Having released four solo albums (2 studio and 2 live), Peter has turned his attention to working with other musicians’ projects and bands such as Kinetic Element (USA), The Steve Bonino Project (USA), Marco Ragni (Italy), Bomber Goggles (USA), Transport Aerian (Belgium), Lobate Scarp (USA), The Steppes (USA), and Gekko Projekt (USA).
“I have a lot of new material, for at least two or three more solo albums, but I wanted to work on other projects to develop myself further as a guitarist and musician. So I took on a lot of session work with several artists around the world covering over 30 songs. At the moment I am finishing up my second album with Kinetic Element – Live in New York and my upcoming 3rd studio solo album.
Peter Matuchniak favors 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 Mike Oldfield. 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.
Peter has received enthusiastic reviews from around the world (the latter winning a Grindie Award from RadioINDY). Back in the 1980’s Peter 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. He also wrote and recorded jingles in Bombay for commercials that were aired on Indian TV with high-profile artists and accounts, with one such ad winning a CLIO award for public safety.
Solo Album / TBA (2020)
Kinetic Element – Live From New York 2020
Kinetic Element – The Face of Life (2019)
Bomber Goggles – GyreLand (2018)
Marco Ragni – The Wondering Caravan (2018)
Transport Aerian – Therianthrope (2017)
Marco Ragni – Land of Blue Echoes (2016)
Peter Matuchniak – A Live Destination (2015)
Peter Matuchniak – A Live Destination Video (2015) Free with CD
Gekko Projekt – Reya of Titan (2015)
Peter Matuchniak – Destiny (2014)
Peter Matuchniak – Uncovered Live in L.A. (2014)
Gekko Projekt – Electric Forest (2012)
Peter Matuchniak- DVD Uncover Me CD (2012)
Evolve IV – Decadent Light (2007)