Matthew Perryman Jones

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Matthew Perryman Jones
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Matthew Perryman Jones performing at the University of Wisconsin-Stout, October 2008.
Background information
Born (1973-12-25) December 25, 1973 (age 40)
Origin Levittown, Pennsylvania
Genres Pop rock, Folk rock, Indie
Occupations Singer-Songwriter
Years active 2000–present
Labels Independent
Associated acts Ten Out of Tenn
Website www.mpjmusic.com

Matthew Perryman Jones (born 1973) is an American singer-songwriter who currently lives in Nashville, Tennessee.

Career[edit]

Early career and Nowhere Else but Here (1997–2000)[edit]

Jones began his career as a singer-songwriter in 1997, playing his first public performances at Eddie's Attic in Decatur, Georgia.[1] In 2000, Jones issued his first solo release, Nowhere Else but Here, after moving to Nashville to pursue music full-time.

Throwing Punches in the Dark (2001–2007)[edit]

In 2006, he released the album Throwing Punches in the Dark. Produced by Neilson Hubbard (Glen Phillips, Garrison Starr), the album was a departure from his Folk/Americana sound to something more Pop Rock.

In 2007, Jones performed at the historic Alabama Theatre in Birmingham, Alabama for the 10-year celebration of the syndicated radio program, Reg's Coffee House, sharing the stage with Stoll Vaughan, Jim James (My Morning Jacket) and Patty Griffin. At this show, Matthew first performed his song Save You which, after recording, would launch Jones onto the national scene with a high profile placement in the season finale of Kyle XY.

Swallow the Sea (2008–2011)[edit]

In 2008, Jones teamed up with producer Neilson Hubbard to produce the album Swallow the Sea. Released August 19, 2008, this album that included the single Save You, gained traction in television and saw a growing number of placements in North American prime time television through 2012. The song's 2009 music video features Jaimie Alexander, the actress who portrayed Jessi on the TV series Kyle XY.[2]

In 2010, Jones released two EPs. One official release, The Distance in Between, and another unofficial digital release Crash, Boom, Bang, which was released exclusively through Noisetrade. Crash, Boom, Bang was a collection of songs either that did not make the cut on Swallow the Sea or were not finished enough to be included.[citation needed]

Land of the Living (2012–Present)[edit]

Jones released his third full-length record, Land of the Living, on May 29, 2012.[3] According to American Songwriter, the album was funded through Kickstarter[4] by his fans and was inspired by high art and philosophy, such as "Vincent van Gogh's letters to his brother, Theo van Gogh; Federico Garcia Lorca’s idea of Duende (a heightened sense of emotion, expression, and authenticity in music), and the writings of Persian poet and philosopher Rumi."[5]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • Nowhere Else But Here, 2000
  • Throwing Punches in the Dark, 7 March 2006
  • Swallow the Sea, 19 August 2008
  • Until the Dawn Appears, 8 March 2011
  • Land of the Living, 29 May 2012

EPs[edit]

  • For the Road, 2003
  • Crash, Boom, Bang (digital only release), 2010
  • The Distance in Between, 13 April 2010

Singles[edit]

  • Where the Road Meets the Sun, 15 May 2009
  • Out of Reach, 14 September 2009
  • Until The Last Falling Star, 12 October 2010
  • Only You, 21 October 2010
  • Looking for You Again, 1 November 2011

Song placements[edit]

Jones has gained notoriety both in the United States and internationally through the placements of his music in feature films and television shows.

2007[edit]

  • Save You - Kyle XY, Episode 2.13 - 'Leap of Faith', 2007
  • Save You - Private Practice, Episode 1.03 - 'In Which Addison Finds the Magic', 2007

2008[edit]

  • Waiting on the Light to Change & Beneath the Silver Moon - Eli Stone, Episode 1.07 -'Freedom', 7 February 2008
  • Feels Like Letting Go - One Tree Hill (TV Series), Episode 6.03 - 'Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly.’
  • Beneath the Silver Moon - Eli Stone, March 2008

2009[edit]

