Month: January 2017

About

matty g

Matt Guarino is a certified teacher, musician and online entrepreneur. He is a graduate of Iona College and Lehman College where he earned degrees in both Marketing and Education. He can play many different musical instruments such as the guitar, drums and electric keyboard. His Matty G the Musician one man band videos earned him millions of YouTube hits, thousands of fans, and led to work on an MTV show and a commercial for the 2010 Grammy Awards. He also has acting credits on IMDB. He has spent the last four years running the music program at schools in the Bronx and Westchester County and also teaches several courses on Udemy, including a Garageband course that was featured on the official Udemy blog. He loves traveling, learning and being creative, and can be found at mattygthemusician.com.

Timeline

1995

Started teaching self guitar and writing music while in grade school

 

2001

Started teaching self keyboard 

 

2002

Started teaching self drums 

Started multitrack recording on 3 instruments 

Started playing lead guitar in a band called “The Fifth Element” 

Played first live show at the first annual Stepinac High School talent show

 

2003

Joined a band called “Xiphoid Rose” (later called Silver Spade) as bass guitar player

 

2005

Started solo project “Bellevue

Performed several live shows with a rotating lineup of members of Xiphoid Rose and other friends

 

2006

Started developing one man band 

 

2007

Debuted live one man band in May, winning the Mr. Iona competition at college

Featured on the front page of Collegehumor.com for one day in Summer 2007

Red Jumpsuit Apparatus shared the cover of their song to their fans and featured it on their YouTube page

Tanya from AtheneWins gives shout out on YouTube

Favorited by YouTuber Ronald Jenkees and on his channel for some time

Achieved several YouTube honors and high rankings in first year

Joined the staff at WQHT HOT 97

 

2008

Peaked at number 7 most watched YouTube Musician for a week in January 2008

Was the subject of a student documentary project

Alicia Keys YouTube channel favorites cover of “No One”

Opened a show for comedian DL Hughley at Iona College

Reached 1 million YouTube views in 13 months since starting MGM channel

Favorited by YouTuber The Angry Video Game Nerd and on his channel for some time

Performed live at The University of Scranton in Fall 2008 with comedian Chris Gardner

Featured again on Collegehumor.com for Legend of Zelda video

 

2009

Performed live at the Rochester Institute of Technology with comedian Chris Gardner

Approached by MTV to co-host a TV show pilot

Was the subject of a second student documentary project

 

2010

Asked to be featured in a commercial for the 2010 Grammys

 

2011

Started mattygthemusician.com

 

2012

Asked to be part of a documentary by Casey Hayward highlighting YouTube artists

Performed “End of the World” show with friends Jason Hazell, Alex Bossi and Chris Gardner

Received a masters degree and became a licensed teacher

Began teaching music professionally

 

2013

Did background acting work for several television shows/commercials/movies including The Amazing Spiderman 2, Person of Interest, and Unforgettable 

Credited on IMDB for background work on A Crime to Remember

 

2014

Joined Udemy

 

2015

Created 4 paid courses for Udemy and other sites in 2015

GarageBand course was one of the highest ranking music courses on Udemy.com

Asked by Udemy to feature GarageBand course in an official Udemy blog post

Relaunched mattygthemusician.com 

 

2016

Co-instructed Udemy course with Joseph Evans

Started co-hosting Hi-5 Countdown Podcast with Seth Opiel and Tony

Worked on Billions, Blindspot, and A Crime to Remember

 

The Complete One Man Band Videos List *With Links*

Here is a list of every One Man Band video done by Matty G the Musician in (mostly) chronological order.

 

1) Theme Song from The Legend of Zelda

Link: ONE MAN ZELDA BAND!!!


 

Original Link: ONE MAN ZELDA BAND!!! Legend of Zelda Cover on 3 Instruments at the SAME TIME


 

Description: This video was filmed around February/March 2007 and was Matty G the Musician’s first ever one man band video. It was featured on CollegeHumor.com, Gorillamask.net and EJB.com in January 2008.

