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Matt Shockley is an all-in-one entertainment solution for weddings, private events, & more. Matt performs over 200 events per year. With two decades of experience, Matt knows how to read and entertain a crowd, giving you exactly what you need. Matt travels all over performing popular covers, as well as his own catchy originals that fit any occasion. If that's not enough, Matt can also add on DJ services to wrap up your event with non-stop dancing. For an all-in-one entertainment solution, look no further than Matt Shockley.
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Matt is so very talented, and every single song he performed was top notch. He was nice and professional and turned our dinner party into an event that our friends can’t stop talking about. Thank you Matt for helping make my husbands birthday party one to remember! Anyone looking to hire entertainment, Matt is it!
Response from Matt Shockley:
Wow thank you so much Abby! What a fun night and party that was. Let’s do it again soon!! Happy Bday to Michael!
After only a few prior information interchanges, Matt knew exactly what we wanted. The music at the ceremony and the reception went off without a hitch. We even asked Matt to learn a new song for our first dance, and he did so with precision. It was perfect.
Because of COVID our group was small. We were missing all of our relatives from other States. We were concerned that with such a small group that no one would get up and dance. Well Matt had everyone out on the dance floor of their own volition. The evening was a total success. Everyone in attendance came up to us and voluntarily commented about how good a performer he is.
We found Matt on the internet, which is where we first heard him singing and playing the guitar. We were so impressed that we knew we had to get him for our wedding and we couldn’t wait to hear him live. We were expecting only good things. Well let us tell you that Matt far exceeded our expectations.
So, if you are in the market for quality guitar music and singing, and a good DJ, with no moments of silence between the switch overs, we would highly recommend Matt to you for the job!
Response from Matt Shockley:
Fantastic to hear Philip & Marissa! Thank you so much for having me perform on your special day. It was a wonderful time.
I can’t say enough good things about Matt! He is remarkable! Communication was extremely good! He is very down to earth, and just a genuine good guy! Every single person at the wedding asked “omg! Where did you find this guy? He is so great!” I messed up and told him the wrong date early on, and realized maybe a month later. I was so upset with myself, as i just knew with how good he is that I probably lost out on the opportunity to have him come to the wedding but he switched the date no questions asked! He doesn’t know this but i instantly started crying because I was so happy to still have him on board and I will be forever grateful for him. He performed our ceremony song live and it was even better than i could have imagined!!!! I quickly gave him my idea and he ran with it! I always say for a wedding, make sure to hire creative people whom you can trust to make it there own and he did just that! 1-10 review I’d give him 1,000!!! He’s that great! If you have any hesitations at all about booking him, don’t, JUST BOOK HIM!!!! Not one bad thing to say! Matt, thank you so much for everything! You really set the mood of the event and killed it!!!!!!
He came and helped us celebrate my 50th birthday. He is a very talented guitarist and singer and transitions into an awesome DJ when you’re ready to turn it up a notch! It’s the perfect combo for a party! He’s also a really nice guy who you’re happy to have at your event!! I strongly recommend him!!
Response from Matt Shockley:
Thank you SO much! It was such a fun night and I was honored to be part of your birthday celebration!
If you are looking for a wildly talented, professional musician that is versatile, and can balance between newer stuff and older genres, Matt is your guy.
It was one thing to see him thru YouTube and produced videos that are out there, it was another scenario to have a small intimate wedding ceremony, cocktail hour, then an intimate dinner and have him crush each setting. Everyone kept asking where we found Matt and we were very lucky and honored to have him. He was the hit of the wedding and but didn’t overpower it. He blended in extremely well. We NO DOUBT will hire him again and look forward to sharing his gift with everyone we know.
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Thank you Kevin! It was such a fun and nice wedding! I was an honored to be part of your special day. Wishing you and Cary a lifetime of bliss.
Matt was absolutely incredible! His artistic ability is off the charts. I would recommend him for any event and you are guaranteed to have all your guests wanting his information. He is THAT good!
Response from Matt Shockley:
Aww thanks Mary! It was a blast performing for your event and you are a pleasure to work with. Hope to work together again soon.
Matt recently played at our Wedding at The Vintage Club and absolutely killed it!
