A passionate and thoughtful singer/songwriter, Matt Koelsch ['kel-sh’] has built his musical career around stirring lyrics, percolating rhythms, and soaring vocals. His songs strike a chord with listeners as he draws inspiration from the gains, losses and adventures throughout his life growing up in New England.
During the height of the recession Matt took a leap from his anchored position in the world of finance into the turbulent music industry and has been pursing his passion as a full-time recording and performing artist in Los Angeles, California.
With a wide-ranging catalog of subject matter including but not limited to the current state of ‘Wall Street’ to a relaxing day in the ‘Waves’ at the beach, ‘Running With The Bulls’ in Pamplona and heartbreak, Matt delivers passionate performances filled with falsetto, guitar and whistle solos as he brings his own flavor to the indie/folk/pop genre.
Sounds like / Influenced by: Dave Matthews Band, Jack Johnson, Ben Howard, John Mayer, David Gray, Jason Mraz
Has shared the stage with: Ken Stringfellow (Posies, REM), Casey Abrams (American Idol), Karmin, Livingston Taylor, Bearstronaut, Naia Kete (The Voice), Maggie Szabo, Heaps n Heaps, Alfa, Sam Chase, Jay Psaros, Jeffrey Jacobs, Lucy & La Mer, Scott Page (Pink Floyd, Toto)
Has accompanied: Naia Kete, Maggie Szabo, Emily Gatzke, Roulette Dares, Lunch Box, Heart of Boston, Jamrock
Performances Per Year: 150-170
Venues Previous Played: The Crest Theater Los Angeles, Berklee College of Music Performance Center, The Hotel Cafe (Hollywood), House of Blues (Boston & Hollywood), Hard Rock Cafe (Boston & Hollywood), The Bitter End (New York City), Harpoon Fest (Boston), Green Fest, Lansdowne Pub (Boston), The Middle East (Cambridge, MA), Thunder Road (Boston, MA)