Courtesy of the ArtistA Night With Matthew Connor: The Midnight Blue Premiere Nitesh Gupta December 16, 2014 Concert Reviews, Reviews 11/11/14 – T.T. the Bear’s Place Distorted instrumentals and opera singers are seldom heard together. Which is why it’s all the more notable when they are. If you listen to Matthew Connor‘s latest album, a cinematic masterpiece, you’ll hear a clean, well-produced mix of instrumentals that accompany his voice. It’s no surprise he composes soundtracks for films. But if you watch him live on a wind-chilled Tuesday night at T.T. The Bears, or see his newest music video, you’ll see a different side. “Midnight Blue,” which he premiered at the show, is an eerie, immersive experience. It feels like walking into the haunted house of an opera singer cast away from the choir for being just a bit too daring and subversive. T.T. The Bears isn’t quite the haunted house in which I would have liked to see Connor perform. If you don’t know it, it’s a cozy, intimate venue with a bar the size of the stage. It was one of the few under 21+ shows the crooner has played. Dressed in a stylish, burgundy blazer, misshaped by his guitar strap and complemented with his disheveled hair, Connor looked sharp and professional, but loose. “Hey guys, just tuning my guitar,” he said sheepishly. “Anyone have nightmares? I have a lot of nightmares, don’t have a story about it, I just have a lot,” he mumbled just before playing. His music followed his style of dress — his sultry, smooth voice contrasted the distorted instrumentals. He played professionally, but felt accessible. Just as he responds to almost every YouTube comment on his award-nominated video, he made sure to respond to every quip made by an audience member. The only problem with the show was that it was only 40 minutes. It would be great to see Connor play a much longer set. He certainly has enough songs to pull it off. If you haven’t already, turn the lights off, crank up the volume, and check out his latest music video here. A Night With Matthew Connor: The Midnight Blue PremiereProsMatthew Connor's voiceUnique soundIncredible music videoConsToo shortNot many people came9.8Overall ScoreShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window) Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.