Lunchtime Live with Matt Roach

Lunchtime Live with Matt Roach

Friday, June 27, 2014

12:00 pm

World Cafe Live - Wilmington Upstairs

Free

This event is all ages

Matt Roach
Matt Roach
WELL, HERE'S WHERE I TELL YOU A LITTLE BIT ABOUT MYSELF. AT LEAST THE THINGS I'M NOT TOO EMBARRASSED TO ADMIT. I
WILL DO MY BEST TO BE TRUTHFUL. YOU WON'T FIND ANY "BEEFED UP" RESUMES HERE. SO, YOU WON'T HEAR ME SAY I DID THE
SUPER BOWL HALFTIME SHOW OR HAD AN AUDIENCE WITH THE POPE. UNLESS, OF COURSE, THOSE EVENTS TAKE PLACE. SO,
HERE IT GOES. I BEGAN AS A QUASI-COMEDIAN. WHEN I WAS 15 YEARS OLD I STARTED THE SKETCH COMEDY GROUP "JIM'S
PROM PICTURE INC." IT WAS LIKE SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE BUT, FUNNY!!! DURING THE NEXT 8 YEARS THE GROUP PLAYED ALL
OVER THE PHILADELPHIA AREA. WE PLAYED THE WALNUT ST. THEATER, SHUBIN THEATER, BRICK PLAYHOUSE, CHEZ LABELLE,
CLUB HP, ACTORS PLAYHOUSE AT THE BOURSE, ETC. THE ETC. INCLUDES ALL THE OLD AGE HOME AND RECORD STORES WE
PLAYED. OVER THE 8 YEARS I WROTE AND DIRECTED OVER 200 SKETCHES. I ACTED, IN THE SKETCHES, WITH AN ARRAY OF
TALENTED TO SEMI-TALENTED PERFORMERS. DURING THIS TIME I BEGAN WRITING COMEDY SONGS TO PERFORM, ALONG WITH
THE SKETCHES. I FORMED THE GROUP "FESTER HITCHCOCK AND THE MONKEY MAN" AFTER THE SKETCH GROUP ENDED IN
1997, I STARTED TO CONCENTRATE ON WRITING MUSIC. I HAD OVER 100 COMEDY SONGS. BUT, I NEEDED TO ADD MORE "REAL
SONGS" I BEGAN WRITING AND PERFORMING MY ORIGINAL SONGS AT LOCAL COFFEE HOUSES AND OPEN MIC NIGHTS I KEPT
WRITING AND, NOW, I HAVE OVER 400 SONGS. SOME FUNNY, SOME SAD, SOME FAST, SOME SLOW. BUT, EACH IS DEFINITELY
ORIGINAL. I WON'T PLAY ANY COVER SONGS. I NEVER TAUGHT MYSELF ANY BECAUSE THE ORIGINAL ARTIST WOULD PERFORM
THE SONG MUCH BETTER THEN I EVER COULD. I HAVE BEEN FORTUNATE ENOUGH TO PERFORM ON A REGULAR BASIS. I'VE
PLAYED THROUGHOUT THE EAST COAST. INCLUDING WORLD CAFÉ LIVE AND THE TIN ANGEL IN MY HOMETOWN OF
PHILADELPHIA. PLUS, MANY OTHER STOPS ALONG THE EAST COAST. I HAVE RECEIVED RADIO PLAY IN THE U.S. AND EUROPE AND
SEVERAL "TRACK OF THE DAY" AWARDS ON GARAGEBAND.COM. I HAVE OPENED FOR HAMELL ON TRIAL, STEVE POLTZ (TWICE),
STEVE FORBERT, ASYLUM STREET SPANKERS, PETER TORK FROM THE MONKEES, UK LEGENDS THE ALARM AND OPENED THREE
TIMES FOR MARSHALL CRENSHAW. MY LIVE SHOWS ARE ALWAYS FUN EXPERIENCES. I LOVE INTERACTING WITH THE AUDIENCE. I
LIKE KEEPING THEM GUESSING BY SWITCHING MY SONGS FROM HAPPY TO SAD AND, THEN, BACK AGAIN
Venue Information:
World Cafe Live - Wilmington Upstairs
500 N. Market St.
Wilmington, DE, 19801
http://queen.worldcafelive.com/