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From: MA, United States

Rock, Pop

Matthew Neves was born in New Bedford, Massachusetts on May 2, 1984. He got his first guitar when he was four and taught himself to play. At age ten, Matthew was writing and producing his own music. By twelve, he could proficiently play guitar, bass, keyboards and drums.

In 1998, Matthew founded DemoticA, a three-piece Rock/Metal band that performed solely original music. The band released two albums; “The war Against The Trend” and “Unbreakable.”

In 2004, Matthew ventured to become a solo artist, and from 2005 to 2007, he took a break from live performances to write and produce songs in his private recording studio.

In July 2008, Matthew opened for Chuck Negron (former Lead Singer of Three Dog Night) at Madeira Field in Massachusetts. Matthew performed renditions of songs from various projects before a highly energized audience of over 15,000.

In December 2008, Matthew performed at the Sky Room in New Bedford, MA with

national headliner, Nina Sky.

In June 2010, Matthew released his debut Pop/Rock album, Everybody Dreams. This world-class album features ten captivating songs, all of which were produced, composed, arranged, and performed by Matthew. The album got rave reviews including a 4/4 in IAE Magazine and 5/5 in ReviewYou. As Rebecca Hosking of Skope Magazine described, “This [album] is a solid body of work that demands your attention. Matthew Neves created a new genre.”

In July 2011, Matthew released his debut music video for “In The End.” The video has been has been well received in many media outlets including MTV and YouTube.

In January of 2012, Matthew stopped performing at live events, put his sophomore album, You and Me on hold, and began focusing on producing songs for X-Factor finalist, Jennel Garcia.

In December of 2012 he was the feature artist for one of New England's biggest TV shows, NECN The Morning Show.

In 2013, Matthew performed with Jennel Garcia at various venues including Nagle Auditorium in Fall River, MA and the Showcase Live (Patriot Place) in Foxboro, MA.

In August, 2013 Matthew released his second album entitled You And Me. The album features fourteen original songs, all produced, composed, arranged, and performed by Matthew. You and Me received rave reviews from critics including 5/5 stars from Alexa Spieler of Review You, who stated "You and Me is a remarkable performance. Such a unique, edgy release restores faith in a lacking genre and grants Matthew Neves endless potential." Ray Cavanaugh of Skope Magazine wrote: "Neves sure can shred when he wants to. Goodness me, sounds like New Bedford has its own Dimebag Darrell!"

Matthew released his second music video for "Eyes of an Angel" in October of 2013 and his third for "Impossible" in December of the same year. Both videos have very done well on MTV and YouTube.

In August 2014, Matthew headlined the Mercedes Benz Red Carpet - Kids Fighting Cancer event at the Marina Grande at the Halifax in Holly Hill, Florida.

In September, 2014 Matthew released his third album, Diligence. The album features twelve original songs, all produced, composed, arranged, and performed by the artist. He released his fourth music video for "Butterflies" from this album, which has been steadily gaining popularity on his MTV and YouTube channels.

In October, 2014 Matthew began writing a series of musical pieces for Mass In Motion, an agency that promotes a healthy lifestyle for children through public service announcements.

Matthew was the Featured Artist in the January, 2014 issue of New England's favorite magazine, SOCO. "Matthew Neves is gaining national and worldwide acclaim as a singer/songwriter."

-Rachel Freitas, SOCO Magazine.

In April, 2015 Matthew was nominated in two categories in the 14th Annual Independent Music Awards (IMAs) for Best Pop Song with his Internet radio hit, "Sunday" and for Best Acoustic Song for his YouTube hit, "Butterflies." Both songs are from his latest album Diligence.

In January, 2016 Matthew released his sixth major video, "I've Been So Far Away", from his debut album, Everybody Dreams. The single was one of the artist's biggest hits to date and the video has been well received.

In April 16, 2016 Matthew won "Best Video of the Year” in the 8th Annual Limelight Magazine Music Awards. He was nominated in two categories , for “Best Video of the Year” and Breakthrough Artist of the Year” with his radio hit Today is the Day, from his latest album Diligence.