 

2) Nelly Furtado – “Maneater”

Link: Nelly Furtado – Maneater One Man Band


 

Original Link: Nelly Furtado- Maneater (One Man Band) Guitar Drums Piano Cover MattyGtheMusician


 

Description: This was the 2nd Matty G the Musician video made and released on YouTube and was made around March/April 2007.

 

3) Rihanna – “Umbrella”

Link: Rihanna- Umbrella ONE MAN BAND!!! Cover on 3 Instruments at the SAME TIME


 

Original Link: Rihanna- Umbrella ONE MAN BAND!!! Cover on 3 Instruments at the SAME TIME


 

Description: This video was filmed in May/June 2007 and was the first Matty G video to have any type of recognition. It was on Collegehumor’s front page on July 2nd and was fairly successful on Break.com around the same time. It is the 3rd MGM video to ever be made.

 

4) Survivor – “Eye of the Tiger”

Link: EYE OF THE TIGER ONE MAN BAND!!! Cover on 3 Instruments at the SAME TIME


 

Original Link: EYE OF THE TIGER ONE MAN BAND!!! Cover on 3 Instruments at the SAME TIME


 

Description: This video was one of my earlier ones. It is the 4th one to ever be released and made around May/June 2007.

 

5) Pachelbel – “Canon in D”

Link: Pachelbel- Canon in D (One Man Band)


 

Original Link: Pachelbel- Canon in D (One Man Band) Guitar Drums Piano Cover MattyGtheMusician


 

Description: Matty G plays “Canon” by looping seven guitar parts together, one after the other.

 

6) Ne-Yo – “Because of You”, Fabolous – “Better”, Shop Boyz – “Party Like a Rockstar”

Link: Shop Boyz – Party Like A Rockstar ONE MAN BAND!!!


 

Original Link: Party Like A Rockstar ONE MAN BAND!!! SHOP BOYS MattyGtheMusician.com


 

Description: Matty G jams out on 3 instruments at the same time.

 

7) The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus – “Face Down”

Link: The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus- Face Down ONE MAN BAND!!!


 

Original Link: RED JUMPSUIT APPARATUS- Face Down ONE MAN BAND!!! cover on guitar drums keyboard


 

Description: Matty G the Musician plays “Face Down” on 3 instruments at the same time. In 2007, this video was shared by The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus to their fans. It was favorited and featured on their official YouTube channel for several years.

 

8) Diddy – “Last Night”

Link: Diddy- Last Night ONE MAN BAND!!! Cover on Guitar, Drums and Keyboard MattyGtheMusician


 

Original Link: Diddy- Last Night ONE MAN BAND!!! Cover on Guitar Drums Piano MattyGtheMusician


 

Description: “Last Night” played on guitar, drums and keyboard at the same time by Matty G.

 

9) Muse – “Time is Running Out”

Link: Muse- Time is Running Out ONE MAN BAND!!! Cover on Guitar, Drums and Keyboard MattyGtheMusician


 

Original Link: Muse- Time is Running Out ONE MAN BAND!!! Cover on Guitar Drums Piano MattyGtheMusician


 

Description: Matty G the Musician plays Mu$e on 3 instruments. This is the first Matty G video to have the Red and Blue logo.

 

10) Boys Like Girls, Fall Out Boy, Pink, Rihanna, Kat Deluna, Sean Kingston Medley

Link: Sean Kingston & Kat Deluna ONE MAN BAND!!! Cover on Guitar, Drums and Piano MattyGtheMusician


 

Original Link: Sean Kingston & Kat Deluna ONE MAN BAND!!! Cover on Guitar Drums Piano MattyGtheMusician


 

Description: 6 songs played in 2 minutes by Matty G, on 3 instruments at the same time.

