With his genuine combination of American soul and upbeat rock & roll, Matt MacKelcan has emerged as one of the most prominent indie front men out of the southeastern U.S. He first broke into the music scene in the Orlando Florida area while earning a degree in vocals, composition and guitar at Rollins College before moving on to Charleston along the South Carolina coast—where his single “Drive” is now featured on regular radio rotation at 105.5 The Bridge. Matt’s big voice and authentic songwriting have become trademarks, along with his personable nature and extra dose of humor, have become trademarks.
As his popularity spreads far beyond his roots, Matt’s sophomore CD No Turning Back (produced by 2-time Dove Award nominee Randall Shreve) continues to meet embracing live audiences across the country—from Boston to Austin, from Park City to New York City. He’s no stranger to crowds of thousands either, headlining with his band at college football’s famed Capital One Citrus Bowl pregame event.
While building his reputation as one of the hardest working musicians around, Matt received recognition in his early days by Singer Songwriter of America as the 2005 “Male Vocalist of the Year”. In the time since, ample touring has given him the opportunity to share the stage with some of his own professional inspirations including Matt Nathanson, Edwin McCain, Gavin DeGraw, Martin Sexton, Brett Dennen, Jon McLaughlin, Will Hoge, Howie Day, Rusted Root, Third Eye Blind and Virginia Coalition.
With recent career highlights at venues like Sundance Film Festival and South by Southwest Film Festival as well as House of Blues and Hard Rock Live performances, Matt now plays a regular schedule of urban and collegiate music venues around the east coast and beyond. With new songs and rising popularity, he’s enjoyed successful appearances at the renowned South by Southwest Music Festival and recently made his west coast debut at the LA Film Festival.
Check out more of Matt MacKelcan at www.mattmackelcan.com