A storm is rolling in…YES – The Carolina’s are being hit hard. The thunder is pounding, the winds are swirling, and lightning is striking over the ocean like magic. The storm’s name is “Matthew Parker”. Currently, Matt is tearing it up along the East coast from Jacksonville, NC all the way down the Grand Strand to Charleston, SC.
Born and raised in Charlotte, North Carolina, Parker has been playing guitar since the tender of age 9. His immense talent originated with writing instrumentals that poured out of him naturally. As of today, Matt has written over 100 songs that are in the process of being published. When it comes to crafting a song, here’s what Matthew says…“ I usually write hooks or chorus first and then write around them. Most of my favorites, I hear in my sleep. I have to get up and find a guitar. Sometimes I walk the floor humming a part or singing a chorus, until I annoy myself so much, I have to finish it”, laughs Matt.
As tough as it is to make it in the music world, Matt Parker has forged on, dedicating his life to the dream, and he has succeeded. Having opened for music legends such as Bad Company, Ted Nuggent, Poison, Molly Hatchet and Kiss guitarist, Ace Frehley, Parker has proven himself as a powerhouse. With Parker’s continuous drive, he instills a promise to his audience that they will have an amazing reaction to the energy he projects. With a pinpoint distinctive voice and an implausible manipulation of the guitar, Parker executes magnificent artistry. As a testament to his legitimate reputation and established popularity, Surge Magazine’s, Eric “Big E” Rutherford awarded Matt and his band, Matt parker and the Deacons”, Favorite Bike Week Band.
Having mastered the stage with his full band, as well as his ability to “Wow” a crowd with just his voice and a guitar, and of course, his classic humor, Matt Parker’s diversity is undeniable. After all, how many artists do you know who can deliver the whole package, and be dead-on all the time? Parker’s songwriting cuts acutely to the bone. If the song is about love, hate, jealousy or being on the road, Parker articulates the lyric and his melodies will have you singing along. Every note he plays is pristine, even if he’s playing behind his head or with his tongue. This gentleman can pull from a set list of over 500 songs to please any crowd, for any occasion.
With his original songs gaining attention from local radio stations in Myrtle Beach, WKZQ and Fox 43’s Not the News, WVOX in Allentown, PA a regular rotation on internet radio, cyberstorm.com and the draw that Matt brings in every week, from Myrtle Beach's Hard Rock Cafe to Suck Bang Blow in Murrells Inlet, there is NO doubt that this guy delivers. Not only is Matt an innovator in the music business, he has dedicated his love for music to upcoming musicians as a teacher at The Academy of the Fine Arts in Myrtle Beach and 10 years of teaching at Howren Music in Matthews, NC. With a great big heart full of passion and compassion, this guy even sings to calm his dogs down during a typical afternoon thunderstorm. He says, “Storm likes Country, and Gus likes everything I play.”
Come see his show and you will scream the accolades for Matt Parker and the Deacons yourself. Right on Brother, Write on.