Matt Noveskey


Matt Noveskey
Matt Noveskey
Born June 16, 1976 (1976-06-16) (age 35)
Genres Rock
Occupations Singer-Songwriter-Guitarist-Bassist-Producer
Instruments vocals
Guitar
Bass
Labels Universal Records
Associated acts Blue October
(a+)machines
Wesley Lunsford
Switch
Toast
Botfly
Language Room
IAmDynamite

William Matthew "Matt" Noveskey (born June 16, 1976 in Adrian, Michigan) is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, guitarist, and bassist, best known for his work with the bands Blue October and (a+)machines.

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Early life

Noveskey grew up in a very musical household in Northern Michigan. His uncle played bass guitar and sang in a touring rock band, his brother plays drums, and his grandparents played guitar, piano and accordion. Inspired by his uncle, Matt started playing bass at age five[1] and has been playing in bands since he was a teenager. His early musical influences were bassists James Jamerson and Larry Graham.

Matt graduated from Saint Francis High School in Traverse City in 1994. He attended various Michigan colleges and bartended while playing weekend shows with a variety of local acts, including the bands Switch and Botfly. Acting on a tip from a booking agent friend, in late 1998 he relocated to Texas and auditioned for Blue October.

Blue October

Matt joined Blue October in 1999 after the departure of the group's original bassist, Liz Mullally. Noveskey played guitar, bass and sang backing vocals on Blue October's 2000 major label debut Consent to Treatment. He also created the artwork for the album and along with Justin Furstenfeld, co-wrote the single "James" and the live fan-favorite "You Make Me Smile."

Noveskey toured extensively with Blue October in support of Consent to Treatment. He stayed with the band even after they were dropped from Universal Records, but left due to health reasons at the end of the tour in late 2002. Blue October re-signed with Universal for the release of 2003's History for Sale on which Noveskey contributed. Matt would eventually fully rejoin Blue October in late 2004. During his absence, Blue October never played the Noveskey-penned "You Make Me Smile" during a concert. The song was included as the opening track on the band's 2006 album Foiled and is now a live staple.

(a+)machines

During his absence from Blue October, Matt formed a second band with Blue October's drum technician Alan Adams. The new band, (a+)machines, also includes Ryan Holley and Chris Lynch. Noveskey and Holley are the primary singers and lyricists in the band, which have recorded a 5-track EP and a live album. The group have been on hiatus while Noveskey and Adams tour with Blue October. (a+)machines most recent show was June 16, 2007 in Austin, although Noveskey and Holley have played several acoustic shows together since then.

Other Music Projects

While not touring and recording with his bands, Noveskey lends his services as a bassist and record producer to other recording artists, such as Wesley Lunsford & The Selfless Season. In January 2008 he formed a production company called 116 with producer/engineer Chuck Alkazian. The duo works with some of the brightest upcoming talent in the music business today, mainly recording out of Detroit and Austin. Matt also tours as a solo artist, often sharing the stage with Justin Furstenfeld, Joseph King, Casey McPherson, Paco Estrada, Johnny Goudie, and longtime songwriting partner Ryan Holley. In November 2007 Noveskey and Holley announced they are forming a new project with the intent of writing and recording music for soundtracks and commercials. In addition to producing young talent, Matt is the proprietor of Wanderlust Artist Management and Promotion, a company that manages and promotes the artists he produces. His current roster includes the bands IAmDynamite and Language Room.

Matt is also a celebrity endorser of Warwick basses, Fender basses, Aguilar bass amps, Michael Kelly acoustic basses, T Rex pedals, Krank guitar amps and Black Diamond strings.

Discography

With Blue October

With (a+)machines

  • (a+)machines EP (2004)
  • Live @ Momo's (2006)

With Wesley Lunsford (& The Selfless Season)

  • The Mixlab Demonstration (2007)
  • The Selfless Season EP (2010)

With DARBY

  • The Clearing EP (2007)

With MAHONEY

  • Mahoney EP (2008)

Interviews

References

  1. ^ Rick Coates. "Rock Star Odyssey". http://www.northernexpress.com/editorial/music.asp?id=2173. 

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