 

11) Bon Jovi – “Bad Name”

Link: Bon Jovi – “Bad Name” Cover by ONE MAN BAND!


 

Original Link: Bon Jovi ONE MAN ROCK BAND!!! bad name


 

Description: Bon Jovi “Bad Name” played on guitar, drums and keyboard at the same time by Matty G.

 

12) Kanye West – “Stronger”, “Big Brother” and “Homecoming”

Link: Kanye West – Stronger ONE MAN BAND!!! Cover on Guitar Drums Piano MattyGtheMusician


 

Original Link: Kanye West- Stronger ONE MAN BAND!!! Cover on Guitar Drums Piano MattyGtheMusician


 

Description: Kanye West played on guitar, drums and keyboard at the same time by Matty G. This video was originally released in 2007 and was plugged by Tania from the popular AtheneWins channel.

 

13) Theme Song from Halloween

Link: HALLOWEEN THEME SONG ONE MAN BAND!!! 


 

Original Link: HALLOWEEN ONE MAN BAND!!!


 

Description: Matty G the Musician plays the Halloween song on three instruments at the same time.

 

14) Pachelbel – “Canon in D”

Link: Canon in D by Matty G the One Man Band


 

Original Link: Canon in D by Matty G the One Man Band


 

Description: Matty G the Musician plays Canon on guitar, drums and piano, all at the same time.

 

15) Europe – “The Final Countdown”

Link: FINAL COUNTDOWN ONE MAN BAND!!! Cover on 3 Instruments at the SAME TIME


 

Original Link: FINAL COUNTDOWN ONE MAN BAND!!! Cover on 3 Instruments at the SAME TIME


 

Description: Matty G the Musician plays Europe’s “The Final Countdown” on guitar, drums and piano, all at the same time.

 

16) Britney Spears- “Piece of Me” and “Gimme More”

Link: Britney Spears ONE MAN BAND!!! Piece of Me on Guitar, Drums, and Keyboard 


 

Original Link: ONE MAN BAND!!! pieceofme


 

Description: Britney Spears played on guitar, drums and keyboard at the same time by Matty G.

 

17) The NFL on FOX Theme

Link: NFL on FOX Theme Song ONE MAN BAND!!! Cover on 3 Instruments at the SAME TIME


 

Original Link: NFL on FOX Theme Song ONE MAN BAND!!! Cover on 3 Instruments at the SAME TIME


 

Description: Matty G plays the NFL on FOX theme on guitar, drums and keyboard.

 

18) The Tetris Theme Song

Link: Tetris Theme Song ONE MAN BAND! 


 

Original Link: one man band


 

Description: Tetris played on guitar, drums and keyboard at the same time by Matty G.

 

19) Real McCoy – “Run Away”

Link: Real McCoy- Run Away ONE MAN BAND Cover on Guitar, Drums and Keyboard


 

Original Link: Real McCoy- Runaway ONE MAN BAND cover on guitar drums keyboard


 

Description: “Runaway” played on guitar, drums and keyboard at the same time by Matty G.

 

20) Baby Bash- “Cyclone”, Chris Brown- “Kiss Kiss”

Link: Chris Brown- Kiss Kiss (One Man Band) Guitar Drums Piano Cover MattyGtheMusician

 

Original Link: Chris Brown- Kiss Kiss (One Man Band) Guitar Drums Piano Cover MattyGtheMusician


 

Description: This video was filmed in January 2008 and was the 20th Matty G the Musician video. It became the most popular MG video in a matter of days and led to a number of Honors.

Highest Honors:
#65 Most Viewed (This Month)- Music
(January)

It also helped my channel become:
#7 Most Viewed (This Week)- Musicians
#28 Most Viewed (This Month)- Music
(Both in January)

 

21) Jordin Sparks – “Tattoo”

Link: Jordin Sparks- Tattoo ONE MAN BAND Cover on Guitar Drums Keyboard


 

Original Link: Jordin Sparks- Tattoo ONE MAN BAND cover on guitar drums keyboard


 

Description: Jordin Sparks- Tattoo ONE MAN BAND cover on guitar drums keyboard.

