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Into the Further now available world-wide!! 

At long last, my latest album is now available. 

CandyRat: http://www.candyrat.com/artists/matthewsantos/intothefurther/

itunes: http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/into-the-further/id995022580

amazon: http://amzn.com/B00XO3M0NA

Here's what the press has been saying:

Into The Futher is brilliant…timeless.” 

-Static Magazine


“…real talent, soul and artistry. The album is extremely well crafted”


“utterly mesmerizing”


“lovely and inviting”


“These tracks are more than soulful; I’m going to go as far as to say that they are life enriching.”


MONAKR -- The dark side of pop 

Meet MONAKR, ​a dark RnB / Pop / Electro / Soul / Rock side project collaboration made up of members from Hey ChampGemini Club and myself. If you’ve enjoyed the more “pop” driven side of my musical history, this may be right up your alley. Our first single Diamond is now available! Check it out here:  







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Live EP from The Lyric Theatre

by Matthew Santos

Yours free when you sign up for email list! A live, acoustic EP from a June 2014 performance, courtesy of the fine folks at The Lyric Theatre in LA--showcasing some new songs and old in a stripped down, intimate setting.

Recorded and mixed by André Paxton. Photo by Micheal Mabborang. Featuring violin from Chihsuan Yang.

  1. 1 NVR LKD SO FIN 05:04
  2. 2 Second Chances 04:06
  3. 3 White Gloves 05:51
  4. 4 Under the Microscope 03:48
  5. 5 Field and Flower 04:34
  6. 6 Ojos 04:30

Previous events

Matthew Santos Thanksgiving House Concert

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3837 Oakland Avenue , akland Avenue, Powderhorn, Minneapolis, 55407

Hello Minneapolis Friends and Family!

Hope this finds you well. I'm excited to announce that I'll be returning to my roots both musically and domestically with an exclusive, intimate, acoustic ALL AGES performance for the hometown folks on November 27th, 2015!

Since it's the day after Thanksgiving, we thought it would be fun to do a leftovers potluck style hang in the comfort of "home" as opposed to a club show. This way you can bring whatever goodies you fancy and have a much more intimate experience with those who share the same great taste in music and art as you do ;)

Since it is a living room show there are extremely limited seats available (only 50) and we anticipate they will go quickly. As a little more incentive (and as thanks for being so awesome and supportive) I will be recording the musical performance live and offering a link to all attendees for download!

Since it's such limited seating, the ticket price is a little higher than usual, but considering you will be saving on drinks and parking, and will be getting a recording of the performance, hopefuly that will balance out the equation.

So mark your calendars and pick up your tickets ASAP. Can't wait to see you all on the 27th!

Special thanks to John Morson for hosting the event!

Matthew Santos



Oxbow Art School Annual Picnic Fundraiser

Oxbow Art School, 530 3rd Street, Napa, CA 94559

Matthew will be returning to the beloved Oxbow Art School where his creative endeavors were conceived as a student back in 2000, to help raise funds to keep the vision alive and well. Details TBA.

Age limit: All ages


Matthew Santos full band CD Release Party!

7th St Entry , 701 First Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55403

Matthew will be debuting his latest effort "Into the Further" for his hometown MPLS with the first band performance since 2010. Special guests TBA.

$10 Age limit: 18+



Matthew Santos Live in La Crosse, WI !

Wine Guyz, 122 King Street, La Crosse, WI 54601

Matthew will be busting out the one-man-band set up for two 60 min sets in the lovely La Crosse, WI. 18+, doors at 7pm. Advanced copies of new CD and t-shirts for sale and for signing.

Age limit: 18+


Matthew Santos and Zach Heckendorf

1st Ward / Chop Shop, 2033 North Ave, Chicago, IL, USA 60647

Matthew will be joined by the hyper-handed, super groove machine Jonathan Marks (Hey Champ, MONAKR, Cheap Trick) on the drums, and virtuosic powerhouse Matt Nelson (Lupe Fiasco) on the keys. Of course Emma Dayhuff will be telling you all about that bass as well. Sharing the bill with the ever-talented Zach Heckendorf!

Age limit: 18+


Matthew Santos Trio live at CIMM Fest

Martyr's , 3855 N Lincoln Ave , Chicago, IL, USA 60647

CIMMfest is the Chicago International Movies & Music Festival, taking place April 16-19. Join us for four jam-packed days & nights of film premieres, live concerts and incredible parties with artists from around the world. CIMMFest presents over 100 events (music documentaries, concert films, live Scores, music showcases, and more) running along Milwaukee Ave, and is centered in the city's WIcker Park and Logan Square neighborhoods, as well as in venues throughout Chicago.

Matthew Santos The Damn Choir Fletcher Scotch Hollow Elle Casazza

Show starts at 7pm, Matthew Santos Trio starts at 11pm.

Age limit: 21+