Scannell in 2014
|Instruments||Vocals, guitar, keyboards|
|Associated acts||Vertical Horizon
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Matthew "Matt" Scannell is an American singer, guitarist, songwriter and musician. Scannell is the lead vocalist, lead guitarist, primary songwriter, and founding member of the alternative rock band Vertical Horizon.
Scannell is a native of Worcester, Massachusetts. He was given his first guitar when he was seven years old. Scannell attended high school at Deerfield Academy in Deerfield, Massachusetts. He enrolled at Georgetown University in Washington D.C. after graduation from high school.
In 1991, Scannell and another Georgetown student, Keith Kane, formed Vertical Horizon. The two began performing in Washington clubs in October 1991. Scannell received a bachelor's degree in psychology from Georgetown University in 1992.
Singer Richard Marx and Scannell collaborated to release the albums Duo in 2008 and Duo Live in 2010. On June 8, 2011, Scannell appeared at the Arcada Theatre in St. Charles, Illinois, with actor Hugh Jackman. Scannell and Jackman were invited to perform as guests of Marx.
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