Welcome to the one page you’ll need to visit to learn everything about Matthew Ebel! Chances are good I pointed you here because you’re interested in booking a show and needed more info. Since I don’t have time to give you a personal tour, my recommendation is to just start at the top and work your way down. Then, drop me a line at matthewebel.com/contact and let me know what you think!
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I call myself a piano rocker, but I’m really just kind of a goofball. I’ve been playing the piano since age 5, discovered electronic music at 12, and made this stuff my career in 1999. Since then I’ve played at the Grand Ole Opry, been quoted in Rolling Stone, and made a name for myself in new media circles. I’ve been able to play piano rock full-time since 2007 and since then I’ve never looked back.
People tell me that they’re fans because I write some funny stuff, some emotionally charged stuff, and I tend to experiment with my sound a lot. I’ll take their word for it, but you can find out for yourself by listening to the samples above or buying an album. All I know is that I like to get on stage and have a good time, usually getting the crowd involved whenever possible.
- Full-Length Biography: Online
- The Roxy – Boston, MA
VON 2007 VIP Party
- David L. Lawrence Convention Center – Pittsburgh, PA
Anthrocon 2010, 2012, 2013
- San Jose Convention Center – San Jose, CA
Further Confusion 2012-2013, Guest of Honor 2012
- Ontario Convention Center – Ontario, CA
Portable Media Expo 2007
- The Metropolitan Performing Arts Center – Spokane, WA
Lilac Festival Variety Show 1992-2001
- Bard College
- North Country Community College
- The Hilton Atlanta – Atlanta, GA
FWA 2008-2010, Guest of Honor 2009
- The Sheraton Atlanta – Atlanta, GA
- The Hotel ML – Mt. Laurel, NJ
FA:United 2010, 2011
- Radisson WorldGate Orlando – Orlando, FL
Megaplex 2009, 2010
- Wyndham Jacksonville Riverwalk – Jacksonville, FL
- Hyatt Regency O’Hare – Rosemont, IL
- Crowne Plaza Hotel – Addison, TX
Furry Fiesta 2011
- Antheria – Los Angeles, CA
Performer/Speaker 2010, 2011
- AS220 – Providence, RI
- Ballard’s Inn – Block Island, RI
As The Nashville Duo
- The Big Bang – Nashville, TN
- The Bluebird Café – Nashville, TN
- All Asia – Boston, MA
- The French Quarter Café – Nashville, TN
- The Lizard Lounge – Cambridge, MA
- Midway Café – Jamaica Plain, MA
- Sambuca – Nashville, TN
- Unums – Nashua, NH
- There Video Lounge – Pittsburgh, PA
- The Grand Ole Opry – Nashville, TN
With Billy Currington
- The Flying Saucer – Nashville, TN
With The Peter Moon Band
- Opryland Hotel – Nashville, TN
With The Peter Moon Band
- 140 Characters Conference NYC – Manhattan, NY
Performer/Speaker 2010, 2011
- 140 Characters Conference Boston – Boston, MA
- Podcamp Boston – Boston, MA
Performer/Speaker 2007, 2009, 2010
- Podcamp New York – Brooklyn, NY
- Podcamp Philly – Philadelphia, PA
Speaker 2008, 2009
Awards & Accolades
Quotes & Reviews
“Pandora is the first true music meritocracy,” says independent musician Matthew Ebel (an artist likely to pop up in a Ben Folds Five station). “The fact that there is no fat guy in a ponytail and suit in Chicago determining what 20 songs they are going to play is a huge thing.”
Rolling Stone, Feb. 17 2011 – Cover | Page 1 | Page 2
In 2004, [Adam] Curry created one of the earliest podcasts, “The Daily Source Code.” Ebel’s music was featured. The podcast world embraced him, Curry says, and now that audience watches Ebel’s weekly concerts. While big artists like Snoop Dog and the Jonas Brothers are also using UStream, Curry calls Ebel a pioneer for creating an immersive experience for fans.
Andrea Shea, WBUR – Hear The Interview
Matthew is the type of artist I refer to in my book as a “Builder” meaning Matthew is constantly pushing his career forward using not only musical innovation but also technology.
Ariel Hyatt, MusicThinkTank.com
Getting out on the road to build an audience is a constant struggle for the average indie artist… But what if you could take your show around the world without moving a single guitar amp or eating another drive- thru meal? Now you can! Indie artists like Matthew Ebel have harnessed the power of online services like UStream to accomplish just that.
Kevin Breuner, CD Baby DIY Podcast
Calling a musician an entertainer seems redundant, but donʼt be fooled: Ebel is a performerʼs performer, a showman onstage and off. I purchased no fewer than four copies of his latest album, and got friends to buy the rest of what he had on him…Matthew has a future, and I hope he remembers me when heʼs selling out arenas.
Chris Brogan, LinkedIn Recommendation
His catchy hooks, comical lyrics and deep soulful piano playing will have his songs stuck in your head from the first listening…this album is a must have.
CC Chapman, iTunes Customer Review
The growth of social networking— from podcasting networks to MySpace, Facebook and Second Lifeʼs virtual-reality socializing —is, in the eyes of techie indie musicians like Ebel, shifting the music-business model ‘for the benefit of the independent performer.’ It works best, Ebel says, ‘if you stay on top of it.’
Nicole Keiper, The Tennessean
…we looked at Matthew Ebel, whose experiments with giving fans a subscription service that provides new music and additional opportunities for access are working quite well. In that case, he’s obviously using access, authenticity and exclusivity along with belonging and patronage.
Mike Masnick, TechDirt.com