We had the good fortune of connecting with Matty Singh and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Matty, what do you attribute your success to?
The most important thing that drives my success is confidence. Music is very subjective and you can’t let criticism get you. In fact as an artist your ears should be open to all criticism.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I have a band called RVNGE that I started with my best friend. When we formed the band, we decided it was time to step out of our comfort zones in the writing process. That was probably the best decision we made. It lead us up to our debut record ‘System Failure’ and I couldn’t be more proud to be one of the creators of it. I got to this point by working very hard and saving a lot of money. To this day I still work a job at the world famous Staple Center arena to help fund promotions and other expenses for RVNGE. Although the group makes its own revenue, it doesn’t hurt to add extra funding. After all we are an independent group. I wouldn’t ever say that doing what we do is ever easy. There is always a risk and you have to be willing to take it. Nothing is guaranteed and you have to be willing to accept that. The biggest challenge was getting booked. When you are a new band on the LA scene it becomes hard to get taken seriously by venues and no one wants to give you a shot especially when they don’t know if you can pack the room or not. We overcame all of that by paying our dues, we played non paid shows over and over again until we started gaining traction and that lead us to the paid gigs. Learning how to say no was the biggest lesson I’ve learned, when you have products like CD’s and merchandise. It’s overwhelming how many people want your content or products for free. People may get offended when you say no, but I learned that I have to think about growth. The real friends will always understand and support. RVNGE was created in 2019 playing our debut show at the Whisky A Go Go right here in beautiful Los Angeles. From there we played many different stages and had plans to play many more but we took a break from live music due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As of late we just released our debut record ‘System Failure’ and its available on every streaming platform and we have physical copies on our website.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
So me and the band tend to go to a lot of Lakers and Clipper games. If one of my friends came to visit I’d most likely take them to a couple NBA games. I’d have to stop by the Foxfire Room for drinks over in Valley Village. Another one of my favorite spots for food and drinks is the Rainbow Bar and Grill on Sunset. I love the beach and Dockweiler is my favorite because of the burn pits on the beach. Nothing better than a fire by the ocean. The most exciting place to meet all kind of interesting people is the Staples Center in my opinion. I encourage anyone to go catch a game, you never know who you’ll meet there.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I really have to thank three people for their overwhelming support and love over the years. The three producers: Brandon Wolfe, Jeremy Wolfe, and Paul Myles Zambrano. Without them I feel like we would still be at square one. The three of those guys pushed us to our full potential and they continue to do so. I couldn’t be more thankful to be able to work with a team that I also call my friends. I’d also like to thank one of the best friends I could ask for Ryan Seaman for drilling it in my head to move to Los Angeles. If it wasn’t for him, I’d probably still be living in Florida.
Other: System Failure physical copies: https://rvnge.bigcartel.com/product/system-failure
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