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Matt Sharp

Musician
Male
Born Sep 22, 1969

Matthew Kelly Sharp is a founding member and former bassist for the band Weezer. In 1994, he started a band called The Rentals and released their debut album shortly after Weezer's first release, their second album in 1999, and an EP in 2007. In addition, he has released one full length album and one EP as a solo artist. During his time with Weezer he was known for his warm and fuzzy tone of his bass guitar and his falsetto background vocal abilities.… Read More

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Timeline

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CHILDHOOD

1969 Birth Born on September 22, 1969.

TEENAGE

1989 19 Years Old In 1989, Sharp found himself fronting a goth band called the Clique. … Read More

TWENTIES

1991 21 Years Old In the summer of 1991, Sharp moved north to Berkeley to pursue what Karl Koch called, "some sorta symphonic keyboard sequencing music." … Read More
1992 22 Years Old 1 More Event
In January 1992, Sharp reconnected with his former bandmates; Cuomo, Wilson and Cropper, when Wilson showed him material from his and Cuomo's "50 song project." … Read More
1994 24 Years Old 1 More Event
…  In 1994, he started a band called The Rentals and released their debut album shortly after Weezer's first release, their second album in 1999, and an EP in 2007. … Read More
1998 28 Years Old He left Weezer in February 1998 two years after the release of the band's second album, Pinkerton. … Read More

THIRTIES

2002 32 Years Old 1 More Event
…  Sharp also went on an acoustic tour in the fall of 2002, touring with former Cake guitarist Greg Brown.
2003 33 Years Old Sharp released a solo EP in 2003, a solo full-length in 2004 and continued to tour in 2004-2005 with the band Goldenboy.
2004 34 Years Old In 2004, Sharp recorded synthesizer on So Jealous by Canadian indie pop band Tegan and Sara. … Read More
2005 35 Years Old After a slow period in 2005, Sharp contemplated what to do next, considering either a new solo album or starting a new collaborative partnership (although he didn't state with whom). … Read More

FORTIES

2010 40 Years Old 1 More Event
In October 2010, Matt Sharp sold most of his equipment from his Weezer and The Rentals days on eBay. … Read More
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