BIO

Matt Commerce is a Virginia-born singer/songwriter, now based in Southern California. His style blends catchy melodies with acoustic guitar and a smooth soulful voice.

 

A student of cello and stand-up bass as a child, Commerce picked up the guitar at age twenty, and within two years became a full-time performer. Two years later, Matt moved to San Diego, and began playing acoustic shows at restaurants and bars up and down the California coast. He formed a band, and recorded his debut release “Closer Than You Realize”, which was described as having "addictive melodies you find yourself humming long after you've listened..." (North County Times) and "one of the most pleasant aural surprises from a local artist in quite some time..." (San Diego Troubadour). The San Diego City Beat added ""It would be hard to find another artist, local or otherwise, who exudes as much straightforward uplift in such a believable way." Commmerce's voice was voted by NBC San Diego as one of the city's "Top 10 Voices."  

 

Commerce relocated to Los Angeles, and since has been maturing his sound and songwriting, continuing to perform regular gigs around Southern California, both as a soloist and with his band, gathering fans at every show. Currently, Matt is in the studio recording his upcoming record, expected in 2020.