Matthew Scott "Matt" Giraud (born May 11, 1985) is a singer-songwriter and musician from Kalamazoo, Michigan and the fifth place finalist of the eighth season of the reality television series American Idol. Giraud auditioned for the eighth season of American Idol in Louisville, Kentucky.He was considered a judges' favorite in Hollywood, with Randy Jackson naming him among his "top 5" early favorites.Now, as independent singer-songwriters, both Megan and Matt have released their own original music, establishing who they are as undeniably unique artists. Like Megan’s self-titled debut EP (which was funded by a successful Kickstarter campaign), this album is full of infectious tunes and sweet melodies that with twinkle and sparkle with throwback sounds, fun grooves, and her unique jazzy pop sound.50s and 60s nostalgia is ever present on the uptempo songs, which include “Boy Next Door”, a tale of young first love sung over a vivacious boppy beat (reminiscent of Amy Winehouse’s version of “Valerie”), the rockabilly-infused “Secret”, about the secrecy of keeping love concealed, “Spell it Out”, which spells out the terms of a non-relationship with a unique blend of 60s retro and modern ska and hip-hop, and “I’m Not Tryin’ To Hear That”, a sassy “ain’t got time for that” kind of number which boldly tells a player to back up and back off.I have so many exciting projects ahead this year but a brand new baby is an amazing way to get the new year started.
The CMA Fest in Nashville continues with Scotty Mc Creery and Mary Sarah set for events. Jennifer Hudson and Matt Giraud are both playing events. Concert Schedule for June 10 2017Casey Abrams – The Red Room at Cafe 939 – Boston MA Laith Al-Saadi w Aretha Franklin – Detroit Music Weekend – Detroit MI Barrett Baber – Dungan’s Pub – Little Rock AR Crystal Bowersox – City Winery – Atlanta GA Will Champlin – Murrieta Arts Studios Event Center – Murrieta CA Colton Dixon – Hope Fest 2017 – Centennial CO James Durbin & Quiet Riot – Motorcity Harley Davidson Festival – Farmington Hills MI Matt Giraud – Kalamazoo Pride – Kalamazoo MI Sundance Head – Crosby Fair & Rodeo – Crosby TX Jennifer Hudson – Pittsburgh Pride – Pittsburgh PA Allison Iraheta & Halo Circus – Brighton Music Hall – Allston MA Chris Mann – Bartlesville Community Center – Bartlesville OK Matt Mc Andrew – Wayne Music Festival – Wayne PA Scotty Mc Creery – CMA Fest – Riverfront Stage – Nashville TN Paul Mc Donald – Centennial Park – Nashville TN Jess Meuse – Hard Rock Cafe – Anchorage AK Mary Sarah – CMA Fest – Boot Barn Appearance – Nashville TN Adam Wakefield – Southern Nights – Union City TN Jake Worthington – Iron Horse Pub – Wichita Falls TXFounder and editor of mjsbigblog.com, home of the awesomest fan community on the net.
As a favorite of the judges, he was the first ever recipient of the judges’ save, Matt went on to finish 5th on Season 8 of American Idol (2008-2009).
Since then, Matt has appeared on various media outlets and talk shows (i.e.
It’s clear as a bell that these retro, wall-of-sound influenced tracks are the strongest parts of .
Megan’s love songs have a sentimental and magical quality to them, like the easy, breezy, and jazzy “Feel Love”, about being feeling the loneliest with company, the pretty yet sorrowful “Incomplete”, about finding yourself replaced with emptiness and getting the strength to love yourself again, and the celestial and hypnotic “Sweet Love”, about waiting for the missing piece to fill in your heart (the nature and seasonal imagery within the lyrics evokes a sense of soothing peace and wonderment). Sweet Love Megan Joy’s is available on i Tunes and Spotify.