20 Questions With Matt McAndrew

Matt McAndrew took the world by storm when he auditioned for Season 7 of The Voice. He placed second and says that he is quite content with this. Prior to The Voice, McAndrew released an album titled View Of The Pines; he also has two acoustic singles on his website that you can download for free. On his eleventh birthday, Matt was gifted a guitar. Now some may say “and the rest was history,” but in reality that was only the beginning. And as far as life after The Voice, McAndrew couldn’t be doing any better. He has toured with big name artists such as Maroon 5, Nick Jonas, Andy Grammer, American Authors, and the Plain White T’s. (Side note: I saw him when he toured with Andy Grammer and yes, he is as great live as he is on TV. Maybe even better.) Matt’s new EP titled Rush In Slowly is set to be released in July for those that “Pledged Matt” on Pledge Music. You can follow Matt on his social media: Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Youtube.

Q. When did you start playing music and writing songs?

A. I got really into guitar when I was 14 and started writing at 15.

Q. If you could wake up one morning and know how to play any instrument what would it be?

A. Probably the drums. I can play bass okay and a little piano but my drum skills are no bueno. It would be cool to record a record where I play all the instruments/would be fun to drum live for other people.

Q. If you could sing with any musician, dead or alive, who would it be?

A. Probably Paul McCartney.

Q. What was the moment when you realized you wanted to be a musician?

A. Listening to Modest Mouse when I was 14.

Q. Coke or Pepsi?

A. Used to be coke but I don’t drink soda anymore.

Q. Favorite color?

A. Orange.

Q. If you had to change your name, what would you change it to?

A. Damn. Ahhh… Wesley

Q. What’s the last album you bought?

A. NSYNC Greatest Hits

Q. Favorite pizza topping?

A. Pepperoni

Q. What is your favorite song to sing?

A. Right now “Somebody Else” by 1975

Q. Biggest pet peeve?

A. People telling me to “calm down” or something haha

Q. Craziest fan story?

A. Mmm nothing crazy, just enthusiastic.

Q. What is your phone background?

A. A picture of John Mayer and his dog with the dog wearing John’s hat.

Q. Favorite curse word?

A. Fuck

Q. Do you have a certain motto that you apply to your life?

A. Not really.

Q. What is one fact about you that no one knows?

A. There’s nothing about me that someone doesn’t know.

Q. Do you have any hidden talents?

A. I’m okay at drawing.

Q. Where do you want to be in 10 years?

A. Would like to have a couple houses and be thinking about having some kids.

Q. What can we expect from your new music?

A. Good stuff! For real though I’m excited about it. It’s a logical follow up from the voice/view of the pines. Feels good to be writing again.

Q. Any words for the fans?

A. Thanks so much for sticking with me. Lots of new music coming out in return. ♥

Well, there you have it. 20 questions with Matt McAndrew.

xoxo Christina Cecilia

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