Matthew Hemerlein

Matthew Hemerlein

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Washington DC based SingerSongwriter Matthew Hemerlein is well known for his vibrantly creative Solo Looping Show and an original blend of classical, pop, jazz and trip-hop that calls to mind such artists as Jeff Buckley, Andrew Bird and Prince but ultimately falls into a category of its own.

Biography

Washington DC based SingerSongwriter Matthew Hemerlein is a dynamic and central figure in the DC music community. Known for his vibrantly creative Solo Looping Show, Matthew’s music is an original blend of classical, pop, jazz and trip-hop that calls to mind such artists as Jeff Buckley, Andrew Bird and Prince but ultimately falls into a category of its own. Fluent on six instruments, including the violin, cello, seven-string guitar, mandolin, piano, and upright bass, he collaborates with both local and international acts. Matthew played strings on fellow DC mastermind Nacey’s remix of La Roux’s ‘Bulletproof’ for Diplo’s Major Lazer x La Roux Lazerproof remix project and he was featured on The BBC World News regarding his work as an Artist/Educator. He shared stage with the likes of Scott Matthew, Junip, James Vincent McMorrow, The National, Aloe Blacc, Local Natives, Peaches & Ezra Furman and performed at such venues as The House of Blues New Orleans or SXSW in Austin and headlines a a wildly popular monthly show at The Gibson Guitar Artist Showroom.

Discography

2011 Hot Nickels
2012 tbc