Primary Instrument: Keyboard
Matt Cusson has people talking.
He's a star in the making, a singer/songwriter, with a Voice- sexy, soulful, rich and poetic. He can play anything from the classics to his own originals and blow listeners away.
Those are just a few things being said about Matt. People are not only singing the praises of this incredible young musician, but are quickly becoming devoted fans, ready to tell everyone they know about Matt.
Thousands of fans are waiting breathlessly for Matt's debut solo CD as he continues to perform around the world. It holds true for people like James Taylor, Brian McKnight, Today host Meredith Vierra and American Idol judge Randy Jackson - all of whom say the same thing: Matt Cusson is an extraordinary musician, a remarkable singer, a gifted pianist and a star on the rise.
Most musicians fit nicely into one genre. Matt does not. He's that unique sort of talent that can do it all, with a musical ear only a handful of musicians are born with. His style contains a breadth of influences - from R & B, soul and gospel to jazz, pop and rock. A self-taught piano and guitarist, Matt can breeze through songs with his soothing style leaving listeners yearning for more. He can sing with enough soul to woo Brian McKnight or even slip into a jazzy number with the coolness of Harry Connick Jr.
He's the complete package: rich musicianship, awesome voice, incredible range, plenty of charisma and most importantly, truly amazing songs.
Matt practically came out of the womb ready to be a musician, singing at age 2. Soon after, he was soaking up the music of Stevie Wonder, James Taylor, Nat King Cole, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, The Beatles, Djavan, Take 6 and numerous others. His passion for music led him to the prestigious Berklee School of Music in Boston, where he played with John Mayer, among other well known artists. While studying at Berklee, Matt was selected to be a part of the Singer Showcase, which highlights the school's best vocalists.
It's with that education, a deep sense of history and unmistakable talent that Matt is beginning to make his mark on the music world today. Currently, he is touring the world with Brian McKnight - who discovered Matt in 2000 and has been a mentor ever since. Matt was chosen to tour with Christiana Aguilera and has shared stages and studios with James and Livingston Taylor, Stanley Clarke, Babyface, Bebe Winans, Jon B. and Jessica Simpson, as well as many others. He's performed live on The View and Live with Regis and Kelly.
Everybody knows the same thing: Matt Cusson is a special talent and going places very quickly. Matt's debut CD is expected by summer 2008. His MySpace page is already getting flooded with fans, his songs amassing hundreds of thousands of plays.
One listen to Matt and you'll know what everyone's talking about. You'll probably even be talking yourself - telling everyone you know about the incredible talent of Matt Cusson and quickly adding your name to the list of fans and friends.
Source: Katana Godden
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