Matt Boylan-Smith has just completed touring six countries and three continents to promote his soon to be released EP, titled “Beacon in the Sky” – slated for release in 2016 and produced by Jeff Martin of The Tea Party.
“Matt is an incredible entertainer and a versatile and extremely talented musician. He is also one of the most professional performers I have come across. He was a joy to share the stage with.”
– Tim “Rosso” Ross (Australian radio and television personality)
“Singer-songwriter Matt Boylan-Smith created a beautiful mood on acoustic guitar” – Marie Claire Magazine, May edition 2013
“Boylan-Smith sings every song as though it is his last – full of feeling and with full commitment”
Von Haus Clock, Brake, Germany. October 2015
“Matt Boylan-Smith is a very talented musician ”
– Ben Fordham (2GB Radio, Sydney Live)
Matt Boylan-Smith performing in Buenos Aires for Sofar Sessions
Matt Boylan-Smith – “Beacon in the Sky” for 2BS Radio in his home town of Bathurst
Matt Boylan-Smith performs in Pyrmont
Matt Boylan-Smith performs soon to be released “Beacon in the Sky” in for German TV
Prior to recording with Jeff Martin and touring through France, Germany and the UK, Matt’s original track “Three Words” made it to number three on Triple J Unearthed in 2013. In 2014 he paired up with Finnish EDM producers Alora and Senii. After penning the words to “Down by the Ocean” the track was released and received support form Electronic Dance Music TV. With 150 000 listens on Soundcloud and 200 000 on youtube, the track was found by producer Sam Feldt and placed on his mixtape. It has received over 2 Million plays and hit Number 30 in Germany on Spotify’s viral Top 50. It has now been streamed over 1.5 million times on Spotify.
Matt Boylan-Smith then collaborated on the track ‘Free‘ with Alora and Senii. It has received well over 300 000 listens on Soundcloud and gained high rotation on one of Finlands largest Radio Station YleX.
Matt Boylan-Smith has had performed live on Ben Fordhams show on 2GB: Sydney Live, had a feature article in the huge online magazine “Prodijee,” graced the pages of Marie Claire as a singer-songwriter, performed at the Sydney Opera House 40th anniversary and had two songs off his second EP in the Top Ten of Triple J unearthed simultaneously.
2014 saw him perform at the official season launch of the Cronulla Sharks football club, the Wesley Centre in Pitt St for the launch of the 100things.com speaking tour and the Sydney Opera House.
Over the years he’s shared the stage with some pretty storied performers like John Butler Trio, Sticky Fingers, Birds of Tokyo, Ash Grunwald, Richard Clapton, Ian Moss, Tim Freedman, Katie Noonan and Sneaky Sound System, Mental as Anything, the Choirboys and the Potbelleez. He released an original song on YouTube that went viral, following the success of his debut single ‘Sunday Afternoon’ which also peaked in the top ten of Triple J unearthed.
Matt Boylan-Smith received rave reviews form his shows in Germany after recording Beacon in the Sky. This has led to him being asked to perform on Ben Fordhams drive-time show on 2GB to an audience of well over half a million listeners. Matt then performed at Vanfest supporting iconic Australian and international acts at the end of 2015.
Matt grew up listening to musicians like Cat Stevens Jeff Buckley, Ray Lamontagne and the Smashing Pumpkins among many, many others and their musical influences can be heard sinuously weaving ways through his own songs. His set is sure to entertain with a sound that is as earthy as dirt at times and others as crisp as the sound of a newly opened beer.
His EP “Three Words” combines sweet melodies, subtle harmony and intelligently woven lyrics. The songs tiptoe delicately on the edge of your auditory nerves and at other times invade your mind to whisk you up and take you to where he was when writing the song. The title track “Three Words” was reached number three on the overall Triple J Unearthed Charts and was shortlisted as a finalist at the Independent Music Awards.
The sound is a bit of a stew, the main ingredients being folk, roots and pop. Cooked at the right temperature at airwaves studio under the creative eye of recent award winning producer Michael Zammit (Record of the year, IMC, USA), and now Jeff Martin (The Tea Party) Matt Boylan-Smith’s sound is easily digested and will have the listener asking for a second and third serving.
Matt can be contacted through this website in the “Contact Me” section.