SEEKING

Vocalist, Lead Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Violin, Cello.

ABOUT

I no longer reside in Maryland or the United States (I moved to Finland at the end of 2016). If you want to keep up with my music, check out Matthew Bowen - Everyday Musician on FB (AT everydaymusician), or follow me AT everydaymusician on IG and tweet me AT everydaymusicN.

Also, if you’re curious about Finland, you can follow my journey there at My Life in Finland on (AT MattinFinland).

For those who are interested, I would certainly be available for collaborations via Skype, etc. Here in Finland, I have an acoustic guitar, an electric guitar, an amplifier, and the ability to record. Also, I like to support my fellow musicians, especially Maryland artists, so if you follow me, I’ll follow you and promote your songs and pages.

Feel free to message me on Bandmix or email me (email: mbowen617 AT dot com). Thanks and Rock on!

Screen name:
Everyday Musician
Member since:
Apr 08 2007
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Just for Fun
Years playing music:
20
Gigs played:
50 to 100

Influences

Everything from classical to blues to country to pop to rock to metal to a little rap. I am very eclectic, but I would consider the music I tend to write and play to fall into a Pop-Rock/Powerpop category. If I could describe my sound, I'd call it "NeoSonic Rock".

Instrument experience:

Background Singer:
Moderate
Vocalist:
Moderate
Vocalist - Tenor:
Moderate
Rhythm Guitar:
Moderate
Acoustic Guitar:
Moderate
Clarinet:
Intermediate
Keyboard:
Beginner
Piano:
Beginner
Mandolin:
Beginner
Ukulele:
Beginner
Lead Guitar:
Beginner
Bass Guitar:
Beginner

EQUIPMENT

Here in Finland, I have a 1974 Hagström Swede (electric guitar), a Yamaha A1R (acoustic/electric guitar), a Fender Mustang III V2 112 combo amplifier, a Dunlop Mini Crybaby Wah, a TC Electronic Ditto II Looper pedal, a Digitech Trio pedal, a Casio CTK-3500 keyboard, and a Lanikai ukulele (soprano). I also have a ton of gear still back in the States.

MUSIC

CALENDAR

Past Events

Sing-a-long style performance feature popular songs from Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, u2, Nirvana, The Who, The Beatles, and many more. This event is for MHAW (Mental Health Art Week) and is free for all attendees. The show is at the Lahopuuta theater in Kirjurinluoto park in Pori. Music begins at 3:00 pm and goes until 5:00 pm.

Pori's "World Marketplace" show for MHAW (Mental Health Art Week) features artistic performances from around the world onstage in the city centre market square. There will be African drumming, Brazilian dance, Indiana dancing, Greek Dancing, music from the United States (that's me), and more. There will also be food and other refreshments available in the marketplace. The event starts at 12:00 pm and goes until 2:00 pm.

I'll be back at Smoke BBQ in Bethesda with Zek Lightning on July 9th, so stop in and enjoy some great live music. I've got a great variety of songs that I'll be performing. There's a nice selection of beer and yummy food to keep you there listening all night. Please, bring your friends.

I'll be getting to Bethesda around 8:30pm and will be starting to play around 9:30pm. Zek Lightning will also be playing in between my sets, so there will be constant music until closing time.

See you there.

Matt Bowen and Sean Rhodes are playing from 7:00 - 9:00 PM at the Green Turtle in Edgewater to benefit the MS Busters team for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Go to www.msbusters.com for more information. Contact Matt Bowen (mbowen617@gmail.com) to receive a flyer so that a portion of your order will go to help fight Multiple Sclerosis. Thank you.

Stop in at Smoke BBQ in Bethesda on May 14th. I've got a great variety of songs that I'll be performing. There's a nice selection of beer and yummy food to keep you there listening all night. Please, bring your friends.

I'll be getting to Bethesda around 8:30pm and will be starting to play around 9:30pm. Zek Lightning will also be playing in between my sets, so there will be constant music until closing time.

See you there.

Matt Bowen and Sean Rhodes are back at Hellas (Millersville) on May 13th. Playing from 9:00PM - 1:00 AM, the duo will rock through the decades. Enjoy a beer and a crabcake while you listen.

Local Musicians performing 30-minute sets of original music from 8PM-2AM this Saturday night at Savannah's Island on Eastern Avenue in Baltimore.

Stop in at Smoke BBQ in Bethesda on April 9th. I've got a great variety of songs that I'll be performing. There's a nice selection of beer and yummy food to keep you there listening all night. Please, bring your friends.

I'll be getting to Bethesda around 8:30pm and will be starting to play around 9:30pm. Zek Lightning will also be playing in between my sets, so there will be constant music until closing time.

See you there.

My buddy, Sean Rhodes (of Aries fame) and I will be back at Hellas Restaurant and Lounge in Millersville, MD on Friday, December 18, 2015. We start playing at 9:00 PM and go until 1:00/1:30 AM. Hellas offers an excellent beer and wine selection and some fantastic entrees (such as Maryland crabcakes and gyros). As always, we will be playing a nice variety of songs and we intended to include a few holiday favorites since 'tis the season.

Hellas Restaurant & Lounge
8498 Veterans Hwy, Millersville, MD 21108
(410) 987-0948

I'll be playing Smoke BBQ in Bethesda, MD on Saturday, November 7, 2015. The music starts at 9:30pm and goes at least until midnight, but I could play as late as 2:00am. There is a great beer selection and really delicious barbeque and other food available from the kitchen. My sets contain a variety of songs from multiple genres and decades. Definitely stop in for a pint and some brisket and let me entertain you for the evening.

Smoke BBQ
4858 Cordell Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814
(301) 656-2011

8541 Veterans Hwy.
Millersville, MD 21108

My first show of 2014 will be at Libations, Millersville's newest restaurant/bar. I'll be the entertainment from 8-11. See you there.

8541 Veterans Hwy.
Millersville, MD 21108

I'll be playing downtown Annapolis the Saturday after Thanksgiving from 10:00 PM - 1:00 AM. Come check it out. It's a grand old time. Charlie's Bar is located above Mangia Italian Grill (81 Main Street, Annapolis, MD 21401).