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MATTHEW GIRARD

 

ABOUT MATTHEW

​Since locating to Boston in the early 2000’s Matthew has been immersed in music, recording and performing with artists in Boston and across the country.

His home base is Revolution Sound Studio in Charlestown MA, which provides recording, mixing, mastering, and restoration services.

Outside the studio, Matthew is the Front of House and Production Engineer for A Cappella heavyweights The House Jacks. He also frequently collaborates with A Cappella producer and arranger Nick Girard.

As one of the more in-demand bassists in the Boston area, Matthew’s current music projects include The Maxims, Emily Grogan Band, Ruby Rose Fox, Golden Bloom, as well as numerous session work with artists across genres. Some notable past projects include Neutral Uke Hotel, Parks and The Motion Sick.  


In the studio Matthew has guested on countless recordings for artists (bass, trumpet, euphonium, guitar, percussion, and keyboards) resulting Boston Music Award nominations for Session Musician of the Year in 2016, 2017 and 2018.

 

NEWS

GOLDEN BLOOM SINGLE - LIGHTS GO OUT

February 15, 2019

It's been a while since there has been much new from the Golden Bloom camp. However, it doesn't mean we've called it quits or aren't quietly working on new music. Starting in 2019, we're adapting and are writing and recording new music remotely and this is the first of hopefully more new music. Listen on Spotify and Apple Music, or wherever you stream/download music!

NEW DEVIL LOVE SINGLE

Jan 15, 2019

We had the Boston power pop group Devil Love into Revolution Sound Studio and they came up with this Americana tinged duet. Listen to it here!

TRUMPET ALERT

Dec 13, 2018

Recorded at Revolution Sound Studio by Andy Pinkham and produced by Dave Brophy, I had the chance to guest on trumpet for a tune or two on Eric Salt's great new record. Listen on Spotify and purchase on CD Baby!

THE MAXIMS - FULL LENGTH RELEASE!

Nov 9, 2018

The Maxims are proud to release their first full length album "Rock City". Recorded directly to 8-track analog reel to reel tape, this album is a distillation of all the raw power and energy that The Maxims bring to each live show! Listen on Spotify and Apple Music  (or anywhere you stream/download music)

THE MAXIMS ON MAYANS MC

October 2, 2018

The Maxims' song "Black Kind of Heart" from the debut self-titled EP was featured on Episode 5 of the new FX show Mayans MC. Check it out here!

2018 BOSTON MUSIC AWARDS NOMINEES ANNOUNCED

September 21, 2018

The 2018 Boston Music Awards Nominees have been announced and I'm humbled and honored to have been included again this year as a nominee for Session Musician of the Year. Please head to bostonmusicawards.com to vote!

THE MAXIMS - NEW SINGLE, NEW ALBUM

September 7, 2018

Over the summer The Maxims hit the studio to record our debut full length entitled Rock City. "She Says" and B-side "Saturday Night is Paradise" are the first offerings, with the full length available everywhere on November 9th, 2018.

Listen to them here: https://themaxims.bandcamp.com/album/she-says-she-says

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THE OTHER GUYS - 24K MEGHAN

July 4, 2018

The Other Guys, one of the premier all-male a cappella groups from Scotland recently released their version of Bruno Mars' 24K Magic, (24K Meghan) in celebration of the royal wedding of Prince Henry and Meghan Markle. Arranged and recorded by Nick Girard, and mixed by Nick and myself at Revolution Sound Studio. Watch the video here:

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THE FUTURE EVERYBODY: EP RELEASE, IT'S EVEN WORSE WHEN WE'RE ALONE"

Feb 13, 2018

Back in 2011 I was in a band. Life happens - relationships end, friends move, new careers are started, yet the thread that tethered the project together remained however fragile. While this band started these a long time ago, the music was in a different place, we were different people, and we were striving for something (although, I'd say even we didn't know what) sometimes it’s takes distance (and sometimes a LOT of distance) to freshly revisit a piece of work and not only find out that there’s still not only relevance, but also a fondness for what we started. I’m happy that after almost 8 years - after stated in the title track “Ceremony” - this is indeed our “Swan Song” and I’m happy we were able to finish what we started for a very complete and deeply satisfying conclusion. I hope you dig it.

https://thefutureeverybody.bandcamp.com/album/its-even-worse-when-were-alone

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ATHENA - DEBUT EP RELEASE

Dec 3, 2017

After close to a year of planning, scheming, production, and sessions around the country (including hotel rooms and the famed Bridge Sound and Stage in Cambridge MA), the team of myself, Alex Allinson, and Athena Desai are proud to announce the release of Alchemy of Ashes. The album features some great local Boston musicians (Jonathan Ulman, Josh Friedman, and Tony Savarino) and is a soulful collection of originals.

Please check ATHENA out here: https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/athena10

Check out more news and updates on my social media.

 

VIDEO

THE HOUSE JACKS - SUMMERTIME FEAT: DEKE SHARON

THE OTHER GUYS - 24K MEGHAN: MIXED AND MASTERED BY MATTHEW & NICK GIRARD.

GUESTLISTED GUITAR - BASS FUNDAMENTALS

GOLDEN BLOOM - SEARCHING FOR SUNLIGHT

BROTHERS IN YARN - ONE ON ONE

NEUTRAL UKE HOTEL - TWO HEADED BOY

BOSE PROFESSIONAL F1 PORTABLE LINE ARRAY

VIC FIRTH PERFORMANCE SPOTLIGHT: DRE ENERGY

THE HOUSE JACKS - WO AI NI LIVE IN SHANGHAI

GOLDEN BLOOM - ONE ON ONE