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Matt Blagg

Matt Blagg

Artist Information


Matt Blagg’s entertainment passport includes Canada, Europe, and all over the US.  His exploits include playing for groups such as The Temptations, Aretha Franklin, The Drifters, and the Tommy Dorsey Band.  Matt has opened for the likes of Delbert McClinton and Marcia Ball and appeared at the W.C. Handy Blues Awards, the King Biscuit Blues Festival, as well as historically rich B.B. King’s Blues Club in Memphis, Tennessee.

With a “blue-eyed soul” style, Matt radiates warmth, undeniable energy, and an engaging presence on the stage.  His talents at the microphone are phenomenal and the offering doesn’t end there.  He’s fantastic on the guitar and plays a mean piano! Matt’s preferred musical genre?  A little bit of everything—from current chart toppers to old favorites, which makes Matt a perfect choice for any event!

Matt strives to connect people with his music.  He’s been known to say “We’ll go anywhere there’s oxygen.” From dinner music to something a little more upbeat, Matt Blagg will truly deliver.

Matt Blagg and Sidekick Ernie, are a timeless musical duo.  They simply go together like macaroni and cheese or Batman and Robin.  Their individual musical talents are amazing but when you add one to the other, the melody just gets sweeter. The playlist for these two is incredibly diverse and creates a perfect atmosphere wherever they perform.

Matt brings his skills to the microphone, guitar, and trumpet. Ernie to the piano.  If the occasion calls for dinner music, they deliver.  If the need is a more lively event, Matt Blagg Duo can deliver hits from across the decades. Versatility and energy make this duo the perfect choice for any venue and event.

As professional, top-shelf musicians, The Matt Blagg Duo brings people together, bridging the distance between generations and styles.

Full Band: Smooch


“The band was incredible! Their playlist was on point and their sound created a perfect party vibe. They let us jump in and sing with them- we had so much fun. We will definitely reach out to you to have them again in the future.” – Anna – Private Party with the Duo – Sep 2016

“Matt was absolutely wonderful! My guests enjoyed him so much they are still talking about it. I will definitely request him again if I need a musician again.” Cindy

“Each year at the Integris Jim Thorpe Courage Awards, Jerry and I auction a dinner with entertainment.  This year our theme was “The Great Gatsby” and our guests dressed up in 1920 costumes.  Matt and his entire band of eight talented musicians rocked the night away.  The music was suitable for any age group.  I highly recommend them for any event.  You will not be unhappy. Thank you Matt for making our evening a “Roaring” success.” – Charlotte and Jerry Hess – Oct 2012

“Matt Blagg is an outstanding musician and entertainer, always one of our seasons best!” – Aaron (GM of Red Rock Canyon Grill OKC)

“The Matt Blagg duo was awesome, same as last year!” – Dave

“Matt Blagg is a crowd pleaser! We at The Renaissance Convention Center Hotel and Spa were thrilled with his variety of music and his professionalism. And, his rendition of Mustang Sally is a must hear!” – Kelly (The Spa at 10 North @ Renaissance OKC)

“They were wonderful!!! We got lots of compliments — everybody thoroughly enjoyed them!” – Lori

“The party was a huge success. Matt did a great job! We will definitely call on you for any future events.” – Carrie

“The band was great last night! There wasn’t one person there that didn’t have a nice thing to say about them. Thanks so much for everything they couldn’t have been more perfect for the occasion.” – Teagan

“Everything went great. Matt did a great job and we were very pleased.” – Event Manager for Greater Oklahoma City Chamber – October 2011 SchmoozaPalooza Event

“Everything was awesome.  Matt did a great job and everybody enjoyed his entertainment.” – Private Event – 40th Bday Party

“My mother’s bday was a huge success! We had a great time and she loved it. Matt Blagg duo was amazing! Everyone thought they were absolutely wonderful and I know a few of our guests asked for their info. Thanks for hooking us up with them. My father and I really appreciate it! – Jayma

“For our 50th anniversary celebration, we had no idea what band to select for the music. All we knew was the feeling we wanted our guests to have:  upbeat, cool, funky, and unexpected.  And then we found the Matt Blagg Trio. Talk about art imitating life! These guys were amazing. They arrived hours before the gig started and were so friendly and professional. They knew exactly what we wanted—even when I asked them to come up with personal theme music for me! When they played “Brick House” by the Commodores, they had a fan for life!!” – Jones Advertising

“We really enjoyed working with Matt and his band.  They were very professional, very easy to work with and everyone enjoyed their music.” – Pam – Wedding Coordinator

“The party was great and Matt was wonderful!  His music really made the event.  We would definitely use him again.  Matt Blagg made our party complete.  Excellent!!!” – Cooper Private Event – Feb 2013

“We just got back from the honeymoon and are now still very much on a wedding high :) My husband and I thought that the band was absolutely amazing. I will HIGHLY recommend Matt Blagg for anything! It was exactly the kind of thing we were hoping to have and the band really set the kind of mood that we wanted. Is there a place for us to give feedback that other people can see? If so, we’d be happy to give Matt and the gang the highest recommendation.” – Monica, Bride

