Matt Rees

Bassist  -  Singer  -  Guitarist  -  Songwriter

Click below to Connect or hear Matt's songs released as The Self-Depricants

Matt Rees has written over 100 songs in his lifetime and performed over 1,500 live shows as a professional musician and singer across the United States and some internationally. Locally (in earlier days) Matt has performed with bands at the Alrosa Villa, the Newport, Stache's, the Columbus Convention Center, Columbus Vets Memorial, Germain Amphitheater, and the Valley Dale.


Come see a Show


19 July 2024: Solo Acoustic at Hofbräuhaus Columbus German Restaurant 7pm.

2 August 2024: Solo Acoustic at London's Rhythm and Rib Fest, noon to 1:30.

9 August 2024: Solo Acoustic at Whitehall's Holy Spirit Parish Festival, 6pm.

10 August 2024: Solo Acoustic at Hofbräuhaus Columbus German Restaurant 7pm.

14 September 2024: Solo Acoustic at Hofbräuhaus Columbus German Restaurant 7pm. Oktoberfest!

21 September 2024: Solo Acoustic at Hofbräuhaus Columbus German Restaurant 7pm. Oktoberfest!

28 September 2024: Solo Acoustic at Hofbräuhaus Columbus German Restaurant 7pm. Oktoberfest!

HIRE MATT to perform at your venue or Event.

HIRE MATT as a side man in your Band (guitar, bass or vocals) or as a fill-in for a sick member

HIRE MATT for Session work. He's a fast learner and knows how to serve the artist and the song. He can come to your studio or send you tracks recorded in his home studio, even help with tracking, mixing, and mastering. 

Customer Review 2021 (written to a booking agent): "The day was great! Matt could not have done a better job. Everyone loved him and the compliments kept coming. I would definitely refer him and use him again. Thank you for the great recommendation. He was just like family." 

Customer Review 2022 (from the fundraiser organizer): "You were terrific! I heard so many people saying how much they loved the live music.  We have had a band some years in the past but you were much better. Thanks for helping to make the day so great."

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Matt has performed recently at:

Madison County Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting 23 September 2023

Holy Spirit Church Community Festival 11 August 2023

Butcher Block Restaurant, London, Ohio 20 July 2023

Bassist for the Jay Clark Band, Plain City Celebration 4 July 2023

Madison County Senior Center Celebration 16 June 2023

Random Precision Brewing Anniversary 18 March 2023

Boardroom Bar, Schottenstien Center [before Dave Chappelle] 31 December 2022

Bonanza Night, Madison County Chamber of Commerce 20 October 2022

Concourse (food court) of the Schottenstien Center [before The Who] 9 October 2022

Oktoberfest at Hofbräuhaus Columbus  - 7pm Friday 16 September

Private Corporate lunch, Columbus - 1pm 17 September

Private Backyard Party, Upper Arlington - 4pm 17 September

Hired as Bassist for Jay Clark Band, Dayton - 23 Spetember

New Albany Country Club [Poolside] - 6:30 September 2, 2022

New Albany Country Club [Clubhouse] - 6:30 August 12, 2022

Private Wedding, Grandview - August 6

London Rhythm & Rib Fest - Noon August 5, 2022

Canal Winchester Blues & Rib Fest [Stradley Stage] - 7pm-8:30 July 29, 2022

New Albany Country Club [Poolside] - 6:30 July 22, 2022

Hired as Guitar Player for Billy Brown, Bristol Republic - 15 July 2022

Hollywood Casino [Sunset Stage] - 8pm July 8, 2022

Hofbrau Beer Run - 8am-11am June 4, 2022

New Albany Country Club - 6:30 June 10, 2022

Jack Roth 5k Rock-n-Run - 8am-11am June 12, 2022

Filling in with the Jay Clark Band at the Phone Booth in Kettering

New Year's Eve at Hofbräuhaus Columbus German Restaurant 

Hired as Lead Singer and Guitar Player for No Doi, Grandview Ox Roast - 10 September 2021

Hired as Bass Player for Hi Fidelity, New Albany Amphitheater ribbon cutting - 31 August 2021