 

22) Linkin Park – “Numb”

Link: Linkin Park- Numb ONE MAN BAND!!! Cover on Guitar Drums Piano MattyGtheMusician


 

Original Link: Linkin Park- Numb ONE MAN BAND!!! Cover on Guitar Drums Piano MattyGtheMusician


 

Description: Matty G plays Linkin Park “Numb” on guitar, drums and keyboards, all at the same time.

 

23) Alicia Keys – “No One”

Link: Alicia Keys- No One ONE MAN BAND!!! Cover on Guitar Drums Piano MattyGtheMusician


 

Original Link: Alicia Keys- No One ONE MAN BAND!!! Cover on Guitar Drums Piano MattyGtheMusician


 

Description: Matty G plays “No One” on guitar, drums and keyboards, all at the same time.

 

24) Dr. Wily Stage 1 Theme From Mega Man 2

Link: MEGA MAN 2: Dr Wily Stage  1 on Guitar, Drums and Keyboard


 

Original Link: MEGA MAN 2: Dr Wily Stage 1


 

Description: Mega Man 2 Dr. Wily Stage 1 on Guitar, Drums and Keyboard. One Man Band Matty G.

 

25) Matty G the Musician – “Level Up”

Link: MATTY G THEME SONG!!!

 

Original Link: MATTY G THEME SONG!!!


 

Description: Original beat idea turned into a one man band video.

 

26) Michael Jackson – “Beat It”

Link: Michael Jackson- Beat It Cover by a One Man Band


 

Original Link: Michael Jackson- Beat It Cover by a One Man Band


 

Description: Michael Jackson “Beat It” Cover on Guitar Drums Piano by MattyG.

 

27) Madonna – “4 Minutes”

Link: Madonna- 4 Minutes ONE MAN BAND cover on guitar drums keyboard


 

Original Link: Madonna- 4 Minutes ONE MAN BAND cover on guitar drums keyboard


 

Description: Madonna- 4 Minutes ONE MAN BAND cover on guitar, drums and keyboard.

 

28) Akon – “Dangerous”

Link: Akon – Dangerous ONE MAN BAND! Guitar Drum Keyboard Cover 


 

Original Link: Akon ONE MAN BAND!!! dangerous


 

Description: Matty G plays Akon’s “Dangerous” on 3 instruments.

 

29) Cherish- “Killa”

Link: Cherish – “Killa” featuring Yung Joc ONE MAN BAND!!! 


 

Original Link: Yung Joc ONE MAN BAND!!! “killa”


 

Description: Matty G jams out to “Killa” on 3 instruments at the same time.

 

30) Kanye West – “Flashing Lights”

Link: Kanye West- Flashing Lights ONE MAN BAND!!!


 

Original Link: Kanye West- Flashing Lights ONE MAN BAND!!! Cover on Guitar Drums Piano MattyGtheMusician


 

Description: Kanye West- Flashing Lights ONE MAN BAND!!! Cover on Guitar Drums Piano MattyGtheMusician.

 

31) Leona Lewis – “Bleeding Love”

Link: Leona Lewis “Bleeding Love” ONE MAN BAND!!!


 

Original Link: Leona Lewis “bleeding love” ONE MAN BAND


 

Description: Leona Lewis – “Bleeding Love” ONE MAN BAND!!! 

 

32) The Angry Video Game Nerd Theme Song

Link: Angry Video Game Nerd Theme Song ONE MAN BAND!!!


 

Original Link: Angry Video Game Nerd Theme Song ONE MAN BAND!!! Cover on Guitar Drums Piano MattyGtheMusician


 

Description: ANGRY VIDEO GAME NERD on guitar, drums and keyboards by Matty G. THIS WAS FAVORITED BY AVGN HIMSELF- THANKS AVGN!

