Pop Single of the Year – 2009 Phoenix Music Awards – 19th Annual LA Music Awards
Nominated for POP Single of the Year – 19th Annual LA Music Awards “Honestly”
Nominated for POP Album of the Year – 19th Annual LA Music Awards “Mirrors”
Nominated for Pop Artist of the Year – 20th Annual LA Music Awards
Nominated for Pop Single of the Year – 20th Annual LA Music Awards “You Are Not Alone”
Since bursting onto the music scene in 2004, Matt Annecharico (Anna-Care-Echo) has gone on to become one of America’s rising stars. Several independent music awards, countless national performances and a television show later, Matt is proving that he is here to stay.
“Theater has always been such a big part of me. I would love to get back into it one of these days!” Matt successfully took on many roles including Oz in “The Wizard of Oz” and Romeo in “Romeo and Juliet”. Soon after he branched out into television where he can be seen on shows such as The History Channel’s “Wild West Tech”. He has left his mark in film doing work on local independent films such as “The Whistler” and “Unraveled”. After theater, film, and television, Matt made his way onto radio where he has done commercial spots for organizations such as United Way and DriveTime. After completing his time as “Joseph” in the off-broadway cast of “Joseph Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” he recorded and released his first album with his Christian band Difference.
“I actually already had a concept for what I wanted my first solo album to be and had already begun writing the songs for it. I brought it to Heath and he loved it.” comments Annecharico about his first meeting with Heath Michael-Bottomly, co-owner of MakeShift Records.
The album, titled “Mirrors”, for which Matt co-wrote 5 of the 10 songs, is a compilation that is about “how others see me as opposed to how I see myself”, a concept he feels anyone can identify with.
In 2009, Matt won “Pop Single of the Year” at the Phoenix Music Awards and “Pop Artist of the Year” at the Charlotte Music Awards. He was also nominated for “Pop Album of the Year” and “Pop Single of the Year” at the Los Angeles Music Awards as well as “Pop Song of the Year” at the Hollywood Music In Media Awards for the songs “Daylight” and “Honestly”.
His newest single, “You Are Not Alone”, a tribute to the late Michael Jackson, is poised to be Matt’s most successful recording to date. The track has earned Matt fans in over 52 countries worldwide and it continues to pick up momentum. Matt was invited by the Jackson family to perform his version of the song at the one year anniversary of Michael’s passing in Gary, Indiana, Michael’s boyhood home.
Currently, Matt is writing and recording for his next project, expected to be released in late 2015. In addition, his television show “MyBand: Live in Vegas” is in production as a radio show that will be recorded in London and distributed by Tgoii, Interactive Inc.