“The band was awesome!  They were super nice and sounded great.  We had lots of people ask about them.  Thanks for all of your help!” – Southwest Laborers District Council for Laborers’ International Union of North America – 2013 Event

“The Matt Blagg band couldn’t have been better!  They were so much fun!  I was busy with wedding stuff and my wedding coordinator worked with the band and as far as I heard all went well behind the scenes and ahead of time.  EVERYONE LOVED the band and as far as I’m concerned, as perfect as my venue, the flowers, the crowd, the bar, and the decorations were, the Matt Blagg Band MADE the party wonderful! My sister has an engagement coming up soon in her family and the first thing on her list is that she plans to call and reserve this band for her party in Stillwater!” – Jan Nicholas

Cristen, the Box Talent agent I worked with, is very friendly and professional, she met all needs above and beyond what we asked for.  I received MANY compliments on the band, they were exactly what we were looking for!  It was the first time in years people actually hit the dance floor!  They were loved by all!  We look forward to doing business with Cristen and Box Talent again and will probably be booking Matt Blagg again next year… People could not give them enough compliments they truly were great.  Thank you for finding such awesome talent!  – Michelle Pope, Holiday Party

“The Matt Blagg Duo was the perfect background music for the reception and after party.  Turned up the energy during the after party, so I appreciated their flexibility and range.  We were very pleased with the Matt Blagg Duo.  I think they were an excellent choice for our needs!” – Greater Oklahoma City Chamber Event – March 2014

Song List

Fly Me to the Moon – Frank Sinatra

Georgia on My Mind – Ray Charles

It Had to Be You – Tony Bennett

Misty – Erroll Garner

Moondance – Van Morrison

Route 66 – Nat King Cole

Steppin’ Out – Tony Bennett

Unforgettable – Nat King Cole

All Shook Up – Elvis Presley

Can’t Help Falling in Love – Elvis Presley

Everyday – Buddy Holly

Great Balls of Fire – Jerry Lee Lewis

Johnny B. Good – Chuck Berry

Roll Over Beethoven – Chuck Berry

You Never Can Tell – Chuck Berry

Ain’t Too Proud to Beg – The Temptations

I Can See Clearly Now – Johnny Nash

Into the Mystic – Van Morrison

I Saw Her Standing There – The Beatles

Let It Be – The Beatles

Mustang Sally – Wilson Pickett

My Girl – The Temptations

Rhythm of the Fallin’ Rain – Johnny Rivers

Shout – Isley Brothers

Sitting on the Dock of the Bay – Otis Redding

Something in the Way She Moves – The Beatles

Stand By Me – Ben E. King

Stop in the Name of Love – The Supremes

Twist and Shout – The Beatles

Unchained Melody – Righteous Brothers

When a Man Loves a Woman – Percy Sledge

Bobbie McGee – Janis Joplin

Crazy Love – Van Morrison

Desperado – The Eagles

Free Falling – Tom Petty

How Sweet It Is – James Taylor

In My Life – The Beatles

Just the Way You Are – Billy Joel

Let’s Stay Together – Al Green

Play That Funky Music – Wild Cherry

Saturday in the Park – Chicago

Sweet Caroline – Neil Diamond

Sweet Home Alabama – Lynyrd Skynyrd

Wonderful Tonight – Eric Clapton

You Are So Beautiful – Joe Cocker

You’ve Got a Friend – James Taylor

Your Song – Elton John

Don’t Dream It’s Over – Crowded House

Don’t Stop Believing – Journey

Faithfully – Journey

Give Me One Reason – Tracy Chapman

Heart of the Matter – Don Henley

Old Time Rock and Roll – Bob Seger

Summer of ’69 – Bryan Adams

What I Like About You – The Romantics

Walking in Memphis – Mark Cohn

All of Me – John Legend

Broken – Jack Johnson

Better Together – Jack Johnson

Count on Me – Bruno Mars

Everything – Michael Buble

Gravity – John Mayer

Hey Ya! – Outkast

Hey Soul Sister – Train

Home – Michael Buble

I Got You – Jack Johnson

I’m Yours – Jason Mraz

Marry Me – Train

Perfect – Ed Sheeran

Photograph – Ed Sheeran

Rhythm of Love – Plain White T’s

Say Hey I Love You – Michael Franti

Shut Up and Dance – Walk The Moon

Stay with me – Sam Smith

Sugar – Maroon 5

Sunday Morning – Maroon 5

Sweet Pea – Amos Lee

Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran

Viva La Vida – Coldplay

Walking in Memphis – Mark Cohn

When I was Your Man – Bruno Mars

You are The Best Thing – Ray LaMontagne

Chicken Fried – Zac Brown

Folsom Prison Blues – Johnny Cash

God Bless the Broken Road – Rascal Flatts

Tennessee Whiskey – Chris Stapleton

The Dance – Garth Brooks

Whatever It Is – Zac Brown

Workin Man Blues – Merle Haggard

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