Matt Nakoa with Television Skies – Tickets – The Evening Muse – Charlotte, NC – December 13th, 2019

Matt Nakoa with Television Skies

Matt Nakoa

Television Skies

$10.00 - $12.00
All Ages
The Boston Globe says of Nakoa, “Between his piano chops and heartfelt originals on guitar, he drops jaws.”

Matt Nakoa

Matt Nakoa is an award-winning songwriter, singer, and multi-instrumentalist. A modern troubadour, he makes his home on the highways and concert stages of America, and appears regularly with folk music icon Tom Rush. The Boston Globe says of Nakoa, “Between his piano chops and heartfelt originals on guitar, he drops jaws.”

Born on a small goat farm in New York State, Nakoa trained to be a concert pianist before accepting a scholarship to attend Berklee College of Music as a vocalist. He developed his dramatic songwriting style with his college alt-rock band, The Fens, and after the band dissolved, he landed in NYC. It was in Manhattanʼs all-night piano bars that Nakoa developed an uncanny ability to command the attention of any audience. His first solo albums, released in 2012 and 2014, garnered multiple songwriting awards, including a win at Kerrville Folk Festivalʼs New Folk Competition.

Nakoaʼs newest album, Casting Shadows, is a spellbinding blend of pop, soul, and classical influences that tells a story of childhood dreams crashing headlong into grownup reality. The Ark of Music magazine proclaims, “What we have here is a truly encouraging sign of what pop could once again become …”

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Television Skies

TELEVISION SKIES is the most exciting indie/pop duo to come out of the greater NY area, combining catchy, foot-stomping hooks and melodies with a dynamic and high energy live show; it is simply a matter of time before they burst onto the world stage. Formed in 2016 by drummer, Paul Maczaj and guitarist Ihor Shuhan, the band recorded, produced and released their first EP “Heart in Hand” in the summer of that year. They followed with their first full length album “The Observer” in early 2017 which featured a full side length concept piece of the same name. The third, self-titled album, released in late 2017, showed signs of a more refined rock sound in the vein of the Arctic Monkeys and Led Zeppelin, a contrast to the heavier blues influence of Heart in Hand and the prog-rock themes of The Observer. At the end of 2018 the band began touring heavily throughout NY, NJ and PA in anticipation of their new album “DIFFERENCES” scheduled for release in late June of 2019. DIFFERENCES signaled a rebirth of the band; after a quiet summer in 2018, TELEVISION SKIES began incorporating a completely new style, with heavy influence by Walk the Moon, Twenty One Pilots, The 1975 and other pop centered artists. This transformation saw Ihor put down his guitar in favor of a microphone and occasionally a piano, the addition of backing tracks and samples opened the door to a new world of creative possibility in a two piece band.

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Venue Information:
The Evening Muse
3227 N. Davidson Street
Charlotte, NC, 28205