  • Save You - Royal Pains, Episode 1.4 - 'TB or Not TB', 2009
  • Save You - One Tree Hill Episode 6.19 - 'Letting Go', 2009
  • Save You - Bones, Episode 4.24 - 'The Beaver in the Otter', 2009
  • Out of the Shadows - Kyle XY, Episode 3.2 - 'Psychic Friend', 2009
  • Where The Road Meets The Sun - Grey's Anatomy, Episode 5.23 - 'Here's to Future Days', 14 May 2009
  • Out of Reach - One Tree Hill Episode 7.01 - '4:30 AM Apparently They Were Traveling Abroad'
  • Rain or Shine - Bones, Episode 5.9 - 'The Gamer in the Grease', 3 December 2009
  • Stay Behind Me - Trauma, Episode 1.8 - 'M'Aidez', 16 November 2009
  • Lifeline - A&E “Intervention” Promo, May 2009
  • Where The Road Meets The Sun - The Greatest (Film Trailer (World Ex US), July 2009
  • Lifeline - Army Wives (promo) July 2009
  • Swallow The Sea - Royal Pains Episode #110, August 2009
  • I Can’t Get You Out of My Mind - Private Practice, Episode #308, November 2009
  • Amelia - One Tree Hill, Episode #3T7572, July 2009
  • Bomb Scare - Raising The Bar, Episode #215, September 2009
  • Breaking Out The Windows - Kyle XY, February 2009
  • Sinking Wishes - Jockeys, February 2009
  • Where the Road Meets the Sun - To Save A Life (Film), November 2009

2010[edit]

  • Until The Last Falling Star - Grey's Anatomy Season 7, Episode 4: 'Can't Fight Biology'
  • Out of Reach - Pretty Little Liars, Episode 1.10 - 'Keep Your Friends Close', 10 August 2010
  • I Don't Want to Leave - Private Practice, Episode 4.01 - Season Premiere, 23 September 2010
  • Out Of Reach - Make It or Break It, Episode 1.12 - 'Follow The Leader' 11 January 2010
  • Where The Road Meets The Sun - The Greatest Trailer (US Only), April 2010
  • Where The Road Meets The Sun - Pretty Little Liars, Episode #401, April 2010
  • Only You - Brothers & Sisters, Episode #505, 24 October 2010
  • Out of Reach - Pretty Little Liars, Soundtrack, October 2010
  • Stay By Me - Pretty LIttle Liars, Episode #111, December 2010
  • Stay Beside Me - Trauma, Episode #106, March 2010

2011[edit]

  • Looking for You Again - Grey's Anatomy, Episode 8.08 - 'Heart-Shaped Box', 3 November 2011
  • Out of Reach - Pretty Little Liars, Episode 1.21 - 'Monsters in the End', 14 March 2011
  • Save You - Pretty Little Liars, Episode 2.08 - 'Save The Date', 2 August 2011
  • Satellites - Something Borrowed (Alcon Film), February 2011
  • I Don’t Want To Leave - Pretty Little Liars, Episode #121, March 2011
  • Out of the Shadows - Fairly Legal (USA Network), May 2011
  • Save You - Against The Wall, #108, September 2011
  • Only You - Pretty LIttle Liars, Episode #218, November 2011

2012[edit]

  • Save You - NY Med, 14 August 2012
  • Waiting For The Light To Change - What to Expect When You're Expecting June 2012
  • Only You - Pretty Little Liars- Episode 2.18 - 'A Kiss Before Lying', 30 January
  • Homage for the Suffering - Hollyoaks, Episode 3297, March 2012
  • On Top Of The World - Switched At Birth, Episode #1022, March 2012
  • Echoes of Eden - Teen Mom 2, Episode #212, January 2012
  • Feels Like Letting Go - Teen Mom 2, Episode #212, January 2012
  • Homage for the Suffering - Flashpoint, Episode #505, June 2012
  • Machine Gun Love - Teen Mom 2, Episode #211, January 2012
  • Satellites - Pretty Little Liars, Episode #222, January 2012
  • Waiting On The Light To Change - Make It Or Break It, Episode #3005, Feb. 2012
  • Whisper - Pretty Little Liars, Episode #221, January 2012

2013[edit]


2014[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/bio/index.jsp?pid=503635
  2. ^ "Save You music video". September 4, 2009. Retrieved 2013-02-01. 
  3. ^ http://www.mpjmusic.com/land-of-the-living-cover/
  4. ^ "MPJ & the Search for Duende". 6 August 2011. Retrieved 2013-02-01. 
  5. ^ Allen, Eric (2012-06-05). "Matthew Perryman Jones: Land of the Living". American Songwriter. Retrieved 2012-06-06. 

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