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    Matt Hires

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    Genre:Indie, Pop, Rock
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    Most Popular Songs (more)

    1Tangled Web lyrics
    2You Are The One lyrics
    3Honey Let Me Sing You A Song lyrics
    4A Perfect Day lyrics
    5You In The End lyrics
    6Forever lyrics
    7Out of The Dark lyrics
    8You In The End lyrics
    9Pick Me Up lyrics
    10Restless Heart lyrics

    Most Popular Albums (more)

    1Take Us To The Start [2009]
    2Live from the Hotel Cafe Ep (LIVE) [2008]


    When you listen to Matt Hires, what comes across is the sound of an artist self-assured, authentic, and at ease with being completely and utterly himself. On his debut F-Stop/ Atlantic release, Take Us To The Start, the 23-year-old Florida native fuses the intimacy of the great singer/songwriters with indelible pop/rock hooks and propulsive rhythms. The result is a mesmerizing collection of songs that are immediately enchanting, while becoming more deeply rewarding with each listen.

    Produced by Eric Rosse (Sara Bareilles), Take Us To The Start is filled with delights, most notably Hires's voice, an instrument striking in its warmth, expressiveness, and ability to convey a multitude of emotions within a single song. From the first notes of "Honey, Let Me Sing You A Song," Matt's vocals envelop the listener, creating an intimate, captivating realm.

    As a child, Matt was introduced to different musical genres by his father. It was Matt's father that passed along his old, handmade acoustic guitar from 1977 to Matt when he was sixteen years old - the same guitar that Matt uses today. A homeschooler, Matt taught himself to play the guitar. During high school, Matt gravitated towards the punk/hardcore scene, which is a far cry from his own introspectively powerful acoustic pop sound. Although he was a hockey player and enjoyed surfing and skateboarding, Matt was self-proclaimed nerd. "I collected tons of Star Wars toys as a young kid, made my own Star Wars movies with them that usually starred my pet hedgehog, Prickles, and wrote my own Star Wars stories - they were pretty bad," Matt recalls of his early childhood. Though Matt might have outgrown his fascination with Star Wars toys, he never outgrew his love for music. By the time he was seventeen years old, Matt wrote his first song, and began performing in public a year later. Soon thereafter, Matt and a few of his friends decided to start a band, Brer. They recorded two albums, The Sun Is Rising EP and Microwavable. "There were ups and downs, band members came and went, but overall it was a great time, and a great experience. We also evolved a lot musically over our fairly short existence, and I grew a lot as a songwriter and musician," says Matt. Now, as a solo artist, Matt is poised to captivate audiences with his endearing personality, melodic sound, and undeniable talent.

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