Matt Wade

Matt Wade Bio

Matt Wade is a singer/songwriter from the Jersey Shore. Matt grew up in a small shore town in New Jersey where he would be a shy, unassuming kid that nobody paid much attention to. Matt began playing piano at age five and he was writing his own music by age ten. By age twelve, Matt decided not to hide his music any longer. He began to play his music in public, and much to his schoolmates' amazement, Matt was an entirely different person once behind a piano.

Matt began his journey with music at a very young age. At three years old, he would sit and watch his Grandmother's antique player piano, staring at the keys moving up and down and listening to the music coming out. It wasn't long before he was able to memorize the movement of the keys and the sounds he heard, slowly picking up each song by ear. It was clear that this would be his path for the rest of his life.

People only saw Matt perform on piano at community events and school talent shows, not realizing that he was writing and recording his own songs all the while, compiling and hiding them away. He would continue to perform, moving on to be a part of countless local garage bands and acts during his high school years and then attending New School of Jazz and Contemporary Music in New York City. He knew that he wanted to continue his journey and pursue his passion by playing his music for everyone to hear and enjoy.

He began performing out at open mics and small venues as a solo performer for a while before finally recording his first studio album as a solo artist in 2009. He has performed countless shows at venues and festivals as a solo performer and with his band, and continues to impress and wow audiences everywhere he goes with his effortless command of the piano, powerful voice and whole-hearted demeanor. People can't help but connect with him on a very personal level. His album "D-Sides and Demo Tapes" was released in 2011. He is currently working on his third album.

Tour Dates

Friday | February 3
Kenny Wayne Shepherd & the Samantha Fish Band at Hard Rock Live
Orlando, FL
Saturday | February 4
Kenny Wayne Shepherd & the Samantha Fish Band at Symphony Hall
Atlanta, GA
Sunday | February 5
Samantha Fish Band at Walhalla Performing Arts Center
Walhalla, SC
Tuesday | February 7
Samantha Fish Band at Barrelhouse Ballroom
Chattanooga, TN
Wednesday | February 8
Kenny Wayne Shepherd & the Samantha Fish Band at Florida Theater
Jacksonville, FL
Thursday | February 9
Kenny Wayne Shepherd & the Samantha Fish Band at King Center for Performing Arts
Melbourne, FL
Listen to Matt Wade on Spotify