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Our lives are like a circle The process never ends
One wave follows one another And after tears comes laughter

Matt Mathews

Matt Mathews is a songwriter. A storyteller.

Through his songs Matt tells us his inner world, intimate and sensitive. He’s a guide that connects us to our own emotional world, remembering us a buried memory, a fleeting emotion, an intense hope.

Matt, singer and multi-instrumentalist, proposes in his first solo album "Promised Land" a personal and stylish songwriting, from indie-rock to pop-folk, in a bewitching musical journey.

"Promised Land" was released in May 2016 in Switzerland and several songs are played on numerous swiss radios and tv channels, including Radio Swiss Pop, Rete3, Radio Chablais, La Télé, TVM3 and Léman Bleu, etc.

The "Promised Land Tour" is currently underway with nearly 20 concert dates in festivals and clubs such as Caprices Festival Crans-Montana, Festival Local Vevey or Undertown Meyrin, Chat Noir Carouge, etc.

Matt previously played on many swiss stages with his former projects, including the Label Suisse Festival in Lausanne, the Paléo Festival in Nyon, and Musiques en Eté on the Ella Fitzgerald stage in Geneva with the band Exphase, but also in clubs like Bikini Test, Fri-son, U.ZN L’Usine, KIFF Aarau, Henrici Zürich and during 4 tours in Holland, Spain, France and Italy with the band The Exciters.

Matt released two albums "Embryo" and "Secret Garden" with Exphase, as well as an EP "The Eternal Cannibal Prelude" and an album "Flashback" with The Exciters, which received an enthusiastic press and a wide media coverage both in french and german-speaking Switzerland.

Dear all we need now is extra time To give us a chance to play our ace
All we need now is springtime And to feel in state of grace

Past dates

01. 04. 2016 Caprices Festival Off Crans-Montana
20. 05. 2016 Undertown Meyrin
27. 05. 2016 Point 11 Sion
28. 05. 2016 Rock’n Nax Festival Nax Open Air
15. 06. 2016 Montreux Jazz Café Montreux
18. 06. 2016 Fête de la Musique Nyon
21. 06. 2016 Fête de la Musique Lausanne
25. 06. 2016 Festival Local Vevey Open Air
16. 07. 2016 Léman Bouge Tour Genève Open Air
29. 07. 2016 Le New Pub Crans-Montana
06. 08. 2016 Bar King du Lac Neuchâtel
09. 09. 2016 L’Annexe Bex
16. 09. 2016 Salon du Bleu Café Neuchâtel
17. 09. 2016 Le Bouffon de la Taverne Genève
01. 10. 2016 L’A Cappella Ardon
18. 11. 2016 Le Chat Noir Carouge
25. 11. 2016 Salon Secret/7radio.ch Lausanne
28. 01. 2017 L'Atelier Sembrancher
29. 01. 2017 Sofar Sounds Genève
25. 02. 2017 E-gloo Vernamiège
20. 05. 2017 La Terrasse Grône
27. 05. 2017 Fête de l'Espoir Genève
14. 06. 2017 RNV Unplugged – Hessel Orbe
16. 06. 2017 Festibière Festival Carouge Open Air
23. 06. 2017 Fête de la Musique - Bastions Genève Open Air
24. 06. 2017 Fête de la Musique Carouge Open Air
06. 07. 2017 Montreux Jazz Festival Montreux Open Air
08. 07. 2017 La Barje des Sciences Genève Open Air
01. 12. 2017 Coyote Bar Genève
16. 03. 2018 Festival Bars En Fête Genève
23. 03. 2018 Café Mogador Lausanne
03. 05. 2018 Les Trentenaires Fribourg
04. 05. 2018 Broc’En Blanche Genève
08. 06. 2018 La Bretelle Genève
You’re the only place where I belong Take me in your arms where I belong
Come here to my arms where you belong Grace the only place where we belong

Promised land

"Promised Land" is a journey. A daydream set to texts and sounds

Over its 11 songs, we navigate through multiple universes expressing the full range of human emotions. Sort of concept album, "Promised Land" bring us along a trip that looks like life, and restarts again when it ends ... like at its beginning but not quite the same ... We leave it slightly transformed, subtly touched, sometimes soothed sometimes affected, but certainly morehumanised.

"Promised Land" talks about rebirth and healing, about shared friendship and disappointed love, breakups, grace and redemption... This promised land, real or imagined, sort of mantra that everyone can use, awakens in us the desire to reinvent ourselves and the strength to liberate us, to deliver us...

In its contrasting moods, the music of "Promised Land" turns from light to dark and softness to energy, but remains constantly close to us, by our side. Between dream and reality, the musical journey of Matt takes us by the hand beyond the stars.

In every smile lies a tear In every pain waits laughter