In addition to being a co-founder of Dead and Mellow, Matt Minigell is a Boston-based musician, producer, and busker. He tours regularly throughout the US and Canada as a solo artist, as well as in his alt-comedy duo with Co-Champion Alan Richardson, and as the lead guitarist in Nervous.
Matt started playing out in 2007 at the age of thirteen, fronting Punk/Pop trio Left Hand Blue, who released several albums and toured regionally before officially disbanding at Somerville's Davis Square Theater in 2014.
Matt has joined forces with a great many bands and projects over the years, including theatrical Boston Avant-Punks Noisebreaker, Exit Academy, and his dilapidated Powerpop band, Matt and the Lower Standards, whose final live show took place at legendary Cambridge Rock club T.T. the Bear’s Place during the venue's final operational week, sharing a marquee with The Neighborhoods, The Pixies, and Evan Dando.
Matt has worked extensively alongside Indie Folk legend Mary Lou Lord, writing and playing on sessions which would contribute to her 2015 L.P., Backstreet Angels. He can also be heard playing rhythm guitar on Rockabilly statesman Jittery Jack's 2014 release, Gonna Have a Time, and contributed both as a songwriter and a session musician to Annabelle Lord-Patey's debut release, Polaris.