WRITES SONGS WITH A LYRICAL PURPOSE WHERE EVERY WORD IS PRECISE
AND MEANINGFUL. NO WASTED REAL ESTATE. BRINGS A POSITIVE, COMMON
SENSE, BIG PICTURE LOOK ON LIFE – AS IT IS AND HOW IT COULD BE.
STORYTELLING WITH A PERSONAL, SPIRITUAL, AND UNIVERSAL MESSAGE.
MELODICALLY AND MUSICALLY LIKES A FOLK/COUNTRY/AMERICANA
- Listen to his song, "A Good Day'", CLICK HERE
- Listen to his song, "From The Ground Up'", CLICK HERE
- Listen to his song, "Give My Life'", CLICK HERE
- Listen to his song, "Jesus Drives A Mack Truck'", CLICK HERE
Matt Sumner is currently a staff writer and contributor to the OC9 Music Group, a diverse and talented group of songwriters, producers, artists, and musically-driven individuals who develop and ignite the careers for professional artists - those in need of a hand in the music business; with a foot in the door, and the songs to stand on. At present, Matt co-writes and performs with his folk band of brothers, The Shiny Pennies, throughout Orange County, L.A., and the Inland Empire.
As a country artist, Matt has performed along side names such as Blake Shelton, Shania Twain, Junior Brown, and The Bellamy Brothers; in the company of a seasoned group of musicians, The Timberline Band. Developing his technique for songwriting, he resided in Nashville, TN for half a decade and wrote with some of his most inspiring craftsmen (and women). While playing songwriting venues and contemplating an artist deal in Music City, he returned home to Southern California (Fight On) and fell in love.
Matt resides with his wife Rachel and four young children (Sarah, Jake, James, and Cecilia) in Midway City, CA; just a 5 minute drive down Beach Boulevard from where he grew up in Huntington Beach, CA. He is a professional in the world of marketing and advertising and is passionate about using his creative talents and affection for people to write and perform songs that mean something, entertain, and reflect the values we hold close.