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Genesis, The Beatles, Paul Simon, Pink Floyd, Steve Hackett, Mike Oldfield, Steely Dan, Fleetwood Mac, Yes, Santana, Camel, Venice, Beach Boys, Peter Gabriel, Weather Report
Band Interests
Music, Marathons, Playing football
Adult Contemporary Rock
Band Members
Peter Matuchniak, Paul Mouradjian, Scott Conner, Steve Bonino, Natalie Azerad, Ted Zahn, JoJo Nakano, Jimmy Keegan, Rick Meadows, Conor Jonson, David Gilman
Orange County, California
Progressive style guitarist, composer, producer originally from London and now residing in Los Angeles. Drawn to sounds, melodic solos and graceful chording, with a willingness to jam without preconceived boundaries.
Peter Matuchniak favours a progressive style of guitar that features melodic solos and graceful chording, clearly influenced by the likes of Steve Hackett (Gene...sis), Dave Gilmour (Pink Floyd), Andy Latimer (Camel) and Steve Howe (Yes). Always drawn more to composition and melody above pure technique and over-indulgence, Peter Matuchniak lets sounds and textures guide the music first and foremost.

His compositional style draws from the varied genres he was exposed to at home: a brother into jazz-rock, a sister listening to the latest radio hits, and parents who raised them all on classical music. But the basic element is always progressive rock, and Peter Matuchniak has played with a number of bands in this genre that have garnered attention and reviews, both in London where he grew up as well as in his adopted Southern California home.

Recently he has released albums with Gekko Projekt and Evolve IV on the Prog Rock Records label, receiving enthusiastic reviews from around the world (the latter winning a Grindie award from RadioINDY). Back in the 1980’s Peter Matuchniak was part of the so-called neo-progressive rock movement with Janysium and Mach One (that were represented by Keith Goodwin, press agent for Yes, Marillion and Rod Argent). He also wrote and recorded jingles in Bombay for commercials that were aired on Indian TV with high-profile artists and accounts, with one such ad winning a CLIO award for public safety.

Choosing to concentrate on family life in the intervening years, he used this time to build his own studio, enhance his production skills and amass a library of compositions that he’s finally recording for release. Peter Matuchniak produced his first solo album titled “Uncover Me” in 2012 and has plans for many more releases, both solo and otherwise.
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Motown, Sixties, Seventies
Press contact
Nick Katona