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Matt Otis and the Sound

Rank #1 US Bedford, PA Indie / Folk/Rock


Sounds Like: Death Cab for Cutie, Ryan Adams

Bio: Matt Otis and the Sound has been described as "...Undeniably Catchy and Thought-Provoking!" (Mirror Review, 2010). While writing original music that bridges the boundaries between the Indie(Death Cab/Mumford and Sons) and Acoustic World. Matt Otis and the Sound are an indie/acoustic group (blen... See Full Bio

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Twitter_icon_for_status: Posted a new song: "Down, Down, Down" http://t.co/46zsshdLBr #music


"Each and every song off of the latest album "Life Love Death," makes this a magnificent piece of art!"
— Gonzo Azaramadi, Arzuk Productions and Reviews
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    Jul 25

    Evanston, IL, US | 10:00pm

    Evanston, IL, US
    Fri Jul 25 10:00pm


    Who is Matt Otis? “… Otis creates refreshingly original music that entwines unique rhythms with heartfelt and soul-filled lyrics…. his love of life, the human race, and music are magnificently captured within his live performances and studio recordings…” (Tim C. Reviews) “…Otis’ lyrics are both intelligent and thoughtful…. each undeniably catchy song has it’s own distinct flavor, while evoking a variety of emotions…” (Mirror Music Reviews) “…Matt’s acoustic work gives birth to a new feeling and sense of consciousness that is never really explored in the independent/indie/folk scene…quite simply check this guy out…” (V.G. Productions) “Each and every song off of Otis’ latest album creates a tight masterpiece…” (Arzuk Productions) Matt Otis is an indie/acoustic singer-songwriter (blends of ambient, alternative, folk) based out of Pittsburgh, PA. Otis has landed himself a cult-following due to his unique live-set which combines intricately-placed looping with his uniquely versatile vocal range…to do it justice just check out his live set … Otis’ latest album “Life, Love Death,” has been described by critics as “Undeniably Catchy and Thought-Provoking” (PA Music Scene). Recently, Otis was discovered by fans and promoters throughout his extensive U.S. Touring, which brought him to tour overseas in Italy and England. Although Otis’ focus is primarily on his original tunes, he has also been noted for his uncanny ability to learn almost any cover song over night, while transposing it into his own (see Matt Otis youtube channel). In addition to an unlimited amount of live-shows, Otis has set out to independently create a music video for each song on his latest album. Otis has filmed and edited everything independently, while enlisting various fans and friends to act throughout the course of the storyline. Otis musical themes encompass the thought that self-expression is our ultimate meaning. Each individual has the ability to express a uniqueness while shoving away the cookie-cutter constraints of mainstream thought. In essence, Otis has stated in many different ways the following throughout his lyrics and chats with many friends and acquaintances throughout the world: “As insignificant as the mainstream portrays humans, it is vital to our existence to assert our free minds and break free of our present conditioning in order for our species to reach a greater love.”

  • Thu

    Jul 24

    Kenosha, WI, US | 8:00pm

    Kenosha, WI, US
    Thu Jul 24 8:00pm
  • Fri

    Jul 11

    Portland, OR, US | 3:00pm
    Lavendar Festival
    Portland, OR, US
    Fri Jul 11 3:00pm
  • Sat

    Jun 28

    Austin, TX, US | 7:00pm

    Austin, TX, US
    Sat Jun 28 7:00pm
  • Mon

    Jun 23

    New Orleans, LA, US | 8:00pm

    New Orleans, LA, US
    Mon Jun 23 8:00pm
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  • Sills & Smith (Artist) Sills & Smith
    Back for Wither Away. What a wonderful song it is. The real deal indeed. Frank Smith
  • Where The Sky Meets The Sea (Artist) Where The Sky Meets ...
    really diggin' your jams, would love to open for you sometime!
  • Sills & Smith (Artist) Sills & Smith
    The Most Important Thing is great, big fun. Terrific musical arrangement, brilliant singing. Frank Smith
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Q: are you coming to Johnstown, Pa in May??
A: The bandshell @ Roxbury park, but we're hoping to set up Johnstown shows during our summer touring! We love playing at VOMA in J-Town?

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