UPDATE 11/9/12: If you have your tickets, be thankful you planned ahead. Matt Cusson’s big event has reached its limit.
It’s a double date, taught and performed by songwriter/singer Matt Cusson who will be performing at The Garage on November 9 at 8pm, preceded by a free songwriting workshop at 4pm. Aspiring songwriters will be able to learn from this award-winning singer/songwriter, who has played with the likes of Brian McKnight, Cee Lo Green and Javier Colon.
Tickets to the 8pm performance are $15, the 4pm workshop is free of charge. Contact the Colonial Ticket Office at 111 South Street, Pittsfield by calling 413-997-4444. Tickets can also be bought online at www.berkshiretheatregroup.org. The Ticket Office is open Monday-Friday 10am-5pm, Saturdays 10am-2pm or on any performance day from 10am until curtain.
An extraordinary songwriter, musician and Pittsfield native, Matt Cusson is an exciting new talent in today’s music. Matt attended Berklee College of Music, where he performed in the exclusive “Singer Showcase”, which highlights the school’s top eight singers. He cites many musical influences, such as James Taylor, Stevie Wonder, Djavan, Miles Davis, and John Mayer, just to name a few. Even more impressive is the list of artists he has performed with, including Stevie Wonder, James Taylor, the Roots, Babyface, Christina Aguilera, and Livingston Taylor.
Matt has been working and touring with his mentor and friend, Brian McKnight for the past several years. He also performs regularly with Javier Colon, the 2011 winner of the hit NBC show The Voice. Matt performed with both Javier and Cee Lo Green for the 2011 Rockefeller Tree Lighting show. Javier sings the soulful duet “Same Old Song,” on Matt’s debut album, and Matt is a featured pianist on Javier’s upcoming album with Universal Records.
Matt is a three-time “Amateur Night at The Apollo” winner, has performed with Brian McKnight on Live with Regis and Kelly, and was a musical guest on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, ABC’s The View, and Bravo’s Millionaire Matchmaker, where he performed his song “Here’s To You and Me.” He was a featured performer on the international Michael Jackson – Man In The Mirror tour in 2010.