Until I can get my 30 boxes calendar back up and working, wanna make sure that anyone that cares (and I hope there's many!) knows that the weekend of June 13-15 is a departure from my wonderful "home" at Conch Island, Rehoboth Beach DE. I w...ill doing my yearly (what's this, about 6th time?) trek to Chicago area to play Georgio's Pizza (Crystal lake, Ill ) on Thursday June 13 (way cool gig!) and then cap the week off with Key West weekend at Blarney Island, Antioc, Ill. Both gigs are off the hook fun. I bring along my trustee sidekick and tamborine man, Mr. Tony Topping, and the gig is on! Hope to see alot of the regulars and convert some Matt Avery virgins as well.See More
posted on Monday, May 27th 2013
Pick up my new releases "Matt Avery-Demolicious Volumes 1 and 2" on itunes and Amazon. These are mostly home made, home recorded demos (thus the titles "DEMOLICIOUS")...i THINK THERE'S ALOT OF GEMS...fACEBOOK ME AND LET ME KNOW YOUR FAVORITES...Thanks!!
posted on Sunday, February 17th 2013
I will be at Conch Island, Rehoboth Beach, DE this coming weekend (Feb 22, 23), then playing Ohio (Captain Jack's, Heath, Thursday Feb 28, then Grille on 21st, Friday, March 1) the last week of Feb, then pretty much every weekend through the rest of the year at Conch Island, with an exception or 2 here and there. St Patty's weekend will be cool because my friend Irish Kevin (the guy who started the bar in Key West) will be playing Conch...I'll be there too, but he is worth the trip out!! Tell your friends....
posted on Sunday, February 17th 2013
2013!! MOST WEEKENDS, I WILL BE PLAYING AT CONCH ISLAND, REHOBOTH BEACH, DELAWARE. EXCEPT IN FEBRUARY, ON THURSDAY 28TH, I'LL BE AT CAPTAIN JACK'S, HEATH, OHIO, AND FRIDAY, MARCH 1 AT GRILLE ON 21ST STREET, NEWARK, OHIO. ALSO, I, IN CONJUNCTION WITH CONCH ISLAND, HAVE INVITED IRISH KEVIN TO BE OUR GUEST ENTERTAINER THE ENTIRE ST. PADDY'S DAY WEEKEND (MARCH 15, 16, AND 17). THAT WILL BE A SPECIAL REUNION, WITH OTHER IRISH KEVIN'S ALUM SHOWING UP AS WELL!! IF YOU NEVER GOT THE CHANCE TO SEE KEVIN AT HIS BAR IN KEY WEST, YOU MISSED OUT. NOW IS THE TIME TO MAKE UP FOR IT!!
posted on Monday, January 14th 2013
ALL SUMMER LONG (EXCEPT JUNE 14, THURSDAY, GEORGIO'S, CRYSTAL LAKE, ILL, AND JUNE 15 & 16, BLARNEY ISLAND, ANTIOC ILL...AND WEEK OF AUG 5-15) EVERY THURSDAY FRIDAY AND SATURDAY, CONCH ISLAND, REHOBOTH BEACH, DELAWARE...THEN EVERY SUNDAY (STARTING JUNE 24) MAYNARD'S IN MARGATE, S. JERSEY.
posted on Wednesday, May 23rd 2012
SCHEDULE FOR 2012
ALL FRIDAYS AND SATURDAYS BETWEEN NOW AND OCT 31 (EXCEPT EXCLUSIONS BELOW)-CONCH ISLAND, REHOBOTH BEACH DELAWARE
ALL THURSDAYS STARTING IN MAY (EXCEPT EXCLUSIONS BELOW)-CONCH ISLAND, REHOBOTH BEACH DELAWARE
MARCH EXCLUSIONS-WEEKENDS OF 15-17TH, AND 22- 24TH
MAY EXCLUSIONS-WEEK OF 3-5, AND WEEK 0F 17TH (WHEN I WILL BE AT CAPTIAN JACK’S HEATH OHIO) AND 19TH (WHEN I WILL BE AT COPPER PENNY, BUCKEYE LAKE, OHIO)
JUNE EXCLUSION-14TH (WHEN I WILL BE AT GEORGIO’S, CRYSTAL LAKE, ILL) AND 15TH AND 16TH, WHEN I WILL BE AT BLARNEY ISLAND, ANTIOC, ILL.
AUGUST EXCLUSION-WEEK 0F 9-11
SEPT EMBER EXCLUSION-WEEK OF 12- 15TH (15 I’LL BE AT COPPER PENNY, BUCKEYE LAKE, OHIO FOR MY 50TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION)
OCTOBER EXCLUSION-WEEK OF 4-6
posted on Tuesday, February 14th 2012
Hi guys. Guess what? I have decided to take on the project of yet another Scarlet product...a new cd of music. Gonna ask for any submissions from anyone interested. Why? I think there's some money to be made. Since I am not a Pro-Tools guy, I have a system in which I'm gonna hafta ask you to work within, as far as the process. This will be the FIRST digital Scarlet recording and I have upgraded all my printing tools so that the product will not look as "home made" as the last album. And I promise to be as democratic as I can be as far as opinions and ideas....I have always been dedicated to spreading the "stardom" love. It may be Christmas before I complete this, but really want to get this done. If anyone is NOT interested in being a part of this project, please let me know. I still believe in the chemistry of the guys that came together long ago, under whatever circumstances, to have fun, and make music. The audience is out there and what we bring is as good as anything out there! Peace and if anyone has any contact info on Jim Landis and Jerry Pierce, please pass it on to me! Matt
posted on Thursday, January 5th 2012
At Irish Kevin's, Key West January 10-24 2012. Check facebook Matt Avery and Matt Avery! for exact shifts. Thanks!
posted on Thursday, January 5th 2012
SCHEDULES CAN ALSO BE FOUND AT MATT AVERY! AND MATT AVERY FACEBOOK PAGES.
AUGUST 2011
EVERY THURSDAY AND SATURDAY- CONCH ISLAND, REHOBOTH BEACH, DELAWARE 8:30-12:30
EVERY FRIDAY-NALU, DEWEY BEACH DELAWARE, HAPPY HOUR SHOW, BEING THE KIDS! 5-9 PM
SELECTED WEDNESDAYS- 3RD AND 17TH-CONCH ISLAND, REHOBOTH BEACH, DE. 8:30-12:30
posted on Wednesday, August 10th 2011
APRIL 2011
EASY MONTH TO FOLLOW;
EVERY THURSDAY AND SATURDAY ALL MONTH-CONCH ISLAND, REHOBOTH BEACH, DELAWARE 8:30-12:30
EVERY FRIDAY-NALU, DEWEY BEACH, DELAWARE 5-9 PM
KEY WEST-FIRST 2 WEEKS OF MAY, IRISH KEVINS...DATES TBA
posted on Thursday, April 7th 2011
FEBRUARY 2011
EVERY FRIDAY-KJ’S ALE HOUSE, STATEN ISLAND NY
SATURDAY 5TH-CONCH ISLAND, REHOBOTH BEACH, DE
SATURDAY 12TH-45TH STREET PUB (OLD JOSH AND MOLLIE’S), EDGEWATER PARK, NJ
SATURDAY 19TH-CONCH ISLAND, REHOBOTH BEACH, DE
posted on Friday, February 11th 2011
JANUARY 2011
7-KJ’S ALE HOUSE, STATEN ISLAND, NY
8-CONCH ISLAND, REHOBOTH BEACH, DE
14-KJ’S ALE HOUSE, STATEN ISLAND, NY
20-BIG UNS, KEY WEST FLA
21-IRISH KEVIN’S, KEY WEST, FLA
22-BIG UNS, KEY WEST FLA
28-KJ’S ALE HOUSE, STATEN ISLAND, NY
29-CONCH ISLAND, REHOBOTH BEACH, DE
posted on Monday, January 10th 2011
JANUARY 2011
7-KJ’S ALE HOUSE, STATEN ISLAND, NY
8-CONCH ISLAND, REHOBOTH BEACH, DE
14-KJ’S ALE HOUSE, STATEN ISLAND, NY
20-BIG UNS, KEY WEST FLA
21-IRISH KEVIN’S, KEY WEST, FLA
22-BIG UNS, KEY WEST FLA
28-KJ’S ALE HOUSE, STATEN ISLAND, NY
29-CONCH ISLAND, REHOBOTH BEACH, DE
posted on Monday, January 10th 2011
DECEMBER 2010
1-WED-WATERING HOLE, MAYS LANDING NJ
3-FRIDAY-CONCH ISLAND, REHOBOTH BEACH DE
4-SATURDAY-CONCH ISLAND, REHOBOTH BEACH DE
5-SUNDAY-PRIVATE PARTY
8-WEDNESDAY-WATERING HOLE, MAYS LANDING NJ
11-SAT-PRIVATE PARTY
15-WED-WATERING HOLE, MAYS LANDING NJ
17-FRIDAY-KJ’S ALE HOUSE, STATEN ISLAND, NY
18-SATURDAY-CONCH ISLAND, REHOBOTH BEACH DE
22-WED-CAPTAIN JACK’S, HEATH, OHIO
29-WED-WATERING HOLE, MAYS LANDING NJ
31-FRIDAY-NEW YEAR’S EVE BASH-CONCH ISLAND, REHOBOTH BEACH DE
posted on Tuesday, November 30th 2010
Matt Avery!
IRISH KEVIN'S NEWS: I GET ASKED A HUNDRED TIMES A WEEK-"WHEN ARE YOU COMING BACK TO KEY WEST?" WELL, I WILL BE PLAYING AT LEAST ONE SHOW THE 3RD WEEK OF JAN 2011..THEN THE TWO WEEKS OF MAY 8-22. STAY POSTED FOR EXACT GIG TIMES. I'M EXPECTING NOTHING BUT CLOSING SHIFTS. WHERE ELSE WOULD I BELONG! THANKS FOR ALL THE SUPPORT AND LOVE.
posted on Thursday, November 18th 2010
November 2010
3-Wed-Watering Hole-Mays Landing NJ
4-Thursday-Watering Hole-Mays Landing, NJ
10-Wed-Watering Hole-Mays Landing NJ
11-Thursday-Watering Hole-Mays Landing NJ
12-Friday-Conch Island-Rehoboth Beach, DE
13-Saturday- Conch Island-Rehoboth Beach, DE
17-Wed-Watering Hole-Mays Landing NJ
18-Thurs-Watering Hole-Mays Landing NJ
19-KJ’s Ale House-Staten Island NY
20-Saturday- Conch Island-Rehoboth Beach, DE
24-Wed-Rock Bar-Luzerne PA
27-Saturday- Conch Island-Rehoboth Beach, DE
posted on Wednesday, November 3rd 2010
OCTOBER 2010
1-NALU-DEWEY BEACH, DE
2-CONCH ISLAND-REHOBOTH BEACH, DE
7-WATERING HOLE-MAYS LANDING, NJ
9-CONCH ISLAND-REHOBOTH BEACH, DE
14-WATERING HOLE-MAYS LANDING, NJ
15-KJ’S TAVERN-STATEN ISLAND, NY
16-CONCH ISLAND-REHOBOTH BEACH, DE
21-CAPTAIN JACK’S-HEATH, OHIO (SPECIAL GUEST TONY TOPPING)
22-GRILLE ON 21ST STREET-NEWARK, OHIO (SPECIAL GUEST TONY TOPPING)
28-WATERING HOLE-MAYS LANDING, NJ
29-DOC’S-BURLINGTON, NJ
30-CONCH ISLAND-REHOBOTH BEACH, DE
posted on Wednesday, September 29th 2010
SEPTEMBER 2010 (LATE ENTRY…FIRST 2 WEEKS NOT PUBLISHED)
THURSDAY 9TH-WATERING HOLE, MAYS LANDING NJ 8-12
FRIDAY 10TH-NALU, DEWEY BEACH DE, 9-1
SATURDAY 11-CONCH ISLAND, REHOBOTH BEACH DE, 9-1
THURSDAY 16TH-WATERING HOLE, MAYS LANDING NJ 8-12
FRIDAY 17TH-NALU, DEWEY BEACH DE 9-1
SATURDAY 18TH-CONCH ISLAND, REHOBOTH BEACH DE 9-1
SUNDAY 19TH (TENTATIVELY)-MAYNARD’S MARGATE NJ 1-4
THURSDAY 23RD-WATERING HOLE, MAYS LANDING NJ 8-12
FRIDAY 24TH-NALU, DEWEY BEACH DE 9-1
SATURDAY 25TH-PRIVATE PARTY IN WASHINGTON D.C..GUESS WHO?
SUNDAY 26TH-MAYNARD’S MARGATE NJ-ROCK FEST 2-6
THURSDAY 30TH-WATERING HOLE, MAYS LANDING NJ 8-12
Don't forget to purchase your New Year's Eve tickets (where I'll be performing) for Conch Island, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware in advance!
posted on Thursday, September 9th 2010
Poop T-shirts are back! The black ones have been retired (thus they are now collectors items),but the new colors are poop green (military), and poop brown (dark chocolate). Be the first one on your block to own one! Already selling like hotcakes at the gigs. See ordering info here at the "Music and Crap" tab.
posted on Thursday, August 19th 2010
AUGUST 2010
1-SUNDAY- MAYNARD’S, MARGATE, NJ 5-9
6-FRIDAY-NALU, DEWEY BEACH, DELAWARE 9-1
7-SATURDAY-CONCH ISLAND, REHOBOTH BEACH, DELAWARE 9-1
8-SUNDAY-MAYNARD’S, MARGATE, NJ 5-9
12-THURSDAY-CONCH ISLAND-REHOBOTH BEACH, DELAWARE 9-1
13-FRIDAY-NALU-DEWEY BEACH, DELAWARE 9-1
14-SATURDAY-CONCH ISLAND-REHOBOTH BEACH, DELAWARE 9-1
15-SUNDAY-MAYNARD’S, MARGATE, NJ 5-9
19-THURSDAY-DOC’S-BURLINGTON, NJ 7:30-11:30
20-FRIDAY-NALU-DEWEY BEACH, DELAWARE 9-1
21-SATURDAY-CONCH ISLAND-REHOBOTH BEACH, DELAWARE 9-1
22-SUNDAY-MAYNARD’S-MARGATE, NJ 2-6 SPECIAL TIME!!
27-FRIDAY-NALU-DEWEY BEACH, DELAWARE 9-1
28-SATURDAY-CONCH ISLAND-REHOBOTH BEACH, DELAWARE
29-SUNDAY-MAYNARD’S-MARGATE, NJ 5-9
posted on Wednesday, August 11th 2010
JULY 2010
1-THURSDAY-CONCH ISLAND, REHOBOTH BEACH, DELAWARE
2-FRIDAY-NALU, DEWEY BEACH DELAWARE
3-SATURDAY- CONCH ISLAND, REHOBOTH BEACH, DELAWARE
4-SUNDAY-MAYNARD’S, MARGATE NEW JERSEY
9-FRIDAY,NALU-DEWEY BEACH, DELAWARE
10-SATURDAY-CONCH ISLAND, REHOBOTH BEACH, DELAWARE
11-SUNDAY-MAYNARD’S, MARGATE NEW JERSEY
15-THURSDAY-CONCH ISLAND, REHOBOTH BEACH, DELAWARE
16-FRIDAY, NALU, DEWEY BEACH DELAWARE
17- SATURDAY, CONCH ISLAND, REHOBOTH BEACH DELAWARE
22-THURSDAY-DOC’S, BURLINGTON NEW JERSEY
23-FRIDAY-NALU, DEWEY BEACH DELAWARE/ NALU PALOOZA!!!
24-SATURDAY-CONCH ISLAND, REHOBOTH BEACH DELAWARE
25-SUNDAY-MAYNARD’S MARGATE NEW JERSEY
29-THURSDAY-CONCH ISLAND, REHOBOTH BEACH DELAARE
30-FRIDAY-NALU, DEWEY BEACH DELAWARE
31-SATURDAY-CONCH ISLAND, REHOBOTH BEACH DELAWARE

