MP3 Matt Seaberg - Gemini's Many Sides
Australian Jam Band fusing funk, rock, soul, blues and ballads and world music. Like a jukebox on acid. Emotional and funny lyrics sung with power and soul.
9 MP3 Songs
ROCK: Funk Rock, ROCK: Jam-band
New Australian talent Matt Seaberg has sling-shot to notoriety and credibility with his debut album, GEMINI''S MANY SIDES. For an independent musician with little funding, and no industry knowledge or backing to receive national Australian airplay 2 weeks after his debut release is phenomenal.
Along with producers, UK legend Paul Gomersall (Blur, Kate Bush, George Michael) and Mark Ward (OZ rock icon) Matt chose 9 songs from a catalogue of over 200 songs he has penned at the ridiculous number of gigs he has performed in recent years.
Here are some of the reviews we''ve got for GEMINI''S MANY SIDES which has been generating an awesome amount of attention. It has led to us receiving more glossy print exposure in the coming months including US and UK publications.
"There''s no doubt of Seaberg''s songwriting ability" RAVE
"...bagfuls of emotive roots-styled beats...shows many different vibes yet us centred by toiling honesty." SCENE
* "...a coiling rollercoaster ride in a musical theme park...unpredictable and exceptionally individual...draws parallels with an early Ben Harper. ''Til London beats 95% of what''s on radio. Trainwreck in Slow Motion could have easily been sung by Neil Finn and a huge hit." FORTE
* "Matt''s voice borders on a Bernard Fanning sound." ROCKSTAR MAGAZINE
"Matt has certainly captured the sounds and the feel of the magic that is Byron...an album that is unpredictable and captivating." TSUNAMI
"So good that Matt Seaberg will soon be a name on everyone''s lips" AUSTRALIAN PENTHOUSE
"Seaberg has a rare combination of wit, vulnerabilty, insight and in-ya-face attitude." US UNSIGNED
"Prince meets Frank Zappa. The production is excellent and the humour of the songs matches perfectly". John Carver PBSFM
No.5 on PBS radio''s new releases top10.
No.2 on "lost@https://www.tradebit.com" music recommendations.
Matt possesses a plethora of vocal styles and has of smorgasbord of influences. Some people can hear Chili Peppers and Zappa, others hear Buckley or Led Zepplin, or Neil Finn and The Beatles, or Jamiroquai and Dave Matthews.
Yet, the album has a continuity and captivating sound that pervades all its tracks.
Geminis are renowned for changing colours like charmeleons. Similarly, GEMINI''S MANY SIDES shifts, morphs and fuses genres (from funk, rock, ballads, groove, blues and world music) as it follows a story from heartbreak, self-destruction and despair, to self-belief, healing and joy, to arrive at new love.
TRACK 2, GETTIN’ IT ON, AND TRACK 9, ‘TIL LONDON
ARE THE SINGLES TO LISTEN OUT FOR.
SO WHAT’S WITH THE RUBIK’S CUBE?
The cube represents the mind puzzle we are challenged with
everyday (i.e. reality vs. dreams, head vs. heart, morality vs. desire, self-preservation vs. philanthropy).
On stage, Matt is unpredictable. Sometimes a placid puppy
content to perform tricks, other times he prowls like a caged tiger. I’ve seen him croon a sweet song revealing great sensitivity and fragility. An hushed audience then responds in transfixed awe. Suddenly Matt’s rocking out and screaming like a banshee.
He’s so at home on stage that nothing throws him. I’ve witnessed him cut hecklers in half with comebacks that could stump professional comedians (I’ve seen him do that too!).
Matt wields his poetry and humour like a doctor uses surgical equipment. He can heal pain or at least anaesthetise it. He can dissect you or himself cleanly, or savagely cut to the quick. Sometimes he’ll just tickle your
He runs a gamut of emotions with his rollercoaster performances. Every emotional response, every corner, dip and bend on the rollercoaster ride, is a turn of the puzzle. Solving the cube is like completing a major transition in your life.
WHAT NOW FOR MATT SEABERG?
With radioplay on JJJ (Australian national broadcaster), ZZZ (Brisbane), FBi (Sydney), RRR (Melbourne), and PBS (Melbounre) ranking the album no.5 in their Top 10 New Releases, Matt''s momentum is gathering.
He’s also developing relationships with festival organisers so he can bring his music to larger audiences on the festival circuit in Australia and internationally.
I witnessed Matt at Bluesfest 2006 in Byron Bay, Australia. UNBELIEVABLE! Security wouldn’t dare stop him. The press wouldn’t leave him alone. He owned the VIP lounge.
Maybe it was because he was Dave Gray’s drinking buddy or was asked to join the Marley band for a relaxing smoke. Could it have been that he managed to talk a the media entourage including Andrew Denton, George Negus, press and radio personalities without getting interrupted? Or was it that he was dancing in a clapping-circle at the afterparty which included Michael Franti and Moses O’Jah? Nah, it was the fact he did it all wearing a tuxedo with snorkel, mask and flippers!
I’m convinced, Matt Seaberg is a fledgling star and, love him or hate him, there’s little you and I can do to stop him.
Check out the WRONG music video for the WRONG song "Gettin'' It On".
Yes! IT IS A PORN PARODY!!! Please DO NOT take it seriously. Sit back, relax and enjoy with tongue firmly in cheek...ewww...not that cheek!