BIOGRAPHY
“Ferris Wheel” is the ninth studio release from Philadelphia Singer/Songwriter Matt Roach. The album
contains 12 original songs. It blends together the unique style of “An Alternative to Rock and Pop with
some Country-Comedy thrown in for the Folk of it” music that Roach has always written. Matt Roach
Picture Inc." It was like Saturday Night Live but, funny!!! During the next 8 years the group played all over
the Philadelphia area. During this time Matt began writing comedy songs to perform, along with the
sketches. After the sketch group ended, he started to concentrate on writing music that included normal
songs along with the comedy. He kept writing and, now 30 years and over 500 songs later, he is still
going. He doesn’t play any cover songs. Matt says, “I never taught myself any because the original artist
would perform the song much better than I ever could.” So, fast, slow, happy, sad…possibly demented
music. But, all original, all the time!! Matt has been fortunate enough to perform on a regular basis for
many years, playing hundreds of shows throughout the East Coast. He has received radio play in the U.S.
and Europe. Matt has opened for Hamell on Trial, Steve Poltz (twice), Steve Forbert, Asylum Street
Spankers, Peter Tork from the Monkees, UK legends The Alarm and opened four times for Marshall
Crenshaw. His live shows are always fun and interactive. Matt says, “I love interacting with the audience. I
like keeping them guessing by switching my songs from happy to sad to funny and, then, back again”