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Matt Wilson


Like many other renowned Texas performers, Matt Wilson began his career playing and singing in the church his father pastored. And, like those historical forces before him, he discovered very early the undeniably attractive power of rock n roll.

Likewise, Broadway's Iron Mountain Productions has discovered the undeniably attractive power of Matt Wilson as they have cast him as one of their lead piano/vocalists for the touring company of the smash hit musical Movin Out . Movin' Out is the two-time Tony Award winning Broadway show featuring the songs of Billy Joel and the choreography and conceptualization of the noteable Twyla Tharp.

After several rounds of nationwide open call auditions, Matt landed the roll performing center stage for the tour that launched in January, 2004.

Born in 1973, a University of Texas at Austin Journalism grad of 1996, Matt left his steady gig at Walt Disney World in 1998 to devote his time to singing and songwriting. "I performed five nights a week for two years to a packed house every night to people from all over the world. After over 10 years of playing and singing professionally, the two year gig at Disney was like getting my master's degree in rock-n-roll performance."
Now, with 2 Cs ("Loose Gravel" and "Tambourine Girl") under his belt, Matt, 30, has experienced working with the likes of producer/percussionist Crystal Taliefero (of Billy Joel, Bruce Springsteen, Garth Brooks, John Cougar Mellencamp), Steven Bruton (of Bonnie Raitt, Kris Kristofferson, Willie Nelson, and Delbert McClinton), and Grammy award-winning producer, Spencer Starnes (of Asleep at the Wheel and Junior Brown).

2002 was a banner year for Matt. In January, he formed Matt Wilson Entertainment. Two months later, he met with Taliefero while she was on the road with Billy Joel to record the single "Famous" under Rock Star Music. She recruted Billy's band to play and she produced it.

"Recording with Billy Joel's band was a dream for me. The band is incredible. It's unbelievable how much energy they put out in the studio. The proof is on the track."

Matt continued to do his own touring from 1998 to 2003 performing everywhere from the Pacific Northwest, to the Midwest and down East Coast. During those years he and his band had many great opportunities including opening for the Little River Band and Hall and Oates. They even traveled to Australia to perform during the 2000 Olympic Games for worldwide Olympic sponsor, John Hancock.

"Playing during the 2000 Olympics in Sydney was amazing. The energy and excitement was riveting. The experience was a once in a lifetime opportunity."

Matt recorded and released his highly anticipated third CD, Revolving Doors. Produced and Recorded by Scott Matthews at Tiki Town Studios in San Francisco.

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