He was so wonderful to work with during the planning stages and helped me narrow down song choices and set lists. This involvement ended up creating some of the most important moments of the whole day. He has a unique and lovely sound that our guests thoroughly enjoyed and I have been asked for his contact to play future events for our friends and family.
A definite 100% first choice if you are looking to elevate your event!
Jaclyn & Edward
Response from Matt Shockley:
Wow thank you Jaclyn & Edward! Performing at your wedding was an incredible honor and opportunity and I wish you both a lifetime of happiness and holiness together.
Matt, entertained the guests amazingly. Was perfectly in the background throughout the meal but there when we needed him. Song choices were great!
Response from Matt Shockley:
Thank you Charlotte! Was my pleasure and honor to be part of your special day. Thank you for having me.
We hired Matt for our 10 year anniversary party/vow renewal party! He arrived with plenty of time to set up and nothing felt rushed. He was so professional and organized. He absolutely killed it! He played acoustically half the night and then DJed to get the dance floor going. Not one person was sitting down! We had so much fun and can’t wait to host another party and hire him again. Look no further for your next musician!
Response from Matt Shockley:
Diane & Mitch,
This was such a fun celebration. Thank you SO much for letting me be part of it! Congrats on 10 years. Blessings on many more!
Matt was great to work with and performed to our group of UHNW clients at a high-end hotel in Big Sur. He stayed late when the guests did not want the night to end. Highly recommended and great song choices!
Response from Matt Shockley:
Thank you SO much Edward! Was my honor and privilege to perform at your event and I had a really great time as well!
Matt is such an amazing performer and person! He played everything that we wanted him to play at our wedding ceremony, and played everything beautifully. We couldn’t have asked for a better person to have on our big day. He was very accommodating on the day of our wedding considering some unplanned circumstances that occurred. He also was extremely quick to respond during months before wedding which was extremely refreshing considering we planned our wedding from across the country. Everyone at our wedding still brags about how amazingly talented he is, and we couldn’t be happier with having had him. Thanks so much Matt!
My wife and I hired Matt to perform at our beach side wedding ceremony and cocktail hour ... he was Amazing! Our guests were continuously commenting and complimenting how great his voice is and his song choices. We provided Matt with a few songs we liked but other than that we left it to him and he was incredible. If you are looking to hire Matt for a special occasion ... do it!
Thanks again Matt for making our special day extra special!
Response from Matt Shockley:
Aww thank you Cynthia!! It was my pleasure and I'm thrilled you got such great feedback. Thank you SO much for the awesome opportunity. Congrats!!!
Matt was so easy to work with and provided a ton of insight to ensure my friend's 40th birthday was a total success. His voice is insane, with a large catalog keeping the night moving and entertaining. The Best part, he also DJ's! End of night was a total blast!! Can't wait for our next event, as Matt will be there. Thank you, Thank You, Matt! Most memorable party!
Response from Matt Shockley:
Thank you SO much Heather! The party was a blast and working with you was a BREEZE!!! Thank you and see you at another one soon.
We have hired Matt on a couple of occasions. Once for a corporate large group evening event and an intimate evening event. Matt handled both events with professionalism. He's an extremely talented musician and has a huge playlist. He knew just what to play without prompting. Thank you Matt!
Response from Matt Shockley:
Thank you Jill! Always a pleasure performing for your group.
We were hosting a corporate Welcome Reception for approximately 100 people in the age ranges of 40 to 65. Matt was a great compliment to our event, he played some classic rock, modern music and hit a broad range of songs to fit everyone's tastes. He was able to provide great background music without being over-bearing to conversations going on. Those who wanted to, sat close and were singing along with him. We will definitely have him back again!
When our musician cancelled less then 2 weeks before my daughters wedding, Matt stepped in and wowed us at her wedding. What an amazing job he did! He truly was a blessing in disguise and we could not have been more pleased. Matt is extremely talented and has an amazing voice, he was beyond outstanding! Glad we found him.
Response from Matt Shockley:
Thank you so much, Camille! What a fun and special day that was. Thank you again for the opportunity to perform.
We hired Matt for our Sales Kickoff Holiday party at Folktale and he did a great job! We have a very well rounded attendee group and Matt was able to adapt and play something for everyone. We had a lot of positive feedback from our entire group. Matt is very friendly and on time. I would definitely recommend!
