Matt Bolton

One Man Band from San Francisco, CA - Will travel up to 850 miles
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Matt Bolton is one-man-band like you've never seen before and is available for wedding ceremony, cocktail hour, dance-floor filling parties, and corporate and private events.

A modern day one-man-band show using live-on-the-spot created loops and technology with a contemporary pop, classic rock, roots-rock vibe and feel. Often with hints of retro electronic, rock, reggae, and funk, he combines guitar, bass sounds, keyboards, synth, mic and live vocal sounds to create a full band sound and feel. Matt picks from a seemingly endless collection of covers to create an unforgettable live performance in which his ingenuity in looping magically reproduces the feel and energy of a complete band with no pre-recorded tracks. Having been a full time touring member with legendary musician, Todd Rundgren. Playing shows in the band with Adam Sandler, Bill Kreutzmann (Grateful Dead) and with weekly residency gigs at the Bay Area's most coveted venues (The Fillmore SF, Poster Room, Bartlett Hall, etc.) Matt plays 250-300 shows a year all over the country.

With years of professional playing experience playing over 2,000 shows around the world. Matt has an extensive setlist of over a staggering 1000 songs; a wide range of cover songs that you can customize for your event; including but not limited to Adult Alternative, Roots Rock, Blues, Reggae, 90s Grunge, 80s Pop, 70s Hits, 50s and 60s nostalgic hits, Country, Pop, R&B, Top 40 and more. Matt also performs weekly in the Bay Area, and can be heard, or auditioned live at your request.

Originally from Kauai HI, Matt has toured nationally and internationally as a solo artist. He has also been a full time international touring member of Todd Rundgren's band (guitars/keyboards/vocals) as well as playing shows in Adam Sandler's band(guitarist/singer), Bill Kreutzmann's (Grateful Dead) band(guitars/keyboards/vocals), Jesse Colin Young's band(keyboards), to name a few.

For the past several years he has been playing corporate functions, weddings, and private parties all over the Bay Area and Hawaii. 250-300 unique shows a year.

Some select corporate and event clients include:
Google, Facebook, eBay, iCrossing, Morgan Stanley, iCap Global, Mitsubishi, FICO, Adobe, Hard Rock Cafe, Gloria Ferrer Vineyards, Regale Vineyards, Byington Vineyards, Rams Gate Vineyards, Stryker Sonoma Vineyards, Darcie Kent Vineyards, Sonoma Music Festival, Sonoma Film Festival, Kauai Music Festival

Depending on your need, Matt can play acoustic guitar and/or could create a full band sound and feel using live on-the-fly created loops(absolutely no pre-recorded backing tracks!). Most clients comment that it is just as fun watching as it is to listen to.

Custom packages available. For example: acoustic guitar at the ceremony, live one-man-band for the cocktail hour/dinner and Dance-Floor-filler DJ for the end of the party.
Whatever works best for your wedding/private/corporate event.

Please feel free to call anytime with any questions.

PRESS:
Marin Independent Journal Feature Article by Paul Liberatore:
“As a high-tech one-man band, the tousle-haired Mill Valley musician plays 300 shows a year for audiences that are invariably as impressed and as full of questions as I was. Put very simply, Bolton uses a piece of digital hardware, called a looping station, that records whatever sound you put into it and repeats it continuously. The unit sits on the floor, so he can operate it with his foot, and has three separate tracks with unlimited overdubs on each track to work with. He can sound like a small combo or a symphony orchestra...on stage all by himself, singing, strumming acoustic guitar, stomping on foot pedals, adding drum fills, keyboard parts, bass lines, vocal harmonies. Nothing was prerecorded, he explained at one point. He said he was creating the music right there in front of us, in the moment. It was, quite frankly, astounding”
-Paul Liberatore – Marin IJ-
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Wedding Ceremony

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Matt played two songs at our wedding and was fabulous. We'd hire him again in a second. Not only is he responsive, he's extremely talented as a musician.

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Matt made my wedding amazing! He learned a special song I requested (at the last minute) and NAILED IT! He was so friendly and easy to work with- I’d hire him again in a heartbeat!

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Private Party

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Matt killed it! We booked Matt for a small afternoon party for ~80 people for about 3 hours and he did a great job for us. High quality musicianship, great song selection (he picked most, but took some late requests from the crowd) and the uniqueness of his act ended up being one of the highlights of the party. He's also a very nice guy and was very low maintenance (sorry we ate all the lobster rolls Matt!). We'd hire him again without a doubt and think other attendees would agree. Thanks Matt! Peter P

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Matt Bolton’s Response:

Thank you so much Peter. I had a great time playing your party. Such a fun time and great song requests from your friends. Can’t wait to do it again!

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Festival

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Awesome music, chill guy, great overall experience

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Birthday Party (Adult)

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Matt did a fantastic job for my 50th birthday party! He was professional, and worked really hard to make sure the evening was perfect. We had a small space and didn’t have room for a full band, but Matt created the sound of a full band and played a wide range of music through cocktails, dinner, and the dancing. You can’t go wrong in having Matt play for your event!

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Matt Bolton’s Response:

Thank you so much Nicole! It was a pleasure to play for your friends and family. That was such a great party. Happy 50th!

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Wedding

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Matt Bolton was one of the highlights of our wedding! He is amazingly talented and was so accommodating with last minute changes. He pulled the whole thing off seamlessly with very little direction. I can't wait to see him perform again!

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Matt Bolton’s Response:

Thank you Rashin! Playing your wedding at Ventana in Big Sur was an honor. Absolutely one of the most beautiful venues in the world with a really fun dancing party on the deck overlooking the setting sun! Unbelievable! I look forward to seeing you both in Canada for another party next summer! ;)

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Great singer, on time, friendly, played what I wanted. Definitely recommend!

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2019
Jul
24
Corporate Function
San Francisco, CA
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
2019
Jun
8
Wedding Ceremony
San Francisco, CA
2:00 PM - 2:15 PM
2019
May
24
Club Event
Petaluma, CA
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
2019
May
23
Celebration
Los Gatos, CA
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2019
Mar
4
Corporate Function
San Francisco, CA
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2019
Jan
25
Club Event
Tiburon, CA
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
2018
Dec
1
Wedding Ceremony
Carmel, CA
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
2018
Oct
20
Birthday Party (Adult)
Sebastopol, CA
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
2018
Oct
13
Private Party
Tiburon, CA
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
2018
Oct
13
Festival
San Ramon, CA
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
2018
Sep
28
Wedding Ceremony
Sonoma, CA
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
2018
Sep
7
Wedding
Big Sur, CA
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2018
Aug
26
Event
Carmel, CA
7:30 PM - 8:00 PM
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