We continue our daily profiles of the musicians involved in the making of the Brooklyn Babylon recording with a look at bassist Matt Clohesy.
Matt left his hometown of Melbourne to come to New York in 2001. He's since gained much recognition as an acoustic and electric bassist worldwide, having toured and recorded with artists like Kurt Rosenwinkel, Seamus Blake, Eric Reed, and Geoffrey Keezer. In the pop world, he has performed with Grammy winner Colbie Caillat and the Chris Bergson Band. He continues to work with many of his peers including Lage Lund, Mike Moreno, Will Vinson, Gretchen Parlato, and his fellow co-conspirator John Ellis.
Matt lives with his girlfriend in an awesome basement appartment in Manhattan where they can blast AC/DC records until 3:30 AM and no one gives a fuck. Or at least, no one ever calls the cops on them, but I think that's because his neighbors think all Australians are somehow related to Chopper Read. He once came this close to getting into a fistfight at a karaoke bar, but I swear those dudes totally had it coming.
As part of our fundraising efforts for our upcoming recording, Brooklyn Babylon, we are offering you the opportunity to sponsor a Secret Society musician. If you would like to sponsor Matt's appearance on our new album, or lend your support at any level, you have six days left to be part of our Kickstarter campaign.
MUSICIANS AVAILABLE FOR SPONSORSHIP: Erica von Kleist • Rob Wilkerson • Sam Sadigursky • John Ellis • Josh Sinton • Seneca Black • Tom Goehring • Matt Holman • Nadje Noordhuis • Ryan Keberle• James Hirschfeld • Sebastian Noelle • Gordon Webster • Matt Clohesy • Jon Wikan