Singer, musician, guitarist and radio host Matt Taylor from Long Island, New York was born on August 13, 1995. As the grandson of the late, legendary radio broadcaster Jack Ellsworth, who was also friends with the likes of Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, Benny Goodman and Tommy Dorsey, Matt was raised listening to the great artists from the “Golden Age of Popular Music.” At the age of eleven, Matt taught himself to play guitar and began singing and performing and stepped into the spotlight when he was cast as the lead in his school musical.
Matt was subsequently cast in other musical productions and in 2009, he began posting covers on YouTube. He was soon pursued by several agents in NY and worldwide and asked to perform as a cover artist and tribute act. Matt directed his focus toward children with cancer and other life threatening illnesses in honor of his sister who is a childhood leukemia survivor. In the same year, Matt began co-hosting his grandfather’s popular radio program Memories in Melody, when he was only 14.
Matt was invited to perform for Macy’s in New York City and he has also performed at numerous events and concerts such as, American Cancer’s Society’s Relay for Life, Autism Speaks, Leukemia Lymphoma Society’s Light the Night, Make-A-Wish and The Jones Beach Band Shell Summer Concert Series. Matt has also performed as a guest vocalist numerous times with the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra and the Glenn Miller Orchestra at the Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts on Long Island, NY.
Since his grandfather’s passing in 2013 and at his request, Matt is currently the popular radio host of the now nationally syndicated “Memories in Melody,” carrying on the tradition to an ever-growing audience. Matt has also become more in demand as a vocalist and guitarist with an eclectic repertoire, covering the music of artists such as James Taylor, The Beatles, Ed Sheeran and more. Now, with nearly two million views on his YouTube channel, Matt has been contacted directly by television talent competitions and several L.A. based music agents, record labels and producers. He is currently focusing on writing his own music and performing locally, honored to primarily devote his attention to his “Poppy’s” request to keep the greatest music by the greatest artists alive through the Memories in Melody Radio legacy.