Matt performed 220 events in 2013! Featured on Pandora Radio, iTunes, & Youtube. Does the idea of having Jason Mraz or John Mayer sing at your wedding or special event sound nice but isn't realistic? Look no further. I travel anywhere performing both popular music (covers) as well as my own music to fit any occasion. I'm currently performing nearly 200 events per year and have done numerous weddings, private and corporate events, restaurants, clubs, and colleges. I have a large repertoire of covers and originals to suit audiences of any age. Let me entertain your group for hours while their having cocktails, lounging, or in the mood to dance. I'm Matt Shockley. Contact me!
Words cannot express how great Matt and his band were at our wedding! Numerous family members have said that our wedding was the best they've ever been to, and a lot of the credit must go to Mr. Shockley! I have countless family members who never dance, occupy the dance floor all night. Matt played his guitar and sang during our ceremony and cocktail hour. He and his band rocked our ceremony, playing a great mix of popular music from today and the past. Matt also worked with me and my bridesmaids and accompanied us in a surprise performance for my husband. Matt also served as our emcee and helped make the night run effortlessly smooth.
I highly recommend Matt for any gig. He is an absolute professional who is easy to work with and will ensure you and your guests have a great time. It's been eight months since our wedding, and we still get compliments about the night. Matt was a huge part in making our night memorable. He is an absolutely great musician who is flexible in working with your musical tastes.
Matt- we can't say it enough, but once again: Thank you!
After discovering Matt at the Pint House in Fullerton, we knew that we had to have him play at our house....a "bucket list" item. He not only rocked New Year's Eve at our house, but entertained us again at our daughters college graduation party. He's a talented artist and a great person too!
Graduation in Fullerton, CA
May 19, 2012
One Man Band, Rock and Roll Singer, Singer/Songwriter, Singing Guitarist
Matt Shockley was the highlight of our wedding
On the night of our engagement my husband and I knew we had to have Matt Shockley play at our wedding. After seeing him while on vacation in Newport Beach we knew he would fit the light, fun and casual feel of our wedding. His music and presence makes it impossible not to have a good time. Matt played during our ceremony, cocktail hour and throughout dinner and my guests were raving to me about him all night. He interacted with our guests and they loved how kind and sincere he was when he chatted with them. Matt was so personable and fun without losing the element of professionalism and really was the best decision I made on my wedding day. (Besides marrying my best friend of course) If I am ever in the position to hire or recommend a live musician again it will be Matt Shockley every time.
Wedding Cocktail Hour in Moorpark, CA
Jul 26, 2013
Singer/Songwriter, Guitarist, Pop Music, Praise and Worship Leader, Singing Guitarist, Wedding Singer
Matt is a true five star singer/songwriter!
We hired Matt to play for our wedding ceremony and cocktail hour and could not have been more thrilled with our decision to do so! It took hearing Matt play one song to decide he was the musician for our special day! He is that talented! Matt was completely communicative during my planning period, extremely flexible with my special requests (and there were many), and beyond professional to work with. Not to mention his voice! Amazing! During our ceremony his song transitions were seamless and vocals spot on. He provided the perfect background music to set the mood for our cocktail hour. Our first dance song was performed beautifully and was exactly what we requested. We received SO many compliments on his performance... from wedding guests of all ages! I could not recommend Matt more for your private event. You will not find anyone better!
We hired Matt to perform at our joint 50th birthday party. Not only is he easy to work with, he is extremely talented & a downright nice guy. First, he was quick to respond to my request for info & follow up emails. Then he showed up as expected an hour early to set up. Once he started playing, we loved him. ALL of my guests commented on how great he was. He has an amazing voice, and is extremely talented on the guitar & also the harmonica. He knew what songs to play and when and just got the 'vibe' of the party. We were all dancing on the lawn. Just a very memorable evening and a huge part is thanks to Matt. I will definitely hire him again. Can't wait!
Birthday Party in Newport Beach, CA
Apr 13, 2013
Fantastic!!! Highly recommend!!
You are awesome!!! We could not have asked for a better person to play at our wedding! Everyone and we really mean it, everyone LOVED you!!! Recently, we had a chance to take a look at the wedding pictures and video and we will share them with you soon! You touched our hearts with your talent and you are just such a nice guy! Please let us know whenever you are near Torrance, we would love to hear you play again and again! Love, Irene & Dave
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Typical Gig: 60 - 300 minutes
Fee: Just Ask!
Insurance: $1 million / $3 million - I can add additional insured upon request.
Songs to sing-along to, some dancing, and a feel-good experience that won't be forgotten.
Additional Booking Notes
I provide live music and even provide the sound system on request. I have a contract and rider that must be agreed to before services are booked or exchanged. I'm very organized and strive to exceed your expectations when it comes to quality entertainment that fits your budget.
Originally from Griffin, GA. Picked up the guitar at 13 years old and after playing for a year joined a band. By 18 years old I was touring the southern states as a lead guitarist and backup singer. At 21, I moved to Nashville to continue touring with several bands and for several solo artists. At this time, I also started to take writing my own music seriously and recorded my first EP titled "In The Making". Shortly after turning 24, I moved to Los Angeles to focus on becoming a solo artist. In 2005, I recorded my first full length album "Play Along". Since 2005, I have found home here in California and have been making my own albums as well as performing and recording music full time. I am blessed to have the opportunity to pursue my dreams and passions and make a living at it. Checkout my music on iTunes, Pandora Radio, & Youtube.
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Influences & Inspiration
Jason Mraz, John Mayer, Jack Johnson, Colbie Caillat and everything from Classic Rock to Lady Gaga.
I can provide all needed equipment to perform at your event!