Matt Record is a solo artist playing all over Indianapolis and the great state of Indiana and beyond incorporating a wide variety of genres, dynamic, powerful vocals, expert guitar work and even some looping. Some recent gigs include the District Tap, Upland in Carmel, Cobblestone Grill in Zionsville, Scotty’s Dawghouse on the beautiful campus of Butler University and many others.
Genres covered and composed include: Rock, Soul, Funk, Acoustic Singer-Songwriter, Old School Country, Bluegrass, Blues, Funk-Rock, Experimental, and Psychedelic Jam.
Previous outfits include The Magnet, based in Los Angeles, which debuted at the world famous Viper Room in 2003 and went on to record 3 EP’s. Then Matt relocated for a time to the shores of Oregon, writing songs at a drive thru coffee hut and recording them in a cabin on a lake outside of town. He also played bass in a country band and put in some jam work at a non-descript warehouse up against the sand dunes with Kevin “Wooly” Wolpoff and the old-timers Pablo and Turbo. Matt and Kevin also gigged and recorded with producer Troy Cypress Broadnax, formerly of The Toys, in Eugene.
Next was four years in the great city of Chicago and the band Kickbush. You can download the excellent self-titled 7 song EP Kickbush on iTunes and Amazon right now. Venues played included the renowned Double Door, Lincoln Hall, The Cubby Bear in Wrigleyville, Fitzgerald's and O'Sullivan's in the burbs, the Upland Brewery in Bloomington, Indiana, The Mousetrap, Spin, and C.T. Pepper’s in Indianapolis and many more throughout Indiana, Illinois and Wisconsin.
Matt is currently looking around town for any quality talent he can work with and absorb: horns, organic keys, beat-makers, turntable-ists, bassist, cellist or someone to harmonize with vocally.
- Born and raised in Plymouth, Indiana.
- Writer of the regional cult hit Veggie Burritos, as well as, Does She Think of Me.
- Pioneer of the new genre Micro Country.
- Grandma Record was a kick ass organist at the Church up in Frankfort.
- First concert at age 6 was Billy Joel at Market Square Arena.
- Concerts attended: The GZA, James Brown,
"There’s a lot of fun here. And a lot of pure emotion. There’s also observant cultural signage, broken love, and the personal tragedies of the loss of loved ones pumped into the music. I’m sure you can relate. This stuff is therapy, this stuff is real, but it sometimes slips into that unreal...that fantastic plane that musicians have launched us into for thousands of years. That not often, but never forgotten music-triggered brain chemical that gets released and let’s us truly escape...and for a moment gives us the privilege of flight.” ~M.R.
*Never Forget To Laugh: Recorded and mixed by Andrew Madden, Jr. at Maddman Studios, Chicago, IL. Written by Matt Record
*Insomnia: Written and Recorded by Matt Record. Mixed by Andrew Madden, Jr. at Maddman Studios, Chicago, IL.