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Matt (Matthew) Monaghan is the brother of English actor Dominic Monaghan, whom is 2 years younger than Matt. He originated from Manchester, UK, and had lived in various countries including Spain, Austria, Germany and Costa Rica, since he was 22.

He describes his music as “hardcore cosmic acoustic”, though on his myspace page he is labelled as “alternative, accustic, indie”.

His influences are many, including Band of Horses, Sufjan Stevens, Neil Young, My Morning Jacket, Ryan Adams, Ambulance Ltd, Midlake, Broken Social Scene, Mason Jennings, Elbow, Tom Waits, Rocky Votolato, Nick Drake, Led Zeppelin, Radiohead, Evan Dando, Euro Childs, Bon Iver, Mercury Rev, The Flaming Lips, Sigur Rós, and Jan Delay.

On August 2008, he played a few shows at Hotel Cafe in Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA, USA, and in Minneapolis at the famous 400 club.

On August 25, 2008, he released his first EP, The Lost Boundary via Amazon, iTunes, Rhapsody, and Napster. His brother provided background vocal for the song, The Zombie Song, as well as the cover-art for his EP.

On his myspace blog entry dated on September 24, 2008, he is currently located at south-west Spain, working with some new musicians and friends and working for a good friend who runs an adventure company, Adventure Bug Andalucia. He is also currently seeking for management/record deal.

Matt is currently writing new songs and rehearsing, planning to organise a new tour of Europe in 2009. He is also planning a move to Berlin, Germany in the near future.

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  • magpiebrown

    Hello Mr. Monaghan, it was such a pleasure to meet you at Kuiperfest, and Chuz, what stars you were. Please get in touch with me, send me some music, check out my show! I tried to work out how to add you on Myspace but it confounded me, please look for me at, and get in touch! Take care for now, Tessa AKA Magpie Brown :) x

    27 Jun 2009 Reply

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