MATT PASCALE is an Italian singer guitarist songwriter who loves to play electric, acoustic & slide guitar.
His sound grew from the Hard Rock of his early teens into a more robust and sincere love affair with American Rootsy Music, including Southern Rock, swampy Blues & Funky-Neo Soul.
His vocal and guitar style might resemble one of the “chitlin circuit” legendary musicians who display their husky voice and finger plucking chops every night of the week, but because of his geographical & big city up-bringing, young age wide interest & a truly “down & dirty” , he definitely sounds like no one else than himself !
In spite of his young age, and a two years forced “covid confinement”, since March 2019 , Matt managed to play more than 400 live shows !
He was made to be on stage, & that’s where he shines best.
He shined some much doing his thing night over night between Italy, Switzerland and Germany that he captured the attention of the European Blues Union’s President Davide Grandi.
Grandi made an introduction to the little Steven Blues Academy in Notodden, Norway , which is aUached to the famous Notodden Blues Festival. The dead line to apply for their yearly prized scholarship was way past its limit, but his “bigger than life” stage & soulful delivery not only gained him the late entry invitation but ended up landing him a slam dunk win !
He so much captured the Academy team and the Festival’s board on and sympathy, that upon his return to Italy, was offered a permanent transfer of residency and the support of local agents that have been booking him solidly in the Scandinavian territory since September 2022.
Matt is currently residing in Oslo. He’s about to start his winter Italian/Swiss Tour and he’s currently working on his first record release alongside producer/bassist Fabrizio “Fab” Grossi (Steve Vai, Billy F Gibbons , Supersonic Blues Machine, Eric Gales etc.)