Matthew was the easiest vendor I booked on my wedding day. I literally sent him three emails after I booked him months in advance. The first email was to give him a song list for my ceremony, the second email was to ask how to deliver payment and the third email was to send a last-minute request for my ceremony. He accommodated all my requests, showed up on time and played beautifully. He even learned a new song for our ceremony exit and it was flawless. I would highly recommend Matthew if you want beautiful live music and stress-free planning.
About Me: since studying with the lauded guitar department at Duquesne University as a teenager (their classical guitar teacher stopped me at the elevator on my way out of the audition and said I'd be studying with him and not a grad student) both in workshops and in individual lessons, I knew my true calling was guitar. I had since selected to study with Pablo Cohen, an Argentinian-borne guitarist and protege of Manuel Barrueco at Mansfield University of Pennsylvania. While studying Music Therapy as my vocation, I made an effort to join every ensemble I could, playing saxophone (my first instrument), bass, guitar voice and even percussion. I couldn't get enough! And I still can't.
After college I embarked on a series of various jobs until finally settling in Raleigh, NC, all the while performing in pop and rock bands, musicals and solo events. It wasn't until I moved here that I discovered the joys of playing weddings. Bottom line, I love playing music and I love that my music has been a part of many a couples' special days. People have said I have reasonable rates compared to the rest of the market. Whether that is true or not, I'm not in it for the money. I'm here to share my joy of music at your wedding and leave a legacy of touching as many lives as possible in whatever way I can. Thanks for reading and I hope I can help make your day more special. Thanks, Matthew
About HB2 in North Carolina - I will play for anybody's wedding/ceremony/cocktail hour regardless of sex, gender, race, disability, etc. wait ... Kinda sounds like a Federal Law doesn't it?