posted on Thursday, July 1st 2010
JULY 2010
1-THURSDAY-CONCH ISLAND, REHOBOTH BEACH, DELAWARE
2-FRIDAY-NALU, DEWEY BEACH DELAWARE
3-SATURDAY- CONCH ISLAND, REHOBOTH BEACH, DELAWARE
4-SUNDAY-MAYNARD’S, MARGATE NEW JERSEY
9-FRIDAY,NALU-DEWEY BEACH, DELAWARE
10-SATURDAY-CONCH ISLAND, REHOBOTH BEACH, DELAWARE
11-SUNDAY-MAYNARD’S, MARGATE NEW JERSEY
15-THURSDAY-CONCH ISLAND, REHOBOTH BEACH, DELAWARE
16-FRIDAY, NALU, DEWEY BEACH DELAWARE
17- SATURDAY, CONCH ISLAND, REHOBOTH BEACH DELAWARE
22-THURSDAY-DOC’S, BURLINGTON NEW JERSEY
23-FRIDAY-NALU, DEWEY BEACH DELAWARE/ NALU PALOOZA!!!
24-SATURDAY-CONCH ISLAND, REHOBOTH BEACH DELAWARE
25-SUNDAY-MAYNARD’S MARGATE NEW JERSEY
29-THURSDAY-CONCH ISLAND, REHOBOTH BEACH DELAARE
30-FRIDAY-NALU, DEWEY BEACH DELAWARE
31-SATURDAY-CONCH ISLAND, REHOBOTH BEACH DELAWARE

posted on Thursday, July 1st 2010
JUNE 2010
JUNE 2-WEDNESDAY-COUSIN MARIO’S, MAYS LANDING, NJ 7-10
JUNE 4-FRIDAY-NALU, DEWEY BEACH, DELAWARE 9-1
JUNE 5-SATURDAY-CONCH ISLAND, REHOBOTH BEACH, DELAWARE 9-1
JUNE 6-SUNDAY-MAYNARD’S, MARGATE, NJ 4-8
JUNE 10-THURSDAY-CONCH ISLAND, REHOBOTH BEACH , DELAWARE 8-12
JUNE 11-FRIDAY-NALU, DEWEY BEACH, DELAWARE 9-1
JUNE 12-SATURDAY-CONCH ISLAND-REHOBOTH BEACH, DELAWARE 9-1
JUNE 13-SUNDAY-MAYNARD’S-MARGATE, NJ 4-8
JUNE 17-THURSDAY-GEORGIO’S PIZZARIA, CRYSTAL LAKE, ILLINOIS 8-12
JUNE 18-FRIDAY-BLARNEY ISLAND-ANTIOC, ILLINOIS TIME T.B.A. JUST BE THERE!
JUNE 19-SATURDAY-BLARNEY ISLAND-ANTIOC, ILLINOIS TIME T.B.A. JUST BE THERE!
JUNE 23-WEDNESDAY-COUSIN MARIO’S-MAYS LANDING, NJ 7-10
JUNE 25-FRIDAY-NALU-DEWEY BEACH, DELALWARE 9-1
JUNE 26-SATURDAY-CONCH ISLAND-REHOBOTH BEACH, DELALWARE 9-1
JUNE 27-SUNDAY-MAYNARD’S-MARGATE, NJ 4-8
posted on Tuesday, June 1st 2010
DON'T FORGET FIRST 2 WEEKS OF MAY, BACK AT OLD HOME IRISH KEVIN'S IN KEY WEST, FL. EXACT DATES ARE PENDING, BUT REST ASSURED, AVERY WILL BE MAKING A STATEMENT WHEN HE HITS THAT STAGE AGAIN!
APRIL 2010
FRIDAY 2-SEASONAL OPENING OF NALU IN DEWEY BEACH DELAWARE!
THURSDAY 8-CAPTAIN JACK’S, MY OLD HOME TOWN, HEATH, OHIO
FRIDAY 9- THE GRILL ON 21ST STREET,MY OTHER OLD HOME TOWN, NEWARK, OHIO
SATURDAY 10-COPPER PENNY, BUCKEYE LAKE, OHIO
FRIDAY 16-KJ’S ALE HOUSE, STATEN ISLAND, NY…FINAL GIG TILL FALL!
SATURDAY 17-45TH STREET TAVERN, EDGEWATER PARK, NJ, FINAL GIG TILL FALL!
THURSDAY, FRIDAY, AND SATURDAY 22, 23, AND 24-GRAND OPENING AT NEW CLUB IN REHOBOTH BEACH, DELAWARE CALLED CONCH ISLAND…A VERY KEY WEST PLACE!
FRIDAY 30-COUSIN MARIO’S-MAYS LANDING , NJ
posted on Wednesday, March 31st 2010
MARCH 2010
ALL SHOWS NIGHT GIGS UNLESS NOTED
6-SATURDAY-COUSIN MARIO’S-MAYS LANDING, NJ (START 7:30)
12-FRIDAY-HAPPY HOUR (5-8) 45TH STREET TAVERN-EDGEWATER, NJ
LATER THAT NIGHT (9-12)-TOWNE TAVERN-RIVERSIDE, NJ
17-WEDNESDAY-ST. PADDY’S DAY-SHADY KATIES-SOMERDALE, NJ (START 1PM UNTIL???)
19-FRIDAY-HI POINT-ABSECON, NJ
20-SATURDAY-45TH STREET TAVERN-EDGEWATER, NJ
26-FRIDAY-KJ’S TAVERN-STATEN ISLAND, NY
27-SATURDAY-COUSIN MARIO’S-MAYS LANDING, NJ (START 7:30)
posted on Sunday, March 7th 2010
BIG NEWS: THE AWEWSOME COMBINATION OF IRISH KEVIN'S AND MATT AVERY HAS BEEN RESTORED. MATT WILL BE APPEARING LIVE AT IRISH KEVIN'S, DUVAL ST. KEY WEST, THE FIRST 2 FULL WEEKS OF MAY, MEANING MAY 2-15. EXACT DATES HAVE NOT BEEN NAILED DOWN YET, BUT PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD. ROCK RETURN TO KW IN ITS PUREST FORM. ARE YOU READY?
posted on Thursday, January 28th 2010
JANUARY 2010 SCHEDULE
THURSDAY 7TH-JR’S TAVERN, SOMERS POINT, NJ
SATURDAY 9TH-COUSIN MARIO’S-MAYS LANDING, NJ
THURSDAY 14TH-JR’S TAVERN, SOMERS POINT, NJ
FRIDAY 15TH-HAPPY HOUR – 45TH STREET TAVERN, EDGEWATER, NJ
NIGHT GIG-TOWNE TAVERN-RIVERSIDE, NJ
THURSDAY 21ST-JR’S TAVERN, SOMERS POINT, NJ
FRIDAY 22ND-KJ’S ALE HOUSE-STATEN ISLAND, NY
SATURDAY 23RD-SKELLEY’S HI POINT, ABSECON, NJ
THURSDAY 28TH-JR’S TAVERN, SOMERS POINT, NJ
FRIDAY 29TH-HAPPY HOUR-45TH STREET TAVERN, EDGEWATER, NJ
NIGHT GIG-TOWNE TAVERN, RIVERSIDE, NJ
SATURDAY 30TH-COUSIN MARIO’S, MAYS LANDING, NJ
posted on Sunday, January 3rd 2010
DECEMBER 2009 SCHEDULE
3RD- THURSDAY -JR’S TAVERN, SOMERS POINT, NJ
4TH-FRIDAY-COUSIN MARIO’S-MAYS LANDING, NJ
5TH-SATURDAY-TOWNE TAVERN, RIVERSIDE, NJ
10TH-THURSDAY-JR’S TAVERN, SOMERS POINT, NJ
11TH-FRIDAY-LATE ENTRY, HAPPY HOUR 6-8, BIG SHOTS SPORTS BAR, WOODBRIDGE NJ BEFORE KJ'S ALE HOUSE GIG AT 10-2 LATER THAT NIGHT! KJ’S ALE HOUSE-STATEN ISLAND, NY
12TH-SATURDAY-TOWNE TAVENRN-RIVERSIDE, NJ
17TH-THURSDAY-JR’S TAVERN-SOMERS POINT, NJ
18TH-FRIDAY-COUSIN MARIO’S-MAYS LANDING, NJ
19TH-SATURDAY-TOWNE TAVERN-RIVERSIDE, NJ
23RD-WEDNESDAY-GRILLE ON 21ST STREET-NEWARK, OHIO
posted on Thursday, December 10th 2009
HEY ALL. STILL CHUGGING ALONG HERE IN S. JERSEY. FINDING MY PEEPS AND LEAVING THE SLEEPY ONES IN THE DUST...SOME GET IT, SOME DON'T...THAT'S OKAY. THIS IS NOT KW WHERE PEOPLE ARE ON VACATION...IT TAKEAS AN EXTRA SPECIAL INCANTATION FOR ME TO HYPNOTIZE THESE HARD WORKING FOLKS UP HERE AND GET 'EM ON MY PAGE. THE GOOD THING IS I SPENT YEARS IN HILLBILLY BARS IN THE MIDWEST SO I CAN DIS-ARM THE TOUGHEST CROWD. CHEERS AGAIN, TO ALL THE CLUBS WHO HAVE SOUGHT ME OUT AND NOW I HAVE GIGS WITH THEM. IT'S A PROCESS BUT I LOVE IT. SEE YOU OUT ON THE TRAIL.
November Schedule
Thursday, Nov. 5-JR’s Tavern, Somers Point, NJ
Friday, Nov 6-Cousin Mario’s, Mays Landing, NJ
Saturday, Nov. 7-Towne Tavern, Riverside, NJ
Thursday Nov 12-JR’s Tavern, Somers Point, NJ
Friday Nov. 13-KJ’s, Staten Island, NY
Saturday, Nov. 14-Towne Tavern, Riverside, NJ
Thursday, Nov. 19-JR’s Tavern, Somers Point, NJ
Friday, Nov 20-Yesterdays Pub, Upper Township, NJ
Saturday, Nov. 21-Towne Tavern, Riverside NJ
Sunday, Nov. 22-Madison Café, Parrothead Party, Riverside NJ
Wednesday, Nov. 25-All Day Long @ JR’s Tavern, Somers Point, NJ

posted on Tuesday, November 17th 2009
OCTOBER SCHEDULE-
OCT 1-THURSDAY-BULLDOG'S, GALLOWAY, NJ
OCT 2-FRIDAY, COUSIN MARIO'S, SOUTH JERSEY
OCT 3-SATURDAY-CAFE MADISON, RIVERTON NJ
OCT 8-THURSDAY-GRILLE ON 21ST STREET, NEWARK, OHIO
OCT 9-FRIDAY-DUB PUB, DUBLIN OHIO
OCT 10-SATURDAY-GRILLE ON 21ST STREET, NEWARK, OHIO
OCT 13-TUESDAY-PENGUIN'S PUB, WARMINSTER PA
OCT 15-THURSDAY-JR'S TAVERN, SOMERS POINT, NJ
OCT 17-SATURDAY-CAFE MADISON, RIVERTON, NJ
OCT 22-THURSDAY-JR'S TAVERN, SOMERS POINT, NJ
OCT 24-SATURDAY-NALU, DEWEY BEACH
OCT 27-TUESDAY-PENGUIN'S PUB, WARMINSTER, PA
OCT 29-THURSDAY-JR'S TAVERN, SOMERS POINT, NJ
OCT 31-SATURDAY-WEDDING. LONG ISLAND, NY
posted on Saturday, October 3rd 2009
Want to just do a quick check in to let everyone know all is well here in Jersey. I have been blessed with more gigs than I can get to. But the last 3 months have been a process of separating the men from the boys, and seeing who is too pussy for a "MATT" show. Booked some of my first NY gigs (In Oct), a yuppy Philly gig that was excrutiatingly boring , waste of my Wednesday night time...again, weeding out. To the club owners and clientelle that "get it"...CHEERS! Check back here in a few days for Oct schedule and check Facebook fanpage for additional info. Matt
posted on Tuesday, September 29th 2009
Another "latecoming gig". Matt will be at JR's Tavern, Somers Point, Friday, September 4th. Check here or Facebook fanpage for all dates.
posted on Saturday, August 29th 2009
WANT TO GIVE ANOTHER ALERT, LATE ARRIVAL GIG,TUESDAY AUGUST 25TH, PENGUINS PUB IN WARMINSTER PA. LOOKS LIKE TUESDAY NIGHTS MAY BE A REGULAR THING FOR ME THERE AND I WANT TO THANK MY FRIEND MATT QUINTON AND PENGUIN'S BROTHER MIKE FOR THEIR HELP IN MAKING THAT HAPPEN.YOU CAN FIND PENGUINS PUB ONLINE FOR DIRECTIONS. THERE WILL BE A SPECIAL PENGUINS DATE SPONSORED BY RADIO STATION WMNR (PHILLY), A SPECIAL SINGLES NIGHT ON THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 3RD. SHOULD BE A BASH. MY SEPTEMBER GIGS ARE LISTED BELOW.
posted on Saturday, August 29th 2009
A LATE ARRIVAL..MATT WILL BE AT PENGUINS PUB, TUESDAY, AUGUST 18...KIND OF OUT OF THE BLUE...THIS IS THE GRAND OPENING WEEK. PENGUINS PUB IS IN WARMINSTER, PA. AND YOU CAN FIND DIRECTIONS ETC ON THEIR WEBSITE..JUST GOOGLE THEM. ANOTHER PENGUINS SPOT IS LISTED ON MY FULL SEPTEMBER SCHEDULE..SEE BELOW.
posted on Tuesday, August 18th 2009
WANT TO ADD A FEW DATES TO MY GROWING SCHEDULE: FIRST OF ALL, ADDED TO AUGUST IS TUESDAY AUGUST 18, AND TUESDAY AUG. 25TH AT PENGUINS PUB, WARMINSTER, PA.
SEPT 1 TUESDAY-PENGUINS PUB, WARMINSTER PA
SEPT 3 THURSDAY-PENGUINS PUB, WARMINSTER PA WMMR RADIO SINGLES BASH
SEPT 5 SATURDAY AFTERNOON 3-6PM-MAYNARDS, MARGATE, NJ
SEPT 8 TUESDAY-PENGUINS PUB, WARMINSTER PA
SEPT 10 THURSDAY-MAYNARDS MARGATE
SEPT 11 FRIDAY-NALU, DEWEY BEACH,DE
SEPT 12 SATURDAY AFTERNOON 3-6, MAYNARDS, MARGATE NJ
SEPT 13 SUNDAY-MADISON CAFE, RIVERSIDE, NJ.. PARROTHEAD PARTY, 1-5PM
SEPT 17 THURSDAY-MAYNARDS, MARGATE NJ
SEPT 18 FRIDAY-NALU, DEWEY BEACH DE
SEPT 19 SATURDAY AFTERNOON 3-6, MAYNARD'S, MARGATE, NJ
SEPT 24 THURSDAY, MAYNARD'S, MARGATE, NJ
SEPT 25 & 26-FRIDAY AND SATURDAY-ROCKBAR, LUZERNE PA
posted on Thursday, August 20th 2009
July 30 Thursday-Maynard's Cafe, Margate NJ 10-1

