Matt Charleston

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Matt Charleston is a Pop/Rock artist, born in Sydney, Australia. Since picking up a guitar at 15 years old and purchasing a condenser microphone, he began writing his own songs. With many attempts, collaborations and performances, he perfected a sound that he could call his own which includes a mix of blues, rock, and alternative acoustic music (prominently seen in his ep (Out)DOORS). He is inspired by artists like Country/Rock artists John Mayer, and Colin Buchanan, and Blues/Rock artists Stevie Ray Vaughan, and Buddy Guy. He has collaborated with International Artists like US based rapper Young-Cami, and songwriter, Charlie Taylor. His debut album, Forgotten (To My Friends), was released in December, 2018. A year later he recorded a single that launched in December, 2019, 'Two Songs For The Weekend', and has played both by himself and with a full band. He has won songwriting competitions on Harmony Day and in his local area (Sutherland Shire), played at the NRL Girls Finals Series (St Mary's Football Stadium, NSW) and has performed at a number of small venues including the Valve Bar (Sydney, NSW), El Sol Mexican Bar, and the Brass Monkey (Cronulla, NSW)

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What is music to you? What does it give you?

Music is the one language everyone understands. It gives me joy, and an opportunity to make others joyful also!

What is your music dream?

To travel to entertain a crowd

If you could change the world - what would you start with?

Telling people about Jesus

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

'Wake Up Jeff' - The Wiggles

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

Don't listen to too many bands. But in regards to artists: John Mayer, Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Buddy Guy, Josh Pyke, and Keith Urban...ALL BLUES BOYSSSSS and writers who can create the feelings of the heart, a warm word and/or sentence.

What inspires you to make music?

John Mayer.

What is the message you want to send with your music?

I want people to 'feel' connected to a song with words that mean something to them. Allowing me to connect them to me.

How do you feel when you perform in front of an audience?

AMAZING! Let it rip...

How do you see the musicians’ reality nowadays? What could be improved?

I feel that the reality is, not everyone will be heard by a majority. Its the lucky few. To improve it: you can't. Just work it.

What do you think of Drooble?

Pretty nice thus far

What frustrates you most as a musician?

....The australian music industry....

Do you support your local scene as a fan? How?

I work with local artists and make the time to see them play

What qualities should a musician nowadays have in order to get their music heard by a larger audience?

Perfect timing. A Perfect Supportive Fan base.

Share some awesome artists that we’ve never heard of.

Victor San Pedro, Nick Marcus