Huntington Beach, California (PressExposure) May 17, 2011 -- Matthew Taylor has been in the service of himself and God, and he uses his gift of music to better himself and the rest of the world. For Matthew, music is not just about making songs, singing and performing them - it's also the message that you share to others. If he sticks to this, he's doing something noble and creative both at the same time.
It all began when Matthew was a wee baby. Like Schroeder from the comic strip 'Peanuts', he received his first toy grand piano at three. When he was four, he had his first toy guitar and amp as birthday presents, and from there, he started rocking to Jimi Hendrix, AC/DC, and KISS. Matthew's parents were supportive but it was his Grandma J who took his love for music to the next level. He was allowed to play her Hammond organ, banging on the keys and destroying a few along the way.
Matthew's sound transitioned from noise to full-fledged music when he studied under husband and wife pianists, David and Beverly Lewis. And then he joined the Colorado Springs Children's Chorale where his singing flourished. His music had to take a backseat, however, in high school and college as he furthered his studies.
It was only until he was 27 years old that Matthew realized that he should live the dream that he's had since he was three. After winning a competition in 2010, he was sent to San Francisco to audition for 'American Idol'; unfortunately, he was told his voice was not 'poppy enough' for the show. The rejection hurt but Matthew was not to be bogged down by this - he moved on and continued to develop becoming a better artist. For someone who writes what he feels, it's essential that he can connect with his listeners. His music is full of love, pain, hope, change - what every human being experiences on a daily basis and all rendered in classical piano. Heartfelt and at times, heartbreaking, such is Matthew Taylor's music.
Matthew is now sharing his album 'Audio Journal' with 10 tracks showcasing his musical soul. Have a listen to Matthew Taylor's album at iTunes distributed by JMD Records and INgrooves (a partner of Universal Music Group.)