Response from Matt Shockley:
Thank you so much Christina! It was my pleasure to be part of your event. I know you had many options to choose from for entertainment and I'm really glad you chose me. Win/Win! Hope to perform again for your group in the near future. - Matt Shockley
John and I wanted to reach out and thank you for sharing your musical talents with us and our guests. Your instrumentals during the ceremony were just right. Thanks so much for learning and playing Angel Dream for us. We loved your version of it! We’re also happy to have introduced the song to you J. And, can you read a crowd?! Your DJ skills had the dance floor packed all night long. We all noticed and appreciated the smile on your face and loved the fact that you were having fun with us. Finally, your rendition of “Perfect” while we danced our last dance in the grass overlooking the city lights was…well…perfect; a moment we will never ever forget.
You are blessed with a beautiful voice and great talent. Thank you for sharing it with us on our wedding day.
John & Lena
Matt and his team was exceptional to work with. Everything went smoothly from start to finish when booking him for my event on a college campus. He is talented and I enjoyed his music very much. The students enjoyed his music as well. I look forward to working with him and Raya again!
We hired Matt for our Napa wedding weekend event. From the first time we talked Matt was easy to work with and really understood the music we wanted for each part of our event. He also had some great suggestions which we very much appreciated.
At our wedding Matt was absolutely perfect! He exceeded our expectations throughout the evening and set the tone for a really special night. The next day Matt entertained us with another musician at a more casual dinner event for our out of town guests. His versitility to change it up and professional performance made that night just as special as the wedding day. I would highly recommend Matt for any event. He is an incredibly talented and versitile musician.
Matt performed at my corporate event in Palm Desert this past week.
It was an outdoor, evening dinner reception. He arrived early to meet with me and set up. He was super friendly, polite and professional. Asked some questions about the group and any preferences we had regarding music, timing, etc. Matt will accommodate anything.
He began playing on time and was excellent. A terrific guitarist and singer. He can serve as background music during dinner and then transition to a focal point entertainer. He’ll talk to the audience, walk into the audience, play any requests, etc.
Our group of over one hundred people loved him. In fact, we had a few folks wanting to hire him to continue playing late into the evening at the resort’s bar.
I can’t recommmed Matt highly enough.
Matt was extremely professional throughout the process from the day that we initially reached out to him about performing at our wedding to following up after the wedding thanking us for the opportunity. He performed for our wedding ceremony and cocktail hour at the Bacara Resort, and his cool vibe and beautiful voice totally fit in at this classy and relaxed venue. Our best man, who played bass professionally for many years, initially thought that he was a record during the ceremony (his voice sounds THAT GOOD)! Another guest jokingly commented, "How did you get John Mayer to agree to perform at your wedding?" In short, Matt Shockley was amazing, and we cannot recommend him more highly!
Where do I begin, Matt Shockley is one amazing dude! Because of him, the wife and I had an extraordinary wedding (04/09/2016) and our family and friends absolutely loved him. Matt was extremely professional, super friendly, and he kept in constant contact with me throughout the entire planning and execution of our wedding.
I impressed my wife and her parents, whom were a little iffy about my idea of having a singer at our wedding but when they saw Matt performing our favorite songs and classics singlehandedly at the wedding they could not believe they’re eyes and ears. And neither could I!!
Matt learned songs we requested for our wedding ceremony and reception which was incredible. This guy has insane skills and his voice is so clear that you can make out every word he is singing. As Matt sang he would approach our reception table at times which was awesome, it made it a little more personal and we felt like VIP’s.
On top of being a friendly and approachable person, Matt Shockley is extremely professional and he will make whatever event you need him at so much more memorable. He will adapt to your plans and work with you while offering advice on things he has seen work best from his experience at past events and be not pushy at all whatsoever.
Thank you Matt for such an incredible experience, our family and friends loved you. We hope to see you at one of our anniversary’s sometime. THANK YOU!!! And by the way, my wife loved the little “Oh, but that white dress, makes it hard to breath” line change in our first dance (Thomas Rhett / Die a Happy Man). You’re awesome man! Take care..