July 31, August 1-Towne Tavern (Madison Cafe, Riverside , NJ)

August 2 Sunday-Nalu, Dewey Beach DE 9-1

August 6 Thursday-Maynard's Cafe, Margate NJ 10-1

August 8-Saturday, Maynard's Margate NJ 3-6pm

August 9 Sunday-Nalu, Dewey Beach DE 9-1

August 15-Saturday, Maynard's Margate, NJ 3-6 pm

August 16 Sunday-Nalu, Dewey Beach DE 9-1

August 20 Thursday-Maynard's Cafe, Margate NJ 10-1

August 23 Sunday-Nalu, Dewey Beach DE 9-1

August 27 Thursday-Maynard's Cafe, Margate NJ 10-1

August 29-Saturday, Maynard's Margate, NJ 3-6pm

August 30 Sunday-Nalu, Dewey Beach DE 9-1
FIRST THREE THURSDAYS AND SATURDAYS IN SEPT-MAYNARD'S MARGATE, NJ...THURSDAYS, 10-1, SATURDAYS, 3-6 PM

SEPT 25 & 26TH-ROCK BAR, LUZERNE PA, GRAND OPENING, 10-2
posted on Tuesday, July 28th 2009
MAYNARD'S THURSDAY JULY 23RD UPDATE...BECAUSE OF A SCHEDULING SNAFU, I WILL NOT BE AT MAYNARD'S THIS THURSDAY. REST ASSURED THE REST OF THE THURSDAY'S AT MAYNARDS IN MARGATE ARE INTACT. THANKS AGAIN TO BUDDY, STEVE AND STAFF FOR HAVING ME THERE ON THURSDAYS AND MOST SATURDAYS THROUGH THE SUMMER! SEE BELOW FOR FULL SUMMER SCHEDULE. HOPE TO SEE EVERYONE THIS WEEKEND (JULY 24-26) AT NALU, DEWEY BEACH DELAWARE FOR THE NALU-PALOOZA, VIRTUALLY KEY WEST-A-PALOOZA, WHEN I AM RE-UNITED WITH SOME OF MY FAVORITE ENTERTAINERS FROM IRISH KEVINS, KEY WEST...JEFF HARRIS, JOHN SOLINSKY AND RED DAWG, AND JERSEY LOCAL FAVORITE AND KEY WEST TRANSPLANT, MATTY Q (QUINTON). WILL BE A BLAST! THANKS TO REAGAN AND STAFF AT NALU FOR GIVING ME SUNDAYS THROUGH THE SUMMER.
posted on Monday, July 20th 2009
See Below For Complete Summer Jersey Schedule! ADDED SUMMER JERSEY GIG: I AM PROUD TO ANNOUNCE THAT I WILL BE THE THURSDAY NIGHT PERFORMER (10-1) AT THE VERY POPULAR MARGATE, NJ PARTY SPOT, MAYNARD'S CAFE ON THE PATIO. ALL REMAINING SUMMER THURSDAYS, PROBABLY THROUGH SEPTEMBER (EXCLUDING AUGUST 13TH). WE ARE WORKING OUT THE DETAILS ON SOME SELECTED SATURDAY AFTERNOON SHOWS THERE AS WELL. THANKS TO BUDDY , STEVE AND THE STAFF FOR MY AUDITION OPPORTUNITY. GREAT TO ALREADY SEE SOME OF THE JERSEY FAITHFUL AS WELL AS NEW FRIENDS.
posted on Friday, July 10th 2009
FINAL OFFICIAL KEY WEST GIG: SATURDAY, MAY 30TH. IF YOU ARE READING THIS IN DISMAY AS TO WHY IT IS THE LAST GIG (AND IT'S ALL GOOD!), READ BELOW! HOPE ANY AND ALL CAN MAKE IT! LOVE, MATT...HERE ARE MY SUMMERTIME GIGS. I WOULD LIKE TO THANK BIG DEAN AT IRISH KEVIN'S, AND A WAY SPECIAL THANKS TO FELLOW ENTERTAINER, MATT QUINTON (CHECK HIM OUT ONLINE!)FOR HIS SUPPORT. HERE'S SUMMER 2009 THUS FAR: A FEW OUT-OF-STATE PEEPS HAVE ALREADY CONFIRMED ATTENDANCE!
June 18th Thursday-Georgio's Pizzaria, Crystal Lake, Ill (Chicago)
June 19 & 20 Friday & Saturday-Blarney Island, Antioc, Ill (1.5 hr. above Chicago)
June 26 & 27 Friday & Saturday-Grille on 21st Street, Newark, Ohio
June 28 Sunday-Copper Penny, Buckeye Lake, Ohio

July 10 &11 (Friday and Saturday)- Cafe Madison (Towne Tavern), Riverside , New Jersey

July 12 Sunday-Nalu's, Dewey Beach, Delaware

July 16 Thursday-Maynard's Cafe, Margate NJ 10-1

July 19 Sunday- Nalu's,Dewey Beach, Delaware

July 23 Thursday-Maynard's Cafe, Margate NJ 10-1

July 24, 25, & 26-Nalu, Key West-A-Palooza! at Dewey Beach, Delaware

July 30 Thursday-Maynard's Cafe, Margate NJ 10-1

July 31, August 1-Towne Tavern (Madison Cafe, Riverside , NJ)

August 2 Sunday-Nalu, Dewey Beach DE 9-1

August 6 Thursday-Maynard's Cafe, Margate NJ 10-1

August 9 Sunday-Nalu, Dewey Beach DE 9-1

August 16 Sunday-Nalu, Dewey Beach DE 9-1

August 20 Thursday-Maynard's Cafe, Margate NJ 10-1

August 23 Sunday-Nalu, Dewey Beach DE 9-1

August 27 Thursday-Maynard's Cafe, Margate NJ 10-1

August 31 Sunday-Nalu, Dewey Beach DE 9-1

Tentative_ALL THURDAYS IN SEPTEMBER AT MAYNARD'S CAFE, MARGATE NJ


posted on Friday, July 10th 2009
Dear Friends,
Well, the time has come for me to leave my residence in Key West, and relocate to south Jersey, near Atlantic City, resume my music there, and re-invent myself for a new audience. I will be leaving Key West June 1st. I seem to get that wandering itch around the 8-10 year marks along my life, and have been blessed to have the means to make these adventurous moves with not much trepidation. Of course, personal friends will know that another (way more important) motivation for the move is to finally live with my wife of almost 2 years now, Donna Lee. She is a patient, supportive and loving angel in my life and it will be a relief to not have to make travel plans in order to see her!
Not everyone gets to say they actually lived in an area the rest of the world calls "Paradise"! My stay in Key West (almost 8 years, which makes me an honorable "fresh water conch") has been a time of growth in all ways...mentally, spiritually, and many are more than happy to add the last line here....physically! I was glad to be part of the making of the success story that is Irish Kevin's Bar, then Big Uns Sports Bar. I had a great meeting with my boss the other day informing him of my plans. Though we've had our ups and downs over my time here (what relationship doesn't?), it's been a honor to work for these great people. We talked about events past and present, and he graciously invited me to be an ongoing part of the Big Uns family by coming in town to play special events, and possibly even a seasonal lengthier stay...maybe mid January to April annually. The club is a great testimonial of hard work by everyone to turn things around, and I feel I helped in some way. Anyway, the offer to return to play at Big Uns is much appreciated and we'll see what the future holds. It's nice to be able to leave town gracefully, instead of DIS-gracefully!
I feel I've made my points in Key West....I moved here (from Vegas right after 9/11) wanting to become somewhat of a household word on the entertainment scene as well as be a positive presence in the community, and hopefully I've achieved that to some degree. The Key West community (locals) are a group of folks that lead such an unbelievably "out there" life-style (ya gotta live it to know it!) and they will leave an indelible mark on my memory. I have learned to love them all!
I'd like to thank all the friends from all over the world (literally!) who have shown me, not just support, but outpouring of love and emotion at my gigs. There is no better feeling for me than to have a room full of folks, all different cultures, ages, races, singing together, laughing, partying all together. Feels like a Rock Congregation, and I am the preacher, not celebrating ME or what I'm doing, but just celebrating the MOMENT. Peace and happiness to you all.
As you know, you can always stay updated and in touch with me at mattavery.com. I have a lot of rock left in me and I'm gonna keep bringing it till people stop coming to see it! What a ride!
Peace and Love,
Matt Avery
posted on Thursday, April 16th 2009
JUNE ANNUAL "OUT OF KEY WEST" SCHEDULE-I GET ASKED ABOUT THIS THROUGH THE YEAR..." MATT, WHAT ARE YOUR JUNE DATES AND PLACES?" HERE THEY ARE...JUNE 18TH (THURSDAY)-GEORGIO'S PIZZA RESTAURANT, CRYSTAL LAKE (CHICAGO)....JUNE 19TH & 20TH-BLARNEY ISLAND, ANTIOCH ILLINOIS (NEAR KENOSHA WISC. ON THE CHAIN OF LAKES)...WILL BE RECORDING THE BLARNEY ISLAND SHOWS FOR A BLARNEY REALITY TV SHOW. THEN, THE NEXT WEEKEND, BACK HOME IN NEWARK, OHIO TO SEE ALL MY PEEPS. FRIDAY AND SATURDAY JUNE 26TH &27TH AT THE GRILLE ON 21ST STREET, NEWARK. THEN SUNDAY THE 28TH, I WILL BE DOING A 3:30-6:30 AT THE FAMOUS COPPER PENNY AT BUCKEYE LAKE. IT'LL BE GOOD TO HANG OUT WITH SOME OF THE GOOD OLD BOYS FROM THE OLD DAYS! HOPE TO SEE YOU ALL THERE. THERE ARE ALWAYS SURPRISE FRIENDS THAT SHOW UP AT THESE GIGS! THEN ONTO MY NEW HOME IN SOUTH JERSEY. LOOK ME UP HERE ON MATTAVERY.COM TO KEEP TRACK OF MY SHOWS IN MY NEW HOME!
posted on Friday, April 24th 2009
WANNA GIVE A SHOUT OUT TO MEMBERS OF THE NEW YORK POLICE FORCE WHO CAME BEARING MORE GIFTS FOR ME THIS YEAR. I WILL WEAR THE SHIRT AND 9-11 PIN PROUDLY, AND HOPEFULLY NEVER HAVE TO USE MY "GET OUT OF JAIL FREE ANYWHERE IN THE COUNTRY" CARD, BUT THANKS FOR THAT TOO! I'M HONORED TO BE REMEMBERED BY SUCH A WORLD RENOUNED, PRESTIGIOUS ORGANIZATION.
posted on Wednesday, February 18th 2009
HEY EVERYBODY...CHECK OUT THIS WEEK'S (DEC 11TH) COLUMBUS REVIEW (COLUMBUS,OHIO) FOR A REVIEW OF MY UPCOMING SHOW. IT'S (AS I UNDERSTAND IT) A KIND OF "WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO MATT AVERY...WHERE ARE THEY NOW?" KINDA THING. REAL FUN. THANKS TO BRIAN, JESSIE, AND MS. WOLFE AT THE REVIEW FOR THEIR CONSIDERATION AND SUPPORT OVER THE YEARS!
posted on Wednesday, December 10th 2008
WANT TO JUST SAY HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO EVERYONE. I HAVE SO MUCH TO BE THANKFUL FOR...MOST RECENTLY A FAMILY EMERGENCY THAT WAS VERY SERIOUS, BUT WITHOUT DISCLOSING ANY PRIVATE STUFF, LET'S JUST SAY THAT MY FAMILY IS ESPECIALLY BLESSED THIS YEAR. SISTER, MARY, I LOVE YOU. AS FAR AS MY MUSIC THING, IT'S GOTTEN TO THE POINT WHERE I'VE KNOWN SOME OF YOU OUT THERE 15, 20 YEARS (SOME EVEN LONGER FROM MY L.A. DAYS, AND EVEN SCARLET DAYS IN OHIO!. I'VE BEEN BLESSED WITH MANY LONG TERM FRIENDS, AND EVEN SOME NEW ONES, THAT WILL TURN INTO LONG TERM. WHAT A GREAT LIFE I'M HAVING. I HATE TO GET GUSHY, BUT IN THESE TOUGH TIMES WE'RE ALL FEELING, I REALLY FOCUS ON THE SIMPLE BEAUTY OF LIFE. AND SOMERS POINT, I LOVE YOU! PEACE.
posted on Thursday, November 27th 2008
BIG CD NEWS: THOUGH THIS IS NOT ANNOUNCING THE RELEASE OF THE LONG AWAITED "KEY WEST SOUVENIRS II", I AM PROUD TO ANNOUNCE THE RELEASE OF A 10 SONG COOL-ECTION OF CHEESY ROCKERS AND BALLADS FROM MY PAST. THE CD IS CALLED "HELP, I'M STUCK IN THE PAST, AND I CAN'T GET OUT!" IT'S NOT FOR EVERYONE ADMITTEDLY, BUT IT'S FOR THE FOLKS WHO HAVE HEARD ME PLAY THE ODD OSMOND OR BEE GEES SONG OVER THE YEARS, AND SAID THAT WAS THEIR FAVORITE SONG OF THE NIGHT. KINDA LIKE A K-TEL HITS. SONGS LIKE, "PRECIOUS AND FEW" (ORIGINALLY BY CLIMAX), AND "JULIE DO YA LOVE ME" (ORIGINALLY BY BOBBY SHERMAN), OR "EVERYTHING I OWN" (ORIGINALLY DONE BY BREAD). IT'S MY OPINION THAT THE LEVEL OF "ROCK" (INTENSITY) IS NOT ALWAYS DIRECTLY CORRELATED TO THE LOUDNESS OR SPEED OF THE SONG. A GREAT POP SONG IS A GREAT POP SONG...DON'T JUDGE BY WHO DID IT. CONTACT ME HERE IF YOU'RE INTERESTED. ALSO AVAILABLE AT MY GIGS. PEACE AND KEEP ROCKIN'
posted on Tuesday, November 18th 2008
MY PRE-FANTASY FEST AND FANTASY FEST REVISED SCHEDULE....THURSDAY -SUNDAY, ROCKTOBER 16-19TH...THEN TUESDAY-SUNDAY, ROCKTOBER 21ST-26TH. HOPE TO SEE YOU ALL THERE...
posted on Monday, October 20th 2008
FALL SCHEDULE IS GONNA BE WEDNESDAYS (8:30), THURSDAYS (8:30), FRIDAYS (9 O'CLOCK), AND SATURDAYS (9 O'CLOCK)...HOWEVER, IN THE CASE OF A MONDAY HOLIDAY. SUCH AS THIS COMING MONDAY OCT. 13, I WILL BE PERFORMING ON SUNDAY NIGHT (OCT. 12..STARTING AT AROUND 8:30).
posted on Thursday, October 9th 2008
Just wanted to express some sad news here...a long time friend of my shows, Mitch Gamill has passed away. It's especially sad in that he is so young, 42 I believe. He was a highly respected member of our United States Coast Guard. He, as well as his wife and family have been a huge support to me here in K.W. over the years and have given me strength to battle my personal demons. All my shows this week will be dedicated to Mitch and his beautiful family. My condolences go out to all who love him, and there are many! My love to you all. We'll miss you, my friend.
posted on Saturday, October 11th 2008
I WILL BE ON A MUCH NEEDED SABATICAL STARTING SEPTEMBER 8TH UNTIL THE END OF SEPTEMBER. I CAN'T REMEMBER THE LAST TIME I TOOK THAT MUCH TIME OFF WITHOUT A GIG. BUT I AM GOING TO SPEND SOME QUALITY TIME WITH LOVED ONES IN SOUTH JERSEY AND CELEBRATING MY 46TH BIRTHDAY ON SEPTEMBER 12TH. REST ASSURED, I WILL RETURN TO BIG UNS, KEY WEST, IN ROCK-TOBER AND WILL BE PLAYING MY NEW SCHEDULE (DUE TO FOOTBALL), WHICH WILL BE WEDNESDAYS THRU SATURDAYS...STARTING WED, ROCK-TOBER 1ST. THE ROCK WILL BE REVITALIZED!...DO NOT ENTER UNLESS YOU ARE READY TO ROCK!...PEACE. M.A.
posted on Friday, September 5th 2008
WANNA LET ALL MY FRIENDS KNOW THAT WE HAD A DECENT SUMMER AT BIG UNS THANKS TO ALL OF YOU. AS SOME KNOW, SUMMER TENDS TO GET A LITTLE SLOW HERE IN KEY WEST, BECAUSE IT'S NICE IN THE REST OF THE WORLD AND PEOPLE TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THAT WHEN IT'S NICE IN THEIR OWN BACK YARDS. BUT WE MAINTAINED AND I JUST WANT TO SAY THANK YOU.
posted on Friday, August 29th 2008
FIRST WEEK BACK WANNA GIVE A SHOUT OUT TO THE TAMPA CREW WHO SHOWED ME LOVE IN SO MANY WAYS!...THANKS YOU GUYS!...ALSO BROTHER SONNY AND SISTER CHER IN THE HOUSE ALWAYS BRINGS THE ROOM TO A HIGHER LEVEL FOR ME...AFTER ALL, THEY COULD PRETTY MUCH PLAY MY SET FOR ME IF I WASN'T THERE!...YOU TWO HAVE MEANT SO MUCH TO ME IN MY TIME IN KEY WEST. SEE YA'LL ON 4TH OF JULY WEEKEND. STAND UP FOR YOUR AMERICAN RIGHTS THAT ARE BEING STRIPPED AWAY DAILY BY CORRUPT GOVERNMENT. IF YOU DON'T STAND TALL NOW, WE'LL ALL BE SORRY LATER!...
posted on Friday, July 4th 2008
WELL, I'M BACK IN KEY WEST. WANNA GIVE SHOUTS OUT TO A COUPLA GROUPS IN PARTICULR CONCERNING MY RECENT TRIP. FIRST, THE FRIENDS WHO CAME OUT IN DROVES TO SEE THEIR OLD BUDDY, MATT...FRIENDS AND FANS ARE MY LIFEBLOOD AND KEEP ME WORKING. ESPECIALLY, THE ST. LOUIS CREW WHO DROVE 6 HOURS TO COME SEE ME IN CHICAGO, THEN PROCEEDED TO SHOW ME LOVE AND SUPPORT THROUGHOUT THE WHOLE WEEKEND...I LOVE YOU MILLIONS (WELL AT LEAST THOUSANDS, IF YA GET MY DRIFT TONEY!) I WEAR THE "ST. LOUIS CREW" SHIRT PROUDLY. AND WOW!...THOSE LADIES FROM ST. LOU!...WOW, WOW, WOW!...HOTTIES! WOW!..THANKS SO MUCH. THE GIFT OF THE CHICAGO FIRE DEPT SHIRT FROM THE CHICAGO GIRLS MEANS SO MUCH AS WELL AND IT WAS GREAT TO SEE THOSE HOTTIES (NIK AND MARIA) , EVEN IF NIK BROUGHT HER HUSBAND WHO WAS COOL AS WELL. SECOND, THE CLUBS, GEORGIO'S (CRYSTAL LAKE CHICAGO),WHO SAVED MY ECONOMIC LIFE AFTER THE BLARNEY ISLAND GIG HAD TO BE CANCELLED DUE TO THE UNFORTUNATE FLOODING...HEART AND PRAYERS TO ROB AND THE BLARNEY GANG! AND GRILLE ON 21ST STREET, NEWARK OHIO. THESE 2 CLUBS OWNERS AND STAFFS GREETED ME WITH A SMILE, WERE HAPPY IN THEIR JOBS, KEPT THEIR COMMITMENTS, AND WERE PRO TO THE MAX, AND WE ALL HAD A GREAT TIME. THEY TREATED ME LIKE ELVIS. THANKS ESPECIALLY TO ERIC AND GARY (GRILLE) AND BRIAN (GEORGIO'S). HERE'S TO A GREAT SUMMER AND PLEASE KNOW THAT I WILL WELCOME YOU WITH LOVE AND A SMILE WHEN YA COME DOWN AND VISIT ME THIS SUMMER IN KEY WEST. SUMMER VISITORS ARE EXTRA SPECIAL TO ME BECAUSE THEY KEEP US GOING DOWN HERE. PEACE!
posted on Tuesday, July 1st 2008
POOP SHIRT CLOSEOUT SALE!...IF YA CATCH ME ON MY ROAD TRIP (SEE DATES BELOW) GET A POOP "WIFE-BEATER" (TANK TOP) FOR JUST $10!...THEY ARE ALL THE RAGE IN KEY WEST AND PEOPLE WHO'VE TAKEN 'EM BACK TO THEIR 'HOODS. ALSO, I'L HAVE PLENTY OF "MATT AVERY-KEY WEST SOUVENIRS" CDS WITH ME IF YA DON'T ALREADY HAVE ONE!...HOPE TO SEE ALL THE FREAKS OUT THERE!
posted on Wednesday, June 4th 2008
reprinted from the Key West Citizen, Citizen's Voice Section, Thursday, May 29, 2008:
"IMAGINE A LOUD, CROWDED, DOWNTOWN DUVAL STREET BAR ON A BUSY MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND GOING SILENT FOR A WHOLE MINUTE AT THE STROKE OF MIDNIGHT TO HONOR THE SOLDIERS AND SAILORS WHO PAID THE ULTIMATE PRICE FOR THEIR COUNTRY. IT HAPPENED. BRAVO ZULU, MATT AVERY".