This video was filmed in November 2008 and is the 32nd One Man Band video by Matty G the Musician.

Previous Gaming Honors:
#46 Top Rated (This Week) (11/26/08)
#71 Top Favorited (This Week) (11/26)
#63 Most Discussed (Today)
#79 Most Viewed (Today) (Canada)
#72 Most Viewed (Today) (Sweden)
#43 Top Favorited (Today)
#21 Top Rated (Today)

 

33) Theme Song From X-Men: The Animated Series

Link: X-Men ONE MAN BAND!!

 

Original Link: X-Men ONE MAN BAND!!


 

Description: In anticipation of the Wolverine movie: theme song from the 90’s cartoon on guitar, drums and keyboard.

 

34) Bush – “Glycerine”

Link: one man band (Guitar-Keys-Drums-Vocals)

 

Original Link: one man band (Guitar-Keys-Drums-Vocals)


 

Description: The first song I ever learned on guitar (circa 1997): “Glycerine”

 

35) Lady Gaga – “Poker Face”

Link: Lady Gaga- Poker Face ONE MAN BAND!!! 


 

Original Link: Lady Gaga- Poker Face on Guitar Drums and Keyboard at the SAME TIME


 

Description: “Poker Face” played on guitar, drums and keyboards at the same time by Matty G the Musician. This video is featured in the “We’re All Fans: Lady Gaga” commercial for the 2010 Grammy’s. It was also featured in a pilot for an unreleased MTV show.

 

36) Beyonce – “Halo”

Link: Beyonce- Halo ONE MAN BAND!!!


 

Original Link: Beyonce- Halo ONE MAN BAND!!! Cover on Guitar Drums Piano MattyGtheMusician


 

Description: “Halo” on guitar, drums and keyboard AT THE SAME TIME by Matty G. This video was made for an MTV show pilot in May 2009, along with three other covers: “Poker Face”, “Right Round” and “Know Your Enemy”.

 

37) Flo Rida – “Right Round”

Link: Flo Rida- Right Round ONE MAN BAND!!!


 

Original Link: Flo Rida- Right Round ONE MAN BAND cover on guitar drums keyboard


 

Description: “Right Round” on Guitar, Drums, and Keyboard at the Same Time by Matty G the Musician.

 

38) Lady Gaga – “Bad Romance”

Link: Lady Gaga Bad Romance ONE MAN BAND!!!


 

Original Link: Lady Gaga Bad Romance ONE MAN BAND!!! MattyGtheMusician


 

Description: “Bad Romance” on Guitar, Drums, and Keyboard at the SAME TIME!!!

 

39) Street Fighter 2 Medley

Link: Street Fighter 2 ONE MAN BAND!!!


 

Original Link: Street Fighter 2 ONE MAN BAND!!! Cover on Guitar Drums Piano MattyGtheMusician


 

Description: Guile’s Theme Song on guitar, drums and keyboard by Matty G the Musician. Also, a little bit of Ken and Zangief’s themes. It’s more like the SF 2 versions, because I like those better. These are 3 of my favorite songs on that soundtrack. MattyGtheMusician.com

#86 – Top Favorited (Today)) – Gaming 3.15.10 THANKS!!

 

40) Jay Sean – “Down”

Link: Jay Sean- Down ONE MAN BAND!!!


 

Original Link: Jay Sean- Down ONE MAN BAND cover on guitar drums keyboard


 

Description: Matty G plays Jay Sean’s “Down” on Guitar, Keys and Drums….. at the same time.  

 

41) Europe – “The Final Countdown”

Link: Europe – The Final Countdown ONE MAN BAND!!!


 

Original Link: Europe- Final Countdown ONE MAN BAND!!! Cover on Guitar Drums Piano MattyGtheMusician


 

Description: “Final Countdown” on Guitar, Drums, and Keyboard. Performed by Matt Guarino a.k.a. Matty G the Musician.

