Band to Join, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Other Percussion, Violin, Keyboard, Piano, Background Singer, Harmonica, Other, Banjo, Mandolin, Fiddle, Dobro, Steel guitar, Upright bass, Cello.


Hello, my name is Matthew and I am a singer/songwriter/guitarist in search of musicians or a band to write, record and perform original tunes together. I have over 40 originals waiting to see what you would do with them. I was the lead singer of a band called Civilians, playing the local club scene. I have performed solo and as part of a duo at various open mics and parties. I have also performed several leads in the rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar ( Judas rocks! ). My range is Baritone to Tenor, and I can belt or croon ( no screaming ). My strengths are singing and lyric writing. I can also contribute music composition and arrangement. I am naturally a lead singer, lyricist and frontman (and sometimes instrumentalist ), but I can be flexible in my approach. In my ideal group, everyone contributes equally, blending ideas, influences and styles. I'm happy to take a leadership role if that's what works ( no ego issues to worry about ). To me your age is irrelevant, as long as you are mature and responsible. A positive attitude is everything. I am open to a few covers if chosen wisely and stylized in some cool way. I can dig any good music if it's not too hardcore. I have a great sense of humor and I'm very open-minded.
My vision is of an acoustic/electric blues/rock band with doses of funk, punk, psychedelic, rockabilly, and world music influence. I'm open to whatever works. I love alternative music but I think it's possible to blend in some pop sensible, mainstream accessible, radio friendly music without selling out. I believe we could be commercially successful while still staying true to our artistic integrity. I want to have fun, write lasting tunes and make cash. I am very serious about improving my abilities and I'm very committed to going as far as possible with this. Sound interesting? Please contact me ASAP! you can contact me at halfthehorses at or call or text (860) 748-7707. I intend to post recordings soon as well as etc. Peace

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Member since:
Oct 26 2008
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Level of commitment:
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
10 to 50
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
1 night a week
Most available:


SRV, CCR, Stones, Fleetwood Mac, Neil Young, Zep, Bob Marley, Peter Gabriel, Police, Beatles, Springsteen, Live, Cure, Black Crowes, Tom Petty, Tom Waits, Aerosmith, Doors, U2, Dylan, Elvis Costello, Who, Hendrix, Floyd, Clash, REM, Rusted Root, Bjork, Stevie Wonder, Bowie, Beck, Waterboys, Echo, Joe Cocker, RHCP, Billy Bragg, Johnny Cash, Coldplay, ZZTop, The Band, 60's to today, many more...

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Vocalist - Tenor:
Rhythm Guitar:


12 string Martin acoustic guitar
6 string Martin acoustic guitar
5 string banjo
Roland XP50 keyboard
5 piece drum kit
various percussion