Matt Bolton is a modern day one-man-band show using live-on-the-spot created loops and technology with a contemporary pop, classic rock, roots-rock vibe and feel. Often with hints of retro electronic, rock, reggae, and funk, he combines guitar, bass sounds, keyboards, synth, mic and live vocal sounds to create a full band sound and feel. Matt picks from a seemingly endless collection of covers and originals to create an unforgettable live performance in which his ingenuity in looping magically reproduces the feel and energy of a complete band with no pre-recorded tracks. Having played in touring bands with some legendary musicians, Todd Rundgren, Bill Kreutzmann (Grateful Dead) and with weekly residency gigs at the Bay Area's most coveted venues (Carneros Resort Napa, The Fillmore SF, Poster Room, Bartlett Hall Union Square, etc.) Matt plays 250+ shows a year all over the country.
2019 Select Event Client List:
Google(featured artist at Scottsdale AZ Global Summit), Amazon, Accenture(featured artist for corporate events in NYC, Boston, San Francisco, Chicago, Dallas), AirBnB, Facebook, BaiDu, Oracle, eBay, iCrossing, Morgan Stanley, iCap Global, Serena & Lily
Carneros Resort Napa (weekly residency), The Fillmore SF (lounge residency)
Bartlett Hall (residency, downtown tourist district San Francisco)
Gloria Ferrer Vineyards, Byington Vineyards, Rams Gate Vineyards, Stryker Sonoma Vineyards, Regale Vineyards, Lagunitas Brewery, HopMonk Brewery, Pyramid Brewery, Russian River Brewery, Almanac Brewery, La Ventana Resort Big Sur, Edson Hill Resort Stowe VT, Hard Rock Cafe Honolulu, Sonoma Music Festival, Sonoma Film Festival, Kauai Music Festival
“As a high-tech one-man band, the tousle-haired musician
(mattbolton.com) plays 300 shows a year for audiences that are invariably as impressed and as full of questions as I was. Put very simply, Bolton uses a piece of digital hardware, called a looping station, that records whatever sound you put into it and repeats it continuously. The unit sits on the floor, so he can operate it with his foot, and has three separate tracks with unlimited overdubs on each track to work with. He can sound like a small combo or a symphony orchestra...on stage all by himself, singing, strumming acoustic guitar, stomping on foot pedals, adding drum fills, keyboard parts, bass lines, vocal harmonies. Nothing was prerecorded, he explained at one point. He said he was creating the music right there in front of us, in the moment.
It was, quite frankly, astounding”
-Paul Liberatore – Marin IJ- http://www.marinij.com/article/20150903/FEATURES/150909950