Matt Stansberry & The Romance is an American rock and roll band based in Oklahoma City. The 9-piece group has created a sound and style all their own by blending American popular music, blues, R&B, soul and funk. The band has independently released four studio recordings, including an EP from the historic Sun Studio in Memphis, TN.
The group formed in 2012 after the addition of gospel background vocals and a horn section during the recording of a solo EP for Stansberry. As the songwriter and band leader for the group Matt’s musical message is one of love, hope and unity, and there is almost a spirituality in which his songs are written and performed. His listeners have especially come to know him for his signature smooth vocals, uplifting lyrics, improvised guitar solos, and energetic stage performances.
In 2015, the band visited Sun Studio where the staff requested a CD in exchange for a free tour. Unknowingly, the staff immediately opened the CD, began listening and loved what they heard. So much so that at the end of the tour Ples Hampton, studio staff and producer, approached the group to record at Sun. The following year, Matt Stansberry & The Romance returned to Memphis to record new music at Sun, and a PBS Sun Session taping.
Matt Stansberry & The Romance has spent the past few years touring the Midwest becoming known for their tight sound, improvisational skills and onstage dynamics.
Releases include Let’s Brighten It Up EP (2012), Crash Landing LP (2014), Heartbreaker – Single (2016) and Sun Studio Session EP (2016).