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As some may describe Matthew Moon's music as "cool folk meets smart pop", he possesses a wide vocal range that lets him go from gentle to growl, as evident on his new hit single, "Don't Change For Me", a recent songwriting collaboration with Grammy-nominated artists Jesse Valenzuela (Gin Blossoms) and Danny Wilde (Rembrandts). In addition to being featured in a Budweiser 2008 Summer Olympics Promo on NBC, and as the closing credits track for last summer's hit movie, "Soccer Mom," the song will also be the lead-off track on the mutli-platinum band, the Gin Blossom's, 2010 album, "No Chocolate Cake".The Denver Post says this of Matthew Moon- "Tight songwriting and lush delivery prompt Colorado rock fans to tout this performer as the state's next breakout."Matthew Moon, a recent Denver-to-L.A. transplant, has a rich history of recording and performance experience, a solid touring and sales base, and boasts an "elastic" voice that's compared to the likes of Paul McCartney, Freddie Mercury and Ben Folds.Some may remember Moon taking the stage with rock legends Slash, Duff McCagen, and Matt Sorum at the Sundance Film Festival in 2008, when Scott Weiland, the lead singer of the band Velvet Revolver, missed his flight from Miami. Moon was called upon to front this iconoclastic group in front of a packed house of Sundance celebs. The experience led to an onslaught of attention and rumors from online blogs and the print media, including LA Weekly, Popbytes.com, Blabbermouth.net, Music Connection and Laist.com. The question: Is Moon replacing Weiland? While the answer was unquestionably no, the stir caused Moon's popularity to further grow.Notables:- Moon has an extensive national fan base, which also includes 50,000 MySpace friends.- Moon had two songs placed on Facebook Diaries, which boasts 100 million users.- Moon is sponsored by Hyundai Motors, USA.- Moon's "Foghorn Sound" is set to be used as the end cap to "Truth About Kerry," a 2010 major motion picture.- Moon's song, "My California", was recently featured in the motion picture, "House That Jack Built".- Moon completed a recent summer tour, which included select opening slots for Peter Frampton and The Doobie Brothers.- Moon grew up in Colorado and then went off to study at Boston's Berklee School of Music with the likes of John Mayer and Susan Tedeschi.- Moon has released five self-produced CDs or EPs.A current resident of Venice Beach, CA, Matthew Moon is quickly emerging as one of the freshest voices in the west.
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