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"Go confidently in the direction of your dreams."~ Henry David Thoreau

There's a difference between a lot of recording artists and musicians out there today and me. They want a job. They want to pursue a hobby in the professional realm. They want to “inspire” people. But music isn’t a hobby of mine; it’s not just a career I hope to build.

Music is my lifestyle.

Music has been an irreplaceable part of my life since I was nothing more than an over-eager five-year-old excited about the sound of my own voice. As long as I can remember, singing has been one of my greatest joys in life. I wrote my first song at the age of 12, and have been writing, composing, and producing all of my own material ever since. Two years later, I recorded a poppy-dance remix of “Deck the Halls.” My lofty aspirations to record and produce seemed daunting for the next several years. However, when I was 16, my fortunes improved exponentially with my being introduced to Roger Emerson, a top-selling choral composer for Hal Leonard Publishing. Emerson, having heard my production of “Deck the Halls,” saw the raw talent in me and—in hopes of not seeing it go to waste— eventually purchased for me most of the recording equipment I currently use to produce. That same year, I tried out for American Idol, though I didn’t get too far at such a young age. In high school, I starred in local musicals, often performing as a soloist in various high school productions. The last five years of experience and real life have made me confident that it’s time to get serious about creating music that will appeal to the masses.

While the process of “getting serious” has taken form in my aspirations to audition on the X-Factor and The Voice recently, as well as write with various producers (one of which who has a Billboard charting album), I want to aim higher than that.

My goal is to write songs that help people. Songs that save people. Music has been my therapy through hardship and my celebration through triumph. I want to write music that connects to people in the same way. By entertaining people and filling venues, I hope to meet people where they are and take them somewhere new and exciting through my music.

Matt O'Brien Music   Matt O'Brien, Wadsworth, United States

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    Adore You (Live Cover) at 1.44
    on March 07, 2014 06:07

    @Matt O'Brien Music: Wow...Thank you so much! It's comments like this that keep me going. I'm glad you like it and glad it brought you and your boyfriend closer together. God bless!

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    Adore You (Live Cover) at 1.44
    on March 07, 2014 06:07

    @Matt Campeau: Wow...Thank you so much! It's comments like this that keep me going. I'm glad you like it and glad it brought you and your boyfriend together. God bless!

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    Keep On (Demo Version) at 0.44
    on January 15, 2014 03:25

    @daisymaxx9420: This is a song I wrote a few years ago. I'll put the lyrics in the description :)

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    Adore You (Live Cover) at 0.48
    on January 02, 2014 16:23

    @❄TheBlizzard: Thanks for your advice. I was in the middle of a cold when I recorded this so that's why it may sound shrill. If you listen to my other covers like "We Remain" or "Say Something" you won't hear such a raspy, spread quality. :)

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    Love Came Down (That Holy Night) at 1.21
    on October 23, 2013 23:35

    @James Kirkpatrick 5: Thanks a lot! That's one of my favorite things to hear: the fact that somebody may not like my style of music but I did it justice haha.

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    Love Came Down (That Holy Night) at 3.16
    on October 23, 2013 23:34

    @Bastelkopp: Thank you! I appreciate the support. =)

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    Love Came Down (That Holy Night) at 0.43
    on October 23, 2013 23:33

    @bethjob: Thank you!! Haha. You should check out my "Moves Like Jagger" cover I just put up. The last note at the end was me ;)

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    KDrew - Halogen (Original Mix) at 0.00
    on March 24, 2013 04:20

    Sick track man! Good work!

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    Bum Bum at 0.37
    on March 13, 2013 04:20

    I can't get over how awesome she is. Every damn song. *takes notes*

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    Love Came Down (That Holy Night) at 1.21
    on March 08, 2013 22:08
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    Colette Carr - The Finest Things at 0.32
    on March 07, 2013 05:33

    The hell? check out my music...it's actually...music...not this...

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    Keep On (Demo Version) at 3.31
    on March 04, 2013 04:20

    @bethjob: Thank you so much! I really like your stuff too! I'll tell people about you if you tell people about me ;). Us musicians have to look out for each other =)

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    Almost Home at 2.41
    on February 22, 2013 19:22

    YES! So much yes! Her voice is still strong AND a key change! Freaking love this.

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    Bethjob- …baby one more time at 0.39
    on February 18, 2013 19:10

    Awesome. You've just gained a new fan =)

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    Dawn Richard - Goldenheart (Album Snippets) at 15.55
    on February 07, 2013 00:04

    Dawn I'm such a huge fan! My roommate who usually listens to metal loves you too haha. Every time he hears one of my songs ( Matt O'Brien Music ) he thinks it's you until he hears my voice =P. Hopefully you can tell me what you think of it!!

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    Ahsan ft. Lucki Gurlz – "Have Yourself A Merry ... at 1.14
    on December 14, 2012 04:11

    I recently released an original Christmas song! Free download =) Hope you like it. Love Came Down (That Holy Night) by Matt O'Brien Music

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    We Get By at 2.58
    on November 30, 2012 23:00

    If you like Jojo please check out my music...just released a new Christmas song! Love Came Down (That Holy Night) by Matt O'Brien Music

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    We Get By at 1.38
    on November 30, 2012 23:00

    Jojo is amazing...jaw dropping every time.

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    Andre at 0.31
    on November 30, 2012 22:59

    Not to be one of those guys but if you like Jojo please check out my page. Just released a new Christmas song two days ago =) Love Came Down (That Holy Night) by Matt O'Brien Music

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    Andre at 0.08
    on November 30, 2012 22:48

    Everything Jojo touches turns into solid diamonds.

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    Ester Dean - I Can't Make You Love Me at 0.46
    on November 23, 2012 19:38

    You can hear the hurt in her voice! It's so gooddddddd. Follow me I'll follow back!

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    will.i.am ft. Britney Spears "Scream & Shout" at 0.19
    on November 23, 2012 19:35

    I love her voice here. So sexy. Follow me! I'll follow back!

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    will.i.am ft. Britney Spears "Scream & Shout" at 1.03
    on November 23, 2012 19:34

    Freaking love this! I would love to work with either one of them someday! Check my page out and tell me if it'll be worth it =P

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    Feature Cuts - Rage Values
    on November 23, 2012 01:46

    My God....yes.

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    Worst Part Is Over (Demo) at 1.11
    on November 21, 2012 02:25

    I wanna cover this so badly

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    will.i.am ft. Britney Spears "Scream & Shout"
    on November 20, 2012 13:33

    It's definitely different...but catchy as hell.

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    Kaskade vs. Sebastian Ingrosso & Tommy Trash - ... at 2.40
    on November 19, 2012 21:01
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    Till The World Ends
    on November 19, 2012 04:45

    I love Britney! She is one of my top inspirations! http://snd.sc/10col4X

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    I Wanna Go
    on November 19, 2012 04:45

    http://snd.sc/10col4X I love Britney...She is one of my top inspirations!

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    Lovebird Radio Edit at 2.54
    on November 19, 2012 04:38

    Amazing. One of the best head voices in the industry right now.

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