Artist: Louis Matteo
Album: Patchwork Pattern
Release date: April 30, 2013
Label: Neon Castle
Louis Matteo is a multi-instrumentalist/singer/ songwriter, hailing from Ohio. Louis began playing music at age 9, picking out melodies by ear on his grandmother's keyboard. Countless shows with teenage punk bands and high school wind ensemble concerts later, Louis made his way to Boston in 2004 to study at the Berklee College of Music. In 2007, he graduated with his debut EP, entitled Confront The Congregation, recorded and released. Much like Imogen Heap and Snow Patrol (except with houses), Louis Matteo made a great sacrifice by selling his inheritance from his late grandmother in 2011, a 1953 MG TD, black with red interior, to help independently fund his music career.
Guitar in hand, he crafts heart-on-the-sleeve tales teeming with visceral, imagery-laden lyrics, blending the organic earth tones of the acoustic guitar, the spice of dirty electric guitar grit, the dark tint of driving bass lines, and the pulse of propulsive drum beats into a refreshing collection of indie pop/alternative rock music.
Matteo has performed at The Fireside Bowl (Chicago, IL), All Asia Bar, The Bell-in-Hand Tavern, The Abbey Lounge (Boston, MA), Arlene's Grocery, The Bitter End, The Village Lantern, Galapagos Art Space/now Public Assembly, Bar East, Uncle Mikes, Sidewalk Cafe, Otto's Shrunken Head, National Underground, Crash Mansion, Don Hills, Sullivan Hall, Fontana's, LIVE @ Best Buy- Chelsea, Spike Hill, The Studio at Webster Hall, The Living Room (NYC), Peabody's, The Grog Shop, Agora Ballroom (Cleveland, OH), including several independent tours, opening for bands such as Northstar, Ozma, The Goodwill, and Unsung Zeros.
On Friday, November 11, 2011, Louis performed at the Welcome Party for the 2011 Pop-Eye Arts Festival and on Saturday, November 12, 2011, he was presented with the award for "Best New International Artist" at the 2011 Pop-Eye Awards Gala at the Grand Theatre in Cáceres, Spain.
Louis Matteo currently resides in New York City. His full-length album, entitled Patchwork Pattern, was recorded at The Lovely Light with LA-based producer, Saul Simon MacWilliams (The Age of Rockets), and assisted by Dan Romer (Ingrid Michaelson) for Drawing Number One Productions.