Mathew Sydney, singer-songwriter and fellow blogtalkradio host comes to Stonewall Live! Thursday, May 17th 9PM EST.
A consummate entertainer, Mathew Sydney has been a composer, actor and visual artist since an early age. His influences include classic rock giants such as Elton John, Fleetwood Mac, The Beatles and The Beach Boys; pop sensations such as Pink, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry and Maroon5 and alternative artists such as R.E.M, The B-52's, Neko Case and The New ographers. Sydney began performing at open mics in 2005 and by 2009 he was headlining his own shows at coffeehouses and clubs. Not one to simply strum away on his guitar, Sydney engages his audience through storytelling, conversation and the occasional use of props and costumes. There is a story behind every song: sometimes funny, sometimes serious but always uplifting. A dedicated supporter of his fellow independent artists, Sydney also hosts a weekly internet radio show on Indie Florida where he features music by and interviews other artists. His live performances are also structured in a variety show format, creating a showcase for audiences to experience other talented artists as well as Sydney's original music. Sydney's latest studio project 'The Game' highlights his versatility as a composer with songs that feature elements of rock, jazz, folk, dance and psychedelia. In an age when an independent artist needs to be an expert in marketing, business and theater, Mathew Sydney is the complete package.