This review is long overdue. Matt played at our wedding back on May 1, 2015, and at first, it was hard originally getting my fiance on board, but after he met Matt and heard him play the day of, he gave me the "Oh yeah, he's good," approval. :) I even think Matt may have showed me up but I don't care. I loved every minute I got to see/hear him play, and no doubt the guests did too because all I kept getting asked was, "Where did you find him!?!"
Honestly though, I can't say enough good things about Matt. I probably sang throughout the reception and weirdly was bummed I missed his set while waiting in the back for the ceremony to start. What bride is envious of the part where guests arrive and get seated!? ;) All in all, he hit on all the key songs in the list we provided, and was so kind and warm with the guests and us. Don't even doubt for a second if you're looking for someone to perform live at your wedding/event. Matt's just great from initial engagement to the event and even in checking in afterwards too!
Scope: Wedding ceremony, cocktail, reception and first dance.
One of the three things I had to have at my wedding was live music. I wanted a three piece band that played as I walked down the aisle and through the reception. Matt delivered that and more! His musical talent is so diverse and he was able to play all the songs I wanted. His music was fun to dance to and definitely one of my favorite parts of my wedding. Thank you, Matt!! xo
Matt is very professional, experienced and extremely talented. The audience was majority Indians and he adapted beautifully to
our choices. He was flexible with time, took last minute requests and delivered them impeccably. I totally recommend him
We LOVED having Matt and his band at our June wedding. We were looking for an energetic and young group who could keep up with our young and rowdy guest list. We hoped to find someone who could play both acoustically for the ceremony and cocktail hour, then join a band for the reception, and also had a DJ for our after party! It was fantastic to find all three within one person. We highly recommend Matt for your wedding!
Everyone was impressed with Matt's set list along with his ability to suit the music with the event. Everyone kept raving about how good he is - he made me look good.
People are still asking me for his contact information to host other events personal and corporate.
Thank you Matt!
What can I say about Matt Shockley?! He will MAKE your wedding. My now husband and I are HUGE live music fans and I had researched online way in advance for a great live performer for our special day. Luckily, after seeing Matt's Youtube videos and reading all his awesome reviews, I booked him before anyone else got to him for our wedding day. I had a few specific requests, like having Matt play during the ceremony while my cousin sang, for him to start playing right after the kiss into the processional, specific first dance request that he learned perfectly, etc. and he was flexible and executed everything smoothly and professionally. I am so happy I did a first look and got all the pictures out of the way beforehand, so I could enjoy Matt's awesome performance during our cocktail hour. I didn't even have any requests for him and he kept the energy going with one great song choice after the next. As for the reception, Matt had our guests up and dancing before dinner was even served! He created the most intimate, romantic environment I could ever dream of. He looked the part, he made the Bride feel as special as could be and he interacted with our guests during his performances to keep the energy up. He brought along a DJ with him (at my request, since I wanted party music for dancing later in the night) but I wish Matt was playing the whole night. People who attended the wedding can't stop talking about our amazing musician and I am trying to think of what event I can plan next where I can have Matt perform again. :) Matt turned our wedding into our DREAM wedding.
Matt Shockley is the ultimate professional. His communication from start to finish stood out the most. He was clear, polite, passionate, and accomodating. And his singing and guitar playing was perfect for our event. I would not hesitate to recommend Matt for any event. Thanks again Matt for making our special day magical!
All of our guests are still talking about how excellent Mat Shockley was at our wedding, and some of the guests are in the music business. Our wedding was the best day of our lives. Mat put it way over the top. Little girls were hypnotized by him, little boys danced. I had all ages and the 80 plus group loved him as well. He was fantastic for all age groups. My caterers came up and said where did you find him? I'm getting married soon and we have to have him at our wedding ( I imagine caterer's hear a lot of preformers) I had a top caterer with the highest reviews, but Mat Shockley was the best and he made our wedding day beyond special. Months later and what myself, family friends and neighbors remember with the fondest of memories is Mat Shockley and what a wonderful preformance/voice. I have a good feeling Mat Shockley will become a superstar, and I will remember when he preformed here with my family and friends. Get him while you can, because he really is all that! And he so genuinely sweet, what a nice guy. He knew what to do and his equiptment is the best, the music and that wonderful voice was crisp and clear. He helped me threw everything I knew nothing about, song list just everything, he made it all easy and kept in contact. What a professional
Matt is amazing and made our party! We would use him again in a heartbeat!