 

42) Theme Song From X-Men: The Animated Series

Link: X-Men: The Animated Series Theme Song ONE MAN BAND!!!


 

Original Link: X-Men ONE MAN BAND!!! Cover on Guitar Drums Piano MattyGtheMusician


 

Description: The awesome theme song from the epic series of the nineties. Played on guitar, drums and keyboard by Matty G the Musician.

 

43) Castlevania Themes From Stage 1 and Stage 2

Link: Castlevania ONE MAN BAND!!!


 

Original Link: Castlevania ONE MAN BAND!!! Cover on Guitar Drums Piano MattyGtheMusician


 

Description: Castlevania Stage 1 and 2 on guitar, drums, and keyboard.

 

44) Edward Maya – “Stereo Love”

Link: Edward Maya- Stereo Love ONE MAN BAND!!!


 

Original Link: Edward Maya- Stereo Love ONE MAN BAND!!! Cover on Guitar Drums Piano MattyGtheMusician


 

Description: “Stereo Love” on Guitar Drums and Keyboard by Matty G the Musician.

 

45) Theme Song from Beverly Hills 90210

Link: Beverly Hills 90210 ONE MAN BAND!!!


 

Original Link: Beverly Hills 90210 ONE MAN BAND!!! Cover on Guitar Drums Piano MattyGtheMusician


 

Description: BEVERLY HILLS 90210 theme song on guitar, drums and keyboard. Matty G the Musician.

Notes: First time using the second version of the logo.

 

46) MGMT – “Kids”

Link: MGMT- Kids ONE MAN BAND!!!


 

Original Link: MGMT- Kids ONE MAN BAND!!! Cover on Guitar Drums Piano MattyGtheMusician


 

Description: MGMT “Kids” on guitar, drums and keyboard at the same time. Cover by Matty G the Musician.

 

47) Linkin Park – “New Divide”

Link: Linkin Park- New Divide ONE MAN BAND!!!


 

Original Link: Linkin Park- New Divide ONE MAN BAND!!! Cover on Guitar Drums Piano MattyGtheMusician


 

Description: MattyGtheMusician does Linkin Park on guitar, drums and keyboard.

 

48) Katy Perry – “E.T.”

Link: Katy Perry- E.T. ONE MAN BAND!!! Cover on 3 Instruments at the SAME TIME


 

Original Link: Katy Perry- E.T. ONE MAN BAND!!! Cover on 3 Instruments at the SAME TIME


 

Description: Katy Perry’s “ET” on guitar, drums and keyboard. An interpretation by Matty G the Musician.

 

49) Jay-Z & Kanye West – “Paris”

Link: Jay-Z & Kanye West – Paris Cover ONE MAN BAND

 

Original Link: Jay-Z & Kanye West – Paris Cover ONE MAN BAND


 

Description: Jay-Z & Kanye West on guitar, drums, keyboard at the same time. One Man Band style.

 

50) Zedd – “Stay the Night”

Link: Zedd – Stay the Night ONE MAN BAND!!!


 

Original Link: Zedd “Stay the Night” on Guitar, Drums and Keyboard


 

Description: Zedd featuring Hayley Williams “Stay the Night” done by a one man band.

 

51) Miley Cyrus – “Wrecking Ball”

Link: Miley Cyrus – Wrecking Ball ONE MAN BAND!!!


 

Original Link: Miley Cyrus- Wrecking Ball ONE MAN BAND


 

Description: Miley Cyrus “Wrecking Ball” on guitar, drums and keyboard at the same time by one man band Matty G.

 

52) Martin Garrix – “Animals”

Link: Martin Garrix- Animals ONE MAN BAND!!!


 

Original Link: Martin Garrix- Animals ONE MAN BAND!!!


 

Description: Animals by Martin Garrix on Guitar Drums and Piano at the same time by one man band Matty G.