Hi guys, I’m a guitarist, composer, singer, producer. My idea of music is oriented to the future, no cover band, no tribute band and things like that…who care? I starded to play guitar many years ago, listening great musicians like Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Pat Metheny, John Scoffield, Vernon Reid….and people like that. People say that my guitar style is impetuous and eclectic too, but I just don’t know, ah ah!! I’m always searching new sounds, new vibes, new languages. I dislike codifications and paradigms, and people with that mentality (musically and not). I’m never satisfied. To me music is like the life: unpredictable. I began my musical career in Bari between bands, concerts, festivals and record productions in the early 90’s. Over the years I have played in prestigious Italian festivals such as Time Zones, Taranta Power, Bari Jazz Festival, Summer Festivals, etc … in artistic programs that included artists such as Lou Reed, John Cale, Popol Whu, Uri Caine, Vernon Reid, Eugenio Bennato, Antonella Ruggiero, etc. (I can’t remember them all). Just as there were numerous radio passages on local and national FM radios (Radio Rai) and web radios, reviews in local and national newspapers and magazines (Musica di Repubblica, for example), and also on TV. My discography is quite varied in terms of styles and “genres” of music faced over the years, from English / Italian pop / rock, funk episodes, electronic / house sounds, instrumental rock, etc. .always looking for a musical language that could somehow unify everything I listened to, played, appreciated and what excited me. If I had to define my musical genre I keep saying that it is a “crossover”, or contamination, a fusion between apparently distant cultures but that if they come together they can give life to something “new” (basically all life is research).
Producer/singer/songwriter Matell scored his first Top Ten with his single “Tell Me” on the Most Popular DJ Sales charts on junodownload.com. Matell had another Top Ten in less than seven months with hit single ‘How I’m Missing You,’ this infectious track became his second consecutive No. 1 on JunoDownload’s charts in 2020. “Tell Me” is still on the heels of the band The Pet Shop Boys who just released their Top Ten UK album Hotspot. (PROMO CODE: HAPPY20) for discount “Tell Me” – Download https://www.junodownload.com/pro…/matell-tell-me/4365756-02/ Also, best known for his work featured in BILLBOARD MAGAZINE: See What Radio is Saying about “I Apologize 2U & U2,” Matell earned a Top100 with his song entitled ‘I Said I’m Gonna Go, Oops, Oops Upside Your Head,” on the Reggae / Dancehall / Dub Beatport charts in 2017. In 2018 Matell earned two Top 20 on Amazon’s Best Seller’s chart with his Barry White inspired “Quickly (Melt-Down)” and “Low Expectations.” His single “My Conversations With God,” was licensed to several advertisers. This is just one of many more licensing to be announced later this year. New York, NY (Top40 Charts/Internet Radio) – More recently, Matell’s single “I Apologize 2U & U2,” charted into the Top100 USA Airplay charts at #62. Matell’s single also charted on two other national airplay charts respectfully at #29 and #32 on the Top40 National Airplay and Top50 National Airplay charts. Beyond The Mix Record just signed Matell to its label http://rootedkingdom.com/matell
Oriental soulful pop rock band formed in Oct. 2019. The band consists of lead vocalist Akimi, bassist Tetsuya Kirihata (a.k.a.Tony Dufficy) and drummer Takeshi Nakata. We’ve kept standing on the line of Pop and Rock, influenced by Funk, Jazz, Latin, Hip-hop or Japanese popular songs.