STUFF LIKE THIS MAKES ME PROUD.
posted on Friday, May 30th 2008
WOW...WHAT A MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND...MANY OLD FRIENDS AND NEW FRIENDS MADE APPEARANCES...GARY, BROTHER SONNY AND CHER, MR. TERRY AND HIS "GIRLS" (BRANDY I LOVE YA!...THANKS FOR THE GIFTS!!), ANGIE, MY CHUGGING SISTAH AND NEW FRIENDS, ED AND SUSAN, THE PERDUE POSSE WITH A 5 YEAR OLD MATT AVERY QUIZ T-SHIRT...AND OLD FRIEND AND EX-KEVIN'S BARTENDER STEVE BUNCH AND HIS WIFE (TALK ABOUT A BLAST FROM THE PAST!)..JUST EVERYONE BLEW MY MIND...BUT HERE'S THE HIGHEST MOMENT OF THE WEEKEND...ON SUNDAY NIGHT/MONDAY MORN (MEMORIAL DAY) AT MIDNIGHT, WE DID SOMETHING ON MY STAGE THAT NO OTHER CLUB HAD THE BALLS TO DO...WE GOT REPS FROM ALL BRANCHES OF THE MILITARY ON TO MY STAGE, THEN OBSERVED 1 MINUTE OF SILENCE. SILENCE...CAN YOU BELIEVE IT?..AND EVERYONE IN THE CROWD COMPLIED...GOTTA SAY, THERE WERE SOME NUTS PEOPLE IN THAT AUDIENCE, WHO PAID REVERENCE BY OBSERVING THAT MOMENT...BUT WHAT REALLY MADE IT, WAS THAT AT ABOUT 25 SECONDS SILENCE, SOME DUDE, WHO, I DON'T KNOW IF HE WAS A PREACHER, BUT HE SURE SOUNDED LIKE ONE, JUST GENTLY APPROACHED THE SOLDIERS ONSTAGE AND PROCEEDED TO SAY A PRAYER...ONE VOICE IN A ROOM OF 250 PEOPLE, JUST SAYING THAT PRAYER...DEFINATELY SOMETHING WE WILL DO EVERY YEAR. THANKS EVERYBODY FOR DOING ME PROUD. MY PEEPS LOVE THE U.S. MILITARY. GOD BLESS YOU ALL!... AVERY
posted on Wednesday, May 28th 2008
WANNA SHOUT OUT TO SOME LUMINARIES OF LAST WEEK'S SUCCESFUL GIGS...THE GIRLS FROM CHICAGO (COPS AND FIREFIGHTERS WIVES!) SEE YOU AT BLARNEY, BIG BOB AND WIFE (WDVE PITTSBURG JOCK), GARY..AND THE REST!...DIRTY LAWN CHAIR PEEPS WERE CALLED OUT AND I HOPE TO SEE THEM ALL AT BLARNEY AS WELL...(SEE SCHEDULE BELOW IN LAST BLURB)...THANKS AGAIN!...I ALSO WANNA MENTION THE ST. LOUIS CREW TOO, WHO WILL ALSO BE MAKING THE BLARNEY TREK!
posted on Wednesday, May 21st 2008
WOW! DID I HAVE A GREAT TIME AT THE BEACHSIDE TAVERN IN NEW SMYRNA BEACH...EVERYONE FROM THE LOCALS (MOST OF 'EM AT LEAST!), TO THE STAFF, AS WELL AS SOME MATT AVERY FAITHFUL (HI MARIE OSMOND AND MY FAVORITE IRISH GIRL) FROM DAYTONA AND AS FAR AWAY AS A 2 1/2 HOUR DRIVE MADE ME FEEL SO WELCOME...WERE THERE LINES OUT THE DOOR TO GET IN?..NO...DID WE LAY DOWN SOME GROUNDWORK FOR FUTURE SHOWS AT THE TAVERN?...MOST DEFINATELY!...REMINDED ME OF MY OLD DAYS IN OHIO, WORKIN' A ROOM OF PEOPLE WHO'D NEVER SEEN OR MAYBE (GOD FORBID!), NEVER HEARD OF ME BEFORE...I LOVE THAT CHALLENGE. THANKS AGAIN TO EVERYONE...NOW I'M BACK HOME AT BIG UNS...LOOKING FORWARD TO THE WEIRD AND WILD MONTHS OF SPRING SUMMER IN KEY WEST...COME ON DOWN!..LOVE, AVERY..ALSO...DONNA...JUST SO YOU KNOW AND NEVER FORGET...YOU ARE THE LOVE AND LIGHT OF MY LIFE!
posted on Tuesday, April 22nd 2008
HOPE TO SEE SOME OF YOU OUT AT THE BEACHSIDE TAVERN IN NEW SMYRNA BEACH FLORIDA THIS WEEKEND! RARE OUTTA TOWN GIG FOR ME...THANKS TO OWNER MARK FOR HAVING ME UP...I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO IT!..WANNA LET FOLKS KNOW ABOUT MY JUNE GET AWAY...TWO DATES IN NEWARK, OHIO AT THE GRILLE ON 21ST STREET (FRIDAY AND SATURDAY, JUNE 13TH AND 14TH). THANKS TO THE GOOD FOLKS AT THE GRILLE AND ESPECIALLY MY FELLOW ENTERTAINER GARY KLINGLE (GRILLE MANAGER), WHO INCIDENTLY IS FILLING IN FOR ME IN KEY WEST AT BIG UNS THE NEXT WEEK, WHILE I'M UP AT GEORGIO'S, CRYSTAL LAKE (CHICAGO SUBURB) ON THURS JUNE 19TH, THEN BLARNEY ISLAND, ANTIOC, ILLIOIS, ABOUT AN HOUR ABOVE CHICAGO ON FRIDAY AND SATURDAY JUNE 20TH & 21ST.. BLARNEYISLAND.COM FOR DIRECTIONS, ETC. THESE ARE ALL GREAT BARS, WITH GREAT OWNERS WHO HAVE ALWAYS BEEN GOOD TO ME!...THANKS, DUDES! THANKS TO ALL THE BARS THAT HAVE GIVEN ME THE HONOR TO ENTERTAIN THEIR PATRONS...I PROMISE TO ROCK 100%! THANKS TO ALL THE KEY WEST FAITHFUL WHO GIVE ME SO MUCH LOVE AS WELL. PEACE!
posted on Wednesday, April 16th 2008
JUST WANTED TO THANK THE FOLKS WHO MADE TONIGHT'S GIG (THURS APRIL 10) A SUCCESS...THINGS HAVE BEEN A LITTLE "DOWN" LATELY, SO IT WAS NICE TO HAVE A ROOM FULL OF CRAZY ASSES WHO KNOW WHAT THEY'RE SUPPOSED TO DO AT MY GIG!...MALIBU DOC AND THE BOYS (MY NEW BUDS)...THANKS SO MUCH...SEE YOU AT THE PARTY!...TAMPA DANCING GIRLS (YUMMY!), 3 BRANCHES OF THE MILITARY WERE REPRESENTIN'...(AIR FORCE, MARINES, AND COASTIE FRIENDS)...NEW MIAMI FRIENDS...THE 15 YEAR ANNIVERSARY CREW...OF COURSE LOCAL PALS LIKE JERRY AND HER MAN, ALSO THE "AFRICA" SONG LOCAL CHICK...JUST SO FRIENDLY TONIGHT...REMEMBER I'M GONNA BE PLAYING AT BIG UNS ON TUES APRIL 15, WHEN ALL DRINKS ARE A DOLLAR ...(TAX RELIEF NITE!)...THEN I'M OFF TO THE GIG STATED IN BELOW PASSAGE. PEACE!
posted on Thursday, April 10th 2008
DON'T FORGET..OUTTA TOWN GIG...APRIL 18 & 19TH...BEACHSIDE TAVERN, NEW SMYRNA BEACH, FLA...ALREADY HAD SOME PEEPS CHECKIN' IN THAT THEY'RE GONNA BE THERE!...I LOVE YOU ALL...THANKS FOR GETTIN' US THROUGH THE LAST COUPLA WEEKS, WHEN THE STEPFORD TOURISTS WERE IN TOWN...SOME NEW FRIENDS AND SOME LOYAL OLD FRIENDS KEPT ME ALIVE...THANK YOU SO MUCH...LOVE, AVERY...OH YEAH, HOW DO YOU LIKE THE BLACK HAIR??? WHEN ASKED WHY I DID IT, IT'S JUST TO STIR THE POT...I DIDN'T WANT A LITTLE CHANGE I WANTED A COMPLETE EXAGGERATION!...NO, NOT ME??!!
posted on Monday, April 7th 2008
OKAY...I'M GONNA USE MY SITE TO SELL SOME GUITARS (ALL ELECTRIC/ACOUSTICS)...HERE'S WHAT'S AVAILABLE..2 SEAGULL (BY GODIN)WITH TRIC CASES...ONE IS USED-$450, AND THE OTHER IS LIKE NEW (NEVER BEEN PLAYED)-$575...A YAMAHA 12 STRING-$340...AND A REAL COOL WASHBURN DOUBLE NECK (12 AND 6 STRINGS)-THIS GUITAR HAS A FEW SMALL AGE CRACKS IN THE FRONT FINISH BUT IN GREAT CONDITION-$800...ALL GUITARS ARE IN GREAT CONDITION. CONTACT ME IF YOU OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW IS INTERESTED.
posted on Wednesday, March 19th 2008
SPECIAL GIG DATES: APRIL 15TH I WILL BE PLAYING A SPECIAL TUESDAY GIG AT BIG UNS FOR A (UNOFFICIAL TITLE) "TAX INCENTIVE DAY". PROSPECTIVELY (IN MY BOSS'S WORDS) EVERYTHING IN THE BAR WILL BE ONE DOLLAR..THAT'S $1...YOU WANT CROWN ROYAL , IT'S ONE DOLLAR, ETC. SHOULD BE A BASH!...AND THAT WEEKEND, FRIDAY AND SATURDAY, APRIL 18TH AND 19TH, I WILL BE AT "THE BEACHSIDE TAVERN" IN NEW SMYRNA BEACH, FLA. CAN'T WAIT TO MAKE ALL NEW FRIENDS UP THAT WAY! YOU CAN GOOGLE THEM TO SEE HOW COOL A PLACE THAT IS. ALSO WANNA SEND A SPECIAL THANKS OUT TO ALL THE LOCALS WHO HAVE BEEN OUT TO SUPPORT ME DURING SPRING BREAK. OUT OF TOWNERS ARE A GIVEN (AND APPRECIATED AS WELL OBVIOUSLY!) BUT WHEN THE LOCALS TREK OUT IN THE MADNESS IT MEANS SO MUCH!..THANKS!...LOVE, MATT AVERY...STAY IN TOUCH HERE FOR SOME MORE FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS.
posted on Saturday, March 15th 2008
HI ALL!...HAD A GREAT RETURN WEEKEND (NEW YEAR'S) AT BIG UNS. THANKS TO ALL OF YOU... OFF THE TOP OF MY HEAD...ST AUGUSTINE FACE CREW (BRAD AND GANG), OF COURSE, WALLY & KELLY GANG (INCLUDING WALLY II AND WALLY II DAUGHTER...WHOA!), JESSICA AND FRIENDS, LOCALS MONICA AND FRIENDS, OF COURSE BROTHER SONNY AND CHER (VENUS!), INDIAN LAKE OHIO GANG (IT'S BEEN A FEW YEARS AND BEERS!), JUSTIN (BOB!) AND BEAUTIFUL WIFE, TAMPA CREW, SISTER SAM, BLARNEY ISLAND CREW (CHICAGO!), AND RETURNED IRAQ SOLDIERS (SALUTE!.."DEAD OR ALIVE" FOR YOU GUYS!..THANKS FOR YOUR SERVICE!) AS FAR AS MY TRIP TO OHIO, THANKS TO GARY KLINGLE AND THE OWNERS AND STAFF AT GRILLE ON 21ST STREET IN NEWARK...HAD ANOTHER BLAST...AND ALL YOU OLD CENTRAL OHIO PEEPS, OLD FRIENDS I DON'T HAVE TO NAME!...AND ALSO ANY VISITORS FROM OUTTA STATE! THAT BLOWS MY MIND! HERE'S TO A GREAT 2008 FOR US ALL. KEEP ON COMIN' TO BIG UNS AND ROCKIN' OUT WITH ME AND THANKS FOR VOTING ME #1 IN KEY WEST AGAIN!...I LOVE YOU ALL!...MATT AVERY
posted on Wednesday, January 2nd 2008
TONIGHT, FRIDAY DEC 14TH, WILL BE MY LAST BIG UNS DATE BEFORE MY RETURN ON PROBABLY DEC 29TH, BUT DEFINATELY NEW YEAR'S EVE. A BIG SHOUT OUT TO ALL THOSE WHO HAVE MADE MY 2007 SO ENJOYABLE AND SUCCESSFUL...YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE! I DON'T TAKE YOUR SUPPORT FOR GRANTED. TAKE CARE ALL...BE GOOD TO EACH OTHER AND KEEP SMILIN'. SEE YOU IN NEWARK ON THE 20TH, OR COLUMBUS ON 21ST (SEE BELOW).
posted on Friday, December 14th 2007
OHIO GIG: ON DECEMBER 20TH, (THURSDAY) I WILL BE ONCE AGAIN JOINING MY FRIEND GARY KLINGLE AND DOING A SHOW AT THE GRILLE ON 21ST STREET IN NEWARK OHIO. IT IS MY ONLY OUT-OF-KEY WEST GIG DURING MY VISIT "HOME" AS IT IS ABOUT 5 MINUTES FROM MY HOTEL...MAKES IT ALL REAL NICE AND EASY. IT'LL BE NICE TO VISIT WITH SOME REAL LONG TIME FRIENDS FROM HOME AS WELL AS PLAY SOME JAMS! I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO IT. THANKS TO THE GRILLE FOR HAVING ME AGAIN, AND GARY FOR ALL HIS HELP. HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE! ALSO...WANNA LET EVERYONE KNOW THAT MYSELF AND ANYONE WHO CARES TO SHOW UP ARE GONNA HAVE A CASUAL GET TOGETHER IN COLUMBUS ON DECEMBER 21ST (THE NIGHT AFTER THE NEWARK GIG) AT THE Wedgewood Pub and Grill on Sawmill Parkway, up by Powell Rd. (9890 Brewster Lane if anyone needs to mapquest it) behind Bob Evans in the Kroger shopping center.(WORKPLACE OF MY MOST WONDERFUL FRIEND, BARBI), ON SAWMILL RD UP NEAR THE POWELL SIDE...IT WILL BE GREAT TO VISIT WITH FOLKS WHEN I DON'T HAVE TO TAKE THE STAGE. HOPE YA'LL CAN MAKE IT OUT.PEACE!
