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Matt Thiessen

Musician
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Born Aug 12, 1980
Age 35
Hometown St. Catharines

Matthew Arnold Thiessen is a Canadian-American musician, known for being co-founder, lead singer, guitarist, pianist, and primary songwriter for the Christian rock band Relient K. With Relient K, he has released six full-length albums, including three that were certified Gold, and three that peaked in the top twenty on the Billboard 200. Outside of his work with Relient K, Thiessen maintains a low-profile side project called Matthew Thiessen and the Earthquakes.… Read More

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    Dated 2006 - 2008
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    Dated 2003 - 2006
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CHILDHOOD

1980 Birth Born on August 12, 1980.

TEENAGE

1998 17 Years Old Thiessen founded Relient K in 1998, with guitarist Matt Hoopes, and bassist Brian Pittman, and recorded the demo All Work & No Play the same year. … Read More
2000 19 Years Old Between the years 2000 and 2003, Gotee released three full-length albums, one Christmas album, and four EPs with Relient K. In 2004, their fourth album Mmhmm was released on both Capitol Records and Gotee, and peaked at number fifteen on the Billboard 200. … Read More

TWENTIES

2001 20 Years Old He has also been credited with piano in most releases, beginning with The Anatomy of the Tongue in Cheek in 2001. … Read More
2003 22 Years Old Thiessen dated future pop star Katy Perry for a time from 2003 until 2005, and wrote several songs with her and Glen Ballard during her early recording sessions. … Read More
2007 26 Years Old …  He later contributed songwriting and vocals to the Switchfoot release "Rebuild" in 2007, in conjunction for the Appetite for Construction Tour.
…  In 2009, he co-produced and collaborated on Owl City's album Ocean Eyes.
2010 29 Years Old In 2010, after the release and supporting tour of Forget and Not Slow Down, Thiessen announced that he would begin work on a full length solo album.
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