Louis Matteo is an award-winning multi-instrumentalist / singer / songwriter, hailing from Ohio. Louis began playing music at age 9, picking out melodies by ear on his grandmother's keyboard. Countless shows with teenage punk bands and high school wind ensemble concerts later, Louis made his way to Boston in 2004 to study at the No. 1 contemporary music school in the world, Berklee College of Music. In 2007, he graduated with his debut EP, entitled Confront The Congregation, recorded and released. Much like Imogen Heap and Snow Patrol (except with houses), Louis Matteo made a great sacrifice by selling his inheritance from his late grandmother in 2011, a 1953 MG TD, black with red interior, to help independently fund his music career.
Guitar in hand, he crafts heart-on-the-sleeve tales teeming with visceral, imagery-laden lyrics, blending the organic earth tones of the acoustic guitar, the spice of dirty electric guitar grit, the dark tint of driving bass lines, & the pulse of propulsive drum beats into a refreshing collection of indie pop/alternative rock music.
Louis Matteo has performed at The Fireside Bowl (Chicago, IL), The Abbey Lounge, All Asia Bar, The Bell-in-Hand Tavern (Boston, MA), Arlene's Grocery, Bar East, The Bitter End, Crash Mansion, Don Hills, Fontana's, Galapagos Art Space (now Public Assembly), LIVE @ Best Buy-Chelsea, The Living Room, National Underground, Otto's Shrunken Head, Pianos, The Rock Shop, Sidewalk Cafe, Spike Hill, The Studio at Webster Hall, Sullivan Hall, Uncle Mikes, The Village Lantern (NYC) Agora Ballroom, The Grog Shop, Peabody's (Cleveland, OH), including several independent tours, opening for bands such as Northstar, Ozma, The Goodwill, and Unsung Zeros.
On Friday, November 11, 2011, Louis performed at the Welcome Party for the 2011 Pop-Eye Arts Festival and on Saturday, November 12, 2011, he was presented with the award for "Best New International Artist" at the 2011 Pop-Eye Awards Gala at the Grand Theatre in Caceres, Spain.
Louis Matteo currently resides in New York City. His full-length album, entitled Patchwork Pattern, was recorded in Brooklyn, New York at The Lovely Light with LA-based producer, Saul Simon MacWilliams (The Age of Rockets), and assisted by Dan Romer (Ingrid Michaelson) for Drawing Number One Productions.