This is it. After more than six months of hard work (thanks Keith Thompson!) the band DORMAN will debut at the monthly Composers Showcase at the Smith Center. A stageful of some of Vegas’ best performers, singing my songs. Hope to see you there!
This Fourth of July weekend, the band DORMAN will be the opening act for Kenny Medcalf, an Elton John tribute artist, at the House of Blues on Friday, July 6. Matt Dorman is a Las Vegas-based performing BMI songwriter and will hit the stage at 8:00 p.m., with the opening song, “American,” kicking off the 40-minute set of toe stomping, hand clapping originals.
Dorman proudly states that they’re under construction allowing them to continue building and adding to their growing efforts. The band is being guided by the management and direction experience of Las Vegas producer Jeanne Bavaro, and music talents of Chuck Foley, of UNLV Recording Studio. This concert will feature guest vocalist Valarie Witherspoon and singer-guitar player Betsy Holm. Rounding out the seven-piece band is Victor D’Agostino, Jim Norgren, Paul Badia.
Matt’s first radio song release was “Shadows On The Wall”, released by artist Jerry Hanlon, in 1995, on the UAR Records CD “Living On Dreams, A Songwriter’s Tribute”. His first title cut, “Country Nights”, was released on UAR records and his first number one song, “Dreams”, was released by artist Cheryl K Warner, spent 42 weeks on the Roots International Top 100 chart, and six-weeks at the number one spot on that chart. Matt’s first movie cut was his song “Fear On Fear”, released in the major motion picture “Little Glory”, starring Cameron Bright from the “Twilight” saga, and Hannah Murray, from “Game Of Thrones”.
Excited to be making his debut at the House of Blues, Matt is beyond excited to experience this opportunity with his Las Vegas family, and in his own backyard. Check out the bands logo and grab yourself a T-shirt. Meet the new band at the merch booth. You’ll love where he printed the title hit song, “Granny’s Got a Tramp Stamp.”
In advance of my CD release, I’ll very soon be announcing a multi-song publishing contract with RDSD/BMI, owned by the awesome Sherri Mullen.
One song is co-written with Denny Mishler, “If You Knew God (Like I Know God)”.
RDSD has a few of my songs under publishing currently, including “Granny’s Got A Tramp Stamp” (released in 2015), “Fear On Fear” (my first movie cut), and more. I’m excited to sign more songs with a publisher that works hard for me, believes in me and my songs,and produces cuts.
My CD is still untitled, and the release date keeps getting pushed back. I will also possibly have a HUGE announcement about the recording of my CD. I’m waiting for confirmation, but this is big.