Some read Kerouac’s “On The Road” and say “that’s a nice story” while others change their name to Sal Paradise and get in the car. Matt Hopper is one of these people. Hailing from the town of Hatcher Pass, Alaska – Hopper began writing songs in his late teenage years thanks to a pawn shop purchase of The Lemonheads’ “It’s A Shame About Ray”. After his band, The Roman Candles, took home best local band awards in 2003 – he decided to have a go at the west coast. Although independent, hard working singer-songwriters are a plenty, Hopper set himself up for a career in music by utilizing his business management degree and an unquenchable thirst for the open road.
Summit Daily News in Colorado sums it up nicely – “Hopper is a monster rock n roll front man who writes brilliantly crafted pop tunes. He has the catalogue, persistence and the stage presence to be the next big thing in pop music’s re-birth of the singer/songwriter genre. He’s already proven he’s among the best of his class.”