After over a decade in the music business and over 1000 regional shows performed to date, Mathew Haeffel still enjoys showcasing his dynamic, and engaging performances for any audience that will have him. His self-penned acoustic folk rock sound has an ability to appeal to a variety of age groups, and has proven to fit comfortably into any setting. Although Mathew calls Greenfield Wisconsin home, he performs throughout the region regularly. He has been fortunate enough to grace the stages of hundreds of clubs, restaurants, colleges, festivals, and coffee houses throughout Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska, and Minnesota.
In early 2010 Mathew released his first full length LP, “Rhythm Ethics”. This album is by far Mathew’s best sounding to date, and continues to be well received by fans and critics a like. Recorded at United Technique Recording Studio in Chicago Illinois, it consists of top end recording techniques fused with quality studio guests including, the great twin cities based organist Ricky Peterson (John Mayer, Prince, Bonnie Raitt…) Milwaukee Wisconsin based bassist Matt Turner (BoDeans, De la Buena, Stealin’ Strings…), Milwaukee based bassist Larry Hubbard (Bass X), and Milwaukee based drummer Cody Calderon (Chinese Fingertrap, Herman Astro, etc.). The support from these quality musicians during the recording of “Rhythm Ethics”, reflects Mathew’s maturity as a performer, and respect other working musicians have for his sound.
Due in part to the success of "Rhythm Ethics" along with the collective support from his fans, Mathew worked hard to put the finishing touches on his new single "Hey But A What A" as 2011 came to a close. Recorded at Top Soil Studios in Oshkosh by Brian Koehler, "Hey But A What A" marks the first official time that he has recorded a song exclusively in the classic analog tape medium. Backing Haeffel up in prime style on this new song, are the great Milwaukee musicians Dan "Buddah" Budziszewski (Ian And The Dream, Shoeless Revolution...) on organ, rhodes piano, and backing vocals, and the late Milwaukee drummer Tim Reck (The Reck Room, The Crooked Keys, Micah Olsan And The Hype Machine...) on drums and backing vocals. Armed with this new single, and more plans to record on the way, fans can expect a new creative and innovative record to be released shortly.
Always humble on a personal level and extremely driven professionally, Haeffel plans to continue to utilize all available avenues, as a means to do what he loves for years to come. In turn he plans to maintain his loyalty to the art of music, and to encourage other musicians who encounter him to do so as well.
For more information on Mathew Haeffel please log onto www.haeffel.com.