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Matt Venuti


Matt Venuti is an artist who truly defies categorization. He’s a singer-songwriter, a one-man ensemble and modern day troubadour who tours nearly year-round. He’s a longtime bandleader and a masterful instrumentalist known for playing rare and captivating acoustic and electronic instruments. He’s also a video-artist/producer, a poet and storyteller. His lyrics tell a story from “the rhythm of life” and “the heart of the road”; an honest, soul-filled and often humorous musical journey that is beautifully melodic with entrancing grooves.

Matt accompanies himself playing rare and captivating melodic-percussive acoustic instruments developed in Switzerland, as well as the highly expressive and dynamic Electronic Valve Instrument (EVI) wind-synthesizer that he layers with a looper, He was among the first to explore these instruments and share them with the world.
Matt has a history of performing at major festivals, events and diverse venues throughout the Americas and occasionally abroad, including the Main TED conference and 4 different TEDx conferences. He tours extensively, performing over 100 solo concerts per year. He also performs with his San Francisco-based ensembles, The Venusians, who have a long and successful history in the Bay Area music scene. Matt has multiple album releases, one reached #4 on the CMJ journal and his most recent debuted at #6 on the ZMR top 100. His recordings are all available on your favorite download sites.

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Press Quotes:

“A soul-stirring Maestro who invokes the essence of love into his music”
Jill Lawson, Huffington Post

"awe-inspiring and unforgettable".
Music Industry News Network

"A self-styled, modern day Rumi"
Midwest Records

“sensational singer, songwriter, Hang and Gubal player”
Digital Spy, Hearst Magazines UK

"A slice of creative genius"
Steve Sheppard, One World Music Radio

"Musical transcendence...haunting and enchanting"
Jodi Schwarzenbach, Sarasota Post

"Matt Venuti... A Rare Gem"
Anthony Leclair, Swept Media

"I'm ever an admirer of your work"
Thomas Dolby

"Brilliant and spellbinding performance"
Jane Heaven, producer and host, KPFA Bay Area Radio

"Your music is medicinal"
Lee Rayburn, WHCU Morning Show Host

“Matt’s performance opens the heart, quiets the mind and touches the soul”
Arun Gandhi, author, lecturer, grandson of Mahatma Gandhi

“A fabulous one-man concert”-
Eddie King, president, Arts in the Parks, Nashville, TN

“Akin to the Aurora Borealis for your ears”-
James Stimpson, Charlottesville Weekly

"Matt's music immediately pulls in your heart and mind, then releases them to a transcendent, meaningful experience."
Mark Lavonier. Senior Producer, WRVO Public Media

“One of the world’s premier players of the Hang”
Washington Post

“Matt is impressive with his dedication and focus toward the art, taking his instrument where it has never been before” Michael Stock, WLRN Miami NPR

“The way Matt plays makes me believe that a human being can transcend his or her body and mind through music.
- John Saylor, Encounters With The Great Spirit