Mathew James Lyons is a Sydney based singer/songwriter. His long career as a writer and performer have shown a wealth of skill and experience, as shown on his recent (2016) debut EP “Everything That Was”.
A delicate story-teller, Lyons’ tender vocal tones and intricate guitar stylings are the perfect framework for his engaging material. Initially inspired by Simon and Garfunkel and The Beatles, his writing displays a distinct melodicism and unique wordplay. Further inspired by more recent icons such as Ben Folds, Ryan Adams and Ron Sexsmith, he finds himself tangled somewhere within the strings that tie folk and country with melodic pop. Indeed, in recent years, the broad umbrella of Alternative Country has embraced his work.
His EP showcases the variety of writing within Lyons' repertoire. Produced by Sydney based multi-instrumentalist/producer Michael Carpenter, the 6 songs range from intimate, personal moments, to full band romps, and everything in between, with Lyons’ effective vocal and writing style the star of the show.
Lyons has performed around Sydney and shared the stage with the likes of Jon Auer (Posies/Big Star), Christine Anu, Youth Group & Matthew Barber (Canada). He was included on The Sydney Blues & Roots Festival list of artists in 2012. Forever writing, he is currently preparing material for his next release.