Matt Minigell is a Boston, Massachusetts-based songwriter, musician, and busker. Matt got his start playing music in Boston punk band Left Hand Blue, who toured regionally and released several albums before disbanding at Somerville, MA’s Davis Square Theater in March 2014. In the days that followed, Matt and ex-Left Hand Blue drummer Patrick Lynch formed the dilapidated powerpop band Matt and the Lower Standards, who hobbled their way through several ill-fated tours and recorded a full length album and an E.P. before taking its final bow at T.T. the Bear’s Place in Cambridge, MA as a part of the club’s final week of shows, sharing a marquee with the likes of Mary Lou Lord, The Neighborhoods, The Pixies, and Evan Dando. Following a tour of the West Coast with fellow folk artist Annabelle Lord-Patey, Matt signed on as the bassist for noise-punk band Noisebreaker as the band began gigging regularly throughout New England. Although the group’s life was was brief, Noisebreaker quickly developed a reputation for its wildly theatrical performances which regularly ended in chaos, often injuring one or more band members and rendering the band’s instruments unplayable. Noisebreaker finally called it a night at Allston’s beloved Track Shack, leaving behind its posthumous E.P., “The Benefits of Quitting” (this can be found on the group’s Bandcamp page). Matt can be found performing around Boston’s clubs and subways, as well as touring, recording, writing, and playing guitar alongside ex-Noisebreaker guitarist Craig Corsaro and ex-Lower Standard Pat Lynch in the band Exit Academy. He is currently working on a series of new records.
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