Matt Kurz One

Matt Kurz One

 Athens, Georgia, USA

"Matt Kurz One is a badass. The dude plays bass guitar with his left foot, snare and bass drums with his right, with his left hand he plays the guitar, hi hat, and the keyboard, with his right he plays guitar, rack toms, and crash...And the music? It rocks!"
--Jordan Stepp--Athens Music Junkie


The Matt Kurz One may be the best one man band that ever lived. For starters, he is armed with the ability to play a bass guitar (with his left foot!), a full drum set, a guitar, a keyboard, and sing all at the same time and without the aid of backing tracks, tape loops, or drum machines. (That’s five instruments at once, folks) Then take into account that his music is being praised as much as his abilities, being compared to such giants as Elvis Costello, Bruce Springsteen, and The Who. Matt Kurz One was also recently proclaimed “Athens, GA’s Best Band” by the Athens Banner Herald. In a city that hosts REM, Of Montreal, The B-52’s, Widespread Panic, etc; this is not a claim to be ignored.

“Coordinated beyond belief sums it up, that the music is truly good makes him pretty much just amazing”
-Julie Phillips Athens Banner Herald

“The gimmickry of Kurz’s current arrangement might get you to pay attention a bit longer than you would to any number of anonymous rock trios or quartets. The energetic quality of songwriting and the soulful execution are the real draw of this project, however, and he's likely to win over anyone who witnesses it firsthand.”
-Allistair StClair REAX Music

"Matt Kurz must be the most coordinated man on the planet... To do this is challenging but, to do this AND write and play good songs is something unbelievable. "

“A true Rock and Roll Virtuoso”
-7 Inch Atlanta


Debt Sounds - 2009
Impending Doom Is No Excuse - 2007

Set List

Matt Kurz One Songs(currently in Rotation):

Solid Gold Coffin
God Said
Shes A Shining Light
Hey Renee
2000 Mine
You’re Getting Through
Someone Else
My Fingers got a Ring Now my Telephone Never Does
I Wanna Die
I Don’t Believe it
Keep It Down
Mow You Down and put you on a pedestal
I’m Alive
Now We’re Really on our Own

The Whom (Tribute to the Who):
Pictures of Lily
Cant Explain
Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere
Wont Get Fooled Again
Baba O’reilly
Im a Boy
The Seeker
The Kids Are Alright

The Ramone (Ramones Tribute):
Blitzkrieg Bop
Beat on the Brat
Judy is a Punk
I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend
Now I Wanna Sniff Some Glue
I Don’t Wanna Go Down to the Basement
Havanna Affair
Listen to My Heart
53rd and 3rd
Let’s Dance
Today Your Love, Tomorrow the World

Elvis Kurzstello (Elvis Costello):
Pump It Up
Peace, Love, and Understanding
Radio, Radio
Angels Wanna Wear My Red Shoes