Matt Shenk
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Matt Shenk

Orlando, Florida, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2002

Orlando, Florida, United States
Established on Jan, 2002
Band Folk Singer/Songwriter




"Orlando Based Singer Songwriter Has A Lot To Be Thankful For"

Back in March, singer songwriter Matt Shenk launched his Kickstarter campaign "Let's Make A Record Together." The Orlando native hoped to raise enough funds to produce what he called his “dream album.” The successful campaign was heavily supported by fans who pledged money in exchange for perks including CDs, T-shirts, and concert tickets. The effort paid off, well surpassing the “all or nothing” goal and raised $25,000 in just 45 days. “The experience was so humbling and empowering,” Shenk said. “I couldn't be more thankful for the love and support from those fans that believed in me.” What evolved was a 6 month recording endeavor of "This Is Water" with record producers Evan Coffman and Brock Berryhill at Starlight Studios. The team introduced new arrangements for Shenk that included bringing in a horn section, string players, and even a gospel choir to achieve the sound Matt wanted. The album offers a collection of tunes that both musically and lyrically touch the heart,mind, and soul. There is an honesty about Shenk, and his music immediately invites the listener to embrace the intimate emotions of each track . From the stripped down acoustic track "Sweeping Up Memories" to the full production of "Sometimes" which includes a killer Horn Section and jaw dropping Gospel Choir, this album has a little bit of everything and a whole lot of passion. Starting with a handful of grass roots believers, This Is Water" flourished from a dream into a professionally produced, well crafted, 12 track gem that is memorable from beginning to end. Pre release feedback of the album has been overwhelmingly positive and has already caught the attention of several music publishers and industry leaders. Looking back, Shenk said that his, “sole objective was to make a great album that everyone involved could be proud of,...and I think we accomplished that." You can purchase “This is Water” at as well as on Itunes, Amazon, and many other retailers. - PR WEB


Still working on that hot first release.



Compared to the likes of John Mayer, Glen Hansard, Dave Matthews, and Amos Lee, Matt Shenk brings an effortless blend of acoustic rock and old school soul to his music and resonating passion to his words.

“Easing souls” throughout Central Florida and beyond, Shenk’s talent, passion and drive have earned him a cult-like following. Born into a musical family, Matt'’s sound was initially inspired by Billy Joel, Michael Jackson, and James Taylor, but evolved over time with the influence of jazz, blues, and anything with soul. He brings that kind of creativity and substance to his music while infusing his own distinct energy into both original songwriting and unique interpretations of covers.

Shenk’s distinctly rich sound has offered him his choice of venue opportunities varying in diversity from The House of Blues to The Hard Rock Hotel to B.B. Kings…and just about everything in between. His widespread musical appeal is surpassed only by the nature of his character. Audiences become fans, fans become friends, friends become unwavering disciples and devotees.

Matt's recently released Kickstarter funded album, “This is Water’ synthesizes his enviable natural talent with thirty years of a well-honed craft. Described as a “professionally produced, well crafted, 12 track gem that is memorable from beginning to end” (PRWEB), sales for “This is Water” reflect its playability, layered depth and heartfelt sound. Receiving high praise, “This is Water’ is inspired by his personal philosophy and impassioned dedication to relatable storytelling through songs and ballads.

Described by Bruce Larson (Orlando Sentinel) as “a modern day singer/songwriter with a lot of old school soul and sincerity,” audiences continue to marvel at Shenk’s transcendent talent, acoustic precision, unparalleled adaptability and extraordinary good nature. As much a lauded musician as your very best friend, Matt Shenk’s commitment to not only entertaining but captivating a crowd makes him the next best thing.

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