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Peter Matuchniak

Peter Matuchniak favours a progressive style of guitar that features melodic solos and graceful chording, clearly influenced by the likes of Steve Hackett (Genesis), Dave Gilmour (Pink Floyd), Andy Latimer (Camel) and Steve Howe (Yes). Always drawn more to composition and melody above pure technique and over-indulgence, Peter Matuchniak lets sounds and textures guide the music first and foremost.

His compositional style draws from the varied genres he was exposed to at home: a brother into jazz-rock, a sister listening to the latest radio hits, and parents who raised them all on classical music. But the basic element is always progressive rock, and Peter Matuchniak has played with a number of bands in this genre that have garnered attention and reviews, both in London where he grew up as well as in his adopted Southern California home.

Recently he has released albums with Gekko Projekt and Evolve IV on the Prog Rock Records label, receiving enthusiastic reviews from around the world (the latter winning a Grindie award from RadioINDY). Back in the 1980’s Peter Matuchniak was part of the so-called neo-progressive rock movement with Janysium and Mach One (that were represented by Keith Goodwin, press agent for Yes, Marillion and Rod Argent).

Choosing to concentrate on family life in the intervening years, he used this time to build his own studio, enhance his production skills and amass a library of compositions that he’s finally recording for release. Peter Matuchniak produced his first solo album titled “Uncover Me” in 2011 and has plans for many more releases, both solo and otherwise.

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