The Matt Burke Band
was established in 2010 with the release of Pretty Close to Very Good
- Burke's debut album. In 2014, Burke moved from Chicago back to Florida to focus on further developing a growing Florida fanbase. Upon returning to Florida, Burke paired up with keys player Leona Ellis: the two had grown up alongside each other in the central Florida public school system but had never played music together until Burke's return to the sunshine state. Today, Burke and Ellis are the core of The Matt Burke Band
, with a new album due out in January, 2018.