Oshkosh Musician’s Love of Music Lives on in Friends

February 14, 2005

Members of the Fox Valley music community were shocked to learn of the recent death of 30-year-old musician and promoter Matthew Golay.

His death early the morning of Feb. 5, due to a heart defect known as myocardial bridge, was a huge blow not just because of his youth and promise, but also because he had become a substantial presence on the scene, a savvy musician who shared his knowledge through the management company he called TMJ Productions.

Musician Left His Mark for Helping Others in the Business

February 12, 2005

The music scene in the Fox Valley has suffered a blow with the sudden and unexpected death of a young and accomplished musician.

Oshkosh resident Matthew Golay, 30, died Feb. 5 and his death shocked those who knew him and appreciated his abilities as a songwriter, musician and his management of original music artists.

Oshkosh Bids Farewell to Favorite Son

February 10, 2005

Reporting on arts and entertainment in Oshkosh comes with a certain amount of perks.

How many other jobs revolve around attending concerts, touring art galleries and talking with people about their creative inspirations?

What's always surprised me about getting to know the people that seem larger than life when the spotlight is shining brightly on them up on stage is that the true artisans are grounded in a belief that they were not put on this earth to simply make money or entertain the masses, but they are here to leave a mark.

Matthew Golay's Obituary

February 7, 2005

Golay, Matthew P.

Matthew Paul Golay, age 30, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, February 5, 2005. He was born in Oshkosh on June 21, 1974, to Paul and Marianne (Sanders) Golay of Appleton. Matthew was an accomplished musician, singer and songwriter whose career began in 1987 when he hocked his baseball card collection to buy his first guitar.