posted on Friday, December 14th 2007
FANTASY FEST WAS A SMASH...AGAIN...I'D LIKE TO THANK THE BIG 3 (BROTHER SONNY AND CHER, SAM AND TERRY, AND OF COURSE WALLY AND KEELY) FOR MAKING IT EXTRA SPECIAL...THEY KNOW WHAT I MEAN!...BUT THE BIGGEST SURPRISE WAS WHEN THE BLARNEY ISLAND PROPRIETARY SOCIETY (ROB HARDMAN AND GANG) CAME SATURDAY NIGHT, ALL FOUR DRESSED AS MATT AVERY...MY WEB GUY IS CURRENTLY WORKING ON POSTING THOSE PICS! INCREDIBLE!...I KNOW ONE OF THOSE FREAKS SUGGESTED PUTTING PILLOWS UNDER THEIR "MATT F'N AVERY" TISHIRTS...THAT'S COOL!...LOVE ALL YOU GUYS!.. GREAT MULLETS! MR. HARDMAN EVEN WENT TO THE EXTREME OF GOING ONSTAGE AT IRISH KEVIN'S DRESSED AS ME DURING MATT QUINTON'S SHOW. GLAD EVERYONE HAS A SENSE OF HUMOR! I HAD A BLAST...MY WIFE AND I CAME DRESSED AS "GENE AND PAUL" (THOSE WHO KNOW, AGAIN, KNOW). PEACE AND STAY IN TOUCH...M.A.
posted on Monday, November 5th 2007
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
posted on Tuesday, October 23rd 2007
IF THE VOICE ON THE NEW BIG UNS COMMERCIAL (KEYS T.V.) SOUNDS FAMILIAR...THAT'S ME!...WE WANTED A HIGH ENERGY VIBE TO MATCH THE ATTITUDE OF THE PLACE. IT WAS SAID THAT THE TEXT THAT WAS WRITTEN COULDN'T BE SPOKEN CLEARLY IN A 30 SECOND SPOT. LET ME KNOW HOW I DID!...PEACE!... SPECIAL SHOUT OUT TO BALTIMORE CREW , THE JERSEY FIREFIGHTERS, NORTH CAROLINA COUPLE, THE "I MAKE THOUSANDS" CREW, AND OLD BUDDY MR. DON FOWLER FOR MAKING THIS WEEKEND KILLER. THANKS EVERYONE, MATT AVERY!
posted on Sunday, October 14th 2007
WHAT A JOB I HAVE!..YESTERDAY I WAS STRINGING UP THE HUNDREDS OF PANTIES GIRLS HAVE TAKEN OFF AND BROUGHT UP TO ME ONSTAGE OVER THE YEARS...STRINGING THEM UP TO HANG ALL ABOUT THE STAGE. WHY, SOME HAVE ASKED, HAVE I KEPT THESE PANTIES THROUGH THE YEARS? MY ONLY REPLY HAS BEEN "AS I'M DRIVING HOME AT NIGHT WITH A FRESH PAIR AROUND MY NECK, I JUST CAN'T DISCARD THEM..I CAN'T BRING MYSELF TO THROW THEM AWAY..THEY'VE BEEN GIVEN WITH SO MUCH LOVE!". AND, NOW THAT I'M THE ONLY ENTERTAINER AT BIG UNS SPORTS BAR, I CAN FINALLY MAKE THE STAGE MY "HOME AWAY FROM HOME". ANYWAY, MY MIND WAS GOING PLACES AS I DID MY "WORK" AND I WONDERED WHAT THIS TASK WOULD LOOK LIKE ON A JOB DESCRIPTION.THANKS TO ALL THE LADIES WHO HAVE DONATED PANTIES IN THE PAST, AND TO ALL WHO WILL DONATE IN THE FUTURE!
posted on Tuesday, October 9th 2007
THE NEW POOP SHIRTS HAVE ARRIVED AND I NOW HAVE TANK TOPS ("WIFE BEATERS")...AS WELL AS THE TRADITIONAL T'S THAT YOU CAN CUT UP AND "DEF LEPPARD" THEM...THEY ARE ALREADY A HIT ALL OVER AGAIN...THEY'VE ALREADY BEEN ONSTAGE AT A GIN BLOSSOMS CONCERT AND IT IS TURNING INTO A WHERE DID YOU GET YOUR PICTURE TAKEN WITH YOUR POOP SHIRT ON?...EIFFEL TOWER?....IN FRONT OF THE WHITE HOUSE (VERY FITTING!)?...MT. RUSHMORE?...SEND ME THE PIC...I'LL POST IT HERE!.ORDER 'EM HERE ONLINE (OR JUST GET ONE OR 2 OR 3 AT MY SHOWS)... ALSO, COMING SOON IN THIS COLUMN, A QUESTION AND ANSWER SEGMENT BASED ON FAQ'S THAT I GET. PEACE! OH YEAH, ONE MORE THING...I HAVE CHANGED MY SCHEDULE BACK TO THURSDAY THRU SUNDAY (AS OPPOSED TO WED-SATURDAY)...PLEASE MAKE NOTE AND TELL YOUR FRIENDS!
posted on Sunday, October 7th 2007
HEAD'S UP TO THE FAITHFUL...I WILL NOT BE AT BIG UNS THE WEEKEND OF SEPT 26-29...A LITTLE TIME OFF BEFORE THE BIG SEASON...SEE YOU THEN!...AVERY
posted on Monday, September 17th 2007
SPECIAL ACKNOWLEDGEMENT...THERE ARE 3 GROUPS OF PEOPLE THAT I MUST GIVE A SPECIAL SHOUT OUT TO...THEY HAVE BEEN A HUGE SUPPORT OF MINE SINCE I HAVE BEEN HERE IN KEY WEST...I CAN'T SAY ENOUGH HOW MUCH THAT SUPPORT MEANS AND I HOPE THEY FEEL THE LOVE BACK FROM ME...IT IS ALWAYS A PRIVELAGE TO ENTERTAIN ESPECIALLY ON NIGHTS WHEN THESE FOLKS SHOW UP!...THEY ARE (IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER..!) TERRY AND SAM, BROTHER SONNY AND CHER, AND WALLY AND KELLIE...GREAT MEN AND GREAT LADIES!...THEY HAVE COLLECTIVELY BOUGHT ABOUT 10 GUITARS FOR ME!...BIKE WEEK, THIS LAST WEEKEND, WAS BLOWOUT...A GREAT TIME WAS HAD BY ALL AND THE NEW CONCEPT (BIG UNS SPORTS BAR) IS A RESOUNDING SUCCESS!...WE HAVE A GREAT STAFF AND OF COURSE, GREAT FOOD (THANKS JOHNNY AND RYAN) AND IT'S NICE TO BE WORKING AT A PLACE THAT'S FIRING ON ALL CYLINDERS...WE ARE DEFINATELY THE PLACE TO BE...IT WAS A LONG WAY UP , BUT ALL THE OTHER CLUBS MIGHT AS WELL CLOSE UP NOW...WE'VE ARRIVED! =)...LOVE AND PEACE...AVERY
posted on Sunday, September 16th 2007
COMING SOON, BY DEMAND..."KEY WEST SOUVENIRS II"...A MOSTLY LIVE CD THAT IS A FOLLOW-UP TO MATT'S FIRST KEY WEST CD RELEASED IN 2001, "KEY WEST SOUVENIRS"...MUCH DELIBERATION PUT INTO THE TITLE FER SHURE! ALL THE ATTITUDE OF A "MATT" SHOW, AS WELL AS EXTRA STUDIO CUTS, THE VERY POPULAR "POOP IN A JAR" (HAYSEED DIXIE COVER...SEE THE "POOP" T-SHIRT AVAILABLE HERE AT "MUSIC AND CRAP" CATEGORY!), AND "I JUST MIGHT BE YOUR DADDY" (PAT DAILEY COVER). THE LIVE STUFF WAS RECORDED AT IRISH KEVIN'S BAR 2004. SHOULD BE AVAILABLE MID OCTOBER. WILL MELT EVERY OTHER CD IN YOUR COLLECTION...!
posted on Tuesday, September 11th 2007
DUDES, CHECK IT OUT...THE BEAR BOTTOM BEACH CLUB IS NOW BIG UNS SPORTS BAR (AL BUNDY COME TO MIND?)...STOP IN, SEE THE RENOVATION, EAT THE FOOD...FOR MY PART, THE ONLY CHANGE WILL BE THAT I WILL BE PLAYING WEDNESDAY THRU SATURDAY (INSTEAD OF THURS-SUNDAY)...IT'S A NEW ATTITUDE BUT THE ENERGY IS STILL HIGH, AND THE PARTY IS WAY ON! THANKS TO ALL WHO FOUND ME AT BEAR BOTTOM, NOW COME IN AND GET YOUR NEW T-SHIRT!...BIG UNS. GRAND OPENING TONIGHT,THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6TH...FREE FOOD AND DRINK!
posted on Tuesday, September 11th 2007
WELL, I'M BACK AT IT HERE IN KEY WEST. I WANT TO THANK MY OHIO FRIEND, GARY KLINGLE FOR FILLING IN FOR ME WHILE I WAS OUT. BY ALL ACCOUNTS, HE BROUGHT THE ATTITUDE THAT'S NEEDED TO DO WELL AT BEAR BOTTOM...HE IS THE REAL DEAL, NOT JUST FAKING IT, WHICH HAPPENS ALOT HERE IN K.W. ANYWAY, THANKS GARY, AND THANKS TO THE PEEPS WHO MADE HIM FEEL WELCOME. I HOPE TO MAKE HIM A PERMANENT FIXTURE AT THE BAR AT SOME POINT, AND AT LEAST GET HIM BACK FOR FANTASY FEST (LATE OCT). SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT...THE BEAR BOTTOM WILL BE CHANGING NAMES IN A FEW WEEKS...IT IS GOING TO BE A SPORTS BAR THEME ALA HOOTERS, BUT WITH A KEY WEST FLAIR...THE NEW NAME ...BIG UN'S! (AL BUNDY COME TO MIND?)...ANYWAY, SAME BAT-PLACE, SAME BAT-ATTITUDE AS FAR AS MY SHOWS ARE GONNA GO...NO CHANGES THERE!...ALSO, OUR PERENNIAL VISITOR (AND MY GOOD BUDDY) FROM CANADA, RANDY MAC, (GUITARIST, ENTERTAINER EXTAORDINAIRE!) WILL BE BACK AT THE CLUB RIGHT AROUND FANTASY FEST, FOR THE SEASON...LOOKING REAL FORWARD TO THAT!...HAVING HIM KINDA BREAK THE ICE WITH HIS STEVIE RAY VAUGHN TYPE KILLER GUITAR FIREWORKS , IS A REAL ONE-TWO PUNCH FOR US. THANKS EVERYONE FOR A NICE SUMMER!
posted on Saturday, August 18th 2007
JUST WANTED TO LET EVERYONE KNOW I WILL BE IN JERSEY THE WEEKEND OF AUG 9-13TH...MY GIGS WILL BE IN THE VERY CAPABLE HANDS OF A YOUNG FRIEND OF MINE FROM OHIO, MR. GARY KLINGLE. HE IS A PARTY MASTER, WITH HIGH POSITIVE ENERGY...YOU'RE GONNA LOVE THIS KID, I PERSONALLY GUARANTEE IT!...HAVE FUN..I'LL BE BACK NEXT WEEK AND PEACE OUT YO!...MATT AVERY!
posted on Tuesday, August 7th 2007
FINGERS CROSSED...LOOKS LIKE THE "CONSTRUCTION ISSUE" THAT HAS BEEN AN ONGOING CONCERN WITH ME FOR THE LAST YEAR AND A HALF AT BEAR BOTTOM, WILL BE FINALLY RESOLVED HERE IN THE NEXT DAY OR 2. WHICH MEANS I WILL BE BACK FULL TIME STARTING THIS THURSDAY!...I WILL HOWEVER BE AWAY THE WEEKEND OF AUGUST 9-12...THANKS FOR HANGING IN THERE WITH ME ...PEACE...MATT
posted on Monday, July 16th 2007
JULY 14TH...SATURDAY...JUST FOR ANYONE KEEPING UP...I WILL BE WORKING TONIGHT IN SUPPORT OF MY FELLOW STAFF WHO PRESS ON EVEN IN TIMES OF CONSTRUCTION...HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!
posted on Saturday, July 14th 2007
WOW...IT'S BEEN AWHILE...JUST WANTED EVERYONE TO KNOW THAT WE ARE GOING THROUGH SOME CHANGES AT BEAR BOTTOM AND MY SCHEDULE IS SPORADIC AS WE MAKE ADJUSTMENTS HERE IN THE DOG DAYS OF SUMMER. JUST LEMME SAY IT'S ALL GOOD AND THE CHANGES ARE FOR THE MUCH BETTER. WE HAVE A GREAT STAFF, GREAT NEW LOOK AND JUST FINE TUNING SOME OTHER THINGS FOR A SURPRISE IN SEPTEMBER. I AM STILL HERE...OFF THE WEEKEND OF JULY12-15, BUT MY GOOD BUDDY ACOUSTIC JOHNSON IS FILLING IN. I WILL BE BACK (CONSTRUCTION PERMIITING) NEXT WEEKEND. AGAIN, IT'LL BE WORTH THE WAIT. ALL BE WELL AND STAY IN TOUCH AND THANKS FOR ALL THE LOVE. MATT AVERY
posted on Friday, July 13th 2007
LADIES BEHAVE!...MY GUESTMAIL GIRLS DIDN'T LIKE MARY'S ENTRY OBVIOUSLY...ANYWAY, FOR MY PART, JUST WANNA SAY I THINK GARY'S GREAT AND I'M GONNA DO MY BEST TO HELP THIS TALENTED CAT TO GET SET-UP IN KEY WEST. I WANNA SAY ABOUT MY OUTTA TOWN TRIP...THANKS EVERYONE SO MUCH FOR ALL THE LOVE...I CAN'T EVEN NAME ALL THE NAMES CAUSE I'LL LEAVE SOMEONE OUT AND CATCH HELLL...BUT, OF COURSE, ROB HARDMAN (BLARNEY ISLAND), BRIAN COLI (GEORGIO'S), BUD FROM THE DUB PUB, ERIC AND GARY FROM THE "GRILLE"(NEWARK)...THANKS FOR GIVING ME A PLACE TO CATCH UP WITH MY PEEPS...OF COURSE NEWARK BEING MY HOMETOWN, WAY TOO MANY THANK -YOUS TO NAME...THANKS EVERYONE...SAME FOR DUB PUB...ALWAYS A GREAT TIME...GEORGIO'S, KAREN AND SON AND FRIEND, AND BRIT'S FAMILY AND FRIENDS (COGLIANESE (SPELLING?) FAMILY)...AND BLARNEY ISLAND . ROB HARDMAN, JOHN AND LANA....ST. LOUIS GANG WITH THE MATT AVERY SHIRTS..WOW! BLEW ME AWAY!, COGLIANESE FAMILY AND FRIENDS AGAIN..WIIL ROCK 95 RADIO (TOM, LISA AND DUCO)...ALL THE STAFF AND OWNERS OF THAT KEY WEST ANNEXED ISLAND!...I AM SO BLESSED. BACK IN KEY WEST TO START A NEW CHAPTER AT BEAR BOTTOM. PLEASE ALL BE WELL AND STAY IN TOUCH!
posted on Wednesday, June 20th 2007
*****JUST KEEPING YOU GUYS IN THE LOOP...MY "OUTTA KEY WEST DATES" ARE...JUNE 8TH-"GRILLE ON 21ST STREET" (FORMERLY HEINEY'S) IN NEWARK OHIO.....JUNE 9TH-DUB-PUB, DUBLIN OHIO.....JUNE 14TH, GEORGIO'S CRYSTAL LAKE, (CHICAGO AREA) ILLINOIS.....JUNE 15TH AND 16TH, BLARNEY ISLAND, ANTIOC ILLINOIS (ABOUT AN HOUR NORTH OF CHICAGO)...ALSO, APPEARING ON THE "TOM AND LISA MORNING SHOW", WIIL ROCK, KENOSHA WISC. THE MORNING OF JUNE 15TH...3RD YEAR IN A ROW AT BLARNEY AND ON WIIL ROCK.,...THANKS GUYS!
posted on Tuesday, May 29th 2007
I HAVEN'T CHECKED IN WITH "THANKS" FOR A WHILE BUT A COUPLA NOTABLES OVER THE LAST FEW WEEKS...TONY (WHO BOUGHT UP THE "POOP" SHIRTS!), SARAH (LITTLE SISTER, SINGER, HOTTIE!), VINCE VAUGHN AND TAMPA CREW, EVAN AND GARY AND DAVE DUSH'S COUSIN WHO SHOWED UP WITH A SCARLET T-SHIRT!...WHOA!..JERSEY BILLY AND WIFE...LOVE YOU 2 LONG TIME!...HAPPY 3RD ANIIVERSARY...BUCKEYE CREW FROM COSHOCTON WHO BROUGHT BACK GUINESS CHUGGING MEMORIES WITH BILLY FROM JERSEY!..KENTUCKY GIRLS! (TERRIE!)...JORDAN WEDDING CREW...FRIENDS OF DENNY WEDDING CREW...JANNA POLE DANCER...REMEMBER HER!...WHOA..AGAIN!..WALLY AND KELLY!BROTHER SONNY AND CHER!...ROCKIN ROBIN....MOOSE, DANCING TONY!(SEE YOUTUBE.COM...MATT AVERY)...LOVE YOU ALL!...MATT AVERY
posted on Wednesday, May 16th 2007
NEW DATE...I HAVE ADDED A DATE TO MY "GET AWAY FROM KEY WEST" SCHEDULE IN JUNE...ON JUNE 8TH, FRIDAY, I WILL BE AT THE GRILL ON 21ST, IN NEWARK OHIO. IT WILL BE A GREAT HOMECOMING. FOR ALL MY OTHER JUNE "OUTTA KEY WEST DATES" SEE BELOW. THANKS EVERYONE. SEE YOU THERE. M.A.
posted on Monday, May 7th 2007
JUST A QUICK NOTE TO THANK SOME VERY SPECIAL "LOCAL" OR AT LEAST "REGULARS" TO MY SHOWS...THEIR SUPPORT IS SO APPRECIATED..."BROTHER SONNY AND WIFE CHER"...WALLY & KELLY (SURE YOU DROPPED YOUR CELL PHONE IN THE OCEAAN!), MR. ROB HARDMAN AND THE BLARNEY ISLAND GANG (GWAR...POOP!), AND SISTER JODI, WHO IS LEAVING ME SOON...I LOVE YOU SO!...HERE'S TO C.J. THAT GAVE ME A DONATION OF HER OWN THAT WAS AND STILL IS, SO APPRECIATED...LOVE YOU ALL...M.A...SEE BELOW FOR SUMMER SCHEDULE OUTSIDE OF KEY WEST IN JUNE!
posted on Tuesday, May 1st 2007
RANDY MAC TO DEPART!...OUR GOOD FRIEND RANDY MAC WILL BE PLAYING HIS LAST SHOW (FOR AT LEAST A FEW MONTHS)AT BEAR BOTTOM TONIGHT, THEN WILL RETURN TO HIS HOME IN CANADA. HE IS, HANDS DOWN, THE BEST GUITARIST AND SINGER IN KEY WEST, AND HAS TAKEN THE SHIFT RIGHT BEFORE MINE THAT HE WAS "THROWN" INTO, AND TURNED IT INTO THE PLACE TO BE AT 6-10PM, AND A GREAT LEAD-IN TO MY SHOW. WE WILL MISS HIS POSITIVE ENERGY AND GREAT GREAT SENSE OF HUMOR. ROCK ON MY BROTHER AND HERE'S TO HOPING YOU COME BACK IN THE FALL! "DEATH TO CRABBIE...CRABBIE MUST DIE!"
posted on Friday, April 27th 2007
SUMMER SCHEDULE CHANGE-BECAUSE OF A RARE CHANCE TO SPEND SOME QUALITY TIME WITH MY FAMILY IN OHIO, I WILL NOT BE ABLE TO DO THE JUNE 12TH DETROIT GIG...ALL OTHER "OUT-OF-KEY-WEST"SUMMER GIGS ARE STILL ON...SEE BELOW!..THANKS...MATT
posted on Friday, April 20th 2007
I WILL NOT BE AT THE BEAR BOTTOM THE WEEKEND OF APRIL 19-22. I RARERLY TAKE TIME OFF AND MY APOLOGIES TO ANYONE WHO MADE PLANS TO SEE ME THIS WEEKEND. BE WELL AND KEEP THE DREAM ALIVE!. LOVE, AVERY.
posted on Monday, April 16th 2007
OUT OF KEY WEST DATES FOR JUNE 2007!--SATURDAY JUNE 9TH...DUB PUB, DUBLIN (COLUMBUS OHIO)....TUESDAYS JUNE 12-OTOOLE'S IRISH PUB, ROYAL OAK, MICH. (DETROIT)....THURSDAY, JUNE 14TH-GEORGIO'S, CRYSTAL LAKE, ILL. (CHICAGO)....FRIDAY AND SATURDAY JUNE 15TH &16TH-BLARNEY ISLAND ANTIOC, ILL (ABOUT AN HOUR NORTH OF CHICAGO)...HOPE YOU ALL CAN MAKE IT!...LOVE, AVERY
posted on Wednesday, April 11th 2007
THOSE SPOTTED AT MARCH 22-25...THURSDAY:JACKSONVILLE CREW 3 YEARS RUNNING...TOOK A PIC WITH THEM OUT FRONT!, BUCKEYES AS WE WATCHED BUCKEYES BEAT TENESSEE!, JERSEY COUPLE (ERIN AND HUSBAND...ADMITTED STALKERS...I LOVE IT!), CANADA GUY AND WIFE..FRIDAY:LOCOS MR. ROB HARDMAN, MOOSE, AND JERRY...POKER MAN (VERY GENEROUS ..KEPT TELLING ME AFTER MY GIG, "MAN YOU REALLY GOT IT!"), BRITISH GIRL VERONICA, FRIEND SARAH, AND JUAN VALDEZ, SATURDAY: SOMETIMES LOCALS AND LONG TIME FRIENDS SAM AND TERRY WITH FRIENDS(THANKS SO MUCH YOU GUYS!)NEW HAMPSHIRE 3 SOME (2 GUYS, 1 GIRL.HMMM), VIRGINIA COUPLE, AND IT WAS BARTENDER JESSE'S 33RD BIRTHDAY (I THINK THAT'S HOW OLD!)...LOCOS WITNESSING: JAMIE &TOM, MOOSE & JERRY, MR. ROB HARDMAN..SUNDAY: SOUTH JERSETY COASTIES WERE EN FORCE ALL NIGHT...KEPT ME ROCKIN' AND GOT SEVERAL OF MY "POOP!" T-SHIRTS (SEE MUSIC AND CRAP TAB ON SITE HERE TO GET YOURS!)...LOVE THOSE COASTIES...THANKS DUDES!..OLD, OLD DRINKIN' FRIENDS FROM MANSFIELD OHIO WITH PORT CLINTON MEMORIES ROB AND MARCIE!...I STILL FEEL BAD ABOUT THE KISS CONCERT!(KINDA)...LOVE YOU TWO...YA LOOK GREAT! AND THE STEPHANIE CREW FROM BOSTON WITH A MICHELLE BIRTHDAY!...LOVE AND PEACE TO THE PEEPS! POOPS!
posted on Monday, March 26th 2007
****OUT OF TOWN GIG UPDATES...THERE HAS BEEN A CHANGE...I WILL BE STAYING IN KEY WEST THRU APRIL AND MAY, BUT IN JUNE I HAVE ADDED THE DUB PUB (DUBLIN, COLUMBUS OHIO..KIND OF A GOING HOME GIG!) ON SATURDAY JUNE 9TH!...CAN'T WAIT TO GET BACK TO MY HOMIES THAT HELPED ME GET STARTED ON THIS CAREER!..ALSO, ON JUNE 14TH (THURSDAY) I AM AT A PLACE CALLED GEORGIO'S IN CRYSTAL LAKE (NEAR CHICAGO). LOOKING FORWARD TO WHAT THEY TELL ME IS A "CRAZY FOR THE EIGHTIES" CROWD!..THEN ONTO MY YEARLY BLARNEY ISLAND SOJOURN JUST ABOVE CHICAGO IN ANTIOC ILLINOIS. ...JUNE 15TH &16TH (FRIDAY AND SATURDAY) WITH MY FRIEND JMH FROM IRISH KEVIN'S...ROB HARDMAN AND THE BOYS (AND GIRLS!) AT BLARNEY ALWAYS TAKE GREAT CARE OF US...ALSO LOOKING FORWARD TO THE RADIO MORNING SHOW WITH TOM AND LISA!...PEACE...HOPE SOME OF YOU CAN MAKE IT!...LOVE, AVERY
posted on Monday, March 26th 2007
GIG PEEPS-WEEKEND OF MARCH 15-18TH
…15TH-LOCALS (LOCOS)-SINGING ROBIN AND OHIO GIRLS WITH ISLAND DOGS HALEY! (YUM)…MY JODE-STER (YAY) AND DATE (BOO)…DANCIN’ TONY (BOSTON, NOW LOCO)….OUTTA TOWNERS, BUT ACT LIKE LOCALS…TAMPA CREW WITH HOTTIES DANIELLE AND ASHLEIGH (YUM AND YUM)…HEY TAMPA (ESPECIALLY MATT “VINCE VAUGHN)…KABOOM!...WE HAD SOME BUCKEYES IN (SLOOPY!), SOME BOSTON BOYZ IN…NORTH CAROLINA DUDES THAT WERE 10 FEET TALL…AND AGAIN, SOMEONE WHO WAS VERY “GENEROUS”..IF YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN..SOMETIMES PEOPLE DO THAT ANONYMOUSLY…BUT I TRY TO ALWAYS SAY “THANKS” HERE ON THE SITE…YOU HAVE NO IDEA HOW MUCH IT’S APPRECIATED…THANKS FOR MAKING IT A GREAT THURSDAY! 16th-LOCOS- SAN FRANCISCO THOMAS, MOOSE, OTHERS-TENNESSEE VOLS! (ROCKYTOP), SOME BUCKEYES, EAST CAROLINA GIRLS …17th-LOCOS- BOSTON TONY, MOOSE AND COASTIES, CHELSEA AND HUSBAND, GROUP OF HOTTIE CHICKS WHO ONE OF ‘EM I CALL MY “LITTLE SIS” WHO I’VE KNOWN SINCE KEVIN’S DAYS (I EVEN MET HER MOM!)…SHE’S SO CUTE AND I ADORE HER!...GATOR CHICKS, O-TOWN BABES BRITTANY AND SASHA (MAKIN’ OUT!), TAMPA EXPLOSION CREW AGAIN! ..SOME HOT W.PALM CHICK, AND BUCKEYES!..18TH-LOCOS..SINGING ROBIN AND DAVE…OUTTA TOWNERS-O-TOWN PEEPS, MELISSA AND FRANK…SOME JERSEY DUDES, PHILLY PEEPS
posted on Monday, March 19th 2007
THIS IS A LATE THANK YOU BUT A FEW WEEKS BACK A GREAT "RETURNING" GROUP FROM KANSAS CITY WAS IN, AND THEIR MAIN MAN BROUGHT ME A NICE PACKET WITH A BUNCH OF PERSONALIZED "MAT F'N AVERY KEY WEST " GUITAR PICKS...AGAIN, SO COOL... AND I AM BLESSED WITH ALL THE GIFTS I'M CONTINUALLY GIVEN BY PEOPLE ...THANKS AGAIN...LOVE, MATT
posted on Saturday, March 10th 2007
