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My Silent Bravery / Press

"I think the message in Matt's music and especially the song "To Give" is a very positive one that I am happy to support. I've always been about crossing musical boundaries so collaborating on this song was a natural fit.”

“Following a successful and widely-hailed launch of the title track single off the Can’t Quit album, international recording artist, My Silent Bravery today released the much anticipated follow-up single, “To Give” featuring platinum-selling recording artist Matisyahu. The video for the song was also released today. “To Give” has already begun to make tracks at radio, picking up spins at stations across the country. The video picks up where MSB’s last video left with its positive and inspirational message, this time focusing on giving back to the community and world at large. In keeping with the message of the song, My Silent Bravery will donate a portion of proceeds to charity.”

“The Song of the Year songwriting contest has awarded My Silent Bravery the Honorable Mention placement in the song contest. Song of the Year receives entries from all over the world and only the top songwriters receive an Honorable Mention placement in the songwriting competition. ”

“Why this artist does not yet have the backing of a major label is quite beyond me. There are original elements across all of this material and it shouldn’t take much steer from the execs to place “My Silent Bravery” into a niche market position. Anyone looking for something new in the pop/rock style should get this disc ordered right now… once this act has rocketed into stardom a disk like this could end up being a real collectors gem! I for one, will be keeping an eye out for future releases from this outstanding phenomena. ”

“My Silent Bravery, the moniker under which Matt Wade (Shwachman) records and performs, just released a barn-burning sophomore CD, Can’t Quit. To say this band could make it big would be a reasonable prediction, especially to anyone who has heard its first track, “Four Years.” The funky cool opener jumps out at you like a sledgehammer break at a pool table. The song literally kicks the door down like an action hero and proceeds to take out everyone in the room. ”

“On this new release “Can’t Quit”, Matt and his co-conspirators show maturity in the songwriting and a more cohesive and natural sound. There’s good rhythm in virtually all of the songs and all the songs are catchy as hell. Listen to Alright which is a massive college radio hit in the making or to the modern pop/rock anthem (with a little bit of a post-grunge edge in the vocal arrangement) title track Can’t Quit. ”

“BOSTON—June 28, 2011—Following a successful world premiere music and video release celebration at Boston’s Hard Rock Café last Friday night, International Recording artist, from the Boston-Worcester, Mass. area, My Silent Bravery featuring Matthew Wade today released the much anticipated LP titled Can’t Quit. The 10-song LP, written by Wade, features a track with Grammy nominated Recording Artist Matisyahu. Boston music veterans Charlie Farren (FBI, Farrenheight) and Robert Holmes (’Til Tuesday) also contributed background vocals and additional guitar respectively. Wade worked with critically-acclaimed record producer Anthony Resta (Collective Soul, Guster, Shawn Mullins) on Can’t Quit. ”

Hollywood Reporter

"2011 Best Pop Act" - Pulse "2009 Best Pop Act Runner Up" - Pulse "2009 Write In Winner Best Pop Act" - Worcester Magazine "2008 Write In Winner Best Singer Songwriter" -Worcester Magazine "2008 Write In Winner Best Album" - Worcester Magazine

Worcester Music Awards - Pulse Magazine / Worcester Magazine

"My Silent Bravery plays like a major label signing, from its production savvy, eloquent lyrics, authoritative imaging, polished web site, a dedicated Northeast U.S. fan following (nearly 300 shows in threeo years), merchandising—and most important, a chockablock collection of winning songs. My Silent Bravery is destined to make major noise.”

—Billboard Magazine Discoveries

““The band's newest CD, Are You Prepared is sure to create a buzz as each and every tune could easily be heard on nearly any modern rock station across the country. This solid rock album is packed with well-written, well-produced tunes.” ”

““My Silent Bravery adds a sharper edge to their established and well honed pop signature. If you’re a fan of catchy rhythm guitar (Dave Matthews), sweet vocal hooks (Jason Mraz) and label-indie-electro pop (Mute Math), this release is right up your alley.” ”

"New band name and new album. My Silent Bravery is truly a contender and this album confirms that. Expect to hear alot from this group as the album reaches the masses."

Skope Magazine

“Local singer-songwriter Matthew Wade (Shwachman) has always been a busy guy, playing a constant barrage of local gigs, both solo and with the Matt Shwachman Band. But the band has had a metamorphosis of late, into the similarly initialed My Silent Bravery. Now, with the band’s songs already appearing on TV shows such as the WB’s “One Tree Hill” and MTV’s “The Real World,” My Silent Bravery has a new CD out, “Are You Prepared?” The changes aren’t all cosmetic, the band’s sound having undergone a transition from an eclectic local band to playing songs such as the alt.-rock radio friendly “Not Necessarily So,” which drives with an upbeat, hook-laden vibe. It’s catchy and infectious material from a band that, increasingly, bears watching.”

"Acoustic-wielding, Boston-Based singer songwriter Matthew Wade (Shwachman) will be giving established heart-melters like One Republic and Five For Fighting a run for their money when he performs a brief handful of East Coast dates this month and makes an appearance on The Tim Qualls Show."

"Matthew has a journalistic trait to his writing that makes it an intimate space in which to breath. The lyrics are articulate and clear, and there’s no room for confusion.”

““A strong debut from a new artist - check out ‘Rise Above’!” ”

"Matthew plays uplifting and occasionally angsty music that has earned him some television airplay on “One Tree Hill”".

““Great passionate rock that definately comes from the heart!"”

"Matt’s voice is pure and his lyrics even more so. As a matter of fact it soars and swells with words and chords that should be bottled up and sold to the disenchanted as an effective pick-me-up."