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 that gets crowds of all sizes up and dancing. 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).  Matt tours extensively (250 shows a year) all around the country with weekly residency gigs while at home in the SF 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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A few words: “Live Looping on-the-fly upbeat pop”
 
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-haired musician (mattbolton.com) plays 250 shows a year for audiences that are invariably asimpressed 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 pre-recorded, 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-

 
on tour with Todd Rundgren

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Upcoming Shows

  • 02
    Jul
    Stowe VT
    Stowe Cider
  • 08
    Jul
    Fort Jones CA
    Five Mary's
  • 09
    Jul
    Bend OR
    Silver Moon Brewing
  • 10
    Jul
    Bend OR
    River's Place
  • 13
    Jul
    Stanley ID
    Redfish Lake Lodge
  • 14
    Jul
    Ketchum ID
    The Limelight Ketchum
  • 15
    Jul
    Stanley ID
    The Sawtooth Hotel
  • 19
    Jul
    Napa CA
    Carneros Resort
  • 20
    Jul
    Santa Rosa CA
    Paradise Ridge Winery
  • 21
    Jul
    San Francisco CA
    Kaiyo Cow Hollow
  • 22
    Jul
    Fairfax CA
    Private Event Pool Party
  • 24
    Jul
    San Francisco CA
    SF Brewing CO
  • 26
    Jul
    Napa CA
    Carneros Resort
  • 27
    Jul
    San Jose CA
    Vin Santo
  • 28
    Jul
    Petaluma CA
    Brewsters Beer Garden