Matt Stansberry is an American singer-songwriter, musician and band leader. He is best known for his work with The Romance. As a songwriter and performer, Stansberry’s listeners have come to know him for his signature smooth vocals, uplifting lyrics, improvised guitar solos, and energetic stage performances.
Matt has a strong sense of purpose and vision. His musical message is one of love, hope and unity and there is almost a spirituality in which his songs are written and performed. His passion for making a difference can be felt in his music. Whether the song is feel good, or full of heartbreak, Stansberry has a way of making it all go down easy.
The Romance is the backing band for Matt Stansberry. 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. The Romance is best known for their tight sound, improvisational skills and onstage dynamics.
Musicians from across the Midwest and Southwest have joined the 9-11 piece group in the studio and on stage. Most notable Romance band members and sit-ins include Matt’s older brother, Joe Stansberry (vocals, guitar), Myra Beasley (vocals), Jeff Hall (drums), John Fletcher (trombone), Brine Webb (bass), Dan Walker (keys), Adam Ray (saxophone), Garrison Brown (trumpet), Kendrik McKinney (keys), Raul Alfonso (bass), Chanda Graham (vocals), Patrick Allred (trombone), Dustin Paige (drums), Lee Rucker (trumpet), Tremaine Wade (drums), Heath Jones (saxophone), Justin McCullough (bass), Kasimu Taylor (trumpet), and Mike Turner (keys, horn arrangements).