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All About Matt Thiessen. Life, history and works of Matthew Thiessen and his band, Relient K. Life of Matt Thiessen. Matt was born in Ontario He moved to Ohio when he was young where he met two friends who were future band members Can frequently be seen wearing a plaid shirt.

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all about matt thiessen

All About Matt Thiessen

Life, history and works of Matthew Thiessen and his band, Relient K.

life of matt thiessen
Life of Matt Thiessen
  • Matt was born in Ontario
  • He moved to Ohio when he was young where he met two friends who were future band members
  • Can frequently be seen wearing a plaid shirt
matt thiessen cont
Matt Thiessen (cont)
  • Matt can play many different instruments including the French Horn
  • Mostly writes the music and lyrics for the band
  • Often co-produces their albums
matt thiessen s band history
Matt Thiessen’s Band History
  • He participated in a few bands
  • His Nirvana cover band “Social Distortion”
  • The Makeout Girls
  • His side Project Matthew Thiessen and the Earthquakes
matt s personal life
Matt’s Personal life
  • Dated Katy Perry
  • Was Engaged until his fiancé broke it off.
  • Loves rollercoasters
matt and relient k
Matt and Relient K
  • Started the band in 1997
  • Started with both Matt Hoopes and Brian Pittman who soon left the band in 2004.
  • Currently consist of 5 band member, Matt Thiessen, Matt Hoopes, Jon Schneck, Ethan Luck and John Warne.
relient k records
Relient K Records
  • They have recorded six studio albums, eight EPs, nine singles, two Christmas albums, two compilation albums and a B-side album.
  • Three of the albums were certified gold along with three of them hitting the top twenty of the Billboard 200
composition history for be my escape
Composition History For “Be My Escape”
  • On their Mmhmm album
  • Most popular song
  • Was in the Billboard 200
  • Focused on Christianity beliefs
composition history for deathbed
Composition history for “Deathbed”
  • Written quickly
  • Sung with Jon Foreman
  • Based loosely on Matt’s life and the lives of his family and friends
  • Longest song Relient K has written
be my escape
Be My Escape
  • Includes 3 guitarist and one bassist.
  • Piano is a played mainly through the entire song.
  • Very upbeat song with great tones.
be my escape cont
Be My Escape (cont.)
  • All the band members sing melodies and harmonies
  • Transitions well between forte and piano.
  • Has a clean tone through the song
  • Music video depicts the song well in an abstract manner.
deathbed
Deathbed
  • Piano is the main melody through the song.
  • Song is over 11 minutes long
  • Includes many string instruments and brass instruments
deathbed cont
Deathbed (cont)
  • Matt Thiessen plays the majority of the instruments
  • All band members provide backup harmonies.
  • The tone of the song follows the story as it is colorful and gloomy.
deathbed cont1
Deathbed (cont)
  • A toy piano is played along with the singing.
  • Strings provide great background and enrich the song.
  • Jon Foreman guests sings as Jesus in the ending of the song.
bibliography
Bibliography
  • References and information obtained from the internet from
  • Interviews
  • Blogs
  • And Band websites