That's what Matt got the last 2 nights he played at our winery. It was a pleasure to have Matt perform, and he was just what he promised. He is a creative, well versed musician / songwriter that entertained our guests both nights he performed. He was always on-time, courteous and a real pleasure to work with. We will definitely have him back again. Thank you Matt!!!
Robert & Barbara Wagner
Heard Matt Shockley's music last night at Magnavino Cellars and I have to say it was very refreshing hearing such a beautifully clear, melodic voice...one that I could understand every word that was sung. Matt has such talent, and we loved his choice of cover tunes which were eclectic and fun! Thank you for adding to our experience of good wine, good music topped off with some very entertaining music.
We booked Matt for a Corporate Anniversary Event in Las Vegas and he was fantastic! Our clients and guests were a variety of ages and he was able to find the perfect selection of music to appeal to all. Thank you! Would absolutely work with him in the future.
Matt was such a pleasure to work with! I hired him for a corporate event I managed in San Francisco and the guests raved about his performance...so thanks Matt for making me the 'rockstar' with my guests!!
Matt was the perfect addition to our corporate event. He was excellent with the guests. He took requests and was able to play everything we asked for. He was professional and accommodating. He contributed greatly to the success of our evening.
Matt Shockley has been coming to the University of Redlands since I can remember. He always plays an entertaining set for our students and their families during our University's Homecoming weekend and has never let us down. His talents as a singing guitarist are unmatched, however; the trait that truly makes him stand out is his ability to entertain a crowd with genuine excitability. Matt is not in this business for the money, he captures the essence of what it means to be an artist. That is a characteristic that is hard to find and that is why we will continue inviting him back time and time again.
What a weekend we had in Temecula. Thanks so much for being a big part of it. I can't tell you how many compliments you received. I knew you would be perfect for this wedding, but it still exceeded my expectations. The vibe you set the minute you started set the stage for the whole wedding and continued throughout the night. Mike the DJ was great too.
Thanks for your professionalism, your great talent, and your friendship
Dan, Sue, Caitlin, & Carly
Matt's raw talent and professionalism were a huge hit at our corporate event. He provided the energy, talent and professionalism to end our event with a great performance. Look forward to working with Matt on many more events.
I hired Matt last minute to play at a client dinner we hosted during an industry convention. He was very quick to respond and provide follow up information. He asked the right questions about what I needed from his performance and delivered everything we expected from him. He was a true joy to work with and my attendees absolutely loved him. I'm so glad we made the last minute decision to add him to our event because he helped make our evening very memorable! In fact, we hired him the night he performed for another event we have coming up, he was that good!
We owe you an insanely HUGE Thank You for agreeing to be part of our wedding welcome reception! You were absolutely awesome!!!!!!
EVERYONE keeps talking about how talented you were and how much fun they had! Thank you for bringing the infectious energy and keeping the party going for all of our jet-lagged guests ;) We could not have done it without you!
I'm a "Hero" thanks to Matt.
"Best Birthday Ever!" was the quote from my wife.
With all due respect to Matt; there are a ton of talented people in this world (Matt being one of them), but it was his personality, his demeanor, his respect for the people, the event, & the moment that made this the "Best Birthday Ever".
Mr. Shockley was professional yet flexible. He treated this birthday performance like it mattered to him. It was with insight & experience Matt listened & responded as he helped tailor an emotional music experience enjoyed by everyone.
Thank you Matt, we had one shot at this & you made it count.
Matt performed superbly for our wedding reception. I was initially apprehensive at first because I was on a tight budget. However, after dealing with the lack of professionalism and reassurances from other guitarists, Matt agreed to meet up with me for coffee and I was sold. He is very professional and adaptive to your needs.
Performance-wise, I got a lot of compliments about how great he sounded. He was able to create a "classy" atmosphere without that uptight feeling with just his voice. I asked Matt to learn a song for our "first dance" and I was amazed at how well it sounded. I wish I had it recorded because it sounded better than the original. Matt was also able to work seamlessly with my DJ and my MC.
If you are apprehensive about paying a little more for Matt, don't be. Spare yourself the stress and headaches with trying to sort through various guitarists. He is worth every penny. I honestly can't think of a negative comment in any of my dealings with Matt.
