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