ALSO...OUTTA TOWN GIG NEWS FOR ANY OF YOU FREAKS WHO SHOW UP AT SHOWS A MILLION MILES AWAY FROM WHERE I KNOW YA FROM (AND THERE ARE FRIGHTENINGLY ALOT OF YOU!!)...THERE WILL BE A LATE APRIL OR EARLY MAY GIG IN COLUMBUS OHIO AT THE DUB-PUB IN DUBLIN (COLUMBUS) MY OLD HOMETOWN...BUD AND THE GANG THERE ARE OLD FRIENDS AT THIS POINT AND ALWAYS TREAT ME LIKE A KING!..DATE NOT SET YET BUT WILL BE SOMETIME AT THE END OF APRIL OR BEGINNING OF MAY....JUNE 14TH (THURSDAY) IN CRYSTAL LAKE, ILLINOIS (NEAR CHI-TOWN) AT GEORGIO'S (LOOKING FORWARD TO HANGING WITH THE NUTTY GROUP WHO'VE BEEN DOWN TO SEE ME IN K.W. SEVERAL TIMES!),AND JUNE 15TH (FRI) AND 16TH (SAT) , MY YEARLY RETURN TO BLARNEY ISLAND (BLARNEYISLAND.COM) FOR THEIR ANNUAL KEY WEST WEEKEND...I WILL BE JOINED AGAIN BY MY EX-CO WORKER BUT STILL CURRENT FRIEND, FROM KEVIN'S, JARED MICHAEL HOBGOOD...ALWAYS A WHALE OF A TIME!...THANKS ROB HARDMAN AND THE WHOLE BLARNEY FAMILY!...I LOVE YOU ALL! SEE YOU OUT ON THE ROAD!
posted on Wednesday, March 7th 2007
COMING SOON...THE "MATT AVERY" KEY WEST T-SHIRT!!...WITH A SPECIAL MESSAGE THAT IS TOTALLY UNIQUE TO MATT AVERY...EVERYONE WILL WANT YOUR SHIRT!...LOOK FOR IT ON THE MUSIC, DOWNLOADS, AND MERCHANDISE SECTION (MERCHANDISE BEING A NEW ADDITION COMINMG SOON!)
posted on Tuesday, March 6th 2007
there's a certain kind of "love" in the form of generosity that happens at my shows when someone really appreciates what i do...this weekend, a group from st. louis, mo. (some old friends from the "kevin's days!) who were so "giving" and generous above and way beyond the call, and were out all 4 nights, i believe..... becky (the singer) was a part of that crew and i can't say enough how grateful i am for the "support"...thank you, thank you!...also singing this weekend was another "kevin's" acquaintence and good friend sarah, hanging with the green bay wisconsin group, including lorelei and husband and the parents!...love you, sarah...also another wisconsin dude was very generous...the tampa EXPLOSION TEAM WAS INDAHOUSE!...cousin todd, wife rene, and assorted other buckeye friends were in for todd's 40th!...the hot, hot boston girl on sat and sun...little pole dancer!..the 2 way big dudes campin out in front of the stage sunday night just rockin' out...spring break groups from virginia and florida seminoles were out en force on saturday night...not to forget about "k-tel" couple (craig and mary jo) who also make repeat preformances everytime they come in from new hamshah...mary jo-"play haahd luck woman"!...thanks everyone...matt avery
posted on Monday, March 5th 2007
THOSE SPOTTED AT WEEKEND OF FEB 15-18TH GIGS-LOCALS OR SEMI-LOCALS-WALLY, KELLY, AND ASSORTED FRIENDS, CRYSTAL BALL, TONY (CARLTON DANCER), AND SOME OUTTA TOWNERS-BEAUTIFUL EMILY FROM BALTIMORE AND HUSBAND, MANDY FROM BALTIMORE AND HUSBAND, THE LESBIANS HOT THREESOME (ANDREA, SHANNON, AND ANNA)..SO MUCH FUNNN WITH THOSE GIRLS, THE LOVE CONNECTION BETWEEN THE WISCONSIN CHICK AND THE KANSAS CITY CHICK (THURSDAY), SCOTTISH GUYS, BRITISH GUYS, SNOW TRAILS (BEN)COUPLE(OHIO!), JERSEY JENNIFER (my daughter) AND FRIEND, WISCONSIN BUNCH!, NAVY SEALS!, SISTER NATALIE (FORMER LOCAL AND LITTLE SISTER FROM THE KEVIN'S DAYS...SO, SO ,SO HOT!), MICHIGAN HOT BIKER CHICKS AND THEIR DUDES (FRIDAY), JACKSONVILLE YOUNG COUPLE, A KEVIN'S REUNION-SISTER MARCELLA (WE SHOULD'VE BUT NEVER DID, but people think we did), TERRI AND SAM, MR. JOE PASTELLA (ULTIMATE CLUB MANAGER..THANKS FOR PUTTING UP WITH ME ALL THOSE YEARS JOE), JESSICA BIELS LOOK-ALIKE FROM N.Y. WITH OTHER HOT NEW YORK GIRLS, SUNDAY-MAINE GIRLS, CHRISTA, AND THE COATIES, AS WELL AS SOME NEW LOCALS..A COUPLE WHO MANAGE A NEW REATAURANT DOWN THE STREET CALLED GUY HARVEY'S..TELL 'EM AVERY SENT YA ..SEE MATT...THANKS TO YOU ALL AND GOD BLESS!
posted on Tuesday, February 20th 2007
I'M HONORED BY THE MILITARY: OVER THE LAST FEW YEARS, I HAVE MADE FRIENDS WITH SO MANY MILITARY PEOPLE BY LIVING IN KEY WEST. I DO A TRIBUTE EVERY NIGHT ON MY STAGE IN HONOR OF THOSE WHO FIGHT FOR FREEDOM...SOME FREEDOMS WE DON'T EVEN HAVE ANY MORE THANKS TO CERTAIN POLITICIANS (MY WORDS). I HATE WAR, BECAUSE FRIENDS AND PEOPLE I DON'T EVEN KNOW SUFFER AND DIE. REGARDLESS, I'M GLAD WE HAVE THE MILITARY WE HAVE!...I SAID THAT TO SAY THIS..EVERY NOW AND AGAIN, A MILITARY GUY WILL WALK UP TO MY STAGE AND HAND ME A MEDALLION ALONG WITH SOME VERY NICE WORDS ABOUT MY SHOW OR WHATEVER. I AM HONORED THAT I AM ON THE RECEIVING END OF THESE VERY, VERY COOL MEDALLIONS, BUT I HAD NO IDEA HOW HONORED I SHOULD BE UNTIL A FREIND OF MINE WAS VISITING MY HOUSE, AND SAW MY DISPLAY OF THE MEDALLIONS AND ASKED "WHERE DID YOU GET THOSE?"..HEAVILY INQUISITIVE LIKE TO SAY "WHO IN THE MILITARY LOVES YOU THAT MUCH?"..I TOLD HIM HOW I GOT THEM AND HE SAID, "WOW, DUDE, ONLY CERTAIN PEOPLE (LIKE COMMANDING OFFICERS)ARE ALLOWED TO GIVE THESE OUT AND THEY ARE VERY PARTICULAR AS TO WHO THEY GIVE THEM TO!"...I WAS EVEN MORE HONORED THEN..THANKS,ARMY, NAVY, AIR FORCE, MARINES, AND MY HOME BOYZ AND GIRLZ IN THE COAST GUARD. MY UNDYING LOVE AND SUPPORT TO YOU ALL. THANK YOU, THANK YOU! HERE IS A SHORT LIST OF SOME OF THE MEDALLIONS I HAVE:"LEAP FROGS" (NAVY PARACHUTE TEAM), "RAMPAGERS" (STRKFITRON 83), 105TH MI BN (TE), "THE RAIDERS" (VMGR-352)..I DON'T KNOW WHAT ALL THOSE CODES MEAN BUT I'M SURE THE CATS THAT GAVE 'EM OUT SURE COULD TELL YA WITH PRIDE!
posted on Tuesday, February 20th 2007
hi everybody. i'd like to address something that happened at my gig just last night. i've gotten this alot over the years because when you do a musical/comedy act, you ride the line of couth, class,political incorrectness, and when it's really funny, someone is ALWAYS gonna be offended, as a couple were last night and left my gig flipping me the bird, which as you know, just makes them look like tools. THIS IS NOT AN APOLOGY, JUST A CLARIFICATION.the best entertainers for my money are the ones that push envelopes (dice clay, howard stern, jack black, george carlin), which i try to do and is why so many people have said they come back to my shows, whether it be here in key west, vegas, l.a., the midwest.."what's he gonna do or say next?" many key west entertainers take the path of offending their audiences ON PURPOSE, and it sometimes works, and it's kind of cheap, easy humor..i.e..it's fun AND . AGAIN, EASY to laugh and make fun of someone as a group as long as it's not you that's being made fun of...kind of a bully (pussy) tactic and to me it's shallow and see through, and doesn't stand as "classic". . .i thought when i came here, i would be different by doing the opposite and treat my audiences with LOVE, while not being a pussy about it. and as so many of you know, I HAVE PUSHED THE ENVELOPE IN KEY WEST ABOUT AS FAR AS YOU CAN WITHOUT BEING ARRESTED.. the pictures can't be posted on this site, but can be seen at my gigs!. but at times, especially in a bar atmosphere, things sometimes go to far, which i have been guilty of many times, and i'm truly sorry if i've hurt anyone's feelings..but at the same time, if you are gonna come to my gig, you better bring your sense of humor and your singing and dancing shoes, or ya better just turn around and get the F out!...hope fully this attitude is what's made me a "key west classic" .peace to all those who "GET IT" and also to those who don't. love, m.a.
posted on Friday, February 16th 2007
I'D LIKE TO FIRST OFF, WISH MY FRIENDS TERRY AND SAM AND HAPPY ANNIVERSARY ON SUNDAY, FEB 11. YOUR LOVE AND SUPPORT OVER THE YEARS HERE IN KEY WEST HAVE MEANT MORE TO ME THAN YOU KNOW. CHEERS! THOSE LOCALS SPOTTED AT MY GIGS THIS WEEKEND: WALLY AND KELLY (I'LL TRY WALKING 6 MILES WALLY! KELLY AWESOME DANCING!), ROCKIN' ROBIN AND DAVE WITH TRIUPHANT RETURN OF CRYSTAL BALL, JODI (MMM!) AND FRIEND, PATTY, RAUL, AND STACY (MORE GREAT DANCING!), NOT TO MENTION MR AXL TOPPINO AND FRIENDS!..LOTSA NEW MATT VIRGINS WITH OUTTA TOWNERS BIRTHDAYS FROM DARRELL FROM COASTIES BOAT MOHAWK (LOVE THE COASTIES), BIRTHDAY AMY, AND NICHOLE FROM DETROIT (REPRESENTIN), ALSO OLD FRIENDS BUD AND BROTHER FROM DUB PUB (GO BUCKS AND I LOVE THE SWEATSHIRT)...(I SHALL RETURN TO THE "PUB" IF YOU'LL HAVE ME!)..HOPE THE TERM LESBIANS DOESN'T OFFEND...THIS GROUP THIS WEEKEND THRIVED ON IT! WHAT A BLAST WITH LORI (B-DAY GIRL IN HER THONG!), AND THE LESBIAN NEWLYWEDS CREW(CONGRATS!) THEY WERE REPEAT CUSTOMERS. SO FUN! AND HOT BUT THEY DON'T CARE WHAT I SAY!.LESBIAN PRO GOLFER AND FRIEND (MORE REPEATS!)..STRAIGHT FOLKS (ALSO FUN): NEWARK COUPLE, BOSTON /SAN FRAN CREW, CANADA GIRLS (MM! ALL BLONDE AND LADI DI!)EMILY (JESSICA SIMPSON),TAMPA 80'S ROCKER DUDES AND THEIR GIRLS! KENTUCKY GIRLS,MICHIGAN 2 COUPLES, JERSEY 2 COUPLES (ONE WENT HOME EARLY!)...LOVE YOU ALL...BE WELL AND BE GOOD TO EACH OTHER! I HAD A WHALE OF A TIME!..THANKS TO JOHN WEB MASTER..IN MEMORY OF MY BLACK MAMA, PATRICIA, WHO PASSED ON THIS WEEKEND. REST IN PEACE AND LOAN ME TWENTY DOLLA!
posted on Monday, February 12th 2007