London, Ohio Rhythm & Rib Fest - 6 August 2021

The Grainery Barbecue Restaurant, Plain City - 25 July 2021

Columbus Beer Run - 24 July 2021

Hired as Guitar Player for Billy Brown, Bristol Republic - 17 July 2021

Private Party - July 4th 2021

Hired as Bass Player for Billy Brown, Bristol Republic - 5 June 2021

Hollywood Casino Columbus - June 2021

The Grainery. Plain City, Ohio - June 2021 

Columbus Recreation and Parks, Pop-up Concerts - June 2021

New Albany Country Club - June 2021

Curbside Concerts - May 2020, Various central Ohio locations (through Greater Columbus Arts Council)

St. Patrick School Fundraiser - February 2019

Bluebird Retirement Community - January & March 2019

Sycamore Creek Retirement Community, Christmas Dinner Party - 16 December 2018

Bluebird Retirement Community - 20 June 2018

Great Ohio Bicycle Adventure, Madison County Fairgrounds - 17 June 2018

Bluebird Retirement Community, Birthday Party - 14 October 2017

Skully's Music Diner, Opening for Avondale - 24 July 2017

Hop Yard 62 "Nashville Night" - 29 June 2017

The Tree Bar Opening for Antiøch - 22 June 2017

Bluebird Retirement Community Fathers' Day Celebration - 18 June 2017

Private Rockin' 50th birthday party, London, Ohio - June 2017

Beer Tapping Ceremony, Hofbrauhaus Columbus - 6 June 2017

Private Wedding, Columbus, Ohio - 27 May 2017

Fundraiser with Second Story Anthem, Donatos Basement - 27 April 2017

Songwriter Showcase. Notes, Columbus - 4 March 2017

Oktoberfest, Hamilton, Ohio - 3 September 2016

Rib & Jazz Fest. London, Ohio - 6 August 2016

Private Party. Columbus, Ohio - 25 August 2016

Independents' Day Festival - September 20th 2015

Choctaw Lake Lodge - August 22nd 2015

Release Event for new Album "Dreams" by Matt's Band The Self-Depricants, Opening for Quiet Hollers - August 2015

Springfield Rotary Food Truck Competition - August 15th 2015

Madison Health Hog Roast - August 13th 2015

Victory's Live with Clubhouse - July 25th 2015

Madison County Fair - Thursday, July 16th 2015

London Country Club Beer Tasting - Friday, June 26th, 2015

Keystone Pub (Polaris)  - Thursday, June 25th 2015

Choctaw Lake Lodge - Saturday, June 20th, 2015 

Keystone Pub (Polaris) - Saturday, Nov 29th, 2014

Private Wedding - morning, October 11th, 2014

Madison County 4-H Fundraiser - evening, October 11th, 2014

Hamilton's Pub & Patio (Columbus) - Friday, Sept 19th, 2014

Oktoberfest, Columbus, Ohio. Columbus Songwriters Association - September 26th 2014

Private Wine Tasting. September 9th, 2014 - West Jefferson, Ohio

Private OSU Football Party. September 6th, 2014

Private Fundraising Event, London, Ohio - Saturday, August 23rd, 2014

Springfield, Ohio Rotary Gourmet Food Truck Competition - August 16th, 2014

London Ohio Rib & Jazz Fest - Saturday, August 2nd, 2014

Bike Night at the Crown Sports Lounge - Thursday, July 17th, 2014 at 7pm

Madison County Fair - London, Ohio - Tuesday, July 8th, 2014 at 7pm

Private Wedding - June 6th, 2014

Private Funeral - May 31st, 2014

Kafe Kerouac - Columbus, Ohio - Friday, May 23rd, 2014. 9pm-12

Woodland's Tavern - Columbus, Ohio - Thursday, May 8th, 2014. 6-8pm

Domestic Violence Shelter Fundraiser - London, Ohio - Friday, May 2nd 2014 at 8pm

Oldfield's North Fourth Tavern - Columbus, Ohio - Sunday, April 20th 2014

The Spirited Goat Coffee House - Yellow Springs, Ohio. Friday, April 4th 2014 at 7pm


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