two EPs since 2009 (produced by Jake Rye of Sanctus Real), a “digital only” remix album in the summer of 2013, and a national radio single in the summer of 2017.  To date he has sold over 12,000 physical CDs, and another 20,000 digital downloads.  Matt has released multiple national radio singles including the “The Coming Storm” in 2017, which reached #1 on the website ChristianRock.net and could be heard on over 150 radio stations around the country.  He is currently writing new material for an upcoming release.

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