Mattz Johns, born and brought up in a music loving Christian family... At the age of six
onwards, he started to play sunday school songs and church hymns on a wind organ in his
home with one hand without any basic music education. His father Late Mr. Johns has been
tried to teach music notes, but he doesn't follow him! However, he could play without
notes. He could win first prize in music instrumental contest from elementary school to
college always. In his elementary school time, His elder brother bought an acoustic guitar
and tried to learn, but he couldn't continue, so, he left that in the house! Mattz tried on
that by himself! His little fingers can't handle that... Fingers has been hurt many times,
even though he could play few songs only on first string! Apparently, he used the rest of
the strings... And he learned how to play chords with three strings ( Ist 2nd and 3rd
strings) by himself! At his high school time, he could play full chord, C, F, G, C by
observing others... His cousin told, he has seen that, at late nights, Mattz is holding the
body of the guitar on his ear and simply listening to the sounds of six strings with open
play! He has memorized the sounds and frequencies of each string! Same way, he applied on
Organ and Piano and music keyboards.
Once upon a time, There was a special church meeting and his mother Late Mrs. Anna told to him
to perform a song... He said, I don't sing, but I can accompany a singer with my guitar...
His mother brought a little girl, 8 years old and told him to teach a song! He wondered
and asked to her, What song, which song for her? Mother answered, " You find one" and gave
to him a song book, but he doesn't know how to read the music notes along with lyrics...
Fear and shies will not allow him to ask to his father...That evening, they supposed to
perform in front of special guests and people! He chose one song and read the words and
prayed to God, " Oh God! I didn't listen to my father's words about studying music
notations! I am sorry about that! Now I am in trouble... Help me... And give me a new
melody for this song...Amen." Miss Jessy, that little girl told," After he prayed, he told
me to read those words carefully. After that, he played 4 bars on his guitar by country
style, and started to sing on those words, immediately! Melody and rhythm absolutely
matched for that song." After few hours, they have performed in front of a huge crowd...
Before the meeting finish, one of the distinguished guests, a bishop, called them back to
the stage and asked, who composed this melody ... Mattz was really scared... Finally he
said that "I did, because, I don't know how to read the original melody." Then Bishop said,
Your melody is amazing! Better than the original... You are a good composer"... Mattz
really shocked! I am a Composer but from nothing! Praise the Lord! He whispered. (That song
was " Lion of Juddah, on the throne" he converted to country style with new melody)
Anyway, that moment was his turning point of his music life! He realized by himself that,
the God's amazing gift on him...Eventually, He has learned by himself, how to play well on
Piano, Guitar and Keyboards. After that, He opened the bible and chose many Psalms like
27,37, 38, 64,100,142, etc. And put the melody on that.
While he is singing a new song at the second time, he will fix and arrange intro, chorus,
counterpart, lead...etc. But all the sections, he writes only in his mind! The great hymns
and chants composer Dr. Randall Giles U.S.A has been spoken about Mattz that," He has an
unusual listening ability and high memory power"... His studio manager told, " I had never
seen; Mattz is bringing anything to the studio apart from plain lyrics for his group
Meantime, he met a drummer Mr.Tom Tourvillie from U.S.A. He has done voluntary works for
many charity homes... From those experiences, he wrote few poems about various topics and
told to Mattz to make as songs. He composed the music, recorded and performed all. And he
chose support and backup singers from different countries. One of the charity home's
leaders wrote to Mattz..." God has blessed You with the gift of music and a generous heart.
May you always them to praise the Lord and inspire others to seek him."
This album, all the songs, he has composed, arranged, performed and recorded without any
music studies. All have happened like a real miracle! After he got the
master copy of this album, he has kept that safely in the locker and went for studying the
Basic Musicianship with scholarship. Now he is working as Music teacher, Composer,
Music arranger and Conductor in different countries! And he is encouraging and promoting new
God may bless you all !