Matty Neal, winner of the 2023 BATTLE OF THE SOLO sponsored by Jim Beam, Pushworth and the Victory hotel, is a seasoned musician with a rich background in the vibrant music scene of Camden, Sydney, has recently embarked on an exciting new venture in the city of Brisbane, Queensland. After making a name for himself as a lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist in various bands, Matty Neal has now set forth on a solo path as a singer-songwriter, introducing his latest project, Matty Neal Music, to the world.
With a profound passion for storytelling and a unique ability to weave intricate melodies, Matty Neal captivates audiences with his masterful skills on the acoustic guitar. His playing encompasses a diverse range of influences, blending the heartfelt authenticity of folk, the soulful nuances of blues, and a touch of psychedelic flair. Through this musical amalgamation, Matty Neal crafts compositions that transcend genre boundaries, offering a soundscape that resonates with the depths of human emotion.
At the core of Matty Neal’s music lies his distinctive vocal style, drawing comparisons to iconic voices such as Eddie Vedder (Pearl Jam), Chris Cornell (Soundgarden/Audioslave), Jökull Júlíusson (Kaleo) and Andrew Hozier-Byrne (Hozier). His voice possesses an awe-inspiring blend of power, vulnerability, and sincerity, creating an immediate and lasting connection with listeners. With each note and lyric, Matty Neal effortlessly navigates a broad range of emotions, inviting audiences on a cathartic journey of self-discovery and introspection.
Having recently relocated to Brisbane, Matty Neal is determined to establish himself as a solo acoustic singer-songwriter, leaving an indelible mark on the local music scene. Through heartfelt performances and genuine artistry, he strives to forge a deep connection with his listeners, providing them with a transformative and unforgettable musical experience.
As Matty Neal’s musical journey unfolds, he remains dedicated to honing his craft and expanding his creative horizons. His undeniable talent, coupled with an unwavering passion for his art, positions him as a rising force in the realm of acoustic singer-songwriters. Stay tuned for the captivating melodies and thought-provoking lyrics that Matty Neal weaves, as he continues to touch hearts and inspire souls through the power of his music.