Matt McAndrew is an all-around entertainer and draws in viewers with his vocals as well as guitar skills on The Voice. Read on for all the facts on the tattooed boy who’s winning hearts across America. And, just so you know, ladies, we haven’t heard any news about there being a girlfriend in the picture …
1. Matt Has Been Playing the Guitar Since He Was 11 Years Old
NBC writes that Matt McAdnrew has been playing the guitar and singing since he was a young boy.
Matt received a guitar for his 11th birthday and within a few years, he was writing his own music. A parody song Matt performed at a school concert impressed his guidance counselor so much he was able to help Matt with an audition at The University of the Arts in Philadelphia, where he received a four-year scholarship. Since graduating he’s been working two jobs, leaving him little time to pursue music, but he’s hoping The Voice will be the break he needs.
2. He Chose To Be On Team Adam For a Specific Reason
When McAndrew was in the blind auditions on the show, he joined Team Adam Levine and he says he picked Adam for specific reasons. One reason was that Adam said he loved his tone, which is really important to McAndrew. Levine also said he enjoyed the rawness of McAndrew’s performance and that it took him out of the show for a second, just listening to McAndrew’s music.
3. His Family Struggles Financially And He Wants to Change That
One of the big draws for McAndrew on The Voice is that he wants a better future for his family. After graduating from college last year, he’s been drowning in school loans and debt, working very hard to pay it off. He also says his family is currently having money troubles.
4. McAndrew Released His First Official Music Video a Year Ago
McAndrew has already released two music videos, one of which is titled “My Enemy.” He posted the video on his YouTube channel a year ago. Check out the video above.
5. Art Is Also a Passion of His
Throughout high school, McAndrew was very passionate about art and he was in AP studio art classes. He says that his style was always abstract and he was actually surprised that people liked his artwork. He says he was also always the class clown and used humor as a defense mechanism. He was also a skateboarder growing up. He feels his humor is what actually got him involved in music. In his junior year of high school, he started writing funny little songs about one of his friends named Dwight and the rest is history.