Matt Koelsch

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A passionate and thoughtful singer/songwriter, Matt Koelsch ['kel-sh’] has built his music career around stirring lyrics, percolating rhythms, and soaring vocals. His songs strike a chord with listeners as he draws inspiration from the gains, losses and adventures throughout his life growing up in New England.

On the brink of the recession, Koelsch took a leap of faith from his anchored position in the world of finance into the unknown, turbulent music industry and has been pursuing his passion as a full-time recording and performing artist in Los Angeles, California. 

Koelsch’s  EP, entitled ‘Thinking of You’ was co-produced with Eugene Toale (Kanye West, Las Cafeteras). The EP was influenced by time and place, the result of being 3,000 miles away from home and the rollercoaster lifestyle of being submersed within the vibrant and diverse city of Los Angeles. 

With a wide-ranging catalog of subject matter including but not limited to the current state of ‘Wall Street’ to a relaxing day in the ‘Waves’ at the beach, ‘Running With The Bulls’ in Pamplona and heartbreak, Koelsch delivers passionate performances filled with falsetto, guitar and whistle solos as he brings his own flavor to the indie/folk/pop genre.

Perfectly Aligned showcases Koelsch’s catchy vocals and upbeat, dance-worthy melodies, it creates the perfect summer anthem. Thinking of You is a heart-achingly romantic ballad, with yearning lyrics, simple guitar melodies and soothing rhythms, Koelsch delivers a sweet tune that is relatable for all the romantics. 

Koelsch’s achievements to date include selling over 3,000 physical records/CD’s, 300k+ streams, performing  150-170 times per year, winning a summer scholarship to Berklee College of Music, as well as sharing the stage with members of legendary bands such as REM, Pink Floyd and Toto and contestants of The Voice and American Idol. From 2017 - 2019 he and his accompanying  band held a residency at Disney in Anaheim, CA and he performed for his largest audience at the Lights festival, over 5,000 in attendance..

In 2019, embracing the spirit of friendship, folk singers Koelsch and Georgia Feroce released a cheerful and heartwarming new single entitled “All My Friends" that has been streamed over 60k times. Featuring upbeat jangly piano and light acoustic guitar, the track showcases upbeat folk-sing-along at its finest. With beautifully melded male-female pop harmonies and 15 background singers, "All My Friends" invokes the timeless feeling of togetherness.

His prior single Turn Around was recorded in Hollywood at Capitol Studios in Los Angeles, California.  His current single "Airplanes" is an alternative-pop song about the prospect of sparking new romance in unexpected places and available now on all platforms. 

Source: Matt's website.


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March 10, 2022: Airplanes