Matt Krahula is a multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter, producer, currently based out of Honolulu, HI.  He is the bassist for Grammy Nominated artist Henry Kapono, lead singer of The Nightmare River Band and one half of the Chamber Folk duo, Beyond Hope, with Canadian Singer Fiddler, Sierra Noble.  After years of touring the mainland and bouncing around the vibrant New York City music scene, Krahula uplifted his roots and decided to take his talents to sunny Waikiki.  After only a few months “in town”, he has already hit the ground running with new singles, "Hawaii Feels Like Home," "Won't Be EZ," and "Hold Me Closer," which are currently available everywhere.


Krahula started his musical career at the Purchase Conservatory of Music, earning a Bachelor Degree in Classical Music Performance on Upright Bass. He has spent the last 15 years touring, writing and recording, playing over 500 shows with his band, and sharing the stage with acts such as Old Man Markley, The Last Bandoleros, Mike Love, Boy and Bear, Matt Simons, and Robert Ellis.  He has previously been nominated for an Independent Music Award for Best Alt-Folk song of the Year and has performed at Summerfest, SXSW, and CMJ to name a few. His music has been featured in American Pickers, Showtime’s Gigolo’s, Comedy Bang! Bang!, NHL Broadcasts, as well as several commercial campaigns.


He is currently in Waikiki overlooking the Ala Wai Canal.


  • Matt Krahula - River Queen - Written, Produced, Engineered, Performed

  • Jesse Savio - How To Be Along (To Be Released) Produced, Engineered, Performed

  • Matt Krahula - Hawaii Feels Like Home - Written, Produced, Engineered, Performed

  • Matt Krahula - North Shore - Written, Produced, Engineered, & Performed

  • Matt Krahula - Waikiki in the Wintertime - Written, Produced, Engineered, & Performed

  • Matt Krahula & the Nightmare River Band - Stormville - Writer, Performer, Producer

  • Hurrah! A Bolt of Light! - Cascadia - Electric Bass

  • Matt Krahula - All I Want - Writer, Performer, Engineer, Producer

  • Matt Krahula & The Nightmare River Band - First Christmas - Writer, Performer

  • Matt Krahula - Old Home Days - Writer, Performer, Producer, Engineer

  • Nightmare River Band - Last Goodbye - Writer, Performer

  • Hurrah! A Bolt of Light! - Hello! - Writer ("West Virginia", "See You at the Bottom")

  • Nightmare River Band - Call the Cops!! - Writer, Performer, Producer, Engineer

  • The Thang - Let’s Do This - Vocals

  • Death of A Tinman - Short Film by Ray Tintori - Upright Bass

  • Fire Flies - 2 New Sciences - Electric Bass, Vocals

  • Fire Flies - Baobabs in the Basement - Electric Bass, Vocals, Writer

  • Dan Deacon - Silly Hat Vs. Egale Hat - Upright Bass

  • Dan Deacon - Meetle Mice - Upright Bass

  • Silver Suns - Exploring the World Around Us - Vocals

  • Naked Laura - Short Film by Yaniv Berman - Upright Bass


*2010 Krahula was nominated for an Independent Music Award for his song “Mary”.

*He has performed at Summerfest, SXSW, CMJ, Launch.

*His music has been featured on Showtime, History, Discovery, MTV, etc..

*He wrote the album, Last Goodbye, for Nightmare River Band, which cracked the CMJ Top 200 and spent several weeks in the top 150.


“Inspiring Crowds to sing along as loud as they can”  Filter Magazine

“In a word: Charming.” The Aquarian Weekly


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