2012 was a banner year for Queens, NY singer/songwriter Matt Sucich.
In June, Matt made his debut at Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival in Manchester, TN, receiving high praise and pleasant comparisons from Andy Langer (Esquire Magazine) on his “Best Other Bands Of Bonnaroo” list - “Because this Queens singer-songwriter is trying to break your heart. What appear at first glance to be simple love songs quickly reveal a Wilco- and Iron & Wine-like depth (and desperation).” The list puts Sucich in esteemed company, including Michael Kiwanuka, Trixie Whitley, and Little Dragon. In addition, Matt performed at both SXSW & CMJ, which featured a set at JetBlue’s “Live at T5? concert series. In November Sucich released his 2nd full-length album, Layers, to a capacity crowd at NYC’s Rockwood Music Hall.
If you’re thinking this is some “flash-in-the-pan” story, it’s more like a simmer, and Matt plans on keeping it that way. As a songwriter, Matt Sucich took his time developing a style and sound that, like any artist, may borrow from a wealth of influence but is distinctively his own. Influences range from Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, & Bruce Springsteen to M. Ward and My Morning Jacket. Although he only began cementing his place in the NYC music scene in 2010, it was the years prior that Matt spent cutting his teeth, performing with friends & various band incarnations at venues like The Living Room, The Bowery Electric, and Southpaw. In 2009 Sucich was fortunate enough to support the legendary Levon Helm at his Midnight Ramble in Woodstock, NY, and in 2010 he released his debut album, Jubilation & Jealousy, at Joe’s Pub.
2013 will see Matt Sucich heavily promoting & touring behind Layers, including some more exciting shows and TV/FILM placement. For info, tracks, and video, go to http://esmatteo.com.
Layers (LP) - released 11/13/2012
Jubilation & Jealousy (LP) - released 3/1/2011
Shoddy Equipment Demo (Vol.1) - (ep) released May 2009
Supposing I Was Tough
She'll Never Be Found
Last Thing On My Mind
Jubilation & Jealousy
Esquire Mag - The Other Best Bands of Bonnaroo
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Because this Queens singer-songwriter is trying to break your heart. What appear at first glance to ...Because this Queens singer-songwriter is trying to break your heart. What appear at first glance to be simple love songs quickly reveal a Wilco- and Iron & Wine-like depth (and desperation).
Read more: Bonnaroo 2012 Playlist - The Other Best Bands of Bonnaroo 2012 - Esquire http://www.esquire.com/the-side/music/best-new-songs/best-bands-bonnaroo-2012#ixzz2HE0iyq2q
An Interview with Singer Matt Sucich
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Direct Message: Singer Matt Sucich We hope he breaks a leg We first laid eyes on Matt Sucich at...Direct Message: Singer Matt Sucich
We hope he breaks a leg
We first laid eyes on Matt Sucich at a co-worker’s wedding (he sang and played guitar during the ceremony). And it seems we’re not the only ones enamored by the New York-based singer/songwriter’s musical chops; he’s on the Bonnaroo bill this weekend. We grilled him (and wished him luck) before he hit the road.
Describe your sound in six words or less.
What’s your preshow ritual?
I like to make sure everything is in place for the set, and I have to flick the green-room light switch exactly fifteen times before I go on. But would you call that a ritual?
What’s your favorite candy?
Do Sugar-Free Popsicles count? I think I went through eighteen in one sitting the other day. I have no control, and my apartment gets really hot.
What’s your favorite song to play and why?
With the band, I’ve really enjoyed playing “The Bridge” for its lush arrangement, and I love where the piano goes. When I’m solo, lately it’s been the title track of my new record, “Layers” (fall 2012). But you should ask me this question again tomorrow.
Whom are you listening to right now?
This is another one of those ask-me-again-tomorrow questions. I haven’t been able to stop with the new Regina Spektor album. I think she’s such a smart writer.
What’s your drink?
Bourbon (Woodford or Maker’s, please) or Guinness.
Matt Sucich performs Saturday and Sunday at Bonnaroo Music Festival in Manchester, Tennessee (lineup.bonnaroo.com). Download “The Bridge” and “Supposing I Was Tough” at esmatteo.com.
Photo: Portrayable Photography / Courtesy of Matt Sucich
DailyCandy Jams v.33 - Holiday 2011 Edition
We have Kate Sland and Matt Sucich’s rendition of “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” on repeat.
Beyond the Lines with Matt Sucich…
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To be a musician that touches the hearts and souls of his fans is a rarity these days but Matt does ...To be a musician that touches the hearts and souls of his fans is a rarity these days but Matt does this as if he has been doing this for decades. Matt Sucich wrote his first record “Jubilation & Jealousy” in a time where it takes a gimmick to be heard but it’s his honesty and the sincerity in his voice that sets himself apart from other songwriters in this day and age.
Gotham Interview with Matt Sucich
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Matt Sucich has been playing music for years, finding open mic nights across the city of New York an...Matt Sucich has been playing music for years, finding open mic nights across the city of New York and opening his heart to strangers. He has done what many musicians aspire to do: record an album, release an album, play a major venue celebrating that album. And on top of everything, he’s done it all himself (mostly). The recording, the promoting, everything has been keeping Matt insanely busy.