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Are You Prepared


My Silent Bravery
Are You Prepared?


1. Not Necessarily So

2. Stunning

3. Street Corner

4. Runaway

5. Crime and Punishment

6. Always Waiting

7. Comfort of the Sideline

8. Faith

9. Smoke

10. Are You Prepared?

11. Shadow

12. So Above, So Below

All songs written by Matthew Shwachman and Andrew Gallagher
© 2010 MWS Recording Co. (ASCAP)
All Rights Reserved. Lyrics reprinted by Permission.

My Silent Bravery is Matthew Wade.

Live Band features: Hugh Allen, bass; Dana Bonardi, percussion; and Mike Fiore, guitar.

Album Features:

Matt Shwachman: All lead vocals and acoustic guitar.
Andew Gallagher: All keys, bass, electric guitar, and background vocals.
Dana Bonardi: All drums.
Hugh Allen: Bass on Are You Prepared.
Mike Fiore: Guitar on Are You Prepared & Not Necessarily So.

Produced by: Andrew Gallagher

All songs recorded, produced, and mixed by Andrew Gallagher at Waterway Studios, Dover, NH.

Mastered by Matthew Azevedo at M Works.

Art Direction: Jani Duncan Smith & The Standard Agency.
Front Cover Concept: Matthew Wade Shwachman.
Photo of Matt: Robert Stansbury.


Legal: Bienstock & Michael, P.C.
250 West 57th Street, Suite 808
New York, NY  10107


Thank You:  First and foremost the creator, who has blessed me with amazing family, friends, and opportunities to grow and transform; Mom, Dad, and Mark for your unconditional love and support, I couldn’t ask for a more loving and supportive family; Andrew Gallagher for all your time, effort and input into this project; Tina Sawtelle, Aidan Gallagher, Ella Gallagher, for your continued hospitality, great cooking, and friendship; Dana Bonardi, Hugh Allen, and Mike Fiore, your musicianship, friendship, and dedication to this project inspire me to new heights daily; Mama Bonardi, Papa Joe, Dianelle, Devin, Deana, Jenna and the entire Bonardi family; Meg, Keturah and The Allen Family;  The Fiore family, Chris, and Cailin; Matt Rafal, Les Franceour, Chris Owyoung, Caryn Macdonald, Anthony, Jen, Rich Falco, Brent Barlow, Elle Gallo, Ron Bienstock, Amanda Alexandriakis, Tom Mazetta, Jeff Lerman, Chris Lackey, Madalyn Sklar, Tish Meeks, David Marsch, Phil Simon, Trish, Tom Chako my healer and good friend; The Rav and Karen, Michael and Yehuda Berg, Benyamin Malul, Shalom Sharabbi, Moshe Marcazi and all the Chevre and friends around the world at The Kabbalah Centre who continue to spread love and light to the world; my extended family, Eddie, Nancy, & Allison Shwachman; Albie, Cheryl, & Greta Shwachman; Helene & Al Levine and the entire Levine Family; Sandi, Patrick, and Winnie Cleary; Henry, Suzanne, Madison, Mackenzie, and Marley Wright; Sammy, Melinda, Noey, Jonah, Anna, Micah, Abigail, Benjamin, Ruth, and Ezra Koenigsberg; Faye Berman, Barry Berman, Jay Berman and his family, Jonni, Shlomo, and of course my cousin Dana; my extended extended family, Fletch & Cindy, Grant & Rach, Tasmyn and the Bowes & Chappel Families; JK & Katie, Doz and Mai, Shriber & Patience, Ari & Mer, Brad, Sara & Harris, Pete and Jen P, Diesel & Lindsay, Pete Hanson, The Manitou Family, Cory, Josh, and Kate Levy, Chates, Sabs, Dougie, Sarah, & Benjamin, Katzen, DJ Cut, Grossman, Patrick,  Maria Elena & Greg, Sean & Carly, Bk, Jed, Brooksy, The Walsh’s, Peggy Sueplex, Katie, Jen, Jeremy, Dawn & Dan, Tara & Erin, Tanya, T bone, Blaire & Erin, Katie & Ken, Ruthie, Nicky, Matt Henry, Zip, Tristan, Mark L, Jill, Zlata, Josh & Sarah, Johnathan, Brett & Nicky, Stan & Ilene, Debbie, Silvia, Donald, Jerry & Terry, Lesley, Leesa, Melissa, Andrea, Anne B, Anne F, Melinda, Vasi, Seda, Julie, Issa, & Michael B;  anyone else I forgot, all our friends and fans who come out and support the band; and those of you who I have yet to meet, none of this would be possible without you – Thank You!

In loving memory of Ida Shwachman.  We love and miss you.



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