If you have not had an opportunity to see Matt Haughey (pronounced Howie) perform live, or listen to his music, do yourself a favor and do so soon.
Haughey, a singer-songwriter, played a show on Friday night in front of the Museum of Early Trade & Crafts in his hometown of Madison, N.J., and he dazzled the spectators.
Haughey, who said he has been influenced by the likes of Ed Sheeran, sang tunes written by himself, with a few exceptions, while tickling the ivories on his keyboard, sans a backup band.
Though on the melancholy side, Haughey’s lyrics are pure and genuinely from deep within his soul. From Heart of Gold and The Kid That You Loved (recorded with Jay Webb) to Make You Happy and Sorry, he proves, without a doubt, that magnificent song writing still exist.
Haughey, a Dartmouth Univeristy grad, belted out his latest tune, Movie Love, whom he recorded with Lila McKenna. It is another beautifully written ballad that evokes unadulterated emotions and the type of romance you only see on the silver screen.
You can purchase Movie Love by following the Amazon link below:
Showing his performance range, Haughey played Sheeran covers as well as Marc Chon’s hit track Walking in Memphis, which an audience member requested. The Upper Westside, Manhattan, resident also sang a rendition of Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah, much to the crowd’s delight.
All in All, Haughey played beyond expectations, I cannot wait to see Haughey hit the stage once again. He is the type of guy we should all get behind and root for his success.
To hear more of Haughey’s music, watch his videos, and follow him, search for him onYouTube, TikTok, and Spotify.
Watch Haughey perform Heart of Gold in the video below:
— Jerry Del Priore
(Photo: Matt Haughey on TikTok, Video: by Jerry Del Priore).