Matt Clark’s Mind
South coast singer/guitarist performs with his band.
When: Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012, time TBA
Where: The James Joyce, 513 State St., Santa Barbara
Cost: Not available
Age limit: Not available
Matt was born just outside Santa Barbara where he began singing and playing guitar as a teen. His musical style reveals the early influence of artists such as U2, Bob Marley, Neil Young, and the Police. His latest EP has a Ray Lamontagne meets Jason Mraz sound, but more of a modern rock edge is surfacing in new material echoing Everclear, and Angels and Airwaves.
Clark recorded his latest EP in Denver, where he has enjoyed many years of making a living with his music. In the studio, he teamed up with David McGuiness, long-time engineer for Eric Bazilian and Rob Hyman, author of “Time After Time,” and Emmy-winning producer Lance Bendiksen, who has produced projects for Sony, Arista and RCA, including work with The Fray.
Matt’s new band, “Matt Clark’s Mind,” and its pop-culture style, has now set its sights on a larger fan base in California. Recently playing throughout the western United States and his stomping grounds of Santa Barbara and Ventura counties at venues like Soho and Zoey’s Cafe, Clark is drawing the attention of radio and recording executives with his upcoming release, “Somewhere Down the Road.”
To his delight, the songs are already gaining serious industry and fan interest through early test releases. Matt and his fans are excited about his future, as he soon will take his powerful show and voice on the road, bringing singles to the airwaves in key markets. Playing gigs week after week, and selling thousands of CDs to everyone from loyal fans to strangers on the street, he has persisted in honing his craft and sharing his musical talent with others.
Matt Clark’s Mind is performing at the James Joyce on Sept. 25 in Santa Barbara and the Figueroa Mountain Brewery in Buelton on Sept. 28.
Event posted Sept. 19, 2012
Last updated Sept. 25, 2012