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New song "Aria" with ESCP 

 

 

Two of my favorite people on the planet, whom also happen to be incredibly talented, have a Chicago-based band together called ESCP.  We wrote a song together that means a lot to us called "Aria".  I hope you'll take a few moments to have a listen to this tune and support ESCP.  Much love all around.

 

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Photo by @flynnworks

 

MONAKR tour w/ MEW wrapped up; Upcoming Midwest Dates 

After a month on the road opening up for Mew, it's safe to say that MONAKR is tighter than ever.  Back in Chicago, we are preparing for a short, Midwest run opening up for Dessa, while backing her up as her band during her set.  See upcoming dates in "shows" section :)

Photo: @entranced_media

 

Chicago!!! Playing at Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park 6/22 FREE 

After 16 wonderful, fulfilling years living in the city of Chicago, I find myself called to move Westward to try my luck in the city of angels. I love you Chicago, always will, you've been very good to me as an artist/human.  New chapter ahead, nothing but love and appreciation in it's wake.  

Join me and the band at Pritzker Pavilion for our final Chicago show while I can still claim residency here.  It's a free show, June 22nd, 6:30pm sharp.  I'm grateful for such an amazing way to bid farewell to a city that has given so much to me.  

Hope to see you there Chicago!!

Photo: @zach_rees

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Live EP from The Lyric Theatre

Matthew Santos

Yours free when you sign up for email list! A live, acoustic EP from a June 2014 performance, courtesy of the fine folks at The Lyric Theatre in LA--showcasing some new songs and old in a stripped down, intimate setting.

Recorded and mixed by André Paxton. Photo by Micheal Mabborang. Featuring violin from Chihsuan Yang.

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  1. 1 NVR LKD SO FIN 05:04
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  2. 2 Second Chances 04:06
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  3. 3 White Gloves 05:51
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  4. 4 Under the Microscope 03:48
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  5. 5 Field and Flower 04:34
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  6. 6 Ojos 04:30
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Previous events

Nov12

Matthew Santos opens for Dessa

HY-Brasil, Bristol

I'd post a ticket link, but the HY-Brasil website doesn't have one. Nor are we mentioned to be performing there. But we are. I promise.

Sep24

Matthew Santos and Corky Siegel

Don Quixote's International Music Hall, 6275 Hwy 9, Felton, CA Santa Cruz, Felton, CA Santa Cruz

Corky Siegel blues legend of Siegel – Schwall and Matthew Santos, voice of the platinum selling hit “Superstar”.

Announcing the tour of Blues legend Corky Siegel, considered to be among the best harmonica virtuosos and superb jazz pianists and the only Bluesman to record on prestigious classical label Deutsche Grammophon which was a blockbuster in sales and likewise his chamber ensemble, Chamber Blues is the only classical group on Blues giant Alligator Records. Corky teams up with two time Grammy nominee Matthew Santos whose meteoric career was launched as the voice on the certified platinum selling hit, Superstar with Lupe Fiasco. If you are a fan of great artists like John Legend, Jeff Buckley and Bon Iver you are going to love Matt Santos. What a dynamic duo with Matt and Corky Siegel of the legendary Siegel – Schwall band.

Artist sites and sounds: http://www.corkymusic.com

Sep23

Matthew Santos and Corky Siegel

Four Friends Gallery, 1408 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Los Angeles CA 91362

Corky Siegel blues legend of Siegel – Schwall and Matthew Santos, voice of the platinum selling hit “Superstar”

Sat. Sept. 23 at 8pm Four Friends Gallery

Announcing the tour of Blues legend Corky Siegel, considered to be among the best harmonica virtuosos and superb jazz pianists and the only Bluesman to record on prestigious classical label Deutsche Grammophon which was a blockbuster in sales and likewise his chamber ensemble, Chamber Blues is the only classical group on Blues giant Alligator Records. Corky teams up with two time Grammy nominee Matthew Santos whose meteoric career was launched as the voice on the certified platinum selling hit, Superstar with Lupe Fiasco. If you are a fan of great artists like John Legend, Jeff Buckley and Bon Iver you are going to love Matt Santos. What a dynamic duo with Matt and Corky Siegel of the legendary Siegel – Schwall band.

Artist sites and sounds: http://www.corkymusic.com

Sep21

Matthew Santos with Legendary Corky Siegel

Palms Playhouse, Winters, CA

http://www.palmsplayhouse.com/palmattr.html

Announcing the tour of Blues legend Corky Siegel, considered to be among the best harmonica virtuosos and superb jazz pianists and the only Bluesman to record on prestigious classical label Deutsche Grammophon which was a blockbuster in sales and likewise his chamber ensemble, Chamber Blues is the only classical group on Blues giant Alligator Records. Corky teams up with two time Grammy nominee Matthew Santos whose meteoric career was launched as the voice on the certified platinum selling hit, Superstar with Lupe Fiasco. If you are a fan of great artists like John Legend, Jeff Buckley and Bon Iver you are going to love Matt Santos. What a dynamic duo with Matt and Corky Siegel of the legendary Siegel – Schwall band.