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When Good Hearts Break

October 30th, 2013

Matt Allison - When Good Hearts Break

I don’t really talk about it much, but I’m a musician (surprise). In fact I was a career musician, though it feels like a lifetime away.

I have 4 solo records to my name, two of which were nominated for SAMA (South African Music Awards) and I used to spend up to 7 months of the year on the road, having toured 80+ cities worldwide.

It’s been 10 years between records, the reasons are varied, but when I got married I decided to come of the road, switched to the other side of the glass and became a producer, engineer and studio owner, up until 3 years ago when my son was born.

In January this year I decided it was time to work on a new record. I shared so casually on Facebook and was overwhelmed by the response from some of South Africa’s most celebrated musicians, all offering to join me in studio.

We cut these 5 songs in almost as many days with my good friend David Langemann and it was further mixed and mastered in Nashville, TN by multi-award winning engineer, Vance Powell, a friend and mentor.

Unknowingly the songs began to tell a story, a story of love found, lost, broken and ultimately restored, becoming “When Good Hearts Break”.

It’s out on iTunes for under $5, so grab a copy if it resonates with you.

I’ve also added the Soundcloud stream below, if you want to stream the record.

Walk The Moon – Tightrope

March 7th, 2013

Currently spinning on repeat… repeat… repeat…

Leagues – Spotlight

February 16th, 2013

Leagues are Thad Cockrell, Jeremy Lutito and Tyler Burkem. I’ve followed each of their careers in various bands over the years and they’ve now joined forces to create ‘Leagues’ based out of Nashville. They’ve just released their debut record, “You Belong Here”. Enjoy!

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