Jimmy De Martini
Rick and Mark del Castillo
Dominque Favez & Tony Castell
Doug "Dirt" Greenfield
Michael “Kim” Lesaca
Dante "D-Man" Nolen
Robert "JJ" Smith
Dywane "MonoNeon" Thomas Jr.
Hank Van Sickle
Two years ago, Matt’s homemade demo began circulating amongst friends and acquaintances in and around his hometown of Huntington Beach, CA. One copy found its way into the hands of No Doubt guitarist Tom Dumont. Costa made such an impression that Dumont offered to record more demos for him in his
Phil Ek (Modest Mouse, The Shins) applied the finishing touches, mixing the
twelve tracks that have become Songs We Sing, a winding collection which runs the stylistic and historic gamut of pop music; hues of ragtime, folk, psychedelia, country, and classical music are cast liberally across the album.
Matt’s Takamine acoustic/electrics are run through his Genz Benz Shenandoah
Stereo Delux 200. He took delivery of the Shen a few months before tour rehearsals began and has since utilized it on every live gig, stating that he “simply cannot be without it”.
Matt is currently on tour with his Shenandoah Stereo Delux 200 in support of Songs we Sing, opening for Jack Johnson's summer tour.