the welcome matt

the welcome matt

 San Francisco, California, USA

Welcome Matt songs distill the best of Wilco, Waits and Westerberg and conjure up a raw melodic weirdness, smart, edgy, exuberant and fun.


What does singer/songwriter Matt Langlois, A New England native turned San Francisco resident, indie rock folk singing song writer poet do after playing in 5 different bands, wandering the earth, performing in endless cafés, bars, living rooms, clubs, working construction, setting tile, surviving the San Francisco underground party scene, releasing seven CD’s (5 as The Welcome Matt/2 with Hey!Brontosaurus) and investing every dime into music to the verge of bankruptcy?

He starts a musical project called Members of Sound, releasing a song a month over 2 years, teams up with hotshot San Francisco music booker KC Turner and begins collaborating with well established dance choreographer Christine Cali/CALI & CO dance on a full length dance/music performance extravaganza called Move Thru Me.

Members of Sound started out as just another late night idea on tour in West Hollywood. Now over a year and half down the road, the project has more than fulfilled Matt’s main objective, to stay creative and tell the tale of the musician’s journey. Members of Sound songs have been downloaded all over the world and have caught the attention of many, including, Peter Finch’s “FOG FILES” on KFOG 104.5, San Francisco Bay Area’s biggest radio station. The Members of Sound song “Move Thru Me” will be the title and theme of a 3-day dance/music performance in San Francisco’s Mission District in February 2011.

After playing 100 some odd gigs, creating a duet and video for “You Are The Chords” with singer/songwriter Megan Slankard, working with 20 different musicians and an array of producers who have worked with artists such as Four Non-Blonds, Dan The Automator, Train and Galactic, The Welcome Matt’s Members of Sound is nearing the finish line, yet the endeavor is far from over. A final Members of Sound CD, videos, national tours and the Move Thru Me soundtrack are in the works for 2011.

His songs have been aired on two major networks, Fox and NBC. "(Wake Me Up) In San Francisco," a track from his second solo record, "Empire Days," was picked up by Triple AAA megastation 104.5 KFOG and featured on their Summer Sampler, alongside Michael Franti of Spearhead and Matt Nathanson. His song (Wake Me Up ) In San Francisco was also heard across the country on the 2008 MLB All Star game.

“Lyrics are witty and positive, and overall the whole thing feels gently uplifting. “ EAST BAY EXPRESS

“The Welcome Matt songs distill the best of Wilco, Waits and Westerberg and conjure up a raw melodic weirdness. Smart, edgy, exuberant and fun.”
Drew Pearce---acoustic guitar magazine

“Matt has found the secret to truly personable song-writing. Startlingly sincere and instantly accessible, he is a storyteller at heart and emotes with a clarity and honesty so many front man lack”
Gabrelle Goodbar, THE OWL MAG

“Refined and crafty… What sets the Welcome Matt above is the ability to write a really good song.”

“Evoking the Beatles circa Rubber Soul with a little Ray Davies and a little Cake as he drifts somewhere between Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy and Bob Dylan, mastering a sense of expert lyrical spacing and rasping dreamy opinion.”
Genevieve Will,


Turns To Gold--07/09
Soul Remains The Same--08/09
Face Your Luck--09/09
Wit's End --10/09
No One Can Stop Us--11/10
Perfect For Us--12-10
The Battle Between The Sun and The Fog--01/10
Prettiest Girl In The World--03/10
Tremor Land--04/10
You are the Chords--05/10
Drugs Talkin--06/10
That I can Do--07/10
Believe You Me--08/10
Somethings Gonna Give--09/10
Move Thru Me--10/10
Song 17--12/10
The Box and The Kite--01/11
Sing Something--02/11

Matt Langlois: THE WELCOME MATT 2001
The Welcome Matt: EMPIRE DAYS 2004
KFOG'S Music for Schools cd compilation 2004
The Welcome Matt:COPING MECHANISMS 2005
The Welcome Matt ENDS and ODDS Stereotype records 2008

"In San Francisco" currently on kfog 104.5
"Megan"is currently being played on kzsu 90.1
"Seed song"currently in streaming on's Radio Free Colorado via: Dave Tallent
:"Seed Song" on YELLOW BEAT.COM out of Japan

Set List

Sets are as long as required according to show circumstances-----