Founded: January 2000
Location: Dallas, Texas, United States of America
Label: naive music
Born and raised in rural Texas, matthew spent 10 years navigating the murky waters of the North Texas music scene in a variety of rock bands. He moved to New York in 2002 to begin a solo career as the matthew show, eventually moving operations back to the Dallas/Fort Worth area in 2006 due to hipster fatigue.
In 2003 his debut solo album, texas, was released to wide critical acclaim. His songs have been featured on two seasons of the PBS series Roadtrip Nation, and on National Public Radio's All Songs Considered.
In 2005, his cover of Warren Zevon's Mohammed's Radio was included on the bestselling tribute album Hurry Home Early, and his song Bring Me Safely Down won second place in American Songwriter magazine's Lyric Competition.
In 2006, his song Office Suite, Part I was used as the soundtrack to lonelygirl15's YouTube video The Tolstoy Principle, which has since gained nearly half a million views due to coverage in Wired and the New York Times.
He has performed live with acts as diverse as Hamell On Trial and Goodwin, and headlined 2004's JournalCon in Washington DC. He has worked with artists such as Cubano-classical favorites Las Rubias del Norte, NYC celebrity street musician Dorian Spencer, renowned violinist Reggie Rueffer, and avant-garde composer Little Jack Melody.
matthew performs regularly as Matthew Perreault in the virtual world Second Life, where his live concerts draw fans from around the real world and throughout the metaverse.
matthew's non-musical activities have included writing and editing children's nonfiction books, being one of Fandango.com's first movie reviewers, providing commentaries on Dallas' KERA FM, and performing as an extra on the late, lamented Walker, Texas Ranger.
matthew's second album, february, was released in October 2008 by Wampus Multimedia:
In 2010, matthew launched a docu-pop podcast, The Band That Never Was: