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Matt Lipscombe

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"If you can't fly, then run. If you can't run, then walk. if you can't walk, then crawl. But you must move FORWARD!

Sounds Like:

A beach bum strumming his guitar on a desert island beach!

Influences:

Sting, Paul Simon, Leonard Cohen, Willie Nelson, Ed Sheeran, Bruno Mars, Zach Brown, Bob Marley, Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell

Favourite Singer/Songwriter:

Ed Sheeran

Contact Email:

matt.lipscombe@gmail.com

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Songs by Matt Lipscombe

An Ocean Away

AN OCEAN AWAY
Sule Heitner/Matt Lipscombe

Every time I close my eyes
I see you clearly in my mind
Hear your laughter; see your smile
But you’re an ocean away
Every time I’m down that street
I feel you walking next to me
I can almost feel your heat
But you’re an ocean away

Baby I would cross the waves
Build a boat and sail away
I can’t stand another day without you here

We’re looking at the same moon, the same sky
Probably thinking about each other at the same time
We’re listening to the same tune way up high
Will we ever be together, or is it by design?
We’re still an ocean away

Now I’m thinking what to do
Make a plan and see it through
Gotta get myself close to you
‘Cause you’re an ocean away

Baby I would cross the waves
Build a boat and sail away
I can’t stand another day without you here

We’re looking at the same moon, the same sky
Probably thinking about each other at the same time
We’re listening to the same tune way up high
Will we ever be together, or is it by design?
We’re still an ocean away

Maybe dreams do come true
Why wouldn’t they for me and you?
We could be the living proof that love is real

We’re looking at the same moon, the same sky
Probably thinking about each other at the same time
We’re listening to the same tune way up high
Will we ever be together, or is it by design?
We’re still an ocean away






[Lyrics]


My Hometown

MY HOMETOWN
Matt Lipscombe

There’s a statue on the mountain of an angel
Calling every Sunday all the faithful
Beating on their drums, the rhythm of summer
Soaking up the sun before it’s a goner
I used to laugh at this place
I used to plan my escape
“Never say never”, I guess
‘Cause here I come again

There’s a rhythm to the street
You can feel it when you’re walking
A music to this place
You can hear it when they’re talking
Wasting the afternoon away, sitting in an old café
Never thought I’d miss this place
It’s in my blood; it’s in my veins
Tried so hard to leave but it still remains
My hometown

Late night patio t-shirt
Beer soaked dreams and getting hurt
Falling in love and doing our best
Looking for a job and settling for less
I used to laugh at this place
I used to plan my escape
“Never say never”, I guess
‘Cause here I come again

There’s a rhythm to the street
You can feel it when you’re walking
A music to this place
You can hear it when they’re talking
Wasting the afternoon away, sitting in an old café
Never thought I’d miss this place
It’s in my blood; it’s in my veins
Tried so hard to leave but it still remains
My hometown

The summers will make you fall in love
The winters will break your heart

There’s a rhythm to the street
You can feel it when you’re walking
A music to this place; you can hear it when they’re talking
Wasting the afternoon away, sitting in an old café
Never thought I’d miss this place
It’s in my blood; it’s in my veins
Tried so hard to leave but it still remains
My hometown





[Lyrics]


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Region:

Montreal, QC

Level of Experience:

PROFESSIONAL

Genre:

Country | Folk | Americana  | Pop

I Write:

By myself | For myself | With others | For others

I prefer to write:

Lyrics | Melody | Chord Patterns

Songs Recorded:

Amour boheme by Tia Brazda, The Dream Of You and Me by Jordan Officer, Young Love by Jordan Officer, Son Of A Gun by Dawn Tyler Watson, Rebound Bitch by Lily Frost, 747 by Lily Frost, The Great Blue by Nashville artist Olivia Frances, The Power of Rock 'N Roll by The Respectables (plus 7 other cuts on that album), most of the entire catalogue of Me, Mom and Morgentaler including Oh Well, Your Friend and I Still Love You Eve

Albums Released:

Shiva Space Machine by Me Mom and Morgentaler Veo Dios en ti, Mr Matt et La Caravane du Bonheur, Indica Records Folk tales, Jaywalking

Song Placements:

Les Gitans in the NFB's 645 Wellington

Awards:

My band Me Mom and Morgentaler received a GAMIQ Award for Lifetime Achievement

I am interested in:

Web Cowriting | Face to face Cowriting | Networking | Pitching Songs to Artists | Getting a Publishing Deal

Biography:

As the main songwriter for Montreal’s legendary ska-funk circus, Me Mom and Morgentaler, Matt Lipscombe wrote the hit songs that propelled the band to the top of the Montreal Mirror reader’s poll for five years in a row, from 1990 to 1995, and to career sales of 50,000 units across Canada.

Following a gypsy wind when the band dissolved in 1995, he moved to Berkeley California and then on to Vancouver, B.C. where he started his career as a singer-songwriter. Returning to Montreal, he moved into a loft with his friend Alan Kohl and they formed a mysterious outfit called Los Troubadores, which specialized in "drive-by musical shootings".

In 2002 he was commissioned to write a theme song for Kaveh Nabatian’s 645 Wellington, an NFB produced film on urban gentrification. The film went on to win the 2002 Reel Diversity Competition. Recording an album on an old 8-track reel-to-reel in his loft, he got signed to Indica Records in 2004 and put out a record as a solo artist called Veo Dios En Ti. He later self-produced two indie records as a singer-songwriter: Folk Tales in 2008 and Jaywalking in 2011, which both received critical acclaim.

After the birth of his son Lucas in 2011, he decided to reinvent himself as a behind-the-scenes songwriter and focus on writing songs for Nashville country artists. He booked his first flight to the songwriting Mecca that is Nashville, Tennessee an attended an NSAI (Nashville Songwriter’s Association International) conference. Doors immediately started to open, as he built up a network of a dozen of the highest-profile music publishers in Nashville, who began taking an interest in his songs.

He signed his first staff-writing publishing deal in January of 2013 with Montreal-based label Let Artists Be. He got his first cut (or recording) in October of 2015 with Boston-based artist Olivia Frances for a song he co-wrote with her called The Great Blue. The song was selected as a single and it was the object of a music video.

His second cut was in April 2016 with award-winning Montreal blues artist Dawn Tyler Watson, for a song they co-wrote called Son Of A Gun, which appeared on her Jawbreaker album.He got his third cut in June of 2016 with Toronto-based Aporia Records recording artist Lily Frost, for a song they co-wrote by the name of 747. His first single was also with Lily Frost for another song they co-wrote called Rebound Bitch.

He received his first Nashville publishing contract in June of 2016, for a song he co-wrote with Nashville songwriter Joe Slyzelia called Wishful Drinkin’. In January 2017, A Lil Somethin’ Somethin’ a song he co-wrote with Nashville songwriter Joe Slyzelia, caught the ears of high-profile Nashville songplugger Shane Barrett, who was the former head of Ole Music’s office in Nashville, and former A&R at MCA. Barrett will be pitching the song at the highest levels of the industry in Nashville.

In April of 2017, he signed his second staff-writing publishing contract with Aporia Records out of Toronto, Ontario. He has been busy writing songs with such Toronto artists as Julian Taylor, Tia Brazda, Lily Frost and Chloe Watkinson, as well as Montreal artists, Jason Bajada, Jordan Officer and Dawn Tyler Watson. He has had two hit singles (Oh Well by Me Mom and Morgentaler, Amour Boheme by Tia Brazda, 7 singles, 6 videos and 30 cuts.

He believes in collaboration and spends his time co-writing with artists, helping them tell their stories in way that everybody can understand. He is a songwriting nerd and quite literally eats songs for breakfast!

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