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Matt Van

Matt Van

Singer Songwriter / Acoustic / Independent Des Moines, IA  US
Box of Dreams
Box of Dreams
Treading Water
Treading Water
My Mistake
My Mistake
A Little Place Called Love
A Little Place Called Love


About You


  • 2014

    Mar 15

    Rock Island, IL, US | 6:30pm

    March 15th, 2014 @Theo's Java Club 213 17th Street, Rock Island, IL First 10 People get in FREE before 7:00pm! No outside beverages. Food & Drinks will be available for purchase You don't want to miss out on this great musical experience with multiple genres of music coming together for this great night! Hosted by Tateeon Brown & Legend Live performances from Talented Acoustic Guitarist/Singer/Songwritter Matt Van, Camp Legendary Entertainment's Keontaie Watson & a live performance from Trapavelli Boy R Photos as well as performance footage by Darnell Bennett (3D Films) For More information contact (563)-343-5435

  • 2013

    Nov 8

    Des Moines, IA, US | 7:00pm

    I will be performing at the annual event, Drake's Got Talent, if anyone is interested in coming to watch me perform!


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  • Alyssa Trahan (Artist)
    Alyssa Trahan
    Beautiful voice! I became a fan, it would mean so much if you checked out my page too! Best of luck with your career :)
  • Mic Calico (Artist)
    Mic Calico
    good music
  • Rod Ballou (Artist)
    Rod Ballou
    Sounding Great, Got A Fan !! Have A Great Weekend !
  • Two Lions (Artist)
    Two Lions
    yes dude YES!!!!
  • Karol Martin (Artist)
    Karol Martin
    my compliments Matt! cheers, karol
  • Michael Barone (Artist)
    Michael Barone
    AWESOME .. The new James Taylor!!



Matt Van



Sounds Like: Take That, John Mayer, Glen Hansard, Deathcab For Cutie, Dashboard Confessional

Bio: I am a singer-songwriter from the Quad Cities who is currently studying to be a pharmacist at Drake University in Des Moines, IA. Music has been a passion of mine since I was very young, but I don't consider myself to be an extraordinary musician by any means. However, if there is anything I take...See Full Bio

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Matt Van has a show on 03/15/2014 at 06:30 PM @ Theo's Java Club in Rock Island, IL http://www.reverbnation.com/c./poni/267549220 #concert


“First off, his voice is perfect. I have to admit it brought tears of joy to my eyes when I listened to his falsetto. His voice is so on-pitch, and his vibrato is light but lovely. I like the creative terms he used in this song, like "Box of Dreams". I enjoyed the variation of chords and words in the beginning, and then ending with a repetition of the main point of the song. The guitar was also very well-played. I enjoyed the dissonance. Some people don't realize how important dissonance is in a song. To hear a song with 100% perfect chords and perfect cadences is awfully tiresome; but this song was spot-on with its inclusion of the dissonant guitar chords. Dissonance invokes tension and emotion.”

— Anonymous, Crowd Review (on Box of Dreams)

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