Primary Instrument: Arranger
Matt Dickey is a guitarist, composer/arranger and engineer based in NYC. As an undergrad, he studied with Dave Stoltz (of the Dickey Betts Band) and Bob Carabillo at Trinity College in Hartford, CT. Currently, he is a grad student in NYU's Music Tech program.
His musical influences are many, ranging from James Brown, Herbie Hancock and The Grateful Dead to many other jazz artists and classical composers such as Duke Ellington, John Coltrane, Tito Puente, Igor Stravinsky, Claude Debussy, and many others. More recently, DJ Shadow, DJ Cam and Portishead have stuck out as inspiring musical forces.
His musical projects have included leading his own former band The Truth, sideman status with various NYC projects such as Dr. Bellows, Avatar, and Ekayani and The Healing Band, and frequenting as a guest with Hartford's own The Thang. He often plays guitar for Philadelphia based R&B Soul singer R.C. Holmes, and he has toured briefly with Big Sam's Funky Nation.
On the side, Matt has been delving into audio production, and over the past few years he has been developing his audio skills and adding more electronics, effects and technology as a creative approach. This unique combination of musical prowess and technological innovation now enables him to perform on stage completely by himself, as the electronic one-man-band, In The Loop.