Matt has been playing guitar for 17 years. His music blends the styles of classic rock, jazz, country, and pop into a sound all his own. He has several years as a professional playing for crowds of all shapes and sizes. While esthetically pleasing to the ear, Matt’s music isn’t intrusive. Your special event will remain center stage. Whether it’s cocktail hour at your corporate mixer or the dinner at your wedding reception, Matt’s music will provide the perfect ambiance to break the ice so the good times to naturally on their own terms. He says, “When I was 10, the Beatles Anthology documentary was on television. My folks made it a point to have me watch it with them. I remember getting twigs from the yard and started drumming on pillows, baseball gloves, pots and pans. I tried to learn from watching videos of the Beatles or whatever music videos where on. Eventually, my folks got me a drum set and I started playing. When I was 12, I started hanging out at a music shop downtown. The owner said I should learn guitar and he started showing me stuff. It was fun and I thought it would make me look cool. Haha!”
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Based in Los Angeles, California, Brian is an up and coming classical guitarist and composer. He started studying classical guitar in high school under the direction of Gregg Goodhar. He went on to study Classical Guitar Performance at Loyola Marymount University under Martha Masters, winner of the 2000 Guitar Foundation of America International Solo Competition and current president of the Guitar Foundation of America. Brian is currently enrolled at the University of Southern California’s Thornton School of Music where he will be working toward his Masters in Classical Guitar performance. At USC Brian will be studying with Grammy award winning guitarists Scott Tennant and William Kanengiser from the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet. Brian has participated in over 20 masterclasses with world renown artists such as Marcin Dylla, Andrew York, Zoran Dukic, Roland Dyens, and Hopkinson Smith to name a few. His repertoire ranges from traditional Baroque Classical and Romantic music to Spanish and Flamenco style pieces. For the past 8 years, he has performed as a soloist for various festivals, award ceremonies, and private events throughout Orange County and Los Angeles. His guitar playing creates a beautiful and elegant touch to any private or corporate event.
Perfect for any event. Our classically trained, concert pianist will dazzle everyone with his extreme talent and handle all genres. He is well-versed in Classical, Jazz, and Top 40 music. Artur hails from Armenia. He has been in Los Angeles for only one year and he graced us with his presence at an open call recently. He Wowed us the second his fingers touched his keyboard. Through his childhood and throughout his professional years, Artur was very much influenced by his grandfather, Christopher Zakiyan who was the founder of the School of Percussion in Armenia. Growing up under his grandfather’s mentorship he developed a taste for high quality music … and it shows! The Replicas Music is so proud and honored to represent this gentleman.