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LONG ISLAND TEEN BREAKING INTO MUSIC SCENE

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by Nick Christophers Born and raised in the quiet village of Smithtown, fourteen year old Matthew Wroda has managed to make some noise. The young Long Islander has begun his trek into the world of ...

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by Nick Christophers

Born and raised in the quiet village of Smithtown, fourteen year old Matthew Wroda has managed to make some noise. The young Long Islander has begun his trek into the world of music with help from none-other than his mom. His mother an avid lover of music inspired Matthew of how to use his voice and lyrics to appeal to others. Growing up in a family that respects the beauty of music and how it effects others made it easier for him to adapt.

" My mom helped to find things deep inside me to write my lyrics and was always there for me every step of the way."

If there was any artist that motivated him it was Steve Perry of Journey. " The delivery of their music is real and you can feel the passion. My favorite song of all time would have to be " Don't stop Believing". Because it describes my journey and how things all work out in the end and not to stop believing in yourself."

Matthew was discovered by Chris "the Greek" Panaghi a well known DJ who has worked with the likes of Celine Dion, Michael Jackson and Ricky Martin to name a few. Chris is responsible for Matthew's CD mixes and have launched his new single " Walk On". The single is a fun, jumpy tune that makes you want to get up and dance. The lyrics are something everyone can relate to.

Matthew hopes as he keeps making progress in the music industry to branch out into movies, production and videos. Matthew received voice lessons through his church choir and school chorus. It has helped him define his voice and find the right sound. His first real taste at singing came in 2003 when he was backup vocals on a contemporary Christian album. He also wrote one of the songs for the album.

He is looking to keep working in the music business while going to school. Matthew is looking to finish a degree in business/real estate but his love is music.

Even though he now resides in Ohio he hopes to move to a better climate. Along with Chris "the Greek" Panaghi Matthew is looking to break some ground in the dance music scene and make some noise that can be heard all the way to Smithtown.