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Holiday CD Special

// November 1st, 2017 // No Comments » // Uncategorized

This Holiday Season, Matt is offering 3 Holiday package deals on his CDs. This is a limited time offer and great time to purchase Matt’s music as a gift for friends and family!

Visit the Music Page for titles available and song listing.

3 CD Holiday Package #1 – $30.00 – Includes “More Today Than Yesterday,” “The Masterpiece Collection,” and “It’s Been A Merry Christmas”.

3 CD Holiday Package #2 – $30.00 – Includes “More Today Than Yesterday,” “Romancing Nashville,” and “It’s Been A Merry Christmas”.


4 CD Holiday Package #3 – $40.00 – Includes “More Today Than Yesterday,” “The Masterpiece Collection,” “Romancing Nashville,” and “It’s Been A Merry Christmas”.

You can also find Matt’s latest album “More Today Than Yesterday” available for download on iTunes.

Matt’s Story

// October 1st, 2017 // No Comments » // Uncategorized

With a passionate, uplifting style reminiscent of Barry Manilow and Michael Buble, Matt Barber delivers songs we know and love with a sincere, meaningful approach. His passion for his music comes through in every song. Matt has performed over 300 concerts per year around the world for more than a decade.

Matt has had had the honor of performing at notable venues, including The Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills, Andy Williams’ Moon River Restaurant in Branson, as well as the Illinois State Fair, to name a few.

Matt has performed around the world, performing at festivals, wineries, resorts, colleges, country clubs and retirement communities.

Born in Peoria, IL, Matt took a deep interest in singing at the age of 10, listening to his father Mark, a radio announcer on 101.3 KUUL-FM in Davenport, IA. Matt enjoyed singing in choirs, church, and was exposed to big band/jazz era from both of his grandmothers at an early age. He began performing solo and recording at age 16, and it was then that he knew he wanted to pursue his musical career.

During high school, Matt began to hewn his craft by performing at various venues such as coffee houses, Borders Book Stores, and other venues around in the Midwest. He performed music written and arranged by musician friend and drummer David Saelens. From attending school during the day and performing on a regular basis at night, he planned his first major US Tour coast to coast. In 2005, during his senior year of High School, he released “Let’s Keep In Touch,” a collection of original music by friend David Saelens, which Matt dedicated to his High School graduating class.

Since 2005, Matt has released five albums, “Romancing Nashville (2007)”, “Love Notes From Paradise (2009),” “It’s Been A Merry Christmas (2009),” and “The Masterpiece Collection (2011),” and “More Today Than Yesterday (2015),” with arrangements by Alan McPike and recorded in Nashville, TN by Daniel Dennis. Matt has recorded and toured with good friend, Day Kelly, former trumpet player for Ray Charles and also recorded an original song by Day Kelly, “It’s Been A Merry Christmas” available on iTunes.

Matt’s show, “The Matt Barber Experience” consists of “fun, upbeat, and relaxing music from the heart,” providing an extensive repertoire of music, making for a fun, relaxing, and interesting experience for a romantic evening with that special person, or a fun night which you can bring your whole family to enjoy.

Future plans include touring abroad and bringing his shows to younger audiences including colleges. Matt is currently accepting offers from major record labels.

“If I can help people forget their problems, feel uplifted, and bring them some happiness, then I’ve done my job,” says Matt.

Romancing Nashville Album Cover

In Memory of Vincent Falcone, former pianist and conductor for Frank Sinatra

// March 29th, 2017 // 1 Comment » // Uncategorized

“I congratulate you on your ability to keep alive the great music we love alive and well.  Keep up the good work and I wish you continued success in your career.  My best to you!  – Vinnie Falcone”


// April 18th, 2016 // No Comments » // Uncategorized














Take home Matt’s Christmas album “Its Been A Merry Christmas”

// December 1st, 2014 // No Comments » // Uncategorized

Its Been A Merry Christmas Album Cover

It’s Been A Merry Christmas

  1. The Most Wonderful TIme Of The Year
  2. Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree
  3. I’ll Be Home For Christmas
  4. Let It Snow
  5. Blue Christmas
  6. What Child Is This
  7. Silent Night
  8. White Christmas
  9. Winter Wonderland
  10. Mary Did You Know
  11. It’s Been A Merry Christmas
Winter Special – Buy 2 albums,
get 1 FREE!

*Buy any two CDs at regular price. Bonus CD will be included in your package.

Latest News – Matt to perform at Starved Rock Lodge – June 16th and 17th

// June 22nd, 2014 // No Comments » // Uncategorized

Matt will be performing three shows at Starved Rock Lodge in Utica, IL in beautiful Starved Rock State Park on June 16th and 17th.

June 16 (Matinee & Evening) June 17 (Matinee) Evening Performance: 5:00pm – $37.00 – includes wine tasting, dinner buffet & show Matinee Shows: $32.00 per person – includes lunch buffet & show. For more information and to make reservations call 815-220-7386.