Music from the heart.
Northern Rivers based Matty Rogers doesn’t play music so much as he becomes possessed by it; a conduit for the musical muse. He taps into the depths of his heart and weaves it into a dynamic musical experience of Americana blues-rock drenched in soul.
Renowned for his authenticity in both songwriting and performance, this passionate singer-songwriter approaches his craft from a place of pure vulnerability, a quality that garners him fans of the diehard variety.
“I want people to feel like they aren’t alone, that someone else is going through the same thing. To fully let go and come out feeling healed and ready to take on the world.” says Matty.
Matty explores themes of love, unity, acceptance, and the raw, real pain of human existence in his lyrics.
In his solo formation, this one-man band can make some serious noise. Matty doesn’t go far without his full setup, including a kick, snare, acoustic and lead guitar, topped off with his trademark whisky-soaked vocals.
When things need dialling up, The Matty Rogers Band is the ultimate rocking quartet featuring Jarrah Kurth on drums and backing vox, Corey Pryor on keyboards and backing vox, Lockey Buggy on bass and backing vox, and the man himself on guitar and lead vox. The four-piece is known for their strong chemistry and infectious, fun-filled stage presence. One song into the set and you’ll see why this talented cohort has long been in demand for some of Australia’s biggest stages, including Bluesfest (showcase and Buskers Stage), Falls Festival, Airlie Beach Festival, Mitchell Creek, Blues on Broadbeach and some particularly memorable times at Tamworth Country Music Festival.
As well as his faithful band, Matty draws on his huge network of friends to join him on stage whenever the opportunity arises. Horn players, backing vocalists, guitarists, violin players and more have all been a part of the Matty Rogers experience at some point, making this artist one of the most versatile and exceptional around.
Matty has shared stages with musical royalty such as The Black Sorrows, Ash Grunwald, Toni Childs and Phil Emmanuel, and can count the likes of Xavier Rudd, Ocean Alley and Kasey Chambers among his many supporters.
Music is in Matty’s blood, and he’ll be writing and playing until his last breath. Much like the connection with his fans of all generations, it’s a lifetime bond that won’t let go.
Matty’s latest album ‘Human Hearts’ was recorded and produced largely in his own home studio, with finishing touches by ARIA award-winning Stuart Stuart and Darren Mullan. In typical Matty Rogers style, ‘Human Hearts’ is one for kicking back, headphones on, and tearing your heart out (then gently piecing it back together). It’s available now via all the usual channels.
Matty Rogers is a multi award-winning artist, including back to back wins at the NCIEA Dolphin Awards. He has received international and national airplay including with JJJ, Hot Tomato and StarFM.