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He's been called a soulful white guy, an acoustic geek-rocker, and the love child of Elton John and Billy Joel. His fans know him as everything from Matthew to Birdman to simply "Hot Wings". Whatever you call him, though, Matthew Ebel is more than just a singer-songwriter, he's a space pirate captain that takes his fans and friends beyond the mundane.
Matthew began playing piano at age 5, learning classical music under the assumption that every good boy does fine. He performed in recitals, choirs, operas, and live theater right up to his college graduation in 2001. However, Rachmaninov and Grieg inspired him less than They Might be Giants and Jason Mraz. Now you can find Matthew playing in coffee shops and bars across the USA.
In the spring of 2002 Matthew crammed all of his stuff into a tiny UHAUL trailer and dragged it behind his Taurus from Spokane, WA to Nashville, TN. Stopping at every Starbucks on the way, he quickly developed a caffeine buzz that allowed him to pass through solid matter. This permitted him to walk directly on stage at the Grand Ole Opry to play with Mercury Records artist Billy Currington. The buzz soon subsided and this became Matthew's first and last serious venture into the country music industry. He's currently working on his first progressive rock album, Beer & Coffee.
Since Matthew has seen quotes in a lot of other artists' bios, he insisted on planting one here at the end of his. "All I really want is to do or say something quotable," says Matthew, "that's the key to success in life. If you can get your name on bumper stickers and shirts and get people to ask for your autograph, then you've made it." He then proceeded to start printing bumper stickers with his website address on them.
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