TONIGHT'S GIG GOES OUT IN LOVING MEMORY OF PLAYBOY BUNNY ANNA-NICOLE SMITH WHO PASSED AWAY HERE IN FLORIDA JUST HOURS AGO. MY GOOD FRIEND BOUNCER JOHN JUST MOMENTS AGO REVEALED TO ME THAT (IN HIS WORDS) SHE WAS HIS EX...FURTHER INVESTIGATION WILL BE NEEDED ON THAT ONE. R.I.P.A.N.S. LET'S CELEBRATE LIFE TONIGHT!
posted on Thursday, February 8th 2007
LOOKING FORWARD TO THE BLARNEY ISLAND "SOUTH" CREW COMING IN BEAR BOTTOM SOMETIME IN THE THIRD WEEK OF FEB. I BELIEVE IT IS!...PROPRIETOR ROB HARDMAN IS A REAL GOOD FRIEND OF MINE AND WE WANT TO DO WELL FOR HIS FRIENDS FROM UP NORTH...ROB'S NOT A BAD COWBELL PLAYER EITHER!
posted on Wednesday, February 7th 2007
SUPER BOWL WEEKEND...I WILL NOT BE PERFORMING AT THE CLUB TODAY (SUPER SUNDAY) AS BEAR BOTTOM IS THROWING A SUPERBOWL PARTY WITH FREE FOOD!...SEEN AT THIS WEEKEND'S GIG-LOCALS -PATTI (MILF-STER) AND RAUL AND FRIENDS (MULTIPLE APPEARANCES), KRISTEN AND FRIENDS (AGAIN, MULTIPLE APPEARANCES), ROCKIN ROBIN (A.K.A. DIRTY SLUT) AND FRIENDS (MULTIPLE),BARTENDER JERRI AND FRIENDS (MARIA) FOR HER BIRTHDAY (HAPPY BIRTHDAY SWEET ONE!), MR. ROB HARDMAN AND FRIENDS, EX BEAR BOTTOM SHOT GIRL AND DANCING BOOBS CINDY AND HER BEST FRIEND (YEAH!),...SOMETIMES LOCAL-ALICIA AND BOB (LAUDERDALE)(SMOKIN!),OLIVIA (HOT AS HELL!) AND SISTER (SAME) AND FRIENDS FROM MIAMI (SOUTHERN CROSS) DELAND AND FRIEND (AGAIN SMOKIN), WALLY AND KELLY (THANKS FOR EVERYTHING...AGAIN!), OLD, OLD FRIEND FROM COLUMBUS OHIO...DUDE ASKED ME TO PLAY A SCARLET SONG (MY BAND FROM EARLY 80'S...CHECK OUT MUSIC PAGE ON THIS WEBSITE), W. VA GIRLS!, BALTIMORE GIRLS, W. VA COUPLE, JILL'S BIRTHDAY, THANKS FOR ANOTHER STELLAR WEEKEND...THEY TOLD ME THIS COULDN'T HAPPEN...THANKS FOR MAKING IT HAPPEN...LOVE, MATT AVERY
posted on Sunday, February 4th 2007
LOCALS SPOTTED AT THIS WEEKENDS MATT GIGS..., JAMIE AND TOM,KRISTEN AND CREW, MR. ROB HARDMAN, MOOSE AND COASTIES...OLD GIG FRIENDS-WALLY AND KELLIE, TARA, BOSTON (NOW KEY WEST) MICHAEL JACKSON-CARLTON DANCER, AND NEW FRIENDS-THE 25 PIECE FLORIDA GATORS CREW WITH DEANNA SINGER, THE MISSOURI COUPLE!, ANTIOC COUPLE, VIRGINIA CREW WITH NISA!, MISSESTOA SINGER AND CREW (WOW SHE WAS GREAT!), SALLY AND CREW (HAPPY 50TH BIRTHDAY!)...THANKS SO MUCH FOR ALL YOUR LOVE. I HAVE A STRANGE FEELINGS THAT THERE IS GONNA BE BIG BIG CHANGES AT BEAR BOTTOM BEACH CLUB...STAY TUNED FOR THE REAL STORY!...LOVE, MATT
posted on Tuesday, January 30th 2007
GOTTA CHECK IN WITH SOME DOWNER NEWS. I ACTUALLY TOOK TIME OFF WORK THIS WEEKEND TO NURSE A BAD CASE OF THE FLU. I RARELY TAKE TIME OFF BUT THIS ONE GOT ME GOOD. DOC SAID IT WAS ARELATIVE OF THE BIRD FLU! ON KEY WEST, WE'RE REAL SUSCEPTABLE TO ALL "DISEASES" THAT COME ALONG CAUSE PEOPLE BRING 'EM IN OFF THE CRUISE SHIPS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD. MY APOLOGIES TO ANYONE WHO MADE PLANS TO SEE MY SHOW AND I WASN'T THERE! I FIGURE I'VE DONE THOUSANDS OF GIGS IN MY CAREER AND PROBABLY ONLY WAS OFF SICK A FEW TIMES...NOT A BAD RECORD...BE SURE THOUGH, I WILL BE BACK ROCKIN' HARD WITHIN DAYS!. THANKS TO CERTAIN STAFF (YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE!) AND ENTERTAINERS THAT SENT THEIR WELL-WISHES. AND THE SINGERS (RANDY MAC, ACOUSTIC JOHNSON, AND BIPOLAR DISORDER) THAT PICKED UP MY SLACK BIG TIME! I PRAY FOR GOOD HEALTH FOR ALL OF YOU OUT THERE...SEE YA SOON. ALSO, NEW WEEKEND HOURS FOR ME ARE GONNA BE FRIDAYS AND SATURDAYS FROM 10PM-2AM TILL FURTHER NOTICE.
posted on Sunday, January 21st 2007
wow!a great weekend at bear bottom. season is kicking in. had the boys from n.y. there all weekend, down for fishing but lost their voices doing sing-alongs at my shows. love those guys.sal, johnathan and the other guy who didn't leave his name! ha.also, miss kelly, the model/slash dancer had everyone in the palm of her hands, just shakin' it!.i've known her from way back in the "kevin's" days. my brother, john sullivan, meeting and greeting the customers as well as being my main stage dude.my favorite quote from john to me..."even elvis had to wipe his own ass!".who else.ah, old high school friend molli from heath high checked in at the gig.what a pleasant surprise...hadn't seen each other in 25 years.i remember molli brought me a cool KISS solo albums promo poster back in '78.what a great gift!.she looks great!..we had the heather/jennifer/halley (birthday girl) party there several nights.eye candy! hot broads all!. hey ravens girls! so many great things happen at my gigs, it's hard to rememeber them all! my love to the faithful who just keep the dream alive. thank you from the bottom of my heart!
posted on Wednesday, January 17th 2007
HEY EVERYBODY!...WANT TO WISH ALL THE PEEPS A HAPPY NEW YEAR...I WAS AWAY FROM KEY WEST OVER CHRISTMAS, BUT HAD A BLAST BACK HERE AT BEAR BOTTOM FOR THE NEW YEAR'S EVE PARTY. THANKS AGAIN TO ALL MY FRIENDS WHO MADE IT OUT. IT MEANS SO MUCH THAT YOU COULD GO TO ANY BAR IN THIS AWESOME TOWN, BUT YOU END UP WITH ME!. COOL!...MY PLANS FOR 2007?..MORE GIGS AT BEAR BOTTOM, MORE UNCLOTHED WOMEN, AND FRIVOLITY! OH YEAH, AND GET A BIKE TO PEDAL MY FAT ASS OFF!.BE HEALTHY AND HAPPY AND STAY IN TOUCH!..YOUR BUD, MATT AVERY
posted on Tuesday, January 2nd 2007
THE BEAR BOTTOM CHRISTMAS PARTY WAS WONDERFUL. THANKS TO OWNERS DAVE, SI, WITH HELP FROM MISS TRUDY FOR JUST A KICK-ASS PARTY. THIS IS MY ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY AT BEAR BOTTOM SO I DIDN'T QUITE MAKE LAST YEARS' BASH, BUT THIS YEAR, WHAT A PARTY!...BUT I CAN'T SAY ENOUGH ABOUT THE FOLKS WE WORK FOR. I HAD HEARD EARLY ON, "IF YA TAKE CARE OF THEM, THEY'LL TAKE CARE OF YOU", AND THEY SURE DO. WE HIT THE SOUTHERNMOST HOUSE FOR A NICE HORS-DOEVRES AND DINNER THING, THEN HIT ISLAND DOGS, HOGS BREATH (WHERE I POOPED OUT) AND THEY FOLLOWED THAT UP WITH LATE NIGHT AT RICKS, ALL DRINKS ON DAVE AND SI!...I MUST'VE DRANK 10 WATERS!...WHOA WHAT A LUSH! I HUNG WITH MR. JOHN SULLIVAN, MOOSE AND JERRI, AND SAMANTHA FOR MOST OF THE NIGHT. WILL POST SOME COOL PICS AFTER THE NEW YEAR. I ALSO TOOK AN UPDATED PIC WITH THE TWO GIRLS ON MY TAXI SHOT. FUN, FUN...HAVE A GREAT CHRISTMAS. I WILL BE OUTTA TOWN FOR CHRISTMAS, BUT WILL BE BACK IN FULL FORCE FOR NEW YEAR'S EVE!...LATER, DUDES...AVERY
posted on Thursday, December 14th 2006
WE HAD A COUPLA BIRTHDAYS IN THE HOUSE TONIGHT...MY GOOD FRIEND, MOOSE (MATT MASSOUD) FROM THE U.S. COAST GUARD TURNED 28 AND THE 2 VERY HOT TWINS FROM GAINSVILLE WITH THE COOL NAMES (GABRIELLA AND GIOVANNA I THINK!) TURNED 21...THANKS TO JERRI AND THE BEAR BOTTOM GANG FOR MAKING SUNDAY NIGHT AN "EVENT". ALSO, SPECIAL THANKS TO MY FRIENDS JOHN AND STEVE THE BOUNCERS WHO HELP ME OUT EACH NITE...
posted on Monday, December 11th 2006
WOW! I LOVE WEEKENDS LIKE THIS...LOCALS AND EX-LOCALS ALERT...I LOVE WHEN MY "GIRL" JODI POPS IN FOR A VISIT...ALSO, BIG DADDY (CAN A GUY GET A ROCK STAR?), TINA AND STEVE (FROM THE MULCAHY'S DAYS!), OF COURSE, MY GOOD FRIEND MOOSE AND ALL THE COASTIES (EVEN SOME OUTTA TOWN COASTIES GETTIN CRAZY ON SAT NITE!), BRANDY THE FLOWER GIRL, JED AND FRIEND (LOVE THE LONG HAIR LOOK DUDE)...IT'S MY LOCAL PEEPS THAT KEEP ME GOIN ALL YEAR LONG!..LOTS OF NEW MATT PEEPS (MIAMI GIRL) AND MATT AVERY VIRGINS AS WELL...THANKS AGAIN FOR ALL THE LOVE...STAY IN TOUCH!...MATT
posted on Sunday, December 10th 2006
WOW!...WHAT A GREAT WEEKEND...AS ALWAYS, PROPS OUT TO BROTHER SONNY AND HIS BEAUTIFUL WIFE CHER (GOT YA WITH THE ZOMBIES DIDN'T I?),,,THE GIRLS FROM NAPLES (JENNY, AMY, ROCHELLE, AND THE ONE REAL CRAZY ONEWITH THE BROWN HAIR! AND THE REST OF THE HOT BABES!), OHIO PEEPS, MICHIGAN PEEPS, OF COURSE ALL THE LOCALS AND MILITARY MEN AND WOMEN WHO COME OUT...STAY IN TOUCH EVERYONE AND WE'LL SEE YA AGAIN SOON!...MATT
posted on Monday, December 4th 2006
HEY EVERYBODY!...JUST TAKING A MOMENT TO WELCOME BACK TO THE BEAR BOTTOM OUR OLD FRIEND FROM CANADA, RANDY MAC! IF YOU'VE NOT SEEN RANDY'S SHOW, YOU WILL BE AMAZED AT HIS GUITAR WIZARDRY AS WELL AS HIS GRITTY, BLUESY DELIVERY OF JOHNNY CASH MEETS PINK FLOYD MEETS LED ZEP KIND OF WIERDNESS! RANDY PLAYS EVERY THURS, FRI, SAT AND SUN RIGHT BEFORE ME ON THE 4:30-8:30 SHIFT...RUMBLINGS AROUND TOWN ARE THAT WE ARE THE BEST 1-2 PUNCH IN KEY WEST...HELL, I AGREE! THANKS TO ALL MY OTHER REGULAR PLAYERS (TAZ, ACOUSTIC JOHNSON, AND KEY WEST JESSE) FOR KEEPING THE BAR ALIVE DURING THE LEAN MONTHS. HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO ALL MY PEEPS AND THANKS FOR ALL YOUR LOVE. MATT AVERY
posted on Thursday, November 30th 2006
JUST WANNA WISH ALL MY FRIENDS FROM AROUND THE WORLD A BLESSED AND HAPPY, HEALTHY THANKSGIVING TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILIES. YOU HAVE ALL BEEN SO GOOD TO ME OVER THE YEARS. KNOW THAT MY PRAYERS ARE WITH ALL OF YOU.IF YOU'RE LIKE ME, YOU LOVE THE HOLIDAYS. SEND SOME LOVE!...YOUR BUD, MATT AVERY
posted on Wednesday, November 22nd 2006

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