Take a dash of Kings Of Leon, a pinch of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, add some The Whigs, Bruce Springsteen, and Mark Lanegan and you have Matt Hopper and the Roman Candles. These boys hail from Hatcher Pass, AK and rock every concert venue they step foot into!
Critics and friends have compared him to numerous luminaries such as Tom Petty, Adams, Wilco, Kings of Leon, Mark Langegan and Weezer. He has made his living as a DIY independent artist since 2003, touring in the USA and abroad as Matt Hopper, solo artist, and Matt Hopper & The Roman Candles, a rock band. As a songwriter, his diverse, original catalog spans country, blues, rock, psychadelic, jam, and pop/dance.