This boy's voice! Okay, he's not a boy, but when you're as old as I am, anyone whose age is within a decade of your own son's is a boy. Okay, he's out of that range, which makes it acceptable that someone my age might get tingly all over when he sings. My point is that Matt Walst has a voice that can melt your heart or stir your blood.
It was a few years ago that I first heard this "boy's" voice. His band, My Darkest Days, and two other bands were opening that very long, loud, fabulous night for Hinder, the headlining band. I was intrigued, entertained, excited when MDD started playing, but when they did a cover of Duran Duran's Come Undone, I just about came unhinged. I've been hooked on Matt's voice ever since, and fortunate to live in an area of the country where hearing him perform live has been easy. Last year it was when MDD opened in Atlanta for Nickelback with Seether and Bush, and then again last night when he performed as front man for
Three Days Grace.
Such a badass!
The post-apocalyptic Vegas themed set and body make up was awesome. Lighting was amazing!
Matt had his stage persona down pat, absolutely pumping up the crowd every time he moved or opened his mouth.
He wasn't unprofessional, by any means, the first time I saw him perform, but last night he just seemed to have reached a whole new level. And he appeared to love every minute of it.
I think Adam Gontier's retirement was the best thing that could have happened for Matt, the band, and definitely for someone who is thanking her lucky stars to have one of her favorite voices paired with such impactful lyrics and powerful music.