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September 28 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Matt Burke is an accomplished singer, songwriter, band leader, and entertainer with more than 15 years of performance history under his belt. Hailing from DeLand, FL, Burke got his start fronting a successful original hard rock band in Central Florida during the early 2000’s. In 2006, Burke moved to Chicago to pursue a career in music and hone his craft as a songwriter and performer. From 2006-2014, Burke performed in several successful cover bands in the Chicagoland area. During this time, Burke was also developing his original project – The Matt Burke Band – and began writing songs for his debut original album, Pretty Close to Very Good. PCTVG was released in 2010 to critical acclaim across a wide range of music blogs and online publications. While actively involved in the Chicago music scene, Burke played many well-known music venues and street festivals, including the Rock Bottom Brewery, the Navy Pier Beer Garden, the Hard Rock Chicago, the Elbo Room, the Empty Bottle, Subterranean, Belmont Street Music Festival, Windy City Blues Fest, and the Foundation Room at the House of Blues, Chicago. In 2014, Burke moved back to the sunshine state to focus on his original music and further develop a growing Florida fan base.
The Matt Burke Band’s newest EP was released in early 2018 and pulls heavily from the blues influences Burke was exposed to during his stay in Chicago. The band’s music can be found on all digital platforms as well as nationwide on the TouchTunes network of digital jukeboxes. Burke is currently writing material for his debut solo album – an album that makes a departure stylistically for him. While the Matt Burke Band’s music is funky and fun, Matt Burke’s material as a solo artist is a more mature, roots-oriented, alt-country leaning Americana. Burke’s music has been featured on 90.7 WMFE – Orlando’s NPR affiliate – and will appeal to fans of Classic and Southern rock, Roots rock, blues, Alternative rock, Americana, Country, and reggae.
Burke is a talented up-and-coming singer/songwriter and captivating performer, whether on stage solo with an acoustic guitar or fronting a full five-piece band. He is currently based in New Smyrna Beach, Florida and actively gigs in Central Florida and the Southeastern United States. To sample his work, click here.