Presented by Matt EL (duration 60 minutes)
Matt loves to record but, the stage is his preferred habitat. With an arched eyebrow, thrusted hip, and sideways cock of the head, his persona echoes the greats of the past–Townsend, Bowie.
A natural storyteller, his phrasing punctuates each lyric, drawing the listener in to see what happens next. In a swirl of rock, pop and danceable beats, the love for the “live” experience rages on through the veins of Matt and his musicians. Straight from the heart of the San Francisco music scene, Matt Langlois (MattEL) showcases a depth and diversity that has made San Francisco music a nationwide phenomenon.
MATT LANGLOIS/Matt EL, aka The Welcome Matt (Music Director/Performer)
Originally from New England turned longtime San Francisco resident, Matt has released eight CD’s under The Welcome Matt and two with the Bay Area music project HEY BRONTOSAURUS. In 2012 he released his first compilation CD, THE PANHANDLE YEARS featuring songs written over the last decade. From 2009 to 11’, his musical brainchild, MEMBERS OF SOUND produced a song a month for two years, collaborating with renowned Bay Area musicians and producers. The Welcome Matt’s WAKE ME UP IN SAN FRANCISCO has been featured on KFOG 104.5 and played at San Francisco Giants games at AT&T Park. THAT I CAN DO, co-written and performed with Christine Cali was selected for KFOG’s 2011 summer music sampler. Matt has collaborated with CALI & CO for the past four years, composing and playing live for evening-length works: C.O.M.A., S.T.O.R.M, L.O.A.D.E.D., SUSPECT, and You ARE HERE. He now holds the role of music director/composer/accompanist for CALI & CO dance.