I contacted Matt to play at our outdoor wedding ceremony and indoor reception and he was absolutely a consummate professional through the entire process, from first contact to final song, Matt stayed in constant contact, helped work through the song list, event logistics and made sure the bride was the focus of the day throughout. All the guests loved his music and the restaurant wanted his contact info so he could play there again. Simply the best decision we could have made that day - after deciding to get married :-)
I will gladly hire him again to do a private event in the future.
Matt is the ultimate performer…professional, personable, patient and extremely talented. Matt did an extraordinary job at my daughter's surprise wedding and reception, displaying great flexibility and adaptability with song choices and timing before and during the ceremony. At the reception, Matt was just perfection! Guests of every age raved about his talent and enjoyed his engaging personality and fabulous music. Matt instinctively knew what to play and when, and at the end of the evening, no one wanted him to stop! We could not have been more pleased with our daughter’s choice of musicians and recommend Matt with the highest of ratings. If it were possible, we would have given him 10 stars!!!!! Thank you, Matt, for a truly incredible job!
Matt impressed my guest and was a great addition to our wedding ceremony. His performance added the romance and happiness we were looking for our ceremony music. Also, he was very professional and kept good communication with me throughout the whole process.
Matt did a wonderful job serenading our wedding guests adding a touch of musical magic to a magical day!
Matt put on a very memorable acoustic performance for our summer interns during their mixer and was quickly loved by all! From start to finish, he was an absolute pleasure to work with. He genuinely cared about what was best for the event and worked with me on details. He has a very impressive repertoire that will suit any crowd. Can't wait to have him back!!!
When asked by my sister and brother-in-law to find entertainment for their Dana Point wedding ceremony and cocktail hour, I researched dozens of singers/ musicians to meet the needs of the event. Matt Shockley was by far the most talented and engaging performer I encountered. I attended one of his performances at a local venue prior to booking and was very impressed with not only his musicianship, singing, and ability to engage the crowd. The songs he performed represented a variety of genres, but were all performed with a smooth expertise. Matt made a special effort to spend time with me to discuss the needs of the event, song choices, and equipment requirements. Matt showed an innate willingness to learn new material requested by the bride. He was easy to work with and well received by all involved on my sister’s special day. On the day of the event, Matt was on-time, performed flawlessly, and we received rave reviews from all of our guests. I would highly recommend Matt Shockley for event’s entertainment needs.
When I decided to propose to my girlfriend on our anniversary, I had the idea of someone performing a couple songs on a romantic setting. Matt didn't only perform for us but he also went above and beyond to help me plan to propose to my girlfriend. He was amazing! She said yes, while he was singing "all of me." He's very talented and as soon as we pick a date for our weeding, he is going to be our man to perform. He was very accommodating and easy to work with.He really set the mood with his vocal skills and romantic melodies. Matt Shockley was the best choice I could have ever made for such an important moment in our lives, he made it happen and I couldn't be any happier! Thanks Matt for making this happen. Laura and I will forever be grateful for your help and your performance. You are just an amazing performer!!!!
When you are an event coordinator there is always a bit of apprehension when hiring new talent – Mr. Shockley alleviated all of my worries. He exhibited an outstanding level of professionalism, intuitively played to the crowd and sang beautifully. Mr. Shockley's performance was phenomenal! No other way to put it. He performed for our VIP Corporate Event and the guests loved every minute of it.
If you are in the market for a performer who has it all, then you have found the right person for the job!
Matt performed at my wedding ceremony and cocktail hour, and he did a fantastic job. He was so easy to work with, and he really set the tone for the event. I was very happy with his services, and for months after the wedding, guests were still telling me how great he was. I definitely recommend Matt!
If you are looking to hire a performer for your wedding or special event- look no further! Matt Shockley is your guy! We hired him for our wedding and he was absolutely phenomenal! I wish we could have had him play the whole night!! Our guests LOVED him! Before our wedding, he was very organized and thorough and made us feel confident in booking with him on such a special day. Matt played beautifully during our ceremony, and rocked the cocktail hour perfectly, setting an awesome vibe for the rest of the evening! After hearing him at our wedding, some friends booked him for theirs and he was amazing! Matt was very easy to work with and an overall great person! I would highly recommend him to anyone. If he is available for your event, book him! You won't regret it!
