Nick Matty

I like to think of myself as an extremely versatile guitarist. I first got interested in music when I was 14 years old. I had a good friend by the name of Jimmy Fisher who played the guitar. He suggested I buy a Bass Guitar so that I could join his band so I did. All through my high school years I had mainly played the Drums. Playing the drums was my life until one day when my friend Chuck asked me to go to a concert to see Joe Satriani. At the time I had never heard of Joe Satriani or had heard any of his music. The night of the concert came and I was so blown away by Satriani's guitar playing I sold my drums the next day and bought a guitar. I became obsessed with the guitar right away and it just took over my life!

I did not pick up the guitar until the age of 20 and now 16 years later I am determined to reach all of my musical goals. In the early stages of my playing such artist as Joe Satriani and Larry Mitchell were my biggest influences. Although I continue to play and listen to instrumental rock my recent passion has become jazz with influence from musicians like Larry Carlton, Joe Pass, Jimmy Bruno and Dave Manley. Currently, I am teaching private Guitar lessons, writing and recording material for my debut CD, looking for musicians to form an original funky, smooth jazz band and as always Practicing, Practicing and Practicing!!!


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