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     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.  Since 2018, he has established himself as one of the most in demand artists in Hawaii, with residencies at some of Oahu's most popular bars and clubs, and opening slots for major artists such as Silver Sun Pickups, Frank Turner, Mike Love, Jerry Santos, and Keola Beamer. 

 

     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, Boy and Bear, Matt Simons, Tokyo Police Club, 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 9-1-1 on Fox, American Pickers, Showtime’s Gigolo’s, Comedy Bang! Bang!, NHL Broadcasts, as well as several commercial campaigns.

     Since relocating to Hawaii, Matt has developed a reputation as one of the most dependable sidemen in the scene.  He is a full time member of Henry Kapono's legendary Dukes on Sunday Band, upright bassist for Hawaii's premier bluegrass band, Hook & Line, as well as bassist for the indie rockers, 7 Pairs of Iron Shoes.  He has also found himself playing with the likes of Sistah Robi Kahakalau (Grammy Nominee), Tavana, Josh Tatofi (Hoku Award Winner), Kimie Miner (Grammy Nominee), Alx Kawakami, John Cruz, Keola Beamer, and Brother Noland (Pineapple Express).

Discography

TBR - Shaka Movie (upright bass)

2024 - Jack Weaver: Cura Corazon (electric bass)

2023 - Ryan Perez: Troubled Soul (electric bass, acoustic guitar)

2023 - Ryan Perez: Life is Good (electric bass, acoustic guitar)

2023 - Jack Weaver: Sprirt of The Land (electric bass)

2023 - Jack Weaver: The Forest Song (electric bass)

2022 - Henry Kapono: Sweet Life (electric bass)

2022 - Jesse Savio: How To Be Alone (producer, engineer, bass, vocals, percussion)

2022 - Matt Krahula: When They Closed The World (writer, producer, vocals, guitar, strings)

2021  - Station 11 HBO Max (upright bass, music consultant)

2021  - Henry Kapono: Henry's Positive World (electric bass, upright bass, vocals)

2021  - Hurrah! A Bolt of Light!: An/Animal (vocals)

2020 - Henry Kapono: Henry's House (electric bass, upright bass, vocals)

2018 - Matt Krahula & The Nightmare River Band: Stormville (writer, vocals, bass, mandolin, ukulele, guitar)

2017  - Hurrah! A Bolt of Light!: Cascadia (electric bass)

2014 - Matt Krahula: Old Home Days (writer, producer, vocals, accordion, harmonica, guitar, bass, keys, ukulele)

2012 - The Nightmare River Band: Last Goodbye (writer, vocals, guitar, bass)

2010  - Hurrah! A Bolt of Light!: See You at the Bottom, West Virgina (co-write)

2009 - The Nightmare River Band: Call The Cops!! (vocals, guitar, keys, mandolin)

2008 - The Thang: Let's Do This (vocals)

2007 - Fire Flies: Two New Sciences (Electric bass, vocals)

2007 - Death of a Tinman: short film (upright bass)

2005 - Fire Flies: Baobabs in the Basement (Electric bass, vocals, co-write - So New)

2003 - Dan Deacon: Silly Hat vs. Egale Hat (upright bass)

2002 - Naked Laura: Short Film (upright Bass)

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