matt monroe:classical guitar electric guitar, jazz guitar, bass – one would like to put matt in the classic guitarist pigeonhole. but watch out: the guy also has a piano, an accordion, a saxophone or a drum kit sitting around. everything he can get his hands on that makes a sound, he simply puts into a song.
covering classic rock hits by pearl jam or pink floyd in his early musical career, he later got inspired by portishead or massive attack and recorded a trip hop album with the band mellowtone – before he discovered the endless variety of shoegaze and dream pop through beach house or slowdive.
and yet, in his heart, he has somehow always remained the simple folk musician who allows himself a few quiet minutes to dave matthews or minor majority.