The Award winning singer-songwriter Matt Cusson continues to prove he’s the real thing when it comes to sexy and soulful singing and songwriting. His trademark whispery voice, croons with a jazzy lyric tenor-like comparison to Harry Connick Jr., and style influences of Stevie Wonder and Brian McKnight.
He often gives credit to a wide range of performers and legends for his inspiration that include: Take 6, James Taylor, Stevie Wonder, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Brian McKnight and The Beatles.
Even more inspiring is the list of performers he’s worked with on stage, such as Stevie Wonder, James Taylor, The Roots, Christina Aguilera, Babyface and more recently, supporting performer with his mentor and friend, R&B sensation, Brian McKnight.
Matt is also a self-taught pianist and guitarist, who excels in Jazz, Pop, Rhythm & Blues, Soul, Gospel and Rock, demonstrated by his expert writing and arranging skills on his critically reviewed debut self-entitled album (2008).
The following year, he won by unanimous vote the “John Lennon Songwriting Contest’s” top annual prize – “Maxell Song of The Year” for the jazz ballad, “One of Those Nights”, which will be released in September 2010 by Spectra Records™.
Cusson is a three-time “Amateur Night at the Apollo” winner, and has performed on “Live with Regis and Kelly”, Bravo’s “Millionaire Matchmaker”, ABC Television’s “The View” and just finished an European tour with Brian McKnight.