|Matthew Ebel was born on Planet Earth before the invention of the Internet.|
|He took 20 years of piano lessons and sang in school choirs, church choirs, and just for fun.|
|He also took part in theater throughout his early years, starring and supporting in musicals, children’s theater, Shakespeare, opera, and improv comedy.|
|Matthew earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Music from Whitworth University in 2001. His senior project, instead of a recital, was a full-length musical called “Imaginary Friends.”
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|He spent a few years writing contemporary Christian music and worked at the record label responsible for Jars of Clay.|
|Then he moved to Nashville, grew dreadlocks, and played backing keys and vocals for a lot of bands. He even backed up Billy Currington at the Grand Ole Opry.|
|In 2005 he discovered podcasting and made a name for himself among the geeks. He released his first piano-rock album, “Beer & Coffee,” using only Garageband and an old Power Mac G4.|
|Two years later he decided to make an album that synchronized to The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. It was called “Goodbye Planet Earth,” and it’s still his best-selling album.|
|His concerts back then were mostly done via web streaming or in Second Life, years before most musicians had even heard of either platform.|
|Then Matthew moved to Boston and invented his own direct-to-fan subscription system that would later be modeled by Patreon, Bandcamp, and others. Eventually it became known as “The Officer’s Club.”|
|He used it to create three collections of self-recorded singles called “Songs from the Vault”.|
|At this point, Matthew had become a regular at geek conventions across the USA. He’s been a performing guest at Sci-Fi, Furry, Steampunk, Gaming, and Tech conventions, with a few of them naming him Guest of Honor.|
|In 2010 he caved to social pressure and created a Christmas album, but decided to make it an outer-space adventure like his old podcast. It was called “The High Orbit Holiday Special.”|
|A couple years afterwards, he published his first sci-fi novella and accompanied it with a new album, “The Lives of Dexter Peterson.”|
|Eventually Matthew decided to make his live shows more theatrical, creating outer-space adventure concerts like “The Copper Revolution” and “Live at Fortran Prison.”|
|Matthew began voice acting in 2012 and has since given voice to secret-agent space werewolves in sci-fi audiobooks, zombie hunters in video games, and the naval drill instructor guiding the USS Iowa tour, among other things.|
|In 2014 he released a second adventure album called “High Orbit Saves The Pandas,” having raised more than 300% of his goal on Kickstarter.|
|Now he’s using his Officer’s Club to create a new piano rock album, audiobooks, and more. Anything he can create for his awesomest of awesome fans.|
|Eventually, he will die.
And that’s okay.