Saturday, August 11, 2012
235 Queens Quay West,
In the spirit of Michael Hedges and Jose Feliciano, Matthew Andrae is uncommonly formidable on the guitar. His musical background is Brazilian, Flamenco, and Classical. Known for his ability to play bass lines, rhythm guitar and percussive accents at the same time, it is not unusual for an audience member to ask where the drum machine and backing tracks are hiding.
Matthew came to attention with The World's Largest Concert for the Winter Olympic Games with his peace anthem The Next Country Over. When he posted his song Sweet Celine – written for his newborn daughter – on YouTube, it garnered over five hundred thousand views in the first five days. Offers for recording deals soon followed. He signed a publishing deal with Editions Raoul Breton (co-owned by the legendary Charles Aznavour) in Paris. This alliance has made Matthew a growing star in Europe with performances in Paris, Cannes and Switzerland. His music has been featured on television, movies and commercials.
Of performing a duet with British pop star and Grammy Award-winner Imogen Heap, Matthew says "(She) is my musical hero, and the fact that I get to sing with her on stage is a dream come true...more than that, really."
Currently, Matthew is working on a follow up to his album, BORN.
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