For over 25 years, these married best-friends have entertained audiences with their songs about life & love. They blend sweet harmonies and soft rock, modern country, and smooth jazz guitar into a unique acoustic pop style - with lyrics that celebrate gaining and keeping healthy, happy relationships.
"Our love started in music," Matt says, "We've played together as friends since 1988 and as husband/wife since 1993. Sometimes it was hard and it looked like we wouldn't make it, but we weren't quitting. As we revealed ourselves to God and each other, He healed us and brought us into the SweetLife; hence the name. And we’re still best friends after all these years." Carol agrees, "Music's a huge part of our marriage, and that relationship is the foundation for our songs.“
They are the creators of over 20 live performance programs, including LOVE’S JOURNEY, a musical lifetime-love-story woven through with their songs and experience that encourages and equips committed couples to go the distance in their relationships.
With 500 song credits (one award-winning) between them, they're still writing their own love story and creating “snapshots” of important events. Their song, “This Day” was played during their daughter’s wedding in 2011, and granddaughter Haley started hearing their lullaby “Angel Mine” even before her birth in 2013.
They’ve shared stages from PA to Nashville with Americana icons The Black Lilies, country music legends Stu Huggens and Buck McCoy, cigar box guitar bluesman Shane Speal, and radio personality/comedian Earl David Reed.
They currently perform close to 200 shows per year at all types of venues and events, including Fall Music Fest III, York Fair, Millennium, LAUNCH, Take My Hand, and WinterFest, ORVIS Stores grand opening, chapel services for the National Street Rod Association, and fundraisers for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life, Jewel David Ministries, A Benefit For Shawn, and more.
They host the fourth Thursday Nashville Songwriters Night and Wednesday Open Mics at Burning Bridge Tavern, and they lead worship at New Path Community Church.
Matt has performed music and facilitated addiction recovery groups hosted by Oasis Counseling (Lancaster, PA), and at retreats and outreach events for youth ministries YAF Fishnet and YoungLife.
They’ve been featured at The Wagonshed, Susquehanna Folk Music Society, Nashville Songwriters Night, in Lancaster County Woman magazine and York Daily Record, on WZBT and WVYC, on CBS 21’s Morning News, and at WOSradio.com, ButterfliesRadio.com, YDR.com, and TheLancast.