We had Matt perform at out wedding and he was phenomenal! He organized the entire audio side of the wedding to include the ceremony, reception, and the dj services. The live music as out guests arrived was outstanding and Matt was great! Almost two years later and people are still asking us about who he was and where they could find his music.
Overall we couldn't be happier with Matt's performance, services, and professionalism!
After coming up with the idea of having a 3 venue progressive wedding party, we knew we had to find someone to bring our wedding to life through music, yet they had to be flexible, playful, and buttoned up enough to help us pull off a seemless experience for everyone! We searched, and searched, and yes while having very high standards, we came across Matt Shockley. Matt invited us down to the Marriott Newport Coast villas where he was performing poolside. It was an amazingly beautiful day where we could see all the way to Catalina Island, which was the back drop we expected to have on our day, so let the music play. Matt nailed it. Matt was a pro, he had picked our brains before coming down and had two keys songs worked into his set! We knew right then we had to have Matt Shockley play at our wedding. His music and presence makes it impossible not to have a good time. Matt played during our ceremony and cocktail hour on the terrace on the beach and then also at our dinner party where we also had our 1st dance before departing to our 3rd venue. Our guests loved him so much, they made sure Matt came to the ending dance party!. Matt was great and we hope to hire him again soon for our 1st house warming party as a married couple! We highly recommend Matt Shockley, you won't be disappointed.
we booked Matt for our wedding in Laguna and we couldn't be happier! actually let me rephrase that, all my guests asked me where i found this handsome and talented singer!! he sang all the popular songs that we liked and more, and he totally worked the crowd! He had the perfect pitch and he dressed real nice! everyone was really impressed! i will definitely book him again for other events! :D oh and he was really down to earth and nice too! bonus!
Just want to add to our previous review. Matt was easy to reach during the planning stages of our party, and returned every email and phone call. He was co-operative, patient, and he offered up great suggestions, and was receptive and open to our ideas about what we wanted for our event. He was flexible and extremely motivated to make sure that we were happy about the entertainment arrangements, and really cared about honoring our wishes! He was an absolute delight to work with, and we felt like he was party of the family by the time the party ended! Everyone loved his music, and his unique bright spirit and style shined through a wide range of his musical repertoire , of famous and familiar songs, as well as some of his own original songs that were absolutely stunning to hear, even for the first time!
He is the best! The party was enhanced by having Matt Shockley, can't recommend him highly enough!
Anyone who is considering hiring a musician for your party, gig, or event of any kind...you must check out Matt Shockley! My husband and I decided that Matt is one of these rare individuals who has a magical blend good traits that include kind-heartedness, professionalism, fun spirited, and a brilliantly talented and versatile musician!
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!
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.
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!
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
What to Expect
Songs to sing-along to, maybe some dancing, and a feel-good experience that won't be forgotten.
Music has the power to make or break an event, and selecting the right entertainer is key. Matt's music has proven to help people relax and enjoy themselves. Skip the hassle, and hire a fun, experienced pro for your next event. With two decades of experience, Matt Shockley guarantees a great time when he shows up to perform.
San Diego Padres
Montage Laguna Beach, CA
Pelican Hill, Newport Coast, CA
Marriott Newport Coast Villas, Newport Coast, CA
& many other private clients.
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 honing my skills as 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. Feel free to check out my music on iTunes, Pandora Radio, & Youtube.
Additional Booking Notes
Matt provides all of the sound equipment to suit your needs. When you are ready to book Matt, he will send over his agreement and deposit request to lock in the date. Matt Shockley is extremely professional, organized, and goes above and beyond to exceed your expectations when it comes to offering the highest quality entertainment within your budget.
Past Booked Events
|April 13, 2021 • 5:30pm - 8:00pm||Birthday Party|
|September 09, 2019 • 6:30pm - 8:00pm||Wedding Reception|
|January 12, 2019 • 7:00pm - 10:00pm||Christmas Party|
If you'd like, we can discuss this through a private message or email.
Influences & Inspiration
Classic Rock to Motown Classics to modern stylings of Jason Mraz, John Mayer, Maroon 5, and Adele.
I can provide all needed equipment to perform at your event!