BIOThough he comes from a small town in Central Michigan, Matt Moore's sound is anything but small, and neither is his list of accomplishments. 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 900 events around the country in the past several years, sharing the stage with artists such as Thousand Foot Krutch, Leeland, Nine Lashes, StellarKart, John Reuben, The Afters, 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 with his long time percussionist Josh THO they create a fun and 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, quality musicianship and unique lineup (there are not many rock bands we know of that feature a full time djembe player). 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), with another “digital only” remix album in the summer of 2013. To date he has sold over 10,000 physical CDs, and another 10,000 digital downloads. Matt has released multiple national radio singles including the hit song “Fading” in 2012, heard on over 150 radio stations around the country. He is currently writing new material for an upcoming album, due sometime in 2014.
NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENTSHas performed at over 900 independently booked shows throughout the US since 2007
Has sold over 10,000 physical CDs worldwide, and over 10,000 digital downloads
Officially endorsed by Mesa Boogie Amplifiers and InTune Guitar Picks
Big Ticket Festival 2010 Indie Stage Winner
Performed at Born to Play, largest ever simultaneous acoustic music event hosted by GAP August 2009
Has shared the stage with artists such as Thousand Foot Krutch, Leeland, Stellar Kart, The Afters, Grits, John Reuben, Caedmons Call, Everyday Sunday, Remedy Drive, Newworldson, Icon for Hire, Press Play, Me In Motion, Hello Kelly, Manic Drive, Nine Lashes, 33 Miles, B.Reith, The Protest, Lenae Hale, Heath McNease, George Moss, Shaun Groves, etc
Released a national radio single heard on over 150 stations around the country (Fading, Summer 2012)
iTunes featured album in the Christian Rock genre. (Give It All Away, Sep 2012)
iTunes "Recent Bestseller" in the Christian Rock genre (Give It All Away, Summer 2012 - present)
Reached #2 on the Christianrock.net charts in Sep, 2012 (Fading)
#14 on the Christianrock.net Top 100 of 2012
#1 rock artist on Reverbnation.com Hot charts October 18-20, 2010 / March 29-30, 2011 / October 4, 2011
#1 Single on Indie-Music.com for Sep Nov 2009 (Change In Me)
Indie-Music.com Editors Pick for Aug 2009 Choice Cut selection Sep 2009
Top 25 award nominee on Indie-Music.com for 2009
#1 #4 Singles on Inferno Radio for August 2009 (Standing In the Flames, Change In Me)
THE MATT MOORE BANDMatt Moore - Vocals & Guitar
Josh Thompson - Percussion & Vocals
Austin Lutzke - Bass
Don Zuker - Lead Guitar
Shane Mittan- Drums
WHAT FANS ARE SAYING"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!"
"Your CD is pretty much the best CD ever in my collection."
"This album just makes you want to sing along and jump up and down! Great stuff!
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
WHAT PROMOTERS ARE SAYINGOut 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
Matt Moore never fails to bring the show!!
- Curt Blanshan, Victory Christian Center