For years, Matt Feddermann has worked in a "behind the scenes" role, booking, promoting, producing and writing music for other artists, making very few public performance appearances. During the summer of 2010, Feddermann was urged by friends and colleagues to perform his songs in front of an audience at a neighborhood farmer's market. That one performance was all it took. The performance bug had bit him, hard! Taking his early rock influences and melding them with acoustic guitar based music, he has created a sound that is reminiscent of early Tom Petty, The Bealtes, Rhett Miller & Michael Penn. His music is melodic, his sound is accessible & his lyrics are based on his own life experiences that deal with real life subject matter like fatherhood, love, birth & death.
Over the years, Feddermann has performed at venues like House Of Blues, Metro, Double Door and at festivals such as Taste Of Chicago, Rock Around The Block, Sheffield Garden Walk and Highwood Pumpkin Festival (home of the Guinness World Record for the most lit jack-o-lanterns). During that time, he was seen on WGN TV, NBC Chicago, the Rosie O'Donnell Show and heard on WXRT, WYKT, WRLR & WLUW locally.
Feddermann's latest release, "Sometimes Wrong..." features drummer Gerald Dowd (Robbie Fulks, Justin Roberts) & guitarist Danny Shaffer (Michael McDermott, Kevin Lee, Shiny). In addition to Shaffer, Matt's live band features bassist Doug Falls (Rollover) & drummer Alex Zeravica (Brandon Marx, Social Focus).
Most recently, Matt Feddermann was featured in a HGTV television special called "Pumpkin Wars" with Property Brother Jonathan Scott. The show was filmed during the 2012 Highwood Pumpkin Festival in which Matt Feddermann headlined in front of over 10,000 people.
Matt Feddermann is trying to reacquaint listeners with songs that have meaning and music that can be emotional and raw. His music and performances are inspiring new music lovers, one ear at a time.
"Sometimes Wrong..." and all of Matt Feddermann's other released music can be found here: