Matt Langlois aka The Welcome Matt is a quintessential part of the San Francisco music scene. A well established Bay Area musician who creates an eclectic mix of Indie Rock, Pop, Acoustic and Americana styles. well known for energetic live performances. Matt performs live throughout the year in every configuration, solo, duo, trio or a full five piece band depending on the gig.
The Welcome Matt has played 100's of gigs over the last couple of years and has toured extensively up and down the West Coast as well as nationally.
He has been featured on leading San Francisco radio station KFOG's popular Local Scene CD twice, teamed up with renowned modern dance choreographer Christine Cali to co-create a 3-day dance/music performance, and, recently signed a publishing deal with Wixen Publishing, joining an impressive artist roster which includes Tom Petty, Neil Young and Weezer. Along the way, he co-wrote a top-40 European hit “San Francisco,” by Cascada, a song with which the German Dance pop group also took to #15 on the German charts. In 2013, Langlois recorded and released a video for his cover of David Bowie's 'DJ'.
In total, he's released seven Welcome Matt CDs, all the while touring, co-writing and recording with a whose-who of musical notables. 'Members of Sound' found him working with an array of musicians and producers who've worked with artists such as Four Non- Blonds, Train, The Counting Crows and Galactic including Jerry Becker, Jim Greer, Matt Boudreau and Damian Rasmussen. Langlois launched several highly original videos and released his first compilation CD “The Panhandle Years” (2012) featuring Welcome Matt songs from the last decade.
All the while Langlois manages to straddle the divide of folk troubadour and indie pop-rock savant to create music that can only be his own: “...he drifts somewhere between Wilco's Jeff Tweedy and Bob Dylan, mastering a sense of expert lyrical spacing and rasping dreamy opinion,” wrote an editor at of Langlois's ability to evoke some of the leading writers of the modern era, as well as seminal bands such as The Beatles and The Kinks.
Mike Stevens (Drums),
Andrew Gibson (Bass),
Michael Papenburg (Guitar),
Jeff Symonds (Keyboards)