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Matt Bolton

One Man Band from San Francisco, CA Will travel up to 3000 miles

  • Avg 5.0 | 8 Reviews
  • 18 Verified Bookings
  • Member Since 2018
  • 3 Awards & Badges
  • Virtual Services Offered
  • Accepts Online Payment
  • Starting at $350 per event

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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 with 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. 2019 Select Event Client List: ?Google(featured artist at Scottsdale AZ Global Summit), Amazon, Accenture(featured artist for corporate events in NYC, Boston, San Francisco, Chicago, Dallas), AirBnB, Facebook, BaiDu, Oracle, eBay, iCrossing, Morgan Stanley, iCap Global, Serena & Lily Carneros Resort Napa (weekly residency), The Fillmore SF (lounge residency)?Bartlett Hall (residency, downtown tourist district San Francisco) ?Gloria Ferrer Vineyards, Byington Vineyards, Rams Gate Vineyards, Stryker Sonoma Vineyards, Regale Vineyards, Lagunitas Brewery, HopMonk Brewery, Pyramid Brewery, Russian River Brewery, Almanac Brewery, La Ventana Resort Big Sur, Edson Hill Resort Stowe VT, Hard Rock Cafe Honolulu, Sonoma Music Festival, Sonoma Film Festival, Kauai Music Festival 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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Avg 5.0 | 8 Reviews

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Review by Karen S.

Birthday Party (Adult)Reviewed on February 5, 2022From Soquel, CA

We hired Matt to play at my mom's 90th birthday surprise party. It was a small gathering in my backyard. He was amazing! Everyone loved his singing, his music, his songs! He needed just a small space so we had lots of room for dancing. He was a one man band. He played guitar, drums, piano...no need for more people. :) The lights that he had on himself and equipment provided a warm, cozy, festive atmosphere. My mom had such a fun time dancing and listening to all her favorite songs. It was a night we will remember always. Thank you Matt!

Review by Joni M.

Wedding CeremonyReviewed on June 8, 2019From San Francisco, CA

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.

Review by Andrea G.

Wedding CeremonyReviewed on December 1, 2018From Carmel, CA

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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  • Over 1500 songs in the repertoir | Too many to count!

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Date Selected: 7/4/2022

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Past Events

February 5, 2022 • Birthday Party (Adult)
Sat5:00 PM - 7:30 PM Soquel, CA
January 29, 2022 • Funeral
Sat11:00 AM - 11:15 AM Santa Rosa, CA
December 11, 2021 • Birthday Party (Adult)
Sat7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Roseville, CA
July 27, 2019 • Birthday Party (Adult)
Sat6:30 PM - 10:30 PM Merced, CA
July 24, 2019 • Corporate Function
Wed4:00 PM - 5:00 PM San Francisco, CA
June 8, 2019 • Wedding Ceremony
Sat2:00 PM - 2:15 PM San Francisco, CA
May 24, 2019 • Club Event
Fri5:30 PM - 7:30 PM Petaluma, CA
May 23, 2019 • Celebration
Thu8:00 PM - 9:00 PM Los Gatos, CA
March 4, 2019 • Corporate Function
Mon6:00 PM - 9:00 PM San Francisco, CA
January 25, 2019 • Club Event
Fri6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Tiburon, CA
December 1, 2018 • Wedding Ceremony
Sat2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Carmel, CA
October 20, 2018 • Birthday Party (Adult)
Sat6:00 PM - 10:30 PM Sebastopol, CA

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