Matt Gumley is a New York based musician and actor. He got started early, performing on Broadway as Chip in Beauty and the Beast at the tender age of 7. Since then he’s appeared in multiple Broadway musicals including Mary Poppins, The Addams Family, and Elf The Musical. You might also recognize Matt from his appearances on hit TV shows such as Law & Order, Modern Family and The Americans. However it’s the song that is at the core of who Matt is as a creative person and it was while performing on Broadway that he discovered that his true passion is music and songwriting and he talks to us about 'writing your first songs'. His debut EP “Six Degrees of Separation” and single “Subway Rider” are out now.
In this episode of The Creative Life Podcast Matt tells us about releasing his first single "Subway Rider", shooting the music video and finishing his E.P to be released in June 2016. He also talks about how his parents played a big part in his musical taste and shares with us how he started writing songs.
"If it's what you love, you're not doing anything wrong. There are no right or wrong answers. You choose everything yourself. Your path is something you make for yourself."
"Don't give up. Stick with it. It will pay off."
- Matt Gumley
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As a creativity expert Taylor is a frequent guest speaker at universities and international conferences. He has given keynotes and talks at Apple, Subscription Site Summit in San Francisco, the British Music Show in the UK and at several universities across Europe including University of Dundee in Scotland and University of Macerata in Italy. He is often called upon by media outlets to give his views on trends in creativity and innovation. He has been quoted in the San Francisco Chronicle, Miami Herald, Columbus Dispatch, STV, Business Insider and San Jose Mercury News as well as featured on BBC TV and being the subject of a 30minute program on his life for BBC Radio Scotland. As a host on shows about creativity and innovation he has interviewed legendary investor Maynard Webb (Yahoo.com, eBay.com & Salesforce.com board member) and New York Times best-selling writers Chris Guillebeau ($100 Startup), Rolf Potts (Vagabonding), Brand Cooper (The Lean Entrepreneur) and Ryan Holiday (Trust Me I’m Lying). James is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts (FRSA).
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