"The only reputation we know about [Matt Moody] is for being one of the city’s catchiest songwriters" - Cleveland Magazine
"Matt Moody may just be the only artist capable of uniting fans of Aerosmith and fans of Dinosaur Jr with one release. You get the sexy swaggering vocal dynamics alongside the experimentally mind-melting tones found in Grunge and Dream Pop, what more could you possibly ask for?" - A&R Factory
An outcast by nature, Matt Moody creates a world for the misfits. He’s a songwriter, a singer, a guitar player, a producer, a friend, a lover, a dreamer, an introvert, a space-cowboy, an artist. Writing what he feels. Writing for the truth.
Matt grew up in a suburb outside of Cleveland. A grey town most of the year, but beautiful when the sun hits it. Something that has inevitably made its way into his music. He was a hockey player as a kid and would channel his emotions through that, until he had knowingly heard Nirvana for the first time. That changed everything for him.
Over the course of Matt’s career, he has collaborated with industry veteran’s by the likes of Steve Cropper (Booker T. & The MG’s), John Corabi (Motley Crue), Johnny Garcia (Garth Brooks), and Jim Wirt (Incubus, Fiona Apple) to name a few, along with up and comer’s such as Ray Flanagan, and Mimi Arden.
His releases include a debut self-titled album, produced in collaboration with Jim Wirt, a string of singles (Face 2 Face, Bleeding Me Dry, Just What You Wanted and Whatchu Want) also produced in collaboration with Jim Wirt; featuring Pat Boland on drums, Todd Marshall on bass and Liz Bullock on backing vocals; along with virtuoso brothers Ray and Russ Flanagan on the album.
He’s played sets at prominent music festivals such as Great Lakes Burning River Fest, Larchmere Porchfest, Heights Music Hop and most recently put on an explosive performance at 2020’s Brite Winter Festival with his 5-piece band on the McCarthy’s stage.
Matt is currently at work on a self-produced concept album with his band. It’ll be his biggest project to date. Singles from the album should be expected starting in 2021.
Drawing from many influences over the years, Matt Moody has concocted a sound distinctly his own, lending itself to a modern take on 90’s alternative with an emphasis on songwriting. He’s always hung his hat on being a songwriter first and foremost. Some of his earliest heroes include Kurt Cobain and Billy Corgan. Maturing musical tastes over the years lead him to the discovery of artist catalogue’s such as John Mayer, Prince, Sheryl Crow, D'angelo and an appreciation for folk . There’s never been much discrimination in the way of genre for him; if it smacks, it sticks. Matt writes from personal experiences, giving each of his songs a level of vulnerability only achieved through digging deep into ones psyche. Songs have always found a way through him, whether being hummed in the car for the birds, or being tracked in a professional recording studio, music is something Matt Moody has, and always will have inside him.