Matt Wilson (singer)

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Matt Wilson
Birth name Matthew Robert Wilson
Born (1963-03-28) March 28, 1963 (age 52)
Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States[1]
Genres Alternative rock, rock
Instruments Vocals, guitar, drums
Labels Planet Maker Records
Associated acts Trip Shakespeare, The Flops, The Twilight Hours, Polara

Matthew Robert "Matt" Wilson (born March 28, 1963)[1] is a singer-songwriter best known as the frontman of the band Trip Shakespeare. While Wilson was an English concentrator at Harvard he met John Munson and Elaine Harris and formed the band Trip Shakespeare.[2] After the breakup he was a drummer for a Minneapolis band called Polara. He also produced for bands like Steel Shank, Magnet, The Wonsers, and Velma.[3][4]

In 1998, he released an album called Burnt, White and Blue on his own label, Planet Maker Records.[5]

He had an online project called "Main Output" at (which is now owned by a different Matt Wilson) where he posted songs in progress (like "The Follidaze of Highland Heights", "Raking Service" and "Troublemaker") and funny photo journals but eventually abandoned it.

From 2001 to 2005, Wilson and John Munson performed as The Flops, renamed "The Twilight Hours" in 2008.[6] He had promoted his new band with John Munson as the Dark Nights with but the domain has expired. Wilson's brother Dan Wilson later led the band Semisonic.

Wilson is currently performing once again with John Munson in The Twilight Hours.


  1. ^ a b Minnesota, Birth Index, 1935-2002
  2. ^ Kara McHugh Kalupson. "TS-The Mystery". Retrieved 2013-08-04. 
  3. ^ "Matt Wilson". Retrieved 2015-08-24. 
  4. ^ [1][dead link]
  5. ^ "The Flops: Information and Much More from". Retrieved 2013-08-04. 
  6. ^ "John Munson and Matt Wilson ascend to Soft Rock Heaven". The Twilight Hours. Retrieved 2013-08-04.