Matt Michaelis


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Matt Michaelis is an independent songwriter and producer based in Sacramento, CA. He specializes in guitar-driven rock and roll with blues, funk, and psychedelic influences. His musical influences include Jack White, Rival Sons, Gary Clark Jr., and the Black Keys. His work has received recognition in several international songwriting competitions, including Songdoor, the Great American Song Contest, and the American Songwriting Awards. In 2017, he released his debut album, called “RESOLUTE.” The completion of this album marked an important milestone for Michaelis. After having grown up playing the piano, he severely injured his vocal chords while learning how to sing in 2009. After almost giving up music completely, Michaelis decided to learn the guitar; expanding his abilities to produce music. His second album, “INTERGALACTIC,” was released on 1/1/20. What makes Michaelis unique is that due to his injured vocal chords, although his collaboration with multiple singers means each song is unique, all his songs have a common identity: angst-driven rock and roll interlaced with messages of perseverance, individuality, and determination. 
 “Michaelis is very clever at knowing just where to come in and bring these songs to life; there’s a cerebral vibe to these songs, but they don’t grab you that way at first because Michaelis knows how to write a song; by building it up instead of being one dimensional.” - Larry Toering, Gas House Radio