Matt Mackey III Singer/Songwriter, Musician, Artist, Performer
Matt Mackey “Fatal” is an American singer, songwriter, musician, graphic designer, cinematographer, and a US Marine. Donald Peoples (Manager) 870-643-2723 firstname.lastname@example.org Philadelphia,Pa. Childhood and Youth Fatal was born and raised in Gaithersburg, Maryland. When he was in middle school his father gave him a clarinet and signed him up for band. He states, “I never wanted to play the clarinet, so when I was in band, I always told the teacher that I wanted go to the practice room to practice by myself,” when truthfully he went there because there was a piano in the practice room. He says that the first time he touched a piano he knew that, that instrument was for him. He went to Gaithersburg High school and started attending his local community college at age 16. In 11th grade he took a piano class to learn how to read sheet music, and though now he can slightly read it, playing by ear has always been easier for him. At age 18 he graduated from Gaithersburg High with honors. He also graduated from the Academy Of Information Technology (AOIT), the Academy of Finance (AOF) and the National Art Society. Discovery Of Music Directly following high school, he continued on at Montgomery College with 100% of his tuition paid for. A year and a half later Fatal joined the Marine Corps to serve his country and in hopes of learning a trade. While in boot camp he got a message via red cross stating that his brother was murdered in a double homicide shooting. Upon hearing the news he was completely and utterly crushed. He was dismissed from boot camp for a week to go to his brothers funeral. During that week he found a love for music, he states, “I never knew I had.” That week Fatal and his brothers collaborated in a song to vent the agonizing pain they we all enduring. Though it was not the best engineered song, it showed the true meaning of music, expression. The song, “Ya Always My Brother – By Last Wish CT and Fatal,” was posted online at www.myspace.com and within minutes the plays skyrocketed. The song eventually reached upwards past 70,000 plays. After the funeral Fatal went back to complete boot camp. Upon completion of boot camp he went home for leave and worked with his brother Last Wish to learn the ins and outs of how to engineer and produce music. During that period of leave, together they made Fatal’s first song “Like Me ft. Last Wish.” Fatal took all the knowledge he was taught and ran with it. Following his leave he was relocated four more times that year. Eventually he was permanently stationed in Okinawa, Japan for 3 years. While in Japan Fatal worked with numerous local artists and producers to further his knowledge of music engineering. Some of the artists he worked with included Swagg Nation, Mina Leon, Ziah, and Lady Shake. Some of the producers include Mike Flexx, Scarecrow, Johnny Juliano, and Top Craft Productions. Performances Fatal performed at many venues getting as much international exposure during his three years in Japan. Fatal worked along side Ziah on numerous tracks as well as featured in countless songs for Swagg Nation’s performances. Charity April 2011, Fatal & Ziah did a charity benefit concert for the people impacted by the tsunami in Tokyo Japan. All the proceeds from that concert went to help the suffering caused by the tsunami that also triggered nuclear meltdowns and made several locations in Japan uninhabitable which started the US relief effort known as Operation Tomodachi. 2012 Fatal resided in Havelock North Carolina, still in the Marine Corps he worked on multiple platform aircraft as an aircraft inspector. He also worked along side Potter Technology Group, LLC on several software development efforts including the PotterTech Galactic Marauder MMO project as well as working on multiple collaborations with Kill Krew, Top Craft Productions, and Official Productions. His first official video (Temporary) was released May 2012. Throughout the year he released numerous other videos which brought his channel almost 70,000 views. 2013 Fatal is currently in construction of his first EP which he says was inspired greatly by personal life experiences and it has a twist of new age pop/R&B.