Bio

Guitarist Matthew Charles Heulitt has been a studio ace and music educator in the San Francisco bay area since 1997.  He has performed and recorded around the world with artists as varied as Sting, Sammy Hagar, Carlos Santana, Mickey Hart, Vusi Mahlasela, Keiko Matsui, Taj Mahal, and many more.   MCH is currently a member of  legendary funk drummer Zigaboo Modeliste’s New Aahkesstra, The Narada Michael Walden Band, Magna Carta art/rock band MoeTar, and a host of other bay-area bands at any given time…jazz, ska, hip-hop, metal…whatever…

As a session player he’s the first call guitarist for Grammy-Award winning producer Narada Michael Walden (Whitney Houston, Maria Carey, Aretha Franklin) and collaborates often with Bonnie Hayes (Bonnie Raitt, Cher), Raz Kennedy (Bobby McFerrin, Metallica) and other less name-dropping-worthy producers (although certainly not less skilled).  Matthew works for countless other studios in the bay area as a session guitarist for hire as well as producer/arranger.  MCH can read music (yes, thanks to his mom and the University of Miami) and cop any genre within reason…as you would expect of a studio cat…

Matthew is also an extremely patient and thorough educator.  He’s been teaching private lessons for over 20 years, coaching small ensembles and rock bands, giving workshops at the jazz school in Berkeley CA, and posting random vids on youtube of his latest guitaristic expeditions.

Gear: For those geeky-gear heads…you know who you are!!!

Guitars:

Don Grosh Retro-Classic Strat, ’91 Jeff Beck Strat, ASAT Tele, ’72 Gibson ES-335, Reverend Rocco, Gibson/Epiphone NV-6RS, Danelectro Baritone, ’78 Gibson “The Paul”

Amps:

’67 Fender Bassman, SMF 15-Watter, Vox AC15, ’77 Fender Deluxe Reverb, Lab Series L3/L5, Marshall JCM900, some weird silver-tone thingy that’s broken anyway…

Pedals:

too many to list…watch this vid. No racks or multi-effect crapulators!

Recording rig:

Pro-Tools 10

 

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