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, drums, bass sounds, keyboards, synth, harmonica, 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 including Todd Rundgren, Jesse Colin Young, Bill Kreutzmann(Grateful Dead) and with weekly residency gigs at the Bay Area’s most coveted venues (The Fillmore SF Poster Room, Bartlett Hall, etc.) Matt plays 250-300 shows a year all over the country. From Kauai, HI currently residing in the San Francisco Bay Area.

“I knew Matt was a player – that’s why I hired him.  But it wasn’t
until I saw him do his own thing that I realized what an
entertainer he is.  Kauai is justifiably proud of this local export.”
– Todd Rundgren
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“Looping Live-Producer”

Short  Promotional Bio:
Matt Bolton is a singer/guitarist/keyboardist/percussionist-live-on-the-spot music production/creation show originally from Kauai, Hawaii. He has toured internationally as guitarist/keyboardist/vocalist for Todd Rundgren and many others. 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 sound, feel, and energy of a complete band with no pre-recorded tracks.

Press:

“As a high-tech one-man band, the tousle-hairedmusician (mattbolton.com) plays 250 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-

Upcoming Shows

  • 24
    Apr
    San Jose CA
    Vin Santo
  • 26
    Apr
    Novato CA
    HopMonk Novato
  • 27
    Apr
    Novato CA
    HopMonk Novato
  • 27
    Apr
    San Francisco CA
    Bartlett Hall
  • 01
    May
    San Jose CA
    Vin Santo
  • 04
    May
    Mill Valley CA
    Private Event
  • 05
    May
    Novato CA
    HopMonk Novato
  • 08
    May
    San Jose CA
    Vin Santo
  • 10
    May
    Sonoma CA
    HopMonk Sonoma
  • 11
    May
    Salinas CA
    Private Event
